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  • Repairs planned for New Orleans bridge

    March 23, 2014 1:52 PM

  • Mass planting of pine seedlings planned

    January 13, 2014 9:47 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Volunteers for the Northlake Nature Center plan to plant more than 1,000 longleaf pine seedlings in areas of St. Tammany Parish that were heavily damaged by pine beetles in the 1990s and then hurt again by hurricanes in 2005. A nature center spokeswoman says the work... more »
  • Education lectures planned at UNO

    August 26, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Education professors from Atlanta and New York City will deliver lectures on urban education in September at the University of New Orleans. The presentations in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center will be open to the public. The Times-Picayune reports Georgia State University professor... more »
  • No special Lafayette school board meeting planned

    July 30, 2013 8:51 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Board President Shelton Cobb says there are no current plans to have a special Lafayette Parish School Board meeting this week to discuss the pending investigation into Superintendent Pat Cooper. The Advertiser reports the board voted 5-4 at its July 17 meeting to hire a Gretna... more »
  • State's first wind farm planned in St. Mary Parish

    July 30, 2013 8:44 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish could be the site of the state's first commercial wind farm of energy-producing turbines under a plan by a Metairie company. The Advocate reports Southern States Renewable Energy is proposing a $40 million project that, under the current plan, would bring eight 498-foot-tall... more »
  • Gonzales roundabouts planned for La. Highway 30

    July 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - After more than a year of studies, a plan for roundabouts on La. 30 near Interstate 10 could be coming public soon. Gonzales City Engineer Jackie Baumann tells The Advocate she and other city officials have worked with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for... more »
  • Media campaign planned for school funding program

    May 17, 2013 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish school system and individual schools may soon be able to draw from private donations to pay for new computers, band uniforms or renovations without siphoning money out of the district's budget. The Advocate reports the Lafayette Parish Fund for Excellence in Public Schools,... more »
  • Hearing planned on alternative fuel tax break

    October 25, 2012 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The revenue department is holding a public hearing on proposed regulations that spell out limits on the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit. The tax break program's cost has grown much larger than estimated and has become a headache for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration because... more »
  • New elementary school planned for Fort Polk

    July 23, 2012 6:58 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A new elementary school will be built just outside Fort Polk. The Town Talk reports the new $20 million South Polk Elementary School will be built with mostly federal funds. Officials say the school will ease crowding and improve conditions at the two elementary schools that... more »
  • Closure planned for Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling

    June 4, 2012 6:07 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - State transportation officials say the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling will be closed in both directions beginning Friday at 7 p.m. The northbound lanes will reopen by noon on June 10 and southbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. The full closure... more »
  • Anonymous jury planned for Lil Boosie trial

    March 30, 2012 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The rarely used practice of an anonymous jury will be used for the high-profile first-degree murder trial of rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch, court officials say. Hatch, accused in an alleged murder-for-hire in 2009, is scheduled to begin April 30. The Advocate reported. East Baton... more »
  • Anonymous jury planned for Lil Boosie trial

    March 29, 2012 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Court officials say the rarely utilized practice of an anonymous jury will be used for the high-profile first-degree murder trial of rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch. The Advocate reports the trial of Hatch, accused in an alleged murder-for-hire in 2009, is scheduled to begin April... more »
  • Renovations planned at Civil War museum

    March 19, 2012 6:35 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A major renovation at the Mansfield State Historic Site museum begins Monday. The Times reports the museum will be closed to the public through at least late April. Renovations include installation of lighting, flooring and wall treatments in preparation for new exhibits about the Civil War... more »
  • 2 OMV offices planned for New Orleans area

    March 16, 2012 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's motor vehicles chief says Louisiana is planning to open two motor vehicle offices in the New Orleans area, possibly in the next two to three months. Office of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Nick Gautreaux told a House transportation committee this week it only has... more »
  • Overlay project planned for I-10

