NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Southern Rail Commission has applied for a $1 million federal grant to study the feasibility of restoring passenger train service between New Orleans and Orlando in central Florida. Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, included a leg to Orlando until... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Officials say crowded Green T. Lindon Elementary will be expanded even though the Lafayette Consolidated Council's rejected an ordinance that would have cleared the way for the donation of land adjacent to the school. The school is adjacent to Foster Park, about 26 acres owned by... more »
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The state of Mississippi will oppose Louisiana's effort to extend its state water boundaries out to 10.4 miles. The Sun Herald reports that the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing Louisiana's plan. In June, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission... more »
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - A Silicon Valley city where Facebook has opened its new headquarters voted Tuesday to support an environmental impact report and development agreement for a project that will allow the social media giant to employ thousands more people at the campus. Under the deal, Facebook could... more »
More than 500 jobs are slated to be added to Iberia Parish's economy within a year, thanks to a large expansion at the Port of Iberia. Construction is already underway.
"We've been waiting for this for quite a while," said Lonny Breaux with LeBlanc Marine.
Breaux is excited... more »
KINDER, La. (AP) - The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana says a new $60 million hotel will add 401 rooms and 18 luxury suites to its casino resort. General Manager Conrad Granito says many people drive three hours or more, and more rooms are needed. He says the hotel also will... more »
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A $118 million expansion and renovation of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center will bring Mississippi into the competitive fray for most of the biggest meetings in the United States, the center's executive director says. State officials, including Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Thad... more »
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Bruce Foods Corporation President and CEO J.S. "Si" Brown announced that Bruce Foods will expand one of its two Louisiana-based plants. Through the expansion, the food manufacturing company will retain 380 jobs and create 43 new jobs with a payroll of nearly $1.35 million... more »