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  • State's first wind farm planned in St. Mary Parish

    July 30, 2013 8:44 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish could be the site of the state's first commercial wind farm of energy-producing turbines under a plan by a Metairie company. The Advocate reports Southern States Renewable Energy is proposing a $40 million project that, under the current plan, would bring eight 498-foot-tall... more »
  • Asbestos found in McNeese State's Kaufman Hall

    March 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University officials have closed Kaufman Hall until further notice because removal of a door led to the release of asbestos, which has contaminated multiple areas of the building. Philip Williams, university president, told the American Press Wednesday that a door on the third... more »
  • State's ex-abstinence program director sentenced

    March 2, 2012 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former director of the Louisiana Governor's Program on Abstinence has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison following her conviction last year on two counts of mail fraud. U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said Thursday that U.S. District Judge James J. Brady... more »
  • State's Last Riverboat Casino License

    June 16, 2010 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana gambling regulators are taking applications for the state's last riverboat casino license. State law limits the number of casino riverboats to 15. The license came open when Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertaiment Inc. scrapped plans for a second casino-hotel project in Lake Charles and returned... more »
  • Jindal Visited The State's Sand Boom Project

    June 3, 2010 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal visited the state's sand boom project today in East Grand Terre, where a berm is actively holding oil back from intruding further into the interior wetlands. While on the tour, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was called to rescue several oiled pelicans.... more »
  • State's New Rules For Developers Borrowing Money

    April 15, 2010 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Changes have been made to the state's rules for developers borrowing money through the federal Gulf Opportunity Zone Act. The cap on GO Zone borrowing approval was raised from $100 million to $250 million. And developers will have to tap the money within 90 days... more »

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