    February 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A project to overlay 13 miles of Interstate 10 in Lafayette and St. Martin parishes is expected to begin by the end of 2013. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials say the estimated $76 million project is the largest on their 2012-2013 proposed priority list... more »
  • New movie theater planned in Ruston

    January 17, 2012 10:39 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - A second movie theater is coming to Ruston. The Daily Leader reports that St. Cloud, Minn., based United Entertainment Corp. is buying 7.8 acres of land to develop a new nine-screen, all-digital movie theater. Chief operating officer Michael Ross says work could begin by the end... more »
  • French Week planned in New Orleans

    October 17, 2011 6:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The consulate general of France in New Orleans is planning a variety of French-centered activities in New Orleans Nov. 17-20. Dubbed Semaine Francaise, or French Week, more than 20 events are planned. Included are business and economic symposiums, a Beaujolais festival, exhibits by French artists, photographers... more »
  • DWI checkpoints planned in Washington, St. Tammany

    July 14, 2011 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State police plan to operate three sobriety checkpoints for drivers in the Florida Parishes. A spokesman for Troop L said the first checkpoint will go up on Friday in Washington Parish at 9 p.m. On Saturday, troopers will conduct two DWI checkpoints in St. Tammany Parish... more »
  • Protest Rally Planned to Push Science Law Repeal

    April 28, 2011 6:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge high school senior is planning a protest to push for repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act, which critics say can be used to promote creationism in schools. The rally, organized by student Zack Kopplin, is scheduled for today on the Capitol... more »
  • ULL Student Group to Protest Planned budget Cuts

    October 5, 2010 9:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week. Links for Literacy hopes to raise awareness of budget cuts and the possibility of new ones this winter.... more »
  • Destroyer Planned as Museum had 4 Kittens Aboard

    August 30, 2010 5:46 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - When the USS Orleck departed Orange, Texas, for Lake Charles on May 18, the Gearing-class destroyer had four secret stowaways. They managed to remain undetected for the vessel's two-day trip to Lake Charles. Once the Orleck docked at its new homeport on the Calcasieu River,... more »
  • New Public Safety Complex Planned in Lafayette

    May 14, 2010 9:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - In Lafayette, officials have provided the latest update on a planned Public Safety Complex for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the first phase of which will cost about $15 million. Sheriff's Office Corrections Director Rob Reardon said the complex will include a 200-bed work-release housing complex... more »
  • Mass Census Worker Testing Centers Planned In Morgan City

    March 16, 2010 1:19 PM

    Need a job? The 2010 Census hiring campaign hits high gear with mass testing sessions for those interested in a temporary position with good weekly pay, mileage reimbursement and flexible hours. The test will be administered on Thursday, March 18, at the Morgan City Recreation Center, 915 Everett Street,... more »
  • Safety Checkpoint Planned In Iberia Parish

    March 16, 2010 1:15 PM

    Iberia Parish Safety Checkpoint On March 17, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within Iberia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Troopers will be actively looking for vehicles that are not insured. Vehicles without insurance could be towed and... more »
  • Activists In Landrieu's Office Planned Hidden Camera Operation

    January 28, 2010 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four men charged with trying to tamper with a senator's phones - including a conservative activist known for targeting ACORN - hoped to record embarrassing hidden camera footage to document allegations her staff was ignoring calls critical of her stance on health care reform, an attorney... more »
  • Sobriety Checkpoint Planned In Iberia Parish

    December 28, 2009 2:47 PM

    On December 30, 2009, Louisiana State Police - Troop I, will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint within Iberia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Troopers will be actively looking for impaired drivers, as well as other violations. During the New Year holiday, troopers recognize... more »
  • Producers of 'True Grit' Remake Seek A Female Actress

    December 15, 2009 6:12 PM

    Producers of a planned remake of the 1969 movie True Grit are looking for a young girl to play the lead female role of "Mattie Ross". The movie will not be filmed in Louisiana. The search is for a 12 to 16 year old Caucasian girl and will be held... more »

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