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  • BBB of Acadiana Warns of Utility Scam

    February 18, 2014 7:39 AM

    The BBB of Acadiana is alerting Acadiana residents to scam utility collections calls and emails using fear tactics to scam residents. BBB of Acadiana has received calls reporting scammers claiming to be with several Acadiana utilities, including Lafayette Utilities Systems (LUS), SLEMCO, Cleco and Entergy. The scammers are... more »
  • Ascension considers getting into utility business

    May 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish government officials, already trying to pull together the early pieces of a parish-wide sewer system, also have been investigating the possibility of getting into the natural gas and water business. The Advocate reports Parish President Tommy Martinez has been meeting with an economic development... more »
  • Utility penalties proposal advances in Baker

    December 6, 2012 10:10 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - The Baker City Council has voted to take up a proposed ordinance reducing municipal penalties against utility customers who do not pay their bills on time. Councilman Charles Vincent said during Tuesday's council meeting he has been interested in advancing the legislation for 10 years, but... more »
  • Alexandria mayor wants to build utility pipeline

    June 27, 2012 7:15 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy wants to build natural gas pipeline. Roy told the Alexandria City Council's Utility Committee Tuesday he wanted to talk about a new project -- building the city's own natural gas interconnect. The project would cost about $5.5 million. Roy says the... more »
  • Alexandria council votes to increase utility rates

    April 4, 2012 9:55 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to increase utilities rates to help pay for future infrastructure improvements. The Town Talk reports those two items were among the big-ticket changes in the 2012-13 budget approved by the council Tuesday by a 6-1 vote. District 1 Councilman Ed... more »
  • Ville Platte Cracking Down on Unpaid Utility Bills

    August 31, 2011 11:22 PM

    Ville Platte residents could lose water and gas utilities September 1, 2011, as part of the city's crack down on delinquent bills. And the mayor said it's a problem that's been going on for years. After several audits, and thousands of dollars lost, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said... more »
  • Upgrades Could Cost LUS Millions, Raise Electric Prices

    August 9, 2011 10:53 PM

    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 »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help Locating A Utility Trailer

    July 30, 2010 11:26 AM

    Stolen from 228 US HWY 190 in Eunice July 25th, 2010 a 2004 STS 16 foot utility trailer, black in color, dual wheels, pull out ramps was stolen. Simmular to this picture. If anyone has information, call St Landry Crime Stoppers at 337-948 8477.
  • 911 Building In Opelousas

    June 17, 2010 12:26 PM

    The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has been awarded a 2010 Polaris Ranger 500 4x4 and utility trailer through the parish homeland security grant program. The purpose of 4 x 4 all terrain vehicle will be to survey and secure a incident scene, transport first responder personnel to and from... more »
  • Road Closed: Indest to Duperier Street , New Iberia

    February 19, 2010 11:40 AM

    Mayor Hilda Curry has stated that Front Street from Indest Street to Duperier Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, February 15, 2010 at 8am to Monday, February 22, 2010 at 4pm as CLECO will be working in the area upgrading utility poles. Motorists are asked to... more »
  • Cleco bills expected to shrink by year's end services

    October 15, 2009 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Electricity customers with Cleco Power LLC are expected to see their utility bills drop by the end of the year. That's when the company's Rodemacher 3 power plant goes on line, a petroleum coke-fired generator in central Louisiana that will offer a cheaper... more »

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