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  • Lawn equipment theft lands 3 in OPD jail

    May 18, 2014 3:26 PM

    The Opelousas Police Department have booked 3 teenagers for simple burglary. Officers say the Opelousas Parks and Recreational department notified the Opelousas Police on May 14, to report stolen equipment: a John Deere Zero Turn lawn mower, an X/Mark Zero Turn lawn mower, a John Deere Cushman 4-wheeler and... more »
  • Tech college gets land for marine safety building

    May 4, 2014 11:53 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - South Central Louisiana Technical College is celebrating a big step toward a permanent home for its marine safety training center. A ceremony Friday honored the H.B. Young Foundation for donating the 5-acre site where the center is now housed in portable buildings, the Houma Courier... more »
  • Company wants more land for Allen Parish Refinery

    July 3, 2012 8:34 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A company needs more land to develop plans for a proposed $100 million refinery at the former Arizona Chemical site in Louisiana. The American Press reports Virtual Engineering Operations President J. Craig Harrington asked the Allen Parish Police Jury on Monday to consider leasing 150 acres... more »
  • Land cost frustrates hospital official

    June 13, 2012 8:11 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Police Jury has voted to accept for consideration a $1.93 million appraisal for 14.8 acres it wants to sell for a new hospital site. The Advocate reports a jury committee had recommended March 15 that the jury sell the site at a... more »
  • Airport hopes to land private pilots

    April 9, 2012 9:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport officials are looking into ways to recapture some of the business from general aviation it has lost through the years. Interim airport manager Ron Phillips tells The News-Star the airport has put together a public-private partnership committee to develop a strategic plan for... more »
  • W. Feliciana agrees to sell land

    April 3, 2012 9:29 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has agreed with a committee recommendation to sell the parish hospital 14.8 acres of land for a new hospital site. The Advocate reports Monday's action drew criticism from supporters of the hospital expansion who wanted the land donated or... more »
  • Panel backs land sale to hospital

    March 28, 2012 9:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A West Feliciana Parish Police Jury committee has voted to recommend that the jury sell the West Feliciana Parish Hospital a 14-acre tract of land at its fair market value for a proposed new hospital. The Advocate reports the move came after the panel heard... more »
  • Land transfer for hospital moves forward

    March 26, 2012 7:47 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A West Feliciana Parish Police Jury special committee plans to meet Tuesday to discuss transferring land to the parish hospital board as a site for a proposed new hospital. The Advocate reports the hospital's board of commissioners wants the jury to transfer about 14 acres... more »
  • Developer to work for land swap to protect frog

    March 9, 2012 5:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A developer has agreed to work toward a land swap that would protect an endangered frog that breeds near the developer's land in Harrison County, Miss. Only about 100 adult Mississippi gopher frogs live in the wild, with another 1,500 or so in zoos, including New... more »
  • Land donated for park in South Bossier

    January 23, 2012 10:51 AM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - Businessman William "Buddy" Lucky says he feels south Bossier has been forgotten when it comes to kid-friendly sports parks. He says that's why he gave 20 acres to the parish for a park, and agreed to sell it another 40 acres. Parish Attorney Patrick Jackson tells... more »
  • Farmer Loses Thousands of Acres of Land to Flood Water

    May 18, 2011 11:23 AM

    The rising water is slowly taking over thousands of acres of farmland. The state estimates 18 thousand acres of crops will be lost, including two thousand acres of George Lacour's land. He owns the land surrounding the Morganza Control Center, it's typically dry and flourishing with crops. It been passed... more »
  • Some Coastal Parishes May Disappear

    March 2, 2011 8:24 PM

    Every year sixteen square miles of Louisiana land gets washed away. Vice President of Research at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Robert Twilley, said "water is rising from oceans and our land is sinking, so we are drowning everyday." Morgan City resident, Frank Price, said, "I noticed this over... more »
  • Some Senators Criticize Plan to Sell State Land

    December 11, 2010 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's idea to sell state property to offset budget gaps drew complaints Friday from state senators who said it doesn't make sense to generate short-term cash relief for long-term money woes. Members of the Senate Finance Committee discussed the sale proposals as they... more »
  • Name Your Price: Property Auction

    September 16, 2010 6:47 PM

    Over 60 properties will be up for grabs this weekend, and interested buyers will get to name their own price. The Louisiana Land Trust Auction is selling State owned land that was once used for the Road Home Program. "It's properties that people just didn't see fit to repair.... more »
  • Heated arguments over a zoning change in Opelousas

    September 15, 2010 9:18 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is sent looking for a new site for an administrative building. This comes after a heated discussion at an Opelousas city council meeting. A deal was in place for the Sheriff's office to buy an old Courvelle Toyota dealership between Main St. and Union... more »
  • 2 Dead in Apparent Land Dispute Near Woodville

    May 20, 2010 10:07 AM

    WOODVILLE, Texas - The Tyler County Sheriff's Office says an apparent land dispute has left two cousins dead and the suspected gunman in custody. The sheriff's department says 77-year-old Donald David Legg of Shreveport, La., was held without bail Thursday on two counts of capital murder. Dispatcher Natalie Minton says... more »
  • Lafayette Fights for Land, Council Votes Yes

    April 26, 2010 1:12 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish Council voted-and got all 9 members to say "yes"-to annexing the land they say is rightfully theirs. "We've protected a city-owned asset paid for by city taxes, and made sure that piece of property is in the city of Lafayette," says Parish President Joey Durel. The... more »
  • Ambassador Extension Complete

    April 14, 2010 6:34 PM

    The Ambassador Caffery Extension in complete. Now, the road stretches all the way from I-10 to US 90 (Evangeline Thruway). A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday afternoon for the final portion, from La Neuville to Youngsville Hwy. That few miles of road, is now the center of debate. The... more »
  • Lafayette Could Increase in Land Size If Council Approves Annexations

    April 5, 2010 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The city of Lafayette could increase in land size in the coming weeks if the city-parish council approves several annexations. The council will take introductory votes Tuesday on whether to annex four separate pieces of property into the city limits. ... more »

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