YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Youngsville voters will decide Oct. 19 whether to levy a 4 percent tax on hotel stays, even though there are no hotels in the city. Mayor Wilson Viator call the tax approved by the city council last week wishful thinking, But Viator told The Advocate he... more »
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Louisiana-based Smoothie King, which was sold in July to a South Korea-based corporation, will move its headquarters from Covington to Jefferson Parish and expand its 45-person headquarters staff with 60 new jobs. The announcement was made Tuesday by state officials and Greater New Orleans Inc., the... more »
GREENBURG, La. (AP) - A federal district judge says he has the authority to transfer the state-run St. Helena Central Middle School back into local school board control but he's not going to do so right now. The Advocate reports St. Helena Parish school system officials argued that the district's... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to take action on... more »
Driver's in St. Landry Parish can continue using the Melville Ferry, but only for a little while longer.
The ferry was scheduled to close for good Saturday, October 9, but the date has been pushed back until the end of the soybean harvest at the end of the year---December... more »
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MIAMI (AP) - The deadline for Haitians to apply to legally stay and work in the U.S has been extended until January. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday that the government extended the July 20 deadline. The extension was given in response to community advocates who said... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. - East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent JohnBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent John Dilworth has changed his mind about leaving his job. Dilworth announced Thursday that he is rescinding the resignation that he submitted April 16. Dilworth credited his reversal to what he... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Liking the recent switch to daylight-saving time? One lawmaker is proposing that Louisiana observe it year-round. Abbeville Rep. Jonathan Perry's bill would require a permanent "spring forward," prohibiting the state from reverting back to standard time on Nov. 7, when most of the rest of... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama will tell the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you."
The White House posted Obama's remarks, scheduled for Tuesday, in advance on its Website at midday Monday. Obama's planned... more »