HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University plans to offer a seminar on managing small business risk. The seminar, set for Jan. 27, is offered in collaboration with Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It will be held from 10... more »
LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - In Louisiana's rural northeast corner, crews are working to shore up a Mississippi River levee that protects about 12,000 acres of farmland. The river has been stressing the structure for days as it rises to record levels. State agriculture secretary Mike Strain said the acreage... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon study on gays in the military has determined that overturning the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" might cause some disruption at first but would not create any widespread or long-lasting problems. The findings were confirmed by two people familiar with the findings. They... more »
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A BP executive says the company and industry will be drilling in deeper waters and go farther in their search for oil reserves, and must understand the risks so they can mitigate them in the future. Mike Utsler, the chief of BP's restoration effort along the... more »
CHICAGO (AP) - Women who use hormone pills after menopause may have a new health issue to worry about. An analysis of government research suggests that kidney stones should be added to the list. The research looked at 24,000 postmenopausal women who were taking either hormones or dummy pills. The... more »
The National Weather Services has predicted that a tropical storm currently organizing near the Bahamas is expected to make landfall in Southwest Louisiana or Southeast Texas on Sunday, July 25. Tropical storm force winds and 3-4' above normal tides are predicted for Southwest Louisiana. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain,... more »
One of the biggest health concerns after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers. But since then, the fear of becoming sick in the trailers has vanished with a good bargain.
300 FEMA trailers now fill the old Evangeline Downs Race Track in Carencro. Anxious... more »