HOUMA, La. (AP) - Two Terrebonne Parish bridges will get makeovers though the work may take several years to complete. The Courier reports the Terrebonne Parish Council has approved the work for the Buquet Street and Caroll Street bridges under a federal grant program. The Buquet Bridge crosses Bayou Terrebonne... more »
MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachita Parish 911 Communications District is preparing to spend millions to upgrade its system to the "next generation of 911." Ouachita Parish 911 coordinator Craig Lott tells The News-Star the communication district has saved money through surcharges on wireless phone users to help pay for... more »
Lafayette Utilities Systems will soon be shelling out millions of dollars to upgrade its power plants, and that will likely mean customers will be paying more.
This time of year electric bills seem high enough, but a few summers from now, the cost to keep you cool could be... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University officials say Frazar Memorial Library will undergo a long anticipated $7.2 million renovation starting this year. The original, 40,000-squarefoot facility was completed in 1961. Its size doubled as the result of a 1984 expansion. The last renovation was in 1986, which was... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina floodedgo with Murray. cent of this city, the Army Corps of Engineers says billions of dollars of work has made the city much safer and many of its defenses could withstand a storm as strong as the deadly 2005 hurricane. Surprisingly,... more »
Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) announced today that the Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, Louisiana, has been awarded an $85,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. This investment will help the airport conduct an assessment to determine how to reduce the hazards posed by birds and other wildlife to aircraft... more »
Some high tech upgrades are coming to the Iberia parish jail. The old analog surveillance system is being swapped for a digital one. The $140,000 system was paid for with state grant money. Last month at another jail, an inmate was discovered beaten to death by fellow inmates. The new... more »