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  • Paving contractor expands to NO market

    January 20, 2014 6:55 AM

    WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - An Alexandria-based asphalt manufacturer and paving contractor is moving into the New Orleans market. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that Diamond B Construction recently purchased property next to the Mississippi River in Westwego for $2.5 million. The company plans the site as its first production plant in... more »
  • Contractor chosen for St. Helena school project

    October 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish School Board named Ragusa Construction, of Independence, as the contractor for renovations and additions at St. Helena Central High School. The Advocate reports the school board held a special meeting Tuesday to award the bid in advance of a groundbreaking ceremony on... more »
  • Contractor finds human remains at BR work site

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a contractor excavating a site found human remains that are possibly from the 1800s. Police spokesman LJean McKneely says there were only a few bones recovered Monday at the site near the corner of Main and Fourth streets at about 11... more »
  • Contractor: BP Interfered with Critical Efforts

    October 5, 2010 9:42 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill because of concerns over heat buildup from the burning rig, a salvage firm executive said Monday. The company countered... more »
  • Contractor Not Immune From Liability For Failed Floodwall During Hurricane Katrina

    September 15, 2010 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that a government contractor isn't immune from liability for its work on a New Orleans floodwall and levee system that failed during Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday's ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revives claims against Washington Group International... more »
  • Mexican workers for TDOT contractor claim abuse

    August 12, 2010 9:29 PM

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - A Mexican guest worker says a landscaping company with Tennessee state contracts and a federal stimulus loan guarantee held him and fellow workers like indentured servants, confiscating their passports and subjecting them to constant surveillance by managers who were often armed. Hilario Razura Jimenez said in... more »
  • Foreman Drive Striping

    July 22, 2010 6:44 PM

    New tar and stripes now cover Foreman Dr. in Lafayette. But businesses and residents along the new road are not exactly thrilled with the results. Those we spoke with say they feel that the yellow striping is a botched job. "Our tax dollars pay this to improve the road,... more »
  • Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

    May 20, 2010 9:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 41-year-old New Orleans contractor charged with two counts of felony theft for work he didn't do for Hurricane Katrina victims pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 10 years on each count. Kevin Meadows was also ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution during Wednesday's plea... more »
  • Federal Government Suing Largest Contractor In Iraq

    April 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is suing KBR Inc., the largest contractor in Iraq, over what prosecutors say were improper charges to the Army for private security services. The Houston-based KBR Inc. is a former subsidiary of Halliburton Co. It recently won a new contract potentially worth more than... more »

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