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  • Brewery launches new phase of expansion

    August 17, 2014 3:15 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Abita Brewing is beginning the expansion of its visitor center and office spaces, the last phase of a $15 million renovation of the property in Abita Springs that began earlier this year. Besides increasing its beer-brewing capacity, New Orleans CityBusiness reported the expansion will allow... more »
  • Lafourche proposes swimming ban near launches

    August 16, 2014 1:19 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Council is expected to consider a measure Aug. 25 to outlaw swimming at or near parish-owned or operated boat launches. The Daily Comet reports the proposal provides that violators could be fined up to $500 and be jailed for 30 days. Councilman Phillip... more »
  • Legislative auditor launches new fraud hotline

    August 2, 2014 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - If you think someone is stealing or wasting public money, the legislative auditor's office has a new hotline to report the suspicions. The auditor's office announced the launch of the hotline Friday, along with a website and FAX number to report allegations of theft, fraud... more »
  • Thibodaux launches sewer upgrades

    June 15, 2014 3:36 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Work has begun on a $1.3 million project to upgrade Thibodaux's aging sewer system. The first phase involves dredging the wastewater treatment plant's 8-acre lagoon. City executive assistant Ryan Perque tells The Daily Comet that hasn't been done since the 1980s. Work began May 28 and... more »
  • Louisiana Author Launches Sequel in Thriller Series

    March 7, 2014 8:03 AM

    Baton Rouge, LA, - Barnes & Noble will host a launch party celebrating the release of Louisiana author, Van R. Mayhall's sequel, "The Last Sicarius," in his Cloe Lejeune thriller series. The launch party will take place on March 15th, 2014, at Barnes & Noble in Citiplace at 3pm.... more »
  • Jefferson Parish launches redesigned website

    October 4, 2012 7:37 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish has launched its redesigned government website. The site, , offers new, user-friendly interactive features, new online services and a design distinct to the parish. Authorities say the homepage links visitors directly to real-time updates on area weather and traffic reports; provides live streaming... more »
  • Barnes & Noble launches new Nook HD

    September 26, 2012 9:34 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble is rolling out two new versions of its Nook tablet with sleek new hardware and a sharper high-definition screen. The bookseller's move heightens the already intense tablet wars heading into the holiday season. Barnes & Noble said Wednesday that its new Nook HD... more »
  • Westlake launches new website

    July 31, 2012 7:55 AM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - City officials in Westlake are hoping to promote the community and keep residents better informed with a newly revised website. Jimmy Ashworth, the city's finance director, says the project has been in the works for several years and the site launched in mid-July. Ashworth told the... more »
  • LSU launches College of Human Sciences & Education

    July 5, 2012 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has brought together six of its schools to create a new College of Human Sciences & Education. Together, the schools that make up the new college offer 7 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs. On the new college's website, Dean Laura Lindsay says... more »
  • New Orleans launches fitness campaign

    June 27, 2012 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans officials have launched a new physical fitness campaign for the city. It's called the Fit NOLA partnership. The 36-page plan was released Tuesday by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office. It will include public awareness campaigns to spread information about good nutrition and exercise. It's also... more »
  • Tourism office launches site for music vacations

    May 28, 2012 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Office of Tourism is launching a website for visitors to sample the state's musical offerings and plan a music-themed vacation. The site is . A news release from Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's office says it contains audio and video of indigenous music... more »
  • NASA launches suborbital rockets from Virginia

    March 27, 2012 6:43 AM

    ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - After several delays, NASA has launched five rockets from Virginia that are part of a study of the jet stream. The rockets blasted off early Tuesday from NASA's space center on Wallops Island. Bad weather had postponed other planned launches last week. The Anomalous Transport Rocket... more »
  • NASA reschedules Va. suborbital rocket launches

    March 22, 2012 7:50 AM

    ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - NASA is again rescheduling the launch of five rockets from Virginia due to bad weather. The rockets are part of a study of the jet stream. The launch had been set for Thursday at NASA's space center on Wallops Island but has now been pushed back... more »
  • St. Bernard Parish Launches Slab Removal Program

    April 28, 2011 9:06 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish is embarking on a $10 million push to erase some of the remnants of Hurricane Katrina's destruction, removing concrete slabs that mark the spot where homes stood before the 2005 storm. The parish announced Wednesday that private property owners can sign up for... more »
  • Bridge Repairs Close Chicot Boat Launches

    September 20, 2010 6:57 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - Chicot State Park is closing its three boat launches because the lake has been drawn down for routine inspections and repairs on the bridge over Walker's Cove. Sharon Broussard, spokeswoman for the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, says the launches are closing Monday... more »

    August 13, 2010 4:54 PM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed in a continuing effort to keep the residents of St. Martin Parish informed. Citizens can receive breaking news updates on a variety of information such as press releases, crime alerts, safety alerts, and updates... more »
  • Hulu Launches $10 Video Subscription Service

    June 29, 2010 9:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Online video site Hulu, under pressure from its media company parents to generate a bigger profit, launched a subscription service Tuesday with complete access to back episodes of popular television shows. For $9.99 a month, subscribers can get the entire current season of "Glee," "The Office,"... more »

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