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  • Advisory group named for pension fund

    October 26, 2014 1:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed a committee to recommend changes to the way the retirement system for New Orleans firefighters is managed. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reported the working group created by a Landrieu executive order will be active for one year. The city and firefighters have fought... more »
  • Tech faculty member named to national board

    August 2, 2014 1:17 PM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - A member of Louisiana Tech University's kinesiology faculty has been named to seat on the board of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. David Szymanski also is strength and conditioning coach for the university's baseball team. Szymanski's election took place at the association's national conference in... more »
  • Serio named audit executive by Peoples Health

    July 26, 2014 12:51 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Health care management company Peoples Health has promoted Shannon Serio to assistant vice president of internal audit. Serio is in charge of operational and financial aspects of the company's internal audit department. She most recently was the company's internal audit director. Serio holds a bachelor of... more »
  • Poverty Point first La. site named to UN list

    June 22, 2014 10:17 PM

    DELHI, La. (AP) - A United Nations agency has named Poverty Point State Historic Site in West Carroll Parish as a World Heritage site. The U.N. Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization granted the designation Sunday during a meeting in Doha, Qatar. It's one of 20 sites added worldwide in an... more »
  • Kuttruff named to LSU textiles post

    June 22, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU College of Agriculture has named Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff to head its new department of textiles, apparel design and merchandising. Kuttruff is a 26-year veteran of the textiles, apparel design and merchandising. Before that, the program was a division of the School of Human... more »
  • Ivory Coast: New prime minister named

    November 22, 2012 8:52 AM

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - President Alassane Ouattara has tapped Foreign Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan to serve as prime minister in a new government one week after the surprise dissolution of cabinet. The appointment of Duncan, a member of the PDCI party of former President Henri Konan Bedie, was announced... more »
  • SU center named most diverse law school

    October 12, 2012 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Southern University Law Center has the most diverse faculty among any law school in the country. That's according to the Princeton Review, an education services company. The Advocate reports the law center is featured in the Princeton Review's 2013 edition of "The Best 168... more »
  • UL Named Tree Campus by Arbor Day Foundation

    March 26, 2012 10:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Arbor Day Foundation has named the University of Louisiana at Lafayette a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the third year of recognition for UL Lafayette. The university achieved the designation by meeting the required five... more »
  • Local VA sergeant named Lead Police Officer of the Year

    March 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - A Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System police sergeant in Baton Rouge has been named the Department of Veterans Affairs Lead Police Officer of the Year for a large-sized facility. This award is given for development of unique or innovative approaches to resolving problems, principled performance... more »
  • 6 semifinalists named for Baton Rouge school head

    January 11, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has narrowed the list to six semifinalists in its search for a new superintendent. The list includes two candidates, Herman Brister Sr. and Maria Pitre-Martin, who are either working or have worked for the parish school system; two... more »
  • Martin named to Board of Regents

    January 9, 2012 10:01 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Governor Bobby Jindal has appointed Roy O. Martin III of Alexandria to the Board of Regents, the state's higher education policy and coordinating board. Martin replaces Mary Ellen Roy of New Orleans, whose term has expired. Martin is the president and chief financial officer for Roy... more »
  • Architect named to La. fire board

    September 5, 2011 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jeffrey Smith has been named to the state Fire Prevention Review Board. Smith, an architect with the Hammond, La., firm Holly & Smith Architects, was appointed to the post by Gov. Bobby Jindal. The board reviews laws and regulations established by the state fire marshal.
  • Interim chief named for entertainment agency

    July 8, 2011 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Chris Stelly has been named interim executive director of the Office of Entertainment Industry Development, the state agency that promotes the state's film, theater, music and digital media industries. The Advocate reported that Stelly replaces Sherri McConnell, who left the post of executive director in... more »
  • Jennifer Lopez Named People's Most Beautiful Woman

    April 13, 2011 12:01 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - People magazine is naming Jennifer Lopez the World's Most Beautiful Woman. The singer, actress and "American Idol" judge tops the magazine's annual list of "the World's Most Beautiful" in a special double issue. Lopez is joined on this honor roll by such lovelies as Halle Berry,... more »
  • 3 Named to UL System Board

    February 16, 2011 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed three new members to the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The governor made the announcement on Tuesday. The three new appointees are former state Sen. Louis Lambert, of Prairieville; oil and gas businessman David Guidry, of New Orleans;... more »
  • New Brees Baby Named Bowen Christopher

    October 20, 2010 11:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he and his wife Brittany have agreed on a name for their second son, and it's Bowen Christopher Brees. The reigning Super Bowl MVP announced the name on his Twitter account Wednesday, one day after the baby was born... more »
  • Hebert Named President Emeritus of McNeese St.

    August 28, 2010 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System has named Robert Hebert president emeritus of McNeese State University. Hebert retired in June after serving 41 years at McNeese, 23 of them as president, making him the university's longest-serving president. The "emeritus" title honors... more »
  • Obama's ex-social secretary named publishing CEO

    August 10, 2010 9:19 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, who resigned after an uninvited couple crashed a state dinner, was named Tuesday as chief executive officer at Johnson Publishing Company Inc. The Chicago-based company, which publishes Ebony and Jet magazines, is the largest black-owned and -operated publisher. Rogers, 51,... 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 »
  • Slow-Moving Tropical Storm Named Blas Has Formed

    June 17, 2010 1:54 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - A slow-moving tropical storm named Blas has formed off Mexico's southwestern coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm formed out of a tropical depression Thursday in the Pacific about 265 miles (425 kilometers) south-southwest of Manzanillo. It was moving northeast around 2 mph (4... more »
  • Tracy Porter Has Street Named For Him

    April 20, 2010 11:52 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The hometown of Saints cornerback Tracy Porter now has a street named for the football hero. With little fanfare, the city of Port Allen on Monday took down the sign with the street's old name - Village Street - and put up the bright blue... more »

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