NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new report says the Louisiana Recovery School District, which runs most New Orleans public schools, has undertaken a much needed effort to transform the city's chronically failing high schools by turning them over to charter groups, phasing them out or closing them. The report by... more »
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Oil has brought enormous economic prosperity to the busiest city in North Dakota's booming oil patch but also has exacerbated problems in housing, infrastructure and traffic, even pushing some "stressed out" older residents to move away, Williston Mayor Ward Koeser told industry and government officials Tuesday.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An audit of the Southern University System for the fiscal year that ended last June says there is no evidence students at the Southern Law Center and the New Orleans and Shreveport campuses were informed in a timely manner on how to apply for hardship... more »
COLFAX, La. (AP) - Officials in Grant Parish are considering the best way to attack a growing infrastructure problem in the parish. The Town Talk reports the Grant Parish Police Jury recently released its 2011-12 Master Plan, which was put together by Pineville consultant Darrell Glascock. The 61-page report identifies... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says federal agencies are investigating allegations of widespread errors in foreclosure documents. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says in a statement that an interagency task force on financial fraud has launched an investigation into the foreclosure process. He also says the Federal Housing... more »
NEW ORLEANS - The cleanup of history's worst peacetime oil spill is generating thousands of tons of oil-soaked debris that is ending up in local landfills, some of which were already dealing with environmental concerns.
The soft, absorbent boom that has played the biggest role in containing the spill... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative auditor's report issued Monday found medical billing problems at three LSU-operated hospitals. The Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, University Medical Center at Lafayette and Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center at Independence "failed to adequately bill and record certain hospital professional services"... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lawyers for a Lafayette group home whose license was revoked last month have filed an appeal with the Louisiana Department of Social Services.
The state license for Harmony Center's Vermilion Group Home was pulled after an October inspection.
DSS said it found children were... more »
The boil water advisory issued for Milton residents was lifted on Saturday, October 17th. The parish water and sewer commission says all water is safe for use.
The Milton Water System has experienced problems with the water supply system. Because of these problems, the water produced by... more »