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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019



Breaking News

  • La. voters lock up more of the budget from cuts

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Balancing Louisiana's budget could be trickier for state lawmakers and the governor. Voters agreed in this week's election to two constitutional amendments passed by the Legislature that will make it more difficult to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid funding from hospitals and nursing homes.

  • Federal funding to help fix West Larose Lift Bridge

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently received $41.4 million in additional federal highway funding due to successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2013-2014 federal fiscal year.

    Each year, the United States Department of Transportation redistributes federal funding to states that are successful in obligating their full federal highway funding allotment during the fiscal year, which spans from October 1 through September 30.


  • Jindal and Kennedy reach a deal on $200M borrowing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Treasurer John Kennedy and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration have struck a deal that will allow the state to borrow $200 million for construction work before any projects experienced delays, both sides confirmed Thursday.Kennedy and Jindal's Division of Administration reached a compromise on the financial documents needed for the borrowing.

  • Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the latest loss for the oil giant as it fights court decisions that could ultimately bring $18 billion in penalties. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments that there were errors in its June 4 ruling on BP's Clean Water Act liability.

  • US employers add 214K jobs; rate falls to 5.8 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years. The Labor Department also said 31,000 more jobs were added in August and September than it had previously estimated. 

  • Hercules Offshore to lay off 324 workers

    HOUMA — Houston-based Hercules Offshore says it will lay off 324 offshore Gulf of Mexico workers, about 15 percent of its workforce, because of a decline in business.The drilling rig contractor sent a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission last week, saying the company would lay off the employees by the end of the year.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Oct. 31 - Nov. 5

    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. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • HealthCare.gov gets cybersecurity upgrades

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.

    Andy Slavitt oversees the complex technology. Slavitt says the facility that hosts HealthCare.gov is now certified to meet rigorous government standards for cloud computing.


  • 1 surrenders, 1 fugitive in alleged $1M scam

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says officials have arrested one of two Romanian men accused of scamming people out of more than $1 million on Craigslist and other classified advertising websites.

    Spokesman Corey Britt said in a news release Tuesday that 49-year-old Gheorghe ("George") Olar surrendered Oct. 29.


  • $2.2M to educate young breast cancer survivors

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A $2.2 million social media campaign will educate and support young breast cancer survivors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, according to LSU Health New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the medical school's School of Public Health a five-year grant to lead a coalition developing the campaign. 

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