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Bill to lessen penalties for marijuana arrests tabled after opposition raised

Thursday, 03 April 2014 22:31
Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @mhernandezwwl NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana has some of the strongest penalties in the south for simple marijuana possession. Across the state, hundreds are behind bars for simple marijuana possession, with an average sentence of more than eight years. State Rep. Austin Badon is among those trying to reduce sentences for repeat offenses involving simple possession of marijuana.
Louisiana's Venture Capital Deal Climate Is Growing
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:46
NEW ORLEANS, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana entrepreneurial businesses are raising larger amounts of private investment and more companies are receiving private investment, according to a report released today by Graffagnini + Associates. The new report adds to the data in other reports such as the recently released Brookings Institution report showing that New Orleans entrepreneurial startup activity is 56% higher than other metro areas.
Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:30
RUSTON, La. - When Tyler Summitt was introduced Wednesday as the sixth head coach in Louisiana Tech women's basketball history, it wasn't the first time that the 23-year-old had been to Ruston. Tyler, the son of legendary Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, followed the Tennessee Lady Vols and his mother to the Thomas Assembly Center numerous times during the course of one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the women's game.
'Louisiana Purchased' campaign finance probe receives a Peabody Award
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:00
A joint investigation of Louisiana's campaign finance by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News has earned a 2013 Peabody Award, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism. The Peabody, awarded annually since 1943 by the University of Georgia Grady School of Journalism, honors excellence, distinguished achievement, and meritorious public service in electronic media. WVUE and NOLA.com were co-recipients of the award, which recognized broadcast and online content, including searchable databases…
Chicken Boxing is not cockfighting, says La. senator
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:45
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana senator is opposing a bill that would close loopholes in a state cockfighting ban, saying it threatens the legitimate, less bloody sport of "chicken boxing." The criticism from Republican Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas, seemed to confuse senate judiciary committee members and stunned New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell, a Democrat from New Orleans who proposed the loophole-closing bill.
Lemonade Day Louisiana held at UL Lafayette
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 21:00
Lemonade Day Louisiana kicked off in Lafayette Tuesday at a special news conference on UL Lafayette's campus. Lemonade Day Louisiana is a free, statewide program dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business through the simple and time-honored act of building and running a lemonade stand. Young entrepreneurs are provided with free, detailed support materials to help them establish their stand and hopefully make a profit.
La. senator: 'Chicken boxing' is not cockfighting - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 17:30
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana senator is opposing a bill that would close loopholes in a state cockfighting ban, saying it threatens the legitimate, less bloody sport of "chicken boxing." The criticism from Republican Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas, seemed to confuse senate judiciary committee members and stunned New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell, a Democrat from New Orleans who proposed the loophole-closing bill.
Purchase of The Daily News completed
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:00
Bogalusa Newsmedia, LLC, a new Louisiana entity wholly owned by Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), purchased The Daily News of Bogalusa and related publications Tuesday from Wick Communications Co. of Sierra Vista, Ariz. CNL is an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI), with offices in Natchez, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. The sale ends more than 71 years of operation of the newspaper by Wick Communications.
Locally-Based Company To Move Headquarters To Louisiana
Monday, 31 March 2014 16:15
Related Links Company Website Company Website TEMPLE (March 31, 2014) Temple-based IntegriCo Composites will build a $20 million plant in Louisiana to make railroad ties, rail crossings and industrial mats from plastic waste and will move its corporate headquarters there, as well, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Monday. The plant will be built near Springhill, La.
Louisiana Purchased probe wins National Headliner Award
Monday, 31 March 2014 12:45
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - We're proud to report that FOX 8 News and NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune have won the 2014 National Headliner Award for a documentary or series of stories on a single subject. "Louisiana Purchased" - our joint investigation into campaign finance in Louisiana - beat out contenders from some of the biggest media markets in the country to win this top award.