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  • Health officials raise red flag against meningitis

    March 3, 2014 10:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Health officials are urging people to take precautions against meningitis. The state Department of Health and Hospitals says an East Baton Rouge high school student died earlier this month from a strain of meningitis. State Epidemiologist Raul Ratard says the type of virus found in the... more »
  • Amazon CEO plans to raise sunken Apollo 11 engines

    March 29, 2012 9:52 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long before Jeff Bezos became an Internet mogul, he was enthralled by the mysteries of space. As a 5-year-old, Bezos, along with half a billion people around the world, watched in awe as American astronaut Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon in 1969.... more »
  • Residents Raise $300,000 for State Park

    November 19, 2010 8:07 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Community Foundation of Acadiana says businesses, individuals and local governments have pitched in nearly $300,000 since October to keep Palmetto Island State Park open in Vermilion Parish. Construction on the $13 million park was complete this year, but state budget cuts nearly kept it closed... more »
  • LA's Top Education Leader Won't Take His Pay Raise of $22,000

    September 15, 2010 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top education leader won't take his pay raise this year because of the state's budget troubles. Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek will keep his $377,000 pay package, without adding the 6 percent boost he could have gotten. The raise would have given him another... more »
  • High Seas Delayed Operations to Raise Failed Blowout Preventer

    August 30, 2010 12:56 PM

    BP PLC says high seas on the Gulf of Mexico have delayed operations to raise the piece of equipment from the seabed that failed to prevent the massive oil spill. The oil giant, in a Twitter posting Monday, did not say how long the delay would be. Engineers were supposed... more »
  • No Lawmaker Pay Raises This Year in House

    April 1, 2010 3:35 PM

    The state House of Representatives won't give out annual pay raises to its workers next year as Louisiana continues to struggle with budget problems. House Speaker Jim Tucker said Wednesday that the chamber will follow the lead of Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Civil Service Commission, who have... more »
  • Proposal Will Ban Government Worker Pay Raises

    March 16, 2010 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Civil Service Commission is considering whether to suspend pay raises for more than 61,000 rank-and-file state government workers in the upcoming budget year. The proposal, released Tuesday, would strip state agencies of the ability to give 4 percent annual... more »
  • LSU Coaches Set To Get A Raise

    January 21, 2010 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Pay raises for baseball coach Paul Mainieri, football defensive coordinator John Chavis and others are up for approval next week by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Mainieri, who led the baseball team to a national championship last year, would get a $100,000 pay raise receiving... more »
  • President to give pay raise to troops

    October 28, 2009 9:28 AM

    Troops are about to get a hefty pay raise. It's contained in a defense bill being signed today (October 28, 2009) by President Obama. The military pay increase of 3-point-4 percent exceeds inflation and is a half-percent more than even the president asked for. The 680-billion dollar package also includes... more »

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