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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016



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  • Golden Meadow skate park should open by Halloween

    Construction on the Golden Meadow skate park has been ongoing despite rain delays, and skaters can expect an opening by Halloween.

    The timeline for completing the project was delayed almost a month due to recent rain, according to project engineer John Plaisance of J. Wayne Plaisance Inc.

  • Public participation encouraged for parish transportation plan

    Mathews, LA –The South Central Planning and Development Commission is requesting public participation with input on the Lafourche Parish Transportation Plan.Meetings will be held in various places and times throughout the parish to enable the public an opportunity for input as the plan is prepared.The plan will detail roadway projects within the parish and highlight new roadways and the widening of existing ones. It will also emphasize bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, safety improvements, ...

  • Auditors say recovery money misspent on Louisiana fish safety testing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gulf oil spill recovery money intended for testing to ensure fish caught off Louisiana were safe for consumers instead paid for unnecessary iPads, cameras, boats and now-missing fishing equipment, state auditors said, calling the safety program so mismanaged it couldn't even declare if the catch was fit to eat.

    Energy giant BP PLC gave Louisiana millions of dollars for the program aimed at restoring confidence in the state's multibillion-dollar seafood industry after a massive oil spill fouled the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. But auditors said they believe hundreds of thousands of dollars were misspent.

  • Edwards, Landry to meet over latest budget disagreement

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards will sit down with Attorney General Jeff Landry next week to try to hash out their latest budget dispute.

    Representatives of the Democratic governor and Republican attorney general say a Sept. 30 meeting has been scheduled to discuss Landry budget requests that were stalled by the Edwards administration.

  • Area development: Louisiana ranks as top 5 state for business

    Louisiana advances three spots to No. 5, its highest ranking ever in publication’s Top States for Doing BusinessBATON ROUGE, La. — Area Development has ranked Louisiana No.

  • 2 Louisiana metro areas grow fast in 2015, 2 shrink fast

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's eight metropolitan areas included two of the nation's fastest-growing economies and two of its fastest-shrinking in 2015.Lake Charles' economy grew 8.3 percent, third-fastest in the nation according to numbers released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. That growth was boosted by an increase in nondurable goods manufacturing, tied to oil and chemical refining. Baton Rouge grew 5.4 percent, 17th-fastest nationwide, also boosted ...

  • Thousands register for free Smoking Cessation Program

    NEW ORLEANS – The Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) recently crossed another major milestone by exceeding 60,000 applicants (60,288, as of Sept. 7), who have made the commitment to do one of the hardest things they will probably ever do in their lives—quit smoking.According to the 2015 America’s Health Rankings® Report from the United Health Foundation, Louisiana presently ranks 46 out of 50 states for tobacco use, with nearly a quarter of the state’s residents smoking.Th...

  • Jobs and workers drop in Louisiana, but jobless rate level

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's economy lost more jobs in August, though the unemployment rate stayed flat because workers exited the economy just as quickly.Employer payrolls fell by 7,000 in August to 1.97 million after months of stability. Used by many economists as their top labor market indicator, payrolls were 19,000 below August 2015 levels.The Louisiana unemployment rate was flat in August at 6.3 percent. But that separate survey of workers showed lower numbers of people seekin...

  • Assumption sheriff's police dogs get bulletproof vests

    GONZALES, La. (AP) — The four police dogs of the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office now have bulletproof vests, thanks to a national nonprofit organization.Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a news release Diesel, Isa, Major and Vickie were sized for its made-to-order vest that arrived this week.Falcon said the vests are stab-resistant and bulletproof, and will protect dogs that are a priceless asset in police work.The sheriff says Canine Wounded Heroes partners with the K9 Tactical Gear c...

  • Charlotte under state of emergency in 2nd night of protests

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency in the city.The man was not shot by police who had massed in riot gear to keep the marchers outside an upscale downtown hotel, Charlotte officials ...

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