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  • St. John teacher union OKs contract

    June 22, 2012 6:24 AM

    EDGARD, La. (AP) - The St. John Association of Educators has signed off on a one-year contract approved last week by the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board. The Times-Picayune reports that the union gave its approval this week to the agreement, which is virtually identical to the current... more »
  • Bill would require union negotiations to be public

    March 29, 2012 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House will consider a proposal to open up collective bargaining negotiations between local government agencies and labor unions to the public. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 8-2 Wednesday for the measure by Republican Rep. Tony Ligi. Ligi says he proposed the... more »
  • LSU Faculty Senate Supports New Union

    September 9, 2011 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Faculty Senate has voted in favor of supporting the faculty's organized labor union, called "LSUnited." The faculty group easily approved the resolution on Thursday after the language was weakened somewhat to urge the faculty to "support" the union, rather than the original language... more »
  • Former Credit Union Official Admits Fraud

    September 9, 2011 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former marketing director at Dow Federal Credit Union in Plaquemine has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to a charge of mail fraud. Ashley E. Braud admitted to U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola Thursday that she used credit union funds in August... more »
  • L.D.W.F. Agents Rescue Missing Father And Two Young Sons

    November 3, 2010 5:18 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued a missing father and his two sons on Nov. 3 in Union Parish. Agents received a call from the Union Parish Sheriff's Office shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov. 2 about Timothy Thomas, 36, and his two sons,... more »
  • Grass fire kills Union Parish man

    October 19, 2010 10:11 AM

    MARION, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Marion man was fatally burned while trying to extinguish a fire he had set. Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley says that 87-year-old Joe Ollie Rivers died Saturday afternoon while cleaning up around his home. Buckley said a witness, who was helping Rivers, told... more »
  • Gretna Federal Credit Union Employee Arrested for Theft

    October 8, 2010 2:53 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Leslie Leblanc, a former teller with the Jefferson Parish Employees Federal Credit Union was arrested for allegedly stealing $31,000. The Times-Picayune reports that the 24-year-old River Ridge woman was booked Wednesday with theft. Vicki O'Brien, president and chief financial officer to the credit union, says they... more »
  • Peabody Magnet High Opens a Credit Union Branch

    September 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Peabody Magnet High School student Keverick Tanner, 17, looked pleased after he realized he successfully helped a customer open his first savings account. "It felt pretty good," Keverick said with a smile as he completed his first day as a teller at a Pelican State Credit... more »
  • Jindal Education Bill: Lawsuit Filed By Teachers Union

    July 1, 2010 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A teachers union has sued over a new law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to let public schools waive certain state education regulations. The lawsuit was filed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on Thursday - one day after Jindal signed the bill into law.... more »
  • ACLU Representing Family Fighting Sex Segregation Policy At Middle School In Vermilion Parish

    February 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - In the first court hearing ever about sex segregation in coed public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana argued today that the school board in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana illegally discriminated against both boys and girls at Rene A. Rost Middle School by... more »
  • Opelousas road closed to right derailed train

    February 18, 2010 11:17 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Part of Louisiana Highway 749 - known in Opelousas as Railroad Ave. - is closed while crews work to right a derailed freight train. Jim Herring of Union Pacific Railroad Co. says the 10 cars were carrying rocks for railroad track beds when they derailed Tuesday... more »
  • UL Lafayette Preview Day

    November 19, 2009 11:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE - High school juniors and seniors from across Louisiana are invited to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during Preview Day on Nov. 21. This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the university, meet with current students and faculty and tour... more »
  • Road Closed: Opelousas, detours given

    November 2, 2009 11:00 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, November 4, 2009 , LA 3043 will be closed ½ mile north of its South Junction with LA 104 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, for railroad repairs. Work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last until 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. The detour will consist of... more »

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