NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Two long-time Miss-Lou oil distributors have recently been bought out, but one of the buyers is expanding its market share in Mississippi and making plans to move out of Louisiana. Delta Fuel Co. Inc. recently bought the wholesale side of Independent Oil and Coal Co., and... more »
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Willis-Knighton Health System, a major northwestern Louisiana health care provider, has purchased the former Bossier Medical Center in Bossier City for $3.7 million. The Times reported that Willis-Knighton will offer nonprofit services and a conference center for health meetings at the building. Bossier City Council... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The 33-story-high World Trade Center building on the New Orleans riverfront is now owned by the city. In a $2.3 million deal, the city says it has bought out the lease for the building and that it now has control over the redevelopment of the vacant... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints placekicker Garrett Hartley has purchased a new home for $1.1 million - a mansion in the English Turn area that was sold by Jim Bridger, the disgraced former general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. The sale went through not long after Bridger... more »
BRISBANE, Calif. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going for the jugular in the holiday retailing war, announcing Thursday that it will offer free shipping on nearly 60,000 online items - with no minimum purchase requirement. The nation's biggest retailer, long known for its low prices, is raising the stakes... more »
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon a local night club dancer got more than a tip last Thursday evening when dealing with one of her patrons.
Agents who were working in an undercover capacity with the Vermilion / Narcotics Task force traveled to the Paradise Club located on the by-pass... more »
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish has purchased a church to house a new courtroom. Parish President Mike Grimmer tells The Advocate that the First Baptist Church of Livingston's 12,000-square-foot education building will be turned into a courtroom, while the church will be torn down to create additional courthouse parking.... more »