NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans is getting greener - and leafier. . The devastation to the canopy of trees in the city by Hurricane Katrina is being repaired by the non-profit Parkway Partners, which has been replanting trees to replace those lost or damaged by the 2005 storm. On... more »
Lafayette Utilities Systems will soon be shelling out millions of dollars to upgrade its power plants, and that will likely mean customers will be paying more.
This time of year electric bills seem high enough, but a few summers from now, the cost to keep you cool could be... more »
People aren't the only ones trying to stay cool as the temperature heats up. Outside dogs rely on their owners to make good decisions, so they don't overheat.
Veterinarian Phillip Dupont said, "provide shade and a sprinkler would help or a big tub of water. They'll go jump right... more »
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - major manufacturer in the nuclear industry is reporting a potential "substantial safety hazard" with control rods at Vermont Yankee and more than two dozen other reactors around the country, according to a report made public Wednesday by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy... more »
With freezing temperatures expected overnight this week it's time to make preparations. You know the rule---protect the p's....that's pipes, plants and pets.
As showers poured down across Acadiana, the temperatures were also moving down. The threat of near freezing temperatures means it's time to protect the plants, pets, and... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter scientists say they've found tomato blight on plants from home gardens in Terrebonne, Lafayette, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes. Symptoms include black lesions on stems and leafstalks, blackened fruit, and dark, dead areas on leaves. Plant pathologist Don Ferrin says home gardeners should remove... more »
Two Louisiana power utilities owned by Entergy Corp. are short $235.5 million for the projected costs of eventually closing two nuclear generating plants - and the power provider wants slight increases in customer rates to close the gap.
According to a Tuesday filing with the Louisiana Public Service Commission,... more »
PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - A large-scale indoor growing operation for marijuana has been discovered in Pontchatoula.
Authorities say local and state police and federal drug agents found the site inside a trailer next to a residence. Additional searches turned up more plants inside the house and in a shed.... more »
The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Funded by the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission Through the Evangeline Law Enforcement Commission District
Press Release Date: 11-30-09
The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept.,... more »