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  • LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES AMENDS FISHING CLOSURE

    June 8, 2010 2:22 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following opening to recreational and commercial fishing in portions of inside waters near Cocodrie and south of Dulac, LA and in portions of the territorial seas in Terrebonne and Vermilion parishes effective immediately today, June 7. Inside Waters... more »
  • Dept. of Revenue implements Streamlining Committee recommendations for savings

    January 15, 2010 11:45 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will save more than $2 million and improve the efficiency of its tax collection program when its 2010 streamlining plan goes into full effect. Key cost-saving measures have already been implemented, such as a decision to cease mailing paper tax booklets to taxpayers,... more »
  • DOTD prepared for winter weather and icy road conditions

    January 6, 2010 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With the possibility of snow, rain and sleet in the forecast for Thursday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that department staff is prepared to deal with winter weather and icy road conditions. DOTD will be monitoring the roadways for ice,... more »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    January 6, 2010 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced earlier this week that the H1N1 flu vaccine is now available to anyone in the general public. Interested residents should call their provider to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine, and can view public providers of the vaccine... more »
  • Interstate work to aid motorists in real time

    December 31, 2009 2:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Technology that tracks real-time traffic information along interstates 10 and 49 will be expanded as part of an $8 million project to help manage traffic incidents along the routes. The project is being funded by federal and state highway money, said Bill Fontenot, Louisiana Department... more »
  • Declaration of Emergency issued closing most hunting seasons

    December 18, 2009 4:47 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham has issued a Declaration of Emergency closing all hunting seasons, except waterfowl, in portions of southeast Louisiana due to flooding. LDWF has determined that floodwaters in the area could pose a potential risk of overharvest and safety risk to... more »
  • DNR awarded $4.2 million for Energy Star Rebate Program

    December 3, 2009 3:03 PM

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded $4.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and alternative energy efforts in Louisiana homes through the Energy Star Rebate program. In awarding the funding, DOE... more »
  • Group home files appeal

    December 3, 2009 1:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lawyers for a Lafayette group home whose license was revoked last month have filed an appeal with the Louisiana Department of Social Services. The state license for Harmony Center's Vermilion Group Home was pulled after an October inspection. DSS said it found children were... more »
  • Lafayette: Railroad Crossing to be closed December 8, 2009

    December 3, 2009 9:41 AM

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009, the railroad crossing located at U. S. 90 @ La. 728-2 (0.3 of a mile southeast of Kaliste Saloom Road) will be closed beginning at 6:30 a.m. for railroad repairs. This closure should remain in effect until 5:00 p.m. that same day. Louisiana Department of Transportation... more »
  • Hunter issued citations for taking bear in a closed season

    November 30, 2009 6:21 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited a hunter on Nov. 27 for killing two Louisiana black bears on Red River Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. Gary Kinsland, 62, of Sunset, was issued citations for two counts of taking bear in a closed season.... more »
  • Acadia Parish 2009 District/School Performance

    October 14, 2009 12:55 PM

    As measured by the state's accountability system, student achievement continues to improve in the Acadia Parish Public School System. Superintendent John E. Bourque stated, "Our schools and the district continue to improve which is a goal we all strive for. There is a concerted effort on our part to work... more »

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