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  • Hospital seeks extension of tax

    January 20, 2014 7:03 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - St. Charles Parish Hospital is seeking voter approval to renew a $2.6 million property tax mostly dedicated to operating the parish's ambulance service and the Luling hospital's emergency room. The Times-Picayune reports the Parish Council has scheduled the referendum May 3. The 2.48-mill tax would be... more »
  • Louisiana Senate rejects smoking ban extension

    May 23, 2012 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has refused to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned, even after the measure was limited to state-owned buildings. Louisiana prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places, public buildings and many places of employment.... more »
  • S. College Rd Extension Finally Moving Forward

    April 19, 2012 10:45 PM

    An extension of Lafayette's South College Road is finally moving forward after years of delays. It's the third and final goal for Lafayette Consolidated Government, after Camelia Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue extensions were completed. City-Parish government has wanted to extend the road all the way to Kaliste Saloom for... more »
  • Ouachita port closer to rail extension

    April 6, 2012 10:42 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Greater Ouachita Port is a step closer to building a long-sought rail extension. The News-Star said the cities of Monroe and West Monroe and the ODEC Land Corp. have tentatively agreed to provide $500,000 in funding that will unlock more than $1 million in federal... more »
  • 116 Higher costs found for I-49 extension

    December 12, 2011 11:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport newspaper's review of costs associated with the three most complete sections of the Interstate 49 North extension in Louisiana finds at least $8 million in extra expenses, often because of planning errors. The sections at issue are part of a 36-mile extension of the... more »
  • Meaning Behind "Broussard Paid for Amb. Caffery" Sign

    August 16, 2011 10:28 PM

    A new sign on the Ambassador Caffery extension is doing more than catching the attention of drivers, it's also making a statement. During the day, you may not notice the red and blue blinking billboard, but at night it's almost impossible to miss. And that was the goal of the... more »
  • Germany Suspends Nuclear Plant Extension

    March 14, 2011 11:20 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is suspending for three months a decision to extend the life of its nuclear power plants. Merkel's Monday announcement follows opposition calls to scrap the extension altogether in the wake of explosions at a nuclear plant in Japan. Her government last year... more »
  • Lafayette Charter Group Wants Deadline Extension

    February 1, 2011 8:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Charter Commission will ask the City-Parish Council for another nine months to complete its work of reviewing and making recommendations for changes to the existing home rule charter. Currently, the commission is facing an April 21 deadline, but some members said Monday they were... more »
  • Lafayette Charter Commission To Request More Time

    January 31, 2011 11:59 PM

    Monday night, the Lafayette Charter Commission voted to request an extension from the City-Parish Council. The commission, which is discussing possible changes to the home-rule charter, is currently working on a deadline of April 21st. By state law the commission would only be allowed a 9-month extension, but that's... more »
  • Superintendent Contract Extension Approved

    September 2, 2010 10:06 AM

    Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Burnell Lemoine's contract has been extended. Board members approved that contract extension during Wednesday evening's school board meeting. Lemoine's original contract was set to expire on December 31, 2010. It will now be one year longer. Along with the extension, he also gets a 2.5% salary... more »
  • Federal Judge OKs Extension in Lafayette Sex Trial

    August 10, 2010 7:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a continuance in the scheduled trial of a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime. The U.S. District Judge Richard Haik signed the order Friday, but it was not published until Monday. The order was in response to a... more »
  • Filing Extension of Unemployment Benefits Goes Into Effect

    July 23, 2010 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Letters will be going out beginning Monday to more than 15,000 Louisianians who may be eligible for extended unemployment benefits and are not now getting them, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said today. The letters will give eligible claimants instructions on when and how to file.... more »
  • 2nd Extension Disaster Housing Assistance Program

    May 13, 2010 12:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced today a second extension to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike), giving families who were displaced by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav more time to transition to long-term housing solutions. This extension... more »
  • Ambassador Extension Opens

    March 26, 2010 6:07 PM

    Traffic is now flowing on a highly anticipated road in Lafayette. A portion of the Ambassador Caffery Extension opened at 2:00 this afternoon. The opening will alleviate traffic from highway 90 near the Zoo of Acadiana to LA-89. Both Lafayette and Broussard residents believe the new road will help traffic... more »
  • Ambassador Caffery Parkway Extension Opens Friday

    March 25, 2010 5:05 PM

    The new Ambassador Caffery Parkway Extension South that has been under construction for the last 2 years is expected to be partially opened from its intersection with La. 89 near Stine's Lumber Company easterly to its intersection with U S 90 near the Zoo of Acadiana by tomorrow evening, Friday,... more »
  • One Year Extension For Cleco/Opelousas Negotiations

    January 4, 2010 8:11 PM

    Officials with the City of Opelousas have one year to decide if they want to renew their contract with Cleco. The power company granted the extension until December 31st of this year. The city's current contract expires August 2011. Cleco has served Opelousas customers for almost 19 years.

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