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  • La's warm wet winter not so hot for winter wheat

    May 22, 2012 6:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's warm, wet winter wasn't so hot for winter wheat. LSU AgCenter agronomist Ed Twidwell says the figures aren't all in but it looks like a fair harvest, rather than a great one. He says yields probably will be 70 to 80 percent of last year's.... more »
  • Birds Along LA's Shores Doing Surprisingly Well After Oil Spill

    October 13, 2010 5:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Audubon Society says it has surveyed bird populations along Louisiana's oil-tainted shores and found them doing surprisingly well nearly six months after the BP oil spill. But the bird society also cautioned that oil continues to ooze out of the ground in many... more »
  • LA's Unemployment Rate Rose to 7.6 Percent

    September 21, 2010 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in August from 7.2 percent in July. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says that Louisiana was one of 27 states that recorded an increase last month, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The agency says there were 8,600... more »
  • Millions to Steelmaker Throwing LA's Construction Budget Out of Balance

    September 20, 2010 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration's plan to give $30 million to steelmaker Nucor for an iron and steel plant in St. James Parish is throwing the state's construction budget out of balance. To make the numbers work, some of the new construction projects lawmakers and the administration... more »
  • LA's Top Education Leader Won't Take His Pay Raise of $22,000

    September 15, 2010 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top education leader won't take his pay raise this year because of the state's budget troubles. Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek will keep his $377,000 pay package, without adding the 6 percent boost he could have gotten. The raise would have given him another... more »
  • Several Areas of LA's Waters Reopened to Commercial Fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

    August 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
  • Winnings for LA's State-Licensed Casinos Fell 8.3 %

    July 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Winnings for Louisiana's state-licensed casinos fell 8.3 percent over the past year. State police say that for the fiscal year ending June 30, the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos took in $2.33 billion. That's down... more »
  • End Of An Era For LA's Role In Manned Space Flight

    July 8, 2010 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The end of an era for Louisiana's role in manned space flight arrived Thursday when the giant external fuel tank for the final scheduled space shuttle plant rolled out of its manufacturing plant. With the tank mounted on rollers and ready to be hauled to the... more »

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