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  • Bill expands experimental treatments in Louisiana

    June 1, 2014 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Terminally-ill patients in Louisiana, with permission from their doctors, will be able to use experimental drugs or treatments that haven't been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed the bill by Republican Rep. Julie Stokes, of Kenner. It prohibits... more »
  • YWCA of Alexandria/Pineville expands

    May 11, 2014 12:27 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The YWCA of Alexandria/Pineville is expanding its presence in central Louisiana. The Town Talk reports the YWCA will reopen the former Turner Street YMCA as a new YWCA location. The parties closed on the sale of the facility Tuesday. The YMCA of Central Louisiana closed the... more »
  • 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 »
  • Company Expands Search for Missing Worker

    November 18, 2012 10:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of an oil platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week said Sunday that it has expanded its search for a missing worker, and doctors said one of four men burned in the blaze is improving and is... more »
  • Prison seminary program expands in California

    September 12, 2012 9:34 AM

    NORCO, Calif. (AP) - Almost 900 inmates in California prisons are taking part in a seminary training program that officials hope will lead them to plant churches and evangelize on the outside. The program was built from an experiment begun four years ago by The Urban Ministry Institute at the... more »
  • Vermilion expands summer school program

    May 31, 2012 10:38 AM

    ABBEVLLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish school system is expanding a different kind of summer school with the help of grant funding from the United Way of Acadiana. The Advocate reports the district received $25,000 from the nonprofit agency to offer a developmental kindergarten class this summer to help... more »
  • Regents expands online services

    July 11, 2011 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is expanding its efforts to ease the process for adults to return to college and for community college students to seamlessly transfer to universities. The Board of Regents is growing its websites for the Center for Adult Learning, nicknamed CALL, and for the new... more »
  • Johnson and Johnson Expands Voluntary Recall Of Tylenol

    December 29, 2009 4:04 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Johnson & Johnson is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to consumer reports of a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness. According to a statement posted to the Food and Drug Administration Web site late Monday, the New Brunswick, N.J., company... more »

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