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  • Fletcher marine facility expanding

    January 30, 2014 8:51 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Responding to the growing demand for maritime training, Fletcher Technical Community College hopes to open its new $6.6 million marine operations facility in Houma by early summer. The Courier reports the 25,152-square-foot building, next to Cut Off-based Edison Chouest (SHWEST) Offshore's LaShip shipyard, will help expand... more »
  • Lightning hits assisted living facility

    July 6, 2012 7:06 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - An employee at a Covington-area assisted living facility is being credited with preventing a major fire after lightning struck the building. A news release from fire officials in St. Tammany Parish says that Kory Buras, an employee of Village in the Oaks retirement community and assisted... more »
  • Residents Protest New Multi-Chem Facility

    July 2, 2012 11:14 PM

    The chemical company Multi-Chem, recently bought by Halliburton, is building a new facility in Vermilion Parish. This new location off highway 92 will have an office, field laboratory and blending facility on 64 acres of land. Multi-Chem said it will eventually replace the New Iberia facility. While there are... more »
  • State plans to foreclose on facility

    March 16, 2012 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says he plans to foreclose on a company buying a state-backed cane syrup mill near Lake Charles. The Advocate reports Lake Charles LLC is late on a $2.9 million mortgage payment to the state and defaulted Thursday on... more »
  • Proposed munitions storage facility draws critics

    January 6, 2012 10:46 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Residents of Shreveport's Mooretown neighborhood have voiced their concerns over amunitions storage facility that may be established in their neighborhood. Weatherford International Ltd. has applied for a zoning permit to store explosives in a warehouse. State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning said his office would ensure... more »
  • Juvenile Facility with Trouble Past is Closing

    July 15, 2011 11:55 PM

    New Directions juvenile facility in Lafayette will close at the end of the month and the decision means displacing 24 juveniles in the State's care. New Directions staff said it will no longer be in operation by July 31, 2011, because of financial reasons. But the Louisiana Department of Child... more »
  • Planning Commission Grants Approval to LPSO Public Safety Property

    November 12, 2010 9:20 AM

    The Lafayette Planning Commission has given approval to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office for the subdivision of property earmarked for the construction of the new public safety facility on a 28-acre site located on West Willow Street, adjacent to the corner of North Pat Street. The property was approved to... more »
  • Meeting today for the search of a new juvenile detention facility

    November 1, 2010 8:15 AM

    State officials are resuming their search for property to build a new juvenile detention facility. Last September officials said the facility would go up on a non-residential site off I-49. So today, State and St. Landry Parish officials plan to meet to discuss that possibility. The meeting begins... more »
  • Philly police: 3 shot at Kraft Foods facility

    September 9, 2010 9:44 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say three people have been shot inside a Kraft Foods Inc. facility in the city's northeast section. Police Lt. Frank Vanore tells The Associated Press officers are at the plant. He says somebody inside opened fire Thursday night. Police say no deaths are known. Television... more »
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Iberia Parish Wastewater Treatment Facility

    August 31, 2010 12:26 PM

    Today, August 31, the Iberia Parish government and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had a ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of an Iberia Parish wastewater treatment facility near the Acadiana Regional Airport. The future site of the wastewater water treatment facility will be 713 Northwest Bypass(Hwy 3212) New Iberia,... more »
  • Tonight on KATC-Gulf Coast Claims Facility Takes Over From BP

    August 18, 2010 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Ken Feinberg, Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, will host public meetings in Houma and Kenner, Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 18. Mr. Feinberg will detail the claims process that will be in place when the Gulf Coast Claims Facility... more »
  • Permit Sought for Gas Facility

    June 3, 2010 7:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - AGL Resources has begun the permitting process for the controversial expansion of its natural gas storage facility in salt domes under Lake Peigneur in Iberia Parish. The company filed a notice last month of its plans to seek a permit from the state Department of Natural... more »
  • 2 Concordia escapees arrested by Lafayette Deputies

    January 8, 2010 2:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish deputies have arrested two men who had escaped from the Concordia Parish Work Release facility. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports the two men were arrested without incident and were scheduled to be immediately transported back to Concordia, where they will face additional... more »
  • Lafayette-based LHC Group Acquires Branson, Missouri Facility

    January 4, 2010 9:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), one of the largest providers of home health services in the United States, announced today that it has acquired 100% of the assets of Access Hospice Care located in Branson, Missouri. The service area of this acquisition... more »
  • Check presentation for Delcambre HS band

    December 16, 2009 12:36 PM

    Check presentation for Delcambre HS band 5:30 p.m., Iberia Parish School Board, 1500 Jane Street New Iberia, LA. AGL Resources, owner of the Jefferson Island Storage & Hub facility in Erath, will present a check for $20,000 to Delcambre High School to help finance the purchase of new uniforms... more »
  • St. Landry Parish wants training facility

    October 26, 2009 8:02 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish is in line to receive $12.7 million in federal hurricane mitigation funds, and the single largest project it hopes to fund will be a multi-agency training center. Opelousas Fire Chief Lee Cahanin said $1.5 million set aside by the parish will get it... more »
  • Juvenile Center Negotiations Continue

    October 2, 2009 10:35 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council as passed a resolution allowing president Don Menard to continue negotiations with state officials and private landowners to locate a proposed regional juvenile therapeutic center in the parish. That decision Thursday night followed a lengthy presentation by state juvenile justice officials... more »

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