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  • Some landowners can get help starting bird habitats

    May 7, 2012 6:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Agricultural producers in 22 parishes may be eligible for financial assistance to create bird habitat on their land. A news release from Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers in... more »
  • Madonna to open string of gyms, starting in Mexico

    October 25, 2010 9:52 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pop singer Madonna is opening a chain of fitness centers around the world to be known as Hard Candy Fitness global gyms. A partnership between Madonna, her manager and New Evolution Ventures plans to open the first gym in a posh neighborhood in Mexico City on... more »
  • Leesville Man Sentenced to 1 Year Prison for Starting Forest Fires

    September 3, 2010 11:46 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge in Vernon Parish has ordered a 66-year-old Leesville man to spend a year in jail and repay nearly $21,000 to owners of timber he was convicted of burning. The Daily Leader reports that Judge Vernon B. Clark sentenced Darrell Wayne Westmoreland to... more »
  • Man Accused of Stabbing Son Goes on Trial Starting Today

    August 18, 2010 1:36 PM

    Newman Thibodeaux, the man accused of stabbing his son, Keith Thibodeaux, in the stomach earlier this year at the Belaire Cove Crawfish Etoufee cookoff in Ville Platte, goes on trial starting today in Ville Platte starting at 9am. Jury selection was held yesterday (Tuesday).
  • Surrey Street Bridge Will Be Closed Starting July 12 For 30 Days

    July 9, 2010 3:53 PM

    Surrey Street Bridge will be closed beginning Monday, July 12, for approximately 30 days. Detour routes will be posted.
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 5, 2010 7:09 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 4, 2010 3:26 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • Ellen DeGeneres Starting Her Own Music Label

    May 26, 2010 11:53 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - After a season judging singers on "American Idol," Ellen DeGeneres is delving deeper into the music business with her own label. The talk show host was announcing on her show Wednesday that she is starting a label called eleveneleven. Her first act will be 12-year-old Greyson... more »
  • Heavy, Sticky Oil Starting to Clog Louisiana Marshes

    May 20, 2010 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Heavy, sticky oil from a massive month long spill was starting to clog Louisiana marshes on the Gulf of Mexico as another edge of the partly submerged crude reached a powerful current that could take it to Florida and beyond. Brown ooze that coated marsh... more »

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