NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. consumers have had their fill of expensive, contract-based phone plans. Figures from T-Mobile USA on Thursday, added to earlier reports from other companies, indicate that the U.S. wireless industry lost subscribers from contract-based plans for the first time in the first quarter. Contract-based plans are... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted unanimously to ask the state Legislative Auditor's Office to review all contracts approved during the two terms served by parish President Don Menard. On Wednesday, council member Pam Gautreau questioned Menard's hiring of former Opelousas Mayor Mike Thibodeaux as... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science has been awarded three new research and development contracts worth more than $800,000 from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center New Orleans. The three contracts are for one year. The SPAWAR Systems Center is... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles firefighters turn down what the City Council calls its last, best offer for a one-year contract. Firefighters Association Local 561 president Wil Veuleman tells The American Press that firefighters will stay on the job. City administrator John Cardone says a major sticking point... more »
HOUSTON (AP) - BP is offering some Gulf Coast scientists lucrative consulting contracts that bar them from releasing their findings on the company's massive oil spill for three years. The oil giant is gathering a team of experts to battle hundreds of lawsuits filed since the April 20 spill. Several... more »
More than four-hundred out of work fisherman have signed contracts with BP and are now going through training to help in the clean up efforts.
Many hope the President's visit will make a difference.
"The whole community relies on the water out here in one form, shape or... more »
The Acadia Parish School Board was called to a special session Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by President Lynn Shamsie. The board met for the specific purpose of considering the renewal of the Superintendent's employment contract. The special session was called to order by board President Lynn Shamsie. A roll call... more »