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  • New Orleans plants 10,000 tree since Katrina

    February 3, 2012 8:54 AM

    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 »
  • Upgrades Could Cost LUS Millions, Raise Electric Prices

    August 9, 2011 10:53 PM

    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 »
  • The Intense Heat Puts Pets and Plants in Danger

    June 6, 2011 6:39 PM

    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 »
  • Possible fuel rod hazard seen at some nuke plants

    February 16, 2011 9:32 PM

    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 »
  • Time to Protect the Plants, Pipes, & Pets

    January 10, 2011 12:45 AM

    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 »
  • Infected Tomato Plants in Lafayette

    May 5, 2010 10:54 AM

    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 »
  • 2 Entergy units short of having enough money to eventually close nuclear plants

    January 6, 2010 11:05 AM

    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 »
  • Large-scale indoor grow operation raided

    December 19, 2009 11:35 PM

    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 »
  • Franklin man arrested for cultivation of Marijuana

    November 30, 2009 8:35 AM

    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 »

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