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  • More than 50 Red Cross volunteers providing aid across region

    May 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    The American Red Cross continues helping residents after heavy rains flooded communities across south Louisiana this week - and rain is ongoing in some areas. In Maurice, a Red Cross shelter remained open overnight with about a dozen residents staying there. More than 50 trained volunteers and staff have... more »
  • Lafayette Animal Aid Guardian Angel Program Play Video

    February 10, 2014 6:40 AM

    The Lafayette Animal Aid would like the community to contribute to an ongoing fundraiser for our animals. The Guardian Angel Program allows individuals and businesses to make a monthly commitment to Lafayette Animal Aid. This contribution provides Lafayette Animal Aid with funds to help the increased needs of homeless and... more »
  • Brossett spearheads Sandy aid drive

    December 5, 2012 6:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana lawmaker and a hurricane recovery center are seeking to bring a bit of holiday cheer to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. State Rep. Jared Brossett and St. Paul's Homecoming Center are asking the public's help in filling a tractor-trailer... more »
  • ING in new deal with EU over state aid, punishment

    November 19, 2012 3:59 AM

    AMSTERDAM (AP) - ING Groep NV has agreed a deal with European regulators on when it will repay the remaining €3 billion ($3.8 billion) it still owes in state aid. The bank, which fell foul of EU laws when it was bailed out by the Dutch state in 2008, says... more »
  • Company to Pad Fund to Aid Residents Near Sinkhole

    August 12, 2012 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Houston-based brine company has agreed to make a "significant contribution" to a fund for residents ordered to evacuate their homes after a sinkhole formed in Assumption Parish that may be connected to one of the company's salt caverns. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security... more »
  • Aid to help Katrina-struck store re-open

    August 3, 2012 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A landmark New Orleans food store that hasn't re-opened since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly seven years ago is getting financial help as it works to make a comeback. New Orleans officials announced Thursday that the Circle Food Store will receive a $1 million loan from the... more »
  • Team to aid districts with curriculum, evaluation

    July 10, 2012 6:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Five people have been appointed to a state Department of Education team to help Louisiana school districts implement new education standards and a teacher evaluation system. State Superintendent of Education John White said in a Monday news release that the team will work with districts... more »
  • LSU Board Urged to Cut Some Efforts to Aid Others

    June 10, 2012 7:57 PM

    A member of Louisiana State University's governing board says it may be wise for the system to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Faced with a 6.8 percent cut to state funds, board member Stephen Perry of New Orleans said it might be better to cut specific programs deeply, instead of just... more »
  • Fewer Seek Unemployment Aid as Job Market Improves

    February 2, 2012 9:31 AM

    The number of people seeking unemployment aid fell last week, a sign that companies are cutting fewer jobs and likely stepping up hiring. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment applications fell 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped for the third straight week... more »
  • Pharma's niche focus spurs US aid for antibiotics

    January 25, 2012 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The pharmaceutical industry won approval to market a record number of new drugs for rare diseases last year, as a combination of scientific innovation and business opportunity spurred new treatments for diseases long-ignored by drug companies. Drug companies are increasingly taking advantage of the commercial benefits of... more »
  • Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

    January 5, 2012 9:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, ending the year on a three-month run of declines that point to stronger hiring in 2012. Weekly applications dropped by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week, the Labor Department said. That's 11 percent lower... more »
  • Housing aid extended for Ike, Gustav victims

    February 18, 2011 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials are extending disaster housing aid for victims of hurricane Ike and Gustav by five months. The extension, announced Friday, will help about 1,743 families in Louisiana. The victims have been receiving disaster aid since the hurricanes hit in the fall of 2008. The rental... more »
  • Farmers affected by Gustav, Ike get aid

    December 23, 2010 6:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agriculture officials say more than 1,000 Louisiana farmers will share $5.7 million to help them recover losses suffered after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the funding, announced Thursday, was part of the 2008 Farm Recovery Program... more »
  • Landrieu: Aquaculture firms eligible for aid

    November 18, 2010 6:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Good news for people who grow things like fish, alligators and even seaweed: They will be able to apply for disaster aid in the future. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says the Small Business Administration is now permitting aquaculture operations to apply for disaster aid. Landrieu is... more »
  • LA Will Get $147 Million in Federal Funds to Aid Teachers and Other Educators

    September 14, 2010 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Louisiana will get $147 million in federal funds to aid teachers and other educators. Duncan said Monday that the funds stem from a $26 billion federal bill that backers called a state stimulus measure. The legislation includes a $10... more »
  • Aid Available for Louisiana's Shrimpers

    August 13, 2010 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Qualified Louisiana shrimpers are eligible for up to $12,000 and technical training under a federal program designed to help shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic adjust to increased competition. Individual shrimpers interested in applying for help through the U.S. Departmtne of Agriculture's... more »
  • Attorney General is getting $5 million from BP grant

    June 1, 2010 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is getting $5 million from the block grant aid given to Louisiana by oil giant BP for response to the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC gave Louisiana a $25 million grant for cleanup and response efforts. Gov.... more »
  • First-Aid Tent on Grand Isle for Oil Spill Workers

    June 1, 2010 9:34 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - West Jefferson Medical Center has set up a first-aid tent on Grand Isle to treat oil spill workers, and the federal government has sent a mobile medical unit to Venice. West Jeff spokeswoman Taslin (TAHZ-lin) Alfonzo says the hospital's tent will be open from 6... more »
  • Gulf Aid Raised Just Over $300,000

    May 21, 2010 3:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A concert organized to benefit Louisiana's wetlands and fishermen affected by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has raised just over $300,000. David Freedman, general manager of WWOZ and a member of the Gulf Relief Foundation's board, said Friday that the first distribution... more »
  • Gulf Aid Concert

    May 17, 2010 9:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Music fans braved a torrential rainstorm in New Orleans for a benefit concert raising money for fishermen affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with Mos Def, headlined the "Gulf Aid"... more »
  • New Rule: La. Food Aid Won't Count BP Payments

    May 13, 2010 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Social Services says oil spill payments from BP PLC won't count as income for deciding who can get food cards and other cash-based aid programs. The department says that business accounts also won't count as assets. The rule is designed to... more »
  • February 21 is College Goal Sunday in Louisiana

    February 17, 2010 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's third annual College Goal Sunday will be held on February 21, 2010, from 2-4 p.m. at seventeen locations around the state. The purpose of College Goal Sunday is to provide students and their families with free professional assistance in completing the primary student financial aid... more »

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