ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Some people have waited years to hunt ducks on Rapides Parish lakes, while others who have leases have left their blinds sitting empty. Police jurors are hoping a combination of raising fees and increasing the number of leases will at least partially alleviate both problems. The... more »
Good news for bikers and hikers in Lafayette, the first segment of the Atakapa -ishak trail opened today. The initial phase is a one-point-two-mile trail connecting Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette with Beaver Park along the Vermilion River. The goal is to continue into St. Martin Parish, near Lake... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's public colleges are entering into contracts pledging to boost graduation rates, improve student achievement and eliminate under-performing programs. In exchange, they're getting to increase tuition by up to 10 percent a year. The Board of Regents, which oversees higher education in the state, considers... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents - to 46 cents. The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference Thursday. In... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A longtime Quentin Tarantino film editor may have died from heat stroke while hiking in the Hollywood Hills during a record hot spell, a coroner's official said Tuesday. The body of Sally JoAnne Menke, 56, was discovered at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in rugged Beachwood Canyon on... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A debate over whether to reverse a $15 increase in the price of a Louisiana driver's license is hitting the state Senate floor. Lawmakers were caught unaware when the Department of Public Safety ordered the increase- and several lawmakers say they should have to approve... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The cost of hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations will remain the same in Louisiana. The state House refused to allow the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to boost every fee it charges every two years, up to the annual percentage change in the... more »
LUS customers may soon see an increase on their utility bills.
This week, the city-parish council will hear the rate hike proposal for the second time. The proposal was denied last month, because council members insisted the proposal lacked a reason for funding.
Director Terry Huval says it's... more »
LUS Director Terry Huval made his pitch to increase utility rates at a public hearing Tuesday. With low fuel prices, Huval says it's an opportune time to raise rates. "No one, including myself wants these rates to go up, but we have to do what we have to do," Huval... more »