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  • Rapides board expects increased costs to budget

    July 19, 2013 8:31 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish School Board is preparing its $183 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Finance Director Liz Domite expects budget increases when it comes to costs of retirement and hospitalization, as well as other additions like $500,000 for textbooks and $570,000 for staff reorganization.... more »
  • Charge increased against man in son's death

    April 5, 2012 11:29 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A state judge in Caddo Parish has increased the charge against a Shreveport father arrested in the death of his 1-year-old son. The Times reports that 23-year-old Rodricus Crawford, who had been charged with second-degree murder, now faces a first-degree murder charge. He was arrested in... more »
  • Alcohol sales fines could be increased

    September 19, 2011 10:00 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The city of Lake Charles is considering stiffer penalties for businesses that sell alcohol to minors. The American Press reports the city council has heard complaints from police and city's Alcohol Review Board. The city has fines of $100 and $300 respectively for the first... more »
  • I-49 speed limit increased to 75 mph

    July 11, 2011 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana motorists may be surprised to know that the speed limit is 75 mph on a nearly 200-mile stretch of Interstate 49 generally between Opelousas and Shreveport. The new speed limit, the highest in Louisiana, stems from a 2010 bill. That measure authorized the state... more »
  • Jindal says 'no' to increased health care fees

    December 2, 2010 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't support increased fees on health care services in Louisiana as a way to help balance the state's budget. Jindal said Thursday that he considers state fee hikes on hospital visits, nursing home beds and medications - called "provider fees"... more »
  • LA Lawmakers Disputing New Report That Moratorium Has Not Increased Unemployment

    September 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are disputing a new report from the Obama administration that says deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico has not increased unemployment in the region. The report was released at a Senate hearing today. It says the moratorium imposed after the BP oil spill... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Increased Patrols for Drugs and Alcohol

    June 22, 2010 6:12 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division (LDWF/LED) agents will take part in this weekend's Operation Dry Water, a nationally coordinated effort focusing on increased boating safety. From June 25 through 27, agents will be out in force patrolling state waterways for boat operators whose blood alcohol... more »
  • Number of rigs actively exploring for oil and gas increased

    June 18, 2010 3:33 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,539. Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 953 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 574 for oil. Twelve were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago... more »
  • BP has increased its efforts to contain the oil

    June 14, 2010 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP has increased its efforts to contain the oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. Rear Adm. James Watson, who is the federal on-scene coordinator, said in a statement Monday that the government will continue to hold BP... more »
  • Increased LEAP Failure Rate in Both 4th & 8th Grades

    May 26, 2010 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More of Louisiana's public school students failed the state's high-stakes LEAP test this spring than they did a year earlier, according to the latest results released Wednesday by the state education department. Seventy-three percent of Louisiana's fourth- and eighth-graders passed the test, which is required... more »
  • LA State Rep Pushing To Reverse Increased License Fee

    March 11, 2010 4:42 PM

    State Rep. Billy Chandler, D-Dry Prong, will file legislation during the upcoming legislative session to remove the additional $15 record check fee for license holders of both Class "D" (chauffers' licenses) and Class "E" (personal vehicle driver's licenses) which was recently imposed. The legislature gave the Dept. of Public Safety... more »

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