BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say customers at two Louisiana-based energy companies will be receiving refunds as credits on their energy bills this summer. Members of the state's Public Service Commission voted to let Pineville-based electricity provider Cleco Corp. put a refund on its customers' September bills. PSC attorney... more »
SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Sulphur Parks and Recreation Director Norman Farr says the city's newest park should be completed by Dec. 1. The Grove at Heritage Square will be a pedestrian park. The American Press reports - unlike the city's other parks - it won't have playground equipment or ball... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the Louisiana House committee that will lead the redesign of the state's political maps is advising lawmakers against committing to any map designs yet. Ruston Rep. Rick Gallot, chairman of the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, gave that piece of advice to... more »
Now that the moratorium is lifted Chevron says it may be one of the first companies to ask permission to drill in the gulf. Chevron executives say they will apply for drilling permits within the next week, for several deep-water projects. The government says it hasn't received any new applications... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After fixing a leak on a cap designed to plug up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP engineers readied Thursday to see if the new top is enough to contain the gusher. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said at a news briefing in... more »
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The head of the $20 billion oil spill compensation fund says individuals filing claims will soon begin receiving six-month emergency checks instead of monthly payments. Appearing in Pensacola Beach on Monday, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg said the company will start paying individuals in six-month payments... more »
Thanks to an emergency order by the governor, soon, you might be able to get a seasonal flu shot and an H1N1 vaccination at your local pharmacy or health clinic.
Governor Jindal joined the department of health and hospitals to launch the "Fight The Flu campaign."
The governor... more »