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  • Lafayette working to cut bus wait times

    August 9, 2014 12:16 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Bus riders may soon be able to use their phones to find out when a bus will arrive at their stop. The Lafayette Transit System is working on a smartphone app that would allow riders to check the status of a bus, one of several changes... more »
  • Beyonce's father granted cut in child support

    March 5, 2014 8:52 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge approved a substantial cut in the amount of child support that Beyonce Knowles' father must pay because his income dropped after his superstar daughter fired him as her manager. A ruling obtained by The Associated Press shows that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge... more »
  • Commissioner: OMV aims to cut wait times

    October 12, 2012 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles says he is visiting all 82 offices statewide as part of a bid to improve efficiency. The Advocate reports Stephen Campbell, who took the job earlier this year, made the comment in response to criticism about wait... more »
  • LSU Board Urged to Cut Some Efforts to Aid Others

    June 10, 2012 7:57 PM

    A member of Louisiana State University's governing board says it may be wise for the system to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Faced with a 6.8 percent cut to state funds, board member Stephen Perry of New Orleans said it might be better to cut specific programs deeply, instead of just... more »
  • Air Force to cut 600-person Tinker Air Base unit

    March 7, 2012 6:16 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it is deactivating a communications unit at Tinker Air Force Base that employs about 600 people, a loss that U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said will be devastating. Air Force Space Command officials said the 3rd Combat Communications Group at Tinker... more »
  • American Airlines Aims to Cut 13,000 Jobs

    February 2, 2012 8:52 AM

    The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs - 15 percent of its workforce - as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company proposes to end its traditional pension plans, a move strongly opposed by the airline's unions and the U.S. pension-insurance agency,... more »
  • 85 school positions cut by attrition in Terrebonne

    July 7, 2011 9:38 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Eighty-five jobs are being cut through attrition in the new budget approved by the Terrebonne Parish School Board. The $205 million spending plan is about $14 million less than last year. According to The Courier of Houma, Terrebonne officials blame sluggish sales-tax returns, cuts in state-provided... more »
  • Alcohol Regulation Office Jobs Slated to Be Cut

    May 9, 2011 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert is asking to eliminate six jobs at his agency, including one held by the son of a state senator. Brant Thompson, the son of state Sen. Francis Thompson, would lose his $115,228-a-year job as deputy commissioner, under... more »
  • Zydeco Category Cut from Grammys

    April 6, 2011 7:38 PM

  • 250 Year Old Youngsville Oak To Be Cut Down

    January 19, 2011 10:36 PM

    A 250 year old oak tree in Youngsville is on the chopping block. The tree is in the way of the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Highways 89 and 92 in Youngsville. At Wednesday night's meeting, the Youngsville City Council was presented an alternative plan by engineers... more »
  • New Details About Impact of State Budget Cuts

    October 22, 2010 5:46 PM

    Three hundred health care workers and another 100 college employees will be laid off because Gov. Bobby Jindal cut the state budget by $107 million. The cuts were announced Friday to account for a deficit from the last fiscal year. Higher education took one-third of the cuts, about $35 million.... more »
  • GOHSEP Announces Budget Cuts

    October 22, 2010 4:20 PM

    From GOHSEP: Today, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) announced a $1,110,859 budget reduction plan that will ensure the agency can continue to deliver critical services and more value. Savings include eliminating unfilled vacancies in areas such as planning, operations, and regional support. Other savings include... more »
  • Federal tax cut debate impacts La. treasury

    September 20, 2010 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - If Congress allows any of the Bush administration tax cuts to expire, Louisiana's state coffers will take a hit. Louisiana's tax code is tied to the federal tax laws. Louisiana lets its taxpayers deduct the amount of federal taxes paid from their state liability. So,... more »
  • State-Owned Fleet Cut By More Than 1,000 Vehicle

    August 24, 2010 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has cut the state-owned vehicle fleet by more than 1,000 cars, trucks and vans over the last year. The administration says that's the lowest level since the 2003-04 fiscal year - but it's still short of an administration goal to trim... more »
  • BP Cut Corners in Days Before Blowout

    June 14, 2010 9:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts and blunders that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill in a well that an engineer ominously described as a "nightmare" just six days before the blowout, according to documents released Monday that provide new insight into... more »
  • BP is in the middle of its first major pipe cut

    June 1, 2010 1:36 PM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen is saying that BP is in the middle of its first major pipe cut in the company's latest bid to contain the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Allen, the national incident commander, said Tuesday that it could be... more »
  • 2 Workers From Oil Rig Explosion Told Congress Company Cut Corners

    May 27, 2010 5:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two workers injured when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico tell Congress that the companies in charge of the doomed drilling operation cut corners and neglected maintenance in a race toward higher profits. Laborer Stephen Stone told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the... more »
  • College Cuts Outlined

    May 12, 2010 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's higher education leaders outlined their worst-case scenario for budget cuts - only to be told that might not be the worst case. College officials have been asked to draw up plans for what the loss of nearly $300 million in federal stimulus money... more »
  • Lafayette: Top 100 Places to Live in U.S.

    April 27, 2010 10:03 AM

    Lafayette, LA -Lafayette is the only Louisiana city to be named on RelocateAmerica.com's "Top 100 Places to Live" list for 2010. The list recognizes communities as "a great place to live" based on details about neighborhoods, beauty of the area, school performance, recreational activities and economic growth. "Lafayette is honored... more »
  • Jindal Proposed $300 Million Cut To Medicaid

    March 30, 2010 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Family members and health providers for the most vulnerable Louisiana residents, the developmentally disabled, are pleading with lawmakers to reverse budget cuts and health care changes proposed in Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget. Some are asking for a reversal of the Department of Health and Hospitals'... more »
  • DSS Cuts in Louisiana

    March 11, 2010 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Department of Social Services is proposing a reorganization that would consolidate offices, eliminate nearly 200 jobs and create more ways for people to apply for services. If approved, the changes would eliminate layers of midlevel management that were targeted by a government streamlining panel... more »
  • La Tech president wants TOPS continuance

    November 19, 2009 8:28 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech University President Dan Reneau says he remains a firm supporter of the state's Taylor Opportunity Program for Students or TOPS that pays tuition at in-state schools for high-achieving high school students. The program has come under the spotlight recently after LSU President John Lombardi... more »
  • Veteran's Day Cut-a-Thon

    November 9, 2009 4:01 PM

    Veterans Day Cut-a-Thon: Sport Clips Haircuts will host a Cut-a-Thon Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11, during which $1 per haircut service, as well as collected donations, will be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Operation Uplink program for soldiers to call home this holiday season. We have w... more »
  • Iberia school staff to see supplemental pay cut

    November 5, 2009 8:05 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Employees of Iberia Parish schools will have to endure a slight cut in this year's supplemental pay and deferred payment. Director of Business Carl LeBlanc says a poor return on sales taxes has forced a $200 cut in certified teachers' deferred payment, and $133 for... more »
  • Allen Parish police jurors vote to cut jobs

    October 27, 2009 1:58 PM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The Allen Parish Police Jury has voted to eliminate 10 road crew positions and cut funds to various agencies in a bid to save the parish more than $550,000 through 2010. Jury President Sonny Weatherford said on Monday the cannot operate without a balanced budget. Parish... more »
  • Big Three Stories for Thursday, September 28th

    September 28, 2009 7:53 AM

    Time now for our big three stories for Monday, September 28th: The manhunt ended in death after a child was raped, an elderly man murdered and a teen slashed. Suspect John Lathan was fatally shot while authorities attempted to arrest him. Lathan was wanted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office... more »

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