DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - A company based in Taiwan plans a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex in Louisiana and has bought a 2,400-acre site. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. executive Keh-Yen Lin announced the plans Monday in St. James Parish, on the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. A news release says the project will provide 8,000 construction jobs and 1,200 permanent jobs.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Washington appeals court has reversed a judge's ruling that the U.S. government is liable for some of the New Orleans-area flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. The April 20 ruling reversed a 2015 decision that could have resulted in damage payments for residents and businesses of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House is shooting down a proposal to redesign Louisiana's recreational hunting and fishing licensing system. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries proposes to consolidate its licenses, to cut the number from 117 types of recreational hunting and fishing permits to 39. But what is being billed as a regulatory streamlining initiative also would raise fees on some people, depending on the type of license category a hunter or angler purchases. The fee hikes have drawn criticism.
PARADIS, La. (AP) - Officials say a Louisiana man is accused of shooting his 15-year-old son to death and critically injuring his wife. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says in a news release that Ed Raymond Veillon Jr. of Paradis is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond. He says Veillon was arrested on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Seth Veillon, and attempted first-degree murder of 43-year-old Nicole Veillon. Champagne says the couple's 9-year-old daughter ran out and was safe.
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