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  • 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 »
  • World Heritage status sought for Poverty Point

    July 22, 2011 5:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is working with the federal government to put the Poverty Point State Historic Site in northeast Louisiana on the World Heritage Site list. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Thursday that the Office of State Parks and Cultural Development and the U.S. Department of the... more »
  • Poverty Point up for distinction

    July 14, 2011 9:38 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Poverty Point State Historic Site's prehistoric earthworks in West Carroll Parish took a giant leap toward inclusion on the United Nations' World Heritage List when U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said he will propose the site to be considered as a U.S. nomination. The... more »
  • Officials tout new lodge at Poverty Point

    July 4, 2011 8:25 AM

    DELHI, La. (AP) - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park at Delhi, which already featured cabins built over the lake and a top-tier golf course, has now opened a new 17-room, $1.3 million lodge. The Black Bear Lodge opened Friday just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The... more »
  • Judge dismisses Poverty Point fraud case

    July 6, 2010 5:18 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) At the request of prosecutors, a federal judge has dismissed a fraud case against a northeastern Louisiana district attorney, a legislator's brother and a businessman accused of conspiring to enrich themselves by hiding their stake in land next to a public project. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley's office... more »
  • Sentencing set in extortion case

    May 18, 2010 8:05 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) Mike Thompson, the former director of the Poverty Point Reservoir District, is scheduled to be sentenced June 16. The News-Star reports Thompson was found guilty Jan. 20 of extorting state resources for his personal benefit. A jury deliberated for nearly four hours before convicting Thompson on one... more »

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