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  • Mandeville getting new water tower

    August 23, 2014 7:00 PM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Construction has begun on a new water tower in Mandeville that is expected to improve water pressure in parts of the St. Tammany Parish city. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the 750,000-gallon tower is being built near Fontainebleau State Park. The site has been cleared and workers are... more »
  • Ascension considers getting into utility business

    May 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish government officials, already trying to pull together the early pieces of a parish-wide sewer system, also have been investigating the possibility of getting into the natural gas and water business. The Advocate reports Parish President Tommy Martinez has been meeting with an economic development... more »
  • Regional library getting new computers

    April 4, 2012 9:57 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The Audubon Regional Library is installing new computers for public use at its branches in Greensburg, Jackson and Clinton. Library Director Mary Bennett Lindsey tells The Advocate computer usage at the libraries has increased each year since 2006 and the Louisiana Library Connection Database usage has... more »
  • Luling school getting new science lab

    January 30, 2012 9:42 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - Nearly seven years after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the land lab at Luling Elementary School soon will be replaced. The Times-Picayune reports the science lab was damaged by wind when Katrina struck in August 2005. John Rome, executive director of physical plant services for... more »
  • 88-Year-Old Rose Bowl Stadium Getting a Face Lift

    October 12, 2010 11:08 AM

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Pasadena City Council on Monday approved a $152 million renovation plan for the 88-year-old Rose Bowl stadium. The council also approved 30-year lease extensions with UCLA and the Tournament of Roses to continue playing at the bowl. Construction will run in three phases beginning... more »
  • Jindal's getting a fundraiser and a campaign stop in St. Louis

    October 8, 2010 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's getting in a fundraiser and a campaign stop when he travels to St. Louis for his brother's wedding. Jindal's office said the governor was heading to Missouri on Friday. He planned to attend a fundraiser for his gubernatorial re-election campaign on Friday... more »
  • "Sister Act" will be getting its groove on Broadway style

    October 5, 2010 5:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A theatrical adaptation of the movie "Sister Act" will be getting its groove on Broadway style. Producers say the musical based on the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg will begin performances at the Broadway Theatre in late March with an opening on April 20. The show... more »
  • Sick Dolphin Rescued in Good Shape and Getting Better

    August 16, 2010 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program says a sick dolphin rescued from the Gulf of Mexico in June is now in good shape and getting even better. Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the 7-foot-9-inch male weighed 232 pounds when it stranded June... more »
  • Judge Temporarily Barred Officials From Enforcing Women Getting Abortions to Have an Ultrasound

    August 12, 2010 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily barred Louisiana state officials from enforcing part of a new law that requires women getting abortions to have an ultrasound exam. Women won't have to view the ultrasound or receive a copy of it while a temporary restraining order issued... more »
  • Fortune Road At Chemin Metarie Will Be Getting A Stop Sign

    July 30, 2010 1:38 PM

    A traffic engineering study of the intersection of Fortune Road at Chemin Metarie has been completed. Based upon this analysis, the subject intersection has met the requirements contained in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for a multi-way stop condition. Therefore, the traffic control at this location will be... more »
  • Prince is getting a lifetime achievement honor

    June 15, 2010 1:10 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - This month's BET Awards will be a royal affair: Prince is getting a lifetime achievement honor. The 52-year-old joins the likes of James Brown, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and Al Green in being honored by the BET Awards, which will celebrate its 10th year in Los... more »
  • Commissioner of Higher Ed. Getting Paid $515,625 This Year

    May 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen plans to sharply cut her salary in the upcoming budget year, her compensation this year has increased because she retired and was rehired for the job. The Times-Picayune reports Clausen quietly retired in August from the $425,000-a-year position.... more »
  • Tube Getting Over One Fifth of Gushing Oil

    May 17, 2010 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles says a mile-long tube has been collecting more than one-fifth of the oil that's spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out well. Speaking Monday on NBC's "Today" show, Suttles said the tube has been siphoning more than 1,000... more »
  • Penalty For Not Getting Health Insurance

    April 22, 2010 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - New congressional projections show that nearly 4 million Americans will have to pay a penalty for not getting health insurance when that provision of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is fully phased in. The vast majority of those who must pay will be middle class, which... more »
  • Getting Ready for Festival International De Louisiana

    April 19, 2010 12:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette is getting ready for the annual Festival International de Louisiana. The festival returns to downtown Thursday through Sunday. Kim Neustrom, vice president of marketing on the Festival's board of directors, says there will be an increased focus on children's activities Saturday and Sunday. And for... more »

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