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September 08 06:30 AM
However, the renovations were considered a public works project, so public bid law requirements applied, rather than the Procurement Code. In addition, auditors found that Corrections officials relied on an executive order from the Jindal Administration that improperly authorized the use of inmate labor on the renovation project.
September 08 06:30 AM
The complaint alleged that Adams of Princeton, Louisiana and her tax preparation business, Angie’s Tax Service LLC, located in Ringgold, Louisiana, repeatedly and continually prepared tax returns that understated liabilities and overstated refunds.
September 08 06:30 AM
SHREVEPORT/LAFAYETTE, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Shreveport and Lafayette collected more than 294 pounds of food and nonperishable items this week that were delivered to two local food pantries.
September 08 06:30 AM
John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has received a donation of 4,000 naloxone auto-injectors from kaléo Pharma. The donation was made available through the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to first-responders across the state in an effort to reduce the number of overdoses from opioid abuse.
August 11 06:58 AM
Erasmo Aviles Jr., 35, of Spring, Texas, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
August 04 06:45 AM
BATON ROUGE – On Oct. 28, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery. The starting jackpot will increase from $15 million to $40 million and odds of winning the $1 million match-5 prize will get better, going from 1 in 18.
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April 24 12:32 PM
Here’s an interesting thought. Why is it that Louisiana and neighboring state Mississippi are always on the bottom of every national ranking involving virtually every aspect of a state’s quality of life? Yet casino gambling is widespread throughout both states at a level not found any place else in America outside of Las Vegas.
April 24 12:32 PM
On April 28, citizens of Shreveport face a choice: Fund basic city services or plunge the city into fiscal chaos. It would have been inconceivable 20 years ago that routine tax renewals to fund the fire and police departments and other basic city services would not have the collective support of the city’s business, civic and political leadership.

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