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  • SPLC, Head Start group resolve eligibility issue

    July 19, 2013 8:25 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A civil rights organization says the agency that runs Head Start programs in Jefferson Parish has agreed that proof of citizenship is not a condition of enrollment in the program for preschoolers. The Southern Poverty Law Center said Thursday it had reached an agreement to resolve... more »
  • Vermilion courthouse security funding at issue

    April 29, 2013 8:37 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury will try to hash out how it will pay for court-ordered security at the parish courthouse this week. Earlier this month, state District Judge Edward D. Rubin ordered parish officials - including Sheriff Michael Couvillon, police jurors and District Attorney Mike... more »
  • St. Tammany school board sets bond issue election

    February 22, 2013 9:31 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The St. Tammany Parish School Board has called a May 4 election seeking voter approval for a $135 million bond issue and expanding use of some tax money to include employee salaries and benefits. School leaders said the measures are necessary to support teachers in the... more »
  • Feds issue Morganza Control Structure contract

    June 6, 2012 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a contract to repair relief wells and monitoring equipment at the Morganza Control Structure has been awarded to Merrick Construction. The Advocate reports construction on the $1 million contract will begin in August and is expected to be... more »
  • UNO to issue quality of life report

    March 26, 2012 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The University of New Orleans will release its annual quality of life poll on Tuesday. The survey is done by the university's Survey Research Center. Done since 1986, it will spotlight issues of greatest concern to residents of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.
  • New Orleans tackles noise issue

    March 1, 2012 5:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An acoustics expert hired by some New Orleans residents says music clubs in several neighborhoods - particularly the French Quarter - regularly exceed legal noise limits. The report from Houston-based CSTI Acoustics shows excessive noise readings even in a mostly residential area of the quarter, blocks... more »
  • Port approves bond issue for improvements

    February 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Port of Greater Baton Rouge's board has voted to begin the process of issuing $200 million in bonds, backed by its grain elevator operator's letter of credit, for improvements to the grain facility. The Port Commission held a special board meeting Tuesday to consider... more »
  • Oil spill response at issue in La.'s Senate race

    October 7, 2010 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest point of attack from Democratic candidate Charlie Melancon in Louisiana's Senate race charges Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter with trying to protect companies like BP from financial liability in a massive oil spill. Melancon's campaign launched a statewide TV ad this week saying... more »
  • Lafayette to Profile as a Top Retirement Town in the September/October Issue

    July 30, 2010 5:37 PM

    Press Release: Where to Retire magazine, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, has selected Lafayette, LA, to profile as a top retirement town in the September/October issue which mails to subscribers nationwide on July 30, 2010. Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott... more »
  • Obama Administration Will Issue New Revised Moratorium

    July 12, 2010 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will issue a new revised moratorium on offshore drilling Monday, two administration officials told The Associated Press. Both officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the official announcement. Last week, a federal appeals court rejected the government's effort... more »
  • Police Issue Nearly 100 Speeding Tickets

    May 27, 2010 10:08 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - State troopers and Shreveport police officers wrote more than 100 tickets during a speeding crackdown on Interstate 49. The agencies stepped up patrols on I-49 near Interstate 20 after Shreveport officers reported dangerous driving. Officers were out from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. State troopers... more »
  • Morgan City Police Issue Warning To Businesses

    December 15, 2009 3:17 PM

    The Morgan City Police Department is issuing an advisory and also asking for assistance in locating a suspect. The MCPD has had several cases of an unknown suspect committing thefts at local stores by conducting a "Quick Change" scheme. The suspect will pick a busy cashier at various stores... more »

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