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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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  • New Louisiana law aims to get taxes owed by online shoppers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Online shoppers get ready. Louisiana is beefing up its efforts to collect taxes on purchases made from out-of-state internet retailers.Residents who bought products last year from online companies that don't have a physical store in Louisiana — and who didn't pay state sales taxes on those purchases — will begin receiving notifications this month from the retailers telling them they owe taxes to the state.The Louisiana Department of Revenue says ...

  • News in Brief- January 17, 2018

    US rig count jumps by 15 to 939; Louisiana, New Mexico add 5HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 939.That exceeds the 659 rigs that were active this time a year ago.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported on Friday that 752 rigs were drilling for oil and 187 for natural gas this week.Among oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana and New Mexico each gained five rigs, Oklahoma increased by three, Colorad...

  • Lift bridge closures rescheduled

    Overnight closures for two area lift bridges set for this week have been rescheduled to next week due to inclement weather.The Champagne-Harrelson Lift Bridge in Mathews crossing over Bayou Lafourche at LA 654 will be closed overnight to vehicular traffic from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday January 23, to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 24.This closure is necessary to allow DOTD contractors to replace the balance chain pins on the counterweights.The new Larose Lift Bridge over Bayou Lafourche between LA 308 and...

  • $600M in Louisiana interstate projects moving toward reality

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana intends to use a federal transportation borrowing tool to construct $600 million in interstate projects that have been sought for decades to relieve traffic headaches, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday.The biggest-ticket project is a $350 million widening of Interstate 10 from the Mississippi River Bridge to Interstate 12 in Baton Rouge, a daily chokepoint also considered one of Louisiana's most dangerous stretches of roadway.Also slated for finan...

  • Cold weather driving up energy usage

    Entergy offers energy-saving tips to reduce usage and save moneyBATON ROUGE, La. – As the region prepares for more dropping temperatures, Entergy Louisiana reminds customers to stay not only warm, but also smart when it comes to gas and electricity usage.Colder weather can drive up usage as heaters are running more often to keep homes and businesses warm. For example, during the first week of January Midcontinent Independent System Operator South reported a peak demand for electricity usag...

  • Analysis: La. budget cut options start to shape up this week

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The "fiscal cliff" is about to start getting real.After months of talk about how Louisiana would make $1 billion in state budget cuts if lawmakers don't replace expiring sales taxes, Gov. John Bel Edwards will unveil this week the first proposal for how those cuts might look.The Democratic governor doesn't want to recommend the slashing, but he's required to give lawmakers a spending plan for next year.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Jan. 11-13

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. Al accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. 

  • Breaux to serve as Krewe of Apollo Grand Marshall

    The Lockport-based Krewe of Apollo Carnival Club has announced that Ricky Breaux, Jr. will serve as this year’s Grand Marshall.Ricky resides in Lockport with his wife, Dr. Jenny Breaux, and their two children, Hayden and Rylie.

  • Years later, shoreline stabilization project seems effective

    Two years after the project was completed, a shoreline-stabilization project along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Larose is providing a snapshot into future opportunities for private sector restoration of wetlands, according to an environmental foundation.Known as the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Shoreline Restoration Project, it was a demonstration by America’s WETLAND Foundation of new technologies and approaches to establish or fortify earthen berms that prevent saltwater intrusion int...

  • SL Levee District guardedly optimistic for 2018

    With guarded optimism toward future plans for levee maintenance and improvement, the South Lafourche Levee District held its first meeting of the 2018 on Monday.During a slide presentation, Levee District General Manager Windell Curole listed some of the “successes” in 2017 such as repairing a seepage issue, the Yankee Canal levee improvement and work near the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Larose.Minor seepage in a portion of Section F, water migrating through the base of the levee ...

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Sunday, January 21, 2018