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  • Hunt for "Hidden Cash" Moves to Southern California

    May 31, 2014 9:27 PM

    HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The California cash rush has moved to the beach. More than the usual kids with pails and men with metal detectors were digging through the sand in Hermosa Beach on Saturday as the anonymous man with the Twitter handle (at)HiddenCash moved his upscale scavenger... more »
  • Veterans office moves to new home

    April 20, 2014 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The office that helps military veterans in East Baton Rouge Parish has moved into a new home. The Advocate reports the city-parish had leased a building for the office for more than three decades, but there were complaints the building had become dilapidated. With windows... more »
  • Jindal moves away from Common Core standards

    April 5, 2014 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After months of sidestepping questions on whether Louisiana should continue its use of the Common Core standards, Gov. Bobby Jindal has edged into the legislative debate, saying the state should develop its own education benchmarks. But people on both sides of the disagreement are wondering... more »
  • Lafayette moves forward to ditch tax rebate

    December 4, 2013 9:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with a rebate that helps retailers cover the cost of collecting sales tax - a move widely panned by the business community. The Advocate reports the council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to move the proposal forward, which is... more »
  • State moves to recover funds charity groups

    November 27, 2013 10:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials will try to recoup more than $2.3 million from 21 community and charitable organizations found to be in violation of Louisiana's financial reporting laws. The move is part of a push initiated by state Treasurer John Kennedy in late July, when he identified 34... more »
  • Rouses moves into Alabama market

    October 1, 2013 9:25 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Rouses Markets is moving into the Alabama market with the acquisition of six stores near the coast. The Thibodaux-based company already operates 38 stores in Louisiana and Mississippi. The Daily Comet reports the newly acquired stores are in Mobile, Gulf Shores, Spanish Fort, Saraland and Theodore.... more »
  • Iberville moves to crackdown on trash and litter

    August 21, 2013 9:30 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish Council put mobile home park, recreational vehicle park and apartment complex owners on a 30-day notice that they are responsible for providing adequate trash containers for their residents or there will be consequences. For several months, The Advocate reports the parish has been... more »
  • Ascension moves to ban private parties for minors

    May 17, 2013 8:52 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Council has voted to outlaw the practice of parents hosting parties where youths under the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcohol. Sheriff Jeff Wiley urged the council Thursday to adopt an ordinance that targets adults who host large parties where youths... more »
  • Marksville company moves to Simmesport

    July 2, 2012 5:47 AM

    SIMMESPORT, La. (AP) - A highway construction and demolition company is moving from Marksville to Simmesport for the deepwater access of the Port of Avoyelles. Brudd Construction Co. LLC broke ground Friday on a 3,600-square-foot office building and hopes to start later this year on a 12,000-square-foot building for construction,... more »
  • Cap on legislative wining and dining moves to $56

    April 24, 2012 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lobbyists can spend more money wining and dining legislators and other public officials starting July 1. The Advocate reports the rate will go up from $54 to $56 per occasion. The law from 2008 started out setting a $50 per event limit, but a provision... 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 »
  • Ecology fest moves from Thibodaux to Morgan City

    August 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program is moving its 15th free celebration of Cajun culture and the environment from a national park in Thibodaux to a park in Morgan City. Executive director Kerry St. Pe told The Courier that the historic spring river flood and opening of... more »
  • New Orleans moves to get rid of last FEMA trailers

    December 30, 2010 9:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The era of the FEMA trailer - a symbol of the prolonged rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina - might be drawing to a close in New Orleans. Citing the remaining 221 trailers as blight, New Orleans officials have told the last remaining residents to be out by... more »
  • Alex, First Named Atlantic Storm, Moves into Gulf

    June 27, 2010 6:54 PM

    BELIZE CITY (AP) - Tropical Storm Alex moved into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday after weakening to a depression as it swirled across Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, dumping rains that left at least four people dead across the region. Alex is expected to regain strength in the coming days... more »
  • Calif. Moves to Ban Plastic Bags at Grocery Stores

    June 2, 2010 10:51 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It could soon cost California shoppers at the checkout aisle if they forget to bring their own bags to the grocery store. Legislation passed Wednesday by the California Assembly would prohibit grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and convenience stores from giving out plastic bags. It would... more »
  • LUS Again Moves Toward Rate Hike

    January 18, 2010 4:46 PM

    LUS customers may soon see an increase on their utility bills. This week, the city-parish council will hear the rate hike proposal for the second time. The proposal was denied last month, because council members insisted the proposal lacked a reason for funding. Director Terry Huval says it's... more »
  • City-Parish Council Moves Forward With Courthouse Demolition

    December 16, 2009 4:35 PM

    The Lafayette City-Parish Council is getting closer to finalizing plans to demolish the old federal courthouse downtown. The council voted to give President Joey Durel the authority to approve requests for access to the property. This is one of the first steps needed for the environmental studies and assessments... more »
  • 232-HELP Has A New Home

    December 3, 2009 4:31 PM

    232-help is moving to a new home. Offices are moving to Jefferson Street across from Keller's Bakery. Executive Director Maria Placer, ensures that services will not be interrupted during the move.
  • Off-track Betting Construction Moves Forward

    November 9, 2009 6:38 PM

    The project to convert an old Walmart in St. Martinville into an off-track betting site is moving forward. Last week we reported Evangeline Downs asked the city to hold off on the project until March 2010, but the company has since had a change of heart and the contract... more »

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