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New York owners hang on to Chase South Tower building as foreclosure suit is settled, dismissed

BATON ROUGE — The Chase Tower South building in downtown Baton Rouge escaped foreclosure this past August thanks to a new creditor.

Louisiana sheriff sued over deadly shooting during drug raid

BATON ROUGE — About one year ago, Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies entered the home of 27-year old Eric Senegal in Ragley during a drug search. At one point, deputies shot Senegal three times, resulting in the death of the home owner.

Family of deceased inmate sues Orleans Parish Sheriff

NEW ORLEANS — Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman has been sued by the family of 34-year-old Orleans Parish inmate Calvin Thomas (a.k.a Calvin Deal).

Louisiana creates riverboat economic development and gaming task forces

NEW ORLEANS -- Citing alleged threats from Oklahoma and Mississippi, the Louisiana Legislature created the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force during the past legislative session. 

Questions arise surrounding $555.2 million award to Deepwater Horizon plaintiffs' attorneys

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has sided with the findings of a court-appointed fee committee and awarded $555.2 million to the 107 law firms handling the multi-district litigation (MDL) suit against BP for its role in the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

Sexting incident between parish president, teen draws federal scrutiny and local demands for resignation

HARAHAN — Ever since the allegations of sexting a 17-year-old boy in 2015 surfaced in early October, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni has been a no-show at a council meeting, declined to answer questions posed by a joint team of investigative reporters from the NOLA defender and WWL-TV. Instead, Yenni has released a one-minute video-recorded message that the defender derisively called a “commercial."

BP angered by Deepwater Horizon movie that retells the horrific oil spill incident

NEW ORLEANS — Six years after the death of 11 employees, the accidental release of three million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and $61 billion dollars in clean-up efforts and fines, BP is once more reliving and dealing with the ramifications of the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster.