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  • Library closing for renovation

    May 24, 2014 12:53 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities in Jefferson Davis Parish say the parish library in Jennings will be closed for two months while the building is renovated. Library director Linda Lebert-Corbello tells The American Press that work on the 100-yearold building should be done by August, and it will reopen in... more »
  • Kenner offices closing for Christmas, New Year

    December 20, 2013 8:11 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Officials in Kenner say city offices and the brake tag station will be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Christmas holiday and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year holiday. There will be no garbage pickup on Christmas or New Year's Day. Garbage routes... more »
  • Music Fades at Iconic Record Shop After 56 Years of Business

    December 19, 2012 11:25 PM

    Call it a sign of the times or a result of the digital age, but after 56 years Floyd's Record Shop in Ville Platte is going out of business. "We still have albums, we have a few albums left, we have a collection of 45 RPM records here that... more »
  • Hollister Set to Close Mall of Acadiana Location

    November 29, 2012 6:46 AM

    With the holiday shopping season upon us, most retailers are seeing a boom in business, but a popular store at the Mall of Acadiana is getting ready to close its doors. By the end of the year Hollister will no longer be doing business in the Mall of Acadiana according... more »
  • Closing arguments set in Baldwin lawsuit

    June 14, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury is set to hear closing arguments in the trial for Stephen Baldwin's lawsuit against fellow actor Kevin Costner over their multimillion dollar business dispute in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lawyers for Costner and his business partner,... more »
  • 7 schools closing in Jefferson Parish

    May 18, 2012 8:54 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - School administrators in Jefferson Parish say more than 2,500 students will be directly affected by the decision this week to close seven public school campuses. Those students will shift among 27 campuses, The Times-Picayune reports The decision means next week, with the conclusion of the 2011-12... more »
  • Closing arguments set in rapper's murder trial

    May 11, 2012 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Closing arguments are set in Baton Rouge in the first-degree murder trial of rapper Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch. The prosecution rested Thursday and the defense declined to call a witness, setting the stage for Friday's closing statements. Prosecutors contend Hatch hired Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding... more »
  • 70 freight cars burglarized

    May 11, 2012 9:05 AM

    WAGGAMAN, La. (AP) - It will take an inventory before the loss can be calculated, but officials say burglars made off with a substantial amount from 70 freight train cars. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies told WDSU-TV Thursday that the Union Pacific Rail Road train cars were discovered to have been... more »
  • St. Helena sheriff to enforce bar closing time

    January 25, 2012 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Sheriff Nat Williams has promised the St. Helena Parish Police Jury that bars and clubs will have to stop selling alcohol at 1 a.m. and be closed by 2 a.m. from now on. The Advocate reports Williams' pledge to enforce the parish's closing-time ordinances came after... more »
  • Industrial Canal bridge closing for repairs

    January 23, 2012 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Florida Avenue Bridge over the Industrial Canal in New Orleans will be closed for repairs much of the day on Wednesday. Officials of the Port of New Orleans said vehicle traffic will be prohibited between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Marine and rail traffic is... more »
  • Oyster Season Closing in 2 Terrebonne Locations

    December 13, 2011 7:00 AM

    State fisheries officials are closing the oyster season in Sister Lake and Bay Junop in Terrebonne Parish. The closures are effective 30 minutes after sunset on Thursday. State biologists say the action is being taken to protect young developing oysters from additional harvesting.
  • Juvenile Facility with Trouble Past is Closing

    July 15, 2011 11:55 PM

    New Directions juvenile facility in Lafayette will close at the end of the month and the decision means displacing 24 juveniles in the State's care. New Directions staff said it will no longer be in operation by July 31, 2011, because of financial reasons. But the Louisiana Department of Child... more »
  • Commercial shark season closing

    July 15, 2011 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is closing the commercial fishing season for large coastal sharks in state waters Sunday night. The season closes at 11:30 p.m. Officials say the National Marine Fisheries Service also will close the federal waters of the Gulf of... more »
  • High Water Closing Port Allen Lock at Night

    May 19, 2011 5:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is limiting the Port Allen Lock to daylight use, since the waterway to which it links is closed because of high water. The lock links the Mississippi River to a north-south shortcut to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway's Alternate Route runs... more »
  • Hale Boggs Bridge closing for weekend

    March 18, 2011 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Hale Boggs Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish will be closed over the weekend as construction workers move equipment needed for the installation of cables. The closure is needed so equipment can be moved from the bridge's south tower to the north... more »
  • Don't Forget! Milton Bridge Closing Again Today

    March 17, 2011 6:00 AM

    A major project being added to highway 92 today. The Milton bridge is closing down for 10 weeks. The bridge was closed not even a month ago, but the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says during that project they found more problems and have to go in for a... more »
  • Milton Bridge Closing Again, This Time for 2 Months

    March 16, 2011 8:19 PM

    More major road construction is coming to Highway 92, with the Milton Bridge closing for over two months on Thursday. It's the third road construction project happening right now on the highway. "It's kind of like any place you want to pass on 92 right now to pretty much... more »
  • Bridge closing in St. Landry Parish on Wednesday

    March 7, 2011 9:10 AM

    Drivers in St. Landry Parish are reminded that they might need to change their regular route. The Benny Pitre road bridge over drainage bayou is closing Wednesday for the next three months. Crews will be working to replace the bridge.
  • Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District Closing flood Gates

    July 23, 2010 6:19 PM

    Due to the threat of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) will close the sector gates on Bayou Little Caillou and Bayou Terrebonne at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday July 23. TLCD officials also anticipate the closing of the Bayou Dularge sector gate the morning of Saturday,... more »
  • Avondale Shipbuilding Yard Closing-Wiping Out 5,000 Jobs

    July 13, 2010 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In the worst economic blow for the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corp. said Tuesday that it will shut its Avondale shipbuilding yard in 2013, wiping out up to 5,000 jobs. The Los Angeles-based company said it would consolidate construction of Navy amphibious... more »
  • Zone 2 Shrimping Closing to Let Small Shrimp Grow

    July 2, 2010 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the central zones inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Monday to let young white shrimp grow to a size worth harvesting. The department says the closing doesn't have any connection to the oil spill -... more »
  • 1/3 of federal waters in Gulf closing to fishing

    June 1, 2010 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Almost one-third of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico is closing to commercial and recreational fishing because of the oil spill. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration expanded the area by 5 percent Tuesday. NOAA says as of 6 p.m. EDT Tuesday that nearly 76,000... more »
  • Declaration of Emergency issued closing most hunting seasons

    December 18, 2009 4:47 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham has issued a Declaration of Emergency closing all hunting seasons, except waterfowl, in portions of southeast Louisiana due to flooding. LDWF has determined that floodwaters in the area could pose a potential risk of overharvest and safety risk to... more »
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana to close early today

    December 4, 2009 1:10 PM

    All five locations of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana will be closing at 5:00 pm due to the weather conditions. For further information please call 268-9555.
  • Melville Ferry in Danger of Closing

    November 23, 2009 7:31 PM

    The Town of Melville in northern St. Landry Parish may soon lose one of their most important means of transportation. The state is recommending closing the Melville Ferry along with three others in the state to save nearly 5 million dollars. The Department of Transportation says the Melville... more »

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