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Louisiana loads up on China trade

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:24:05 GMT

"It is not just a thing we might be able to do in the future, we are actually breaking ground now, and I'm excited about that," Governor John Bel Edwards told China Daily on July 13, on the sidelines of the 2017 National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Chinese commerce is already a transformative force in Louisiana's economy, with extensive trade and recent cross-border investment linking the two more strongly than ever, according to the Louisiana Economic Development website.

Jefferson & Jackson deserve better than Louisiana Democrats' shocking treatment

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:15:13 GMT

I don't know about you, but I have always loved to read and study Louisiana History. I've had the pleasure of teaching the history of the Bayou State at both Tulane University and LSU.

How to see Sgt. Peppera s Lonely Bluegrass Band July 21 at the Redlands Bowl

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:22:24 GMT

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band will perform new and innovative takes on Beatles songs such as "Back in the U.S.S.R." "Come Together," "Blackbird," "Here Comes the Sun" and "Eleanor Rigby" when they appear at the Redlands Bowl 8 p.m. Friday. Bands have been covering Beatles tunes for decades, but none like Sgt.

Edwards not endorsing in Louisiana utility agency election

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:38:16 GMT

Gov. John Bel Edwards isn't endorsing the former state lawmaker he appointed to Louisiana's utility regulatory board in the fall election for the permanent position. The Democratic governor tapped Houma lawyer Damon Baldone, an ex-state House member, to fill a vacant seat on the Public Service Commission in June.

Private security firm that surveilled DAPL protests denied Louisiana license

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:02:12 GMT

KATC Investigates has found the Louisiana board that regulates the private security industry has denied a license for a North Carolina-based security contractor that's affiliated with Energy Transfer Partners, which seeks to build the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and which hired the contractor to oversee security during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The private contractor in question, TigerSwan, applied for a license with the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners on June 19, according to the application.

Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana superintendent not legally in the job

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:38:40 GMT

Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks during a Memorial Day observance Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell. The event featured an address by Edwards, a special presentation by Lakeshore High graduate Katie Gunther, a presentation of wreaths, a three-shot volley by the Louisiana Society Sons of American Revolution and the Northshore Honor Guard; and the playing of 'Taps.'

$277 million to help buy out, shore up Louisiana flood-prone areas

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:04:44 GMT

Louisiana will spend nearