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  • Central works to be 'nice' looking town

    June 17, 2013 9:42 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - No commercial building permits will be issued for sites on certain roads in Central until an ordinance that sets architectural standards is developed and approved by the city council. The Advocate reports Central's City Council approved the moratorium June 11, and it will stay in place... more »
  • Spike Lee works on Michael Jackson documentary

    July 10, 2012 8:44 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Spike Lee worked with Michael Jackson and considered him a friend, but the director says even he learned a lot combing through footage of the icon for a planned documentary about the singer's "Bad" album. Lee calls it a "treasure chest of findings." "We have footage... more »
  • La. Medicaid pharmacy program changes in the works

    June 15, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state health department wants to add a pharmacy benefit to private insurance networks that are providing health care for much of the poor who receive coverage through Medicaid. The Advocate reports that three health insurance entities paid a per-member, per-month premium for Bayou Health... more »
  • Alexandria council works to fix audit findings

    May 30, 2012 6:35 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has cured one of the nine audit findings against the city during the 2010-11 fiscal year. The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/Le5iic ) the council adopting an ordinance Tuesday outlining a new budgetary policy for the city's Risk Management Fund. City officials were... more »
  • Airport terminal plans in works, details unclear

    April 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Questions remain about what a new terminal at the Lafayette Regional Airport will look like, how it will be funded and when construction will begin. The Advertiser reports the airport has an estimated budget of $30 million to $35 million for the project, but constructing a... more »
  • Alexandria Works to Remove Dilapidated Structures

    February 14, 2012 10:03 AM

    The city of Alexandria can't keep up with the demand for destroying dilapidated structures in the city. During the 20-month span from May 2010 to December 2011, City Attorney Chuck Johnson told the city council that 50 homes were destroyed, either by the city or the property owner, while another... more »
  • Facebook wanted works in DeSoto Parish

    September 12, 2011 9:38 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - Social networking, meet the most-wanted list. DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Sgt. Chato Atkins says the Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week features that he prepares for the office's Facebook page have brought at least 10 arrests. He tells The Times of Shreveport that one of the quickest... more »
  • Campaign Against Teen Drinking is Making a Difference

    October 25, 2010 12:12 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Almost a year into an initiative to combat underage drinking and drunken driving in Calcasieu Parish, officials feel the mix of outreach and enforcement has made a big difference. In law enforcement, "we hit them three ways," said Cmdr. James McGee with the Calcasieu Sheriff's... more »
  • Test Shows Chile Mine Rescue Shaft Works

    October 11, 2010 12:29 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The engineer leading Chilean rescue efforts says his team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. Andres Sougarett says the empty capsule descended 2,000 feet (610 meters), just 46 feet (14 meters) short of... more »
  • New Iberia's Public Works Asphalt Street Repairs

    August 3, 2010 2:43 PM

    Asphalt street repairs and curbing repairs will begin on Dale Street from Center Street to St. Jude beginning on August 5th with completion expected by October 5th, weather permitting. One lane will be closed to traffic during this time. Drivers are asked to avoid this road, take alternate routes and... more »
  • Clean Ditches Causes Controversy

    February 11, 2010 8:02 PM

    Residents along Savoy Rd. in Youngville say clogged ditches have been their headache for years. "There's times when there's anywhere from six inches to a foot of water over the road," says Ronnie Landry. He says he's lived here for at least nine years. Landry tells us he's... more »
  • Change That Works in Lafayette

    November 14, 2009 7:14 PM

    Supporters of Presidents Obama's healthcare reform bill got together today at St. James Baptist Church in Lafayette. It was a part of a grass roots movement making its way across the nation. The group traveled from New orleans to spread their message. They focused on senior citizens... more »

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