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  • Parishes to pay for college business adviser

    September 13, 2014 2:11 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have agreed to split the salary cost for an adviser in the Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University. The position was necessary after federal budget cuts hindered the center's ability to hire a new employee to handle services for local... more »
  • Help Stuff the Bus St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes!!!

    July 25, 2012 8:50 AM

    St. Landry-Evangeline United Way would like the community to come out and help "stuff the Bus" for the children of Opelousas, Eunice and Ville Platte. There will be donation locations at WinnDixie in Eunice, the Opelousas school board office on Cresswell and City Hall in Ville Platte. This school supply... more »
  • Franklin, Tensas parishes drug probe nets 12

    April 24, 2012 7:20 AM

    ST. MARY, La. (AP) - An ongoing methamphetamine investigation in Franklin and Tensas parishes has resulted in a dozen arrests. Louisiana State Police say six women and six men were booked Monday on various charges into the Franklin Parish Detention Center. Investigators say most face charges of racketeering, conspiracy to... more »
  • Parishes getting tourism payments from BP

    April 22, 2011 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seventeen Louisiana parishes are getting initial payments from BP's post-oil spill tourism fund. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says the payments total just over $1.2 million. Lafayette Parish is the first to have its plan approved. It will use about $235,000 to advertise regionally for its... more »
  • 4 Acadiana Parishes Creating Paddle Trail

    November 14, 2010 12:24 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The National Park Service will help four Acadiana parishes create a Bayou Teche paddle trail for canoes, kayaks and pirogues. Public meetings are planned Tuesday in Port Barre and Thursday in Charenton about the proposed route through St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes.... more »
  • Fire Rages in Bossier and Webster Parishes - One Worker Burned

    September 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    DOYLINE, La. - A state forestry worker is burned while bulldozing a firebreak against a woods fire that started near Doyline and spread toward Haughton. The worker's name and condition weren't available Monday morning. He was burned Sunday, when Bossier and Webster parish firefighters and state forestry workers spent more... more »
  • Several Areas of LA's Waters Reopened to Commercial Fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

    August 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
  • 2 Louisiana broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has awarded grants and loans totaling $33.5 million to two Louisiana broadband companies to expand high-speed Internet into rural areas. The money comes from the federal economic stimulus program. Allen's TV Cable, Inc., which serves Morgan City and several other areas, received a... more »
  • 53 parishes declared natural disaster

    November 30, 2009 3:41 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared 53 parishes as primary natural disaster areas and ten parishes as contiguous disaster areas due to a combination of disasters including a severe drought and excessive rainfall that caused production losses for farmers throughout the state.... more »
  • Low Voter Turnout

    October 19, 2009 7:29 PM

    Parishes across Acadiana are reporting rather low voter turnouts in this weekend's special elections. "It is disappointing in a way that you know, a lot of money is spent per vote," said St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters John Moreau On every election, Moreau estimates that anywhere from $800 to... more »

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