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BP shouldn't get new trial in spill ruling, Halliburton says

BP shouldn't get new trial in spill ruling, Halliburton says

BP's bid for a new trial over causes of the 2010 Gulf oil spill should be rejected because the judge didn't rely on excluded testimony, Halliburton Co. says in newly filed court papers. As Bloomberg reports, Halliburton—the cementing...

DATE: October 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

LSU Law Center boasts highest bar exam passage rate in La., 81.5%

With more than 80% of its students qualifying to practice law during the July bar exams, the LSU Law Center is boasting the highest passage rate among all of the state's law schools. LSU says 81.5% of all of its bar exam takers passed, including...

DATE: October 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Tigerland property owners meet with officials to work on neighborhood cleanup

A group of some two dozen business and property owners in Tigerland is meeting this afternoon with Metro Councilman John Delgado, State Rep. Pat Smith, representatives from the Baton Rouge Police Department and other city-parish leaders to come up...

DATE: October 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

BR needs more data to solve traffic problems, IBM team says

The IBM Smart Cities Challenge consultant team this morning revealed the initial results from its study on ways to improve Baton Rouge traffic,...

DATE: October 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Study commission looking into cost of La. death penalty

A state senator is trying to determine how much Louisiana agencies spend on the death penalty. Sen. J.P. Morrell, a Democrat from New Orleans, is leading a new study commission looking at capital punishment. The panel held its first meeting...

DATE: September 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Council to defer discussion on body cameras for BRPD

Council to defer discussion on body cameras for BRPD

Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle will defer a discussion planned for tonight's council meeting on outfitting Baton Rouge Police Department officers with body cameras because Police Chief Carl Dabadie is unable to attend the meeting. But...

DATE: September 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

See James Gandolfini in 'The Drop'

The late actor stars in a crime thriller based on a short story from Dennis Lehane. The Drop features James Gandolfini's final performance—The Sopranos star died unexpectedly last summer of a heart attack. In The Drop,...

DATE: September 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Movies

States taking divergent paths on film tax credits; La. benefits

States taking divergent paths on film tax credits; La. benefits

Even before North Carolina officially pulls the plug on its film tax incentive program, Louisiana may be the beneficiary of that state's decision to stop offering a 25% refundable tax credit on film-related expenditures. According to online news...

DATE: August 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Red Jacket Firearms cuts ties with 'Sons of Guns' star accused of raping child

A Baton Rouge firearms company at the center of the reality show Sons of Guns is distancing itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. Will Hayden was arrested Tuesday. Today, Red...

DATE: August 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Settlement reached in lawsuit involving Nick Saban, BR Mercedes-Benz dealer

A trial involving Nick Saban and Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge owner Joe Agresti that had been set to begin on Nov. 3—the week prior to the LSU-Alabama game in Tiger Stadium—will not go on as planned. The Birmingham News reports...

DATE: August 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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