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  • Land cost frustrates hospital official

    June 13, 2012 8:11 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Police Jury has voted to accept for consideration a $1.93 million appraisal for 14.8 acres it wants to sell for a new hospital site. The Advocate reports a jury committee had recommended March 15 that the jury sell the site at a... more »
  • Slidell: Repay half cost to city for parades

    January 30, 2012 10:52 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell plans to bill Carnival krewes that parade along the city's main route for half the cost of policing and cleaning up that route. The government and krewes took steps that cut last year's total cost to the city to $60,000, and the parade groups agreed... more »
  • Residents Return from Costly Evacuation

    May 31, 2011 12:18 AM

    For the Breaux family in Butte La Rose, Memorial Day was more like move-in day. When the mandatory evacuation went into effect for their area last week, the Breaux's packed up almost everything in their home because their flood insurance only covers the structure, not the contents of their house.... more »
  • Lawmakers Have Cost Concerns on School Sports Bill

    May 19, 2011 6:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A House committee has sidetracked an Alexandria lawmaker's proposal to require licensed athletic trainers at the football games of junior high and high schools, raising cost concerns and sending it to the House budget committee. Supporters of Democrat Chris Roy's bill say it would prevent... more »
  • Water Theft Cost Opelousas $25,000 a Month

    September 21, 2010 7:55 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Officials say about 700 accounts, representing about 10 percent of all customers in Opelousas, have not been paying for water use, costing the city up to $25,000 a month. An electronic water metering system is finally up and running and the residents are now being required... more »
  • BP says cost of Gulf of Mexico spill hits $8B

    September 3, 2010 9:45 AM

    BP says it has so far spent $8 billion responding to the disastrous oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The company said Friday that the total included $399 million paid to settle 127,000 claims from businesses and other affected by the oil spill.The oil company said more than... more »
  • Cost of Stamps Going Up Again

    July 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Buy those Forever stamps now. The cost of mailing a letter is going up again. Fighting to survive a deepening financial crisis, the Postal Service said Tuesday it wants to increase the price of first-class stamps by 2 cents - to 46 cents - starting in January.... more »
  • Off Kilter Scales & Gas Pumps Could Cost Both Consumers & Sellers Money

    May 30, 2010 4:03 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Ever stop to think about how much difference a slightly off-kilter scale or gas pump could cost you and other customers? Nationally, the stakes could be a staggering $7 trillion - for both customers and sellers. That estimate comes from the National Institute of Standards and... more »
  • Oil Spill Has Already Cost The Government $87 Million

    May 27, 2010 4:45 PM

    By The Associated Press Federal officials say cleaning up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already cost the government $87 million, making it the third-most expensive cleanup effort in the nation's history. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry has distributed that money to state and federal... more »
  • The Cost of Cleaning up Giant Oil Spill Will Fall on BP

    April 29, 2010 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says the cost of cleaning up a giant oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico will fall on BP PLC, the company that operated the rig. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro says President Barack Obama has directed his administration to aggressively confront the oil... more »
  • Cost of Hunting & Fishing Licenses and Boat Registrations Going Up

    April 20, 2010 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The cost of Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations would be boosted every two years, along with every other fee charged by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, if lawmakers approve a bill that received the backing of a House committee Tuesday. The... more »
  • The Cost of the 12 Days

    November 30, 2009 11:26 AM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - Pleasing that "true love" is going to be a slightly more expensive proposition this year - if you plan to use to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" formula. PNC Wealth Management has totaled up the cost of gifting a loved one with everything from the partridge in... more »
  • Education salaries grow $8M under Pastorek

    November 27, 2009 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Salary costs at Louisiana's education department have jumped 21 percent, and the number of people drawing six-figure paychecks has more than doubled in the two years since Paul Pastorek took charge of the agency. Even as the number of full-time employees dropped, payroll at the... more »

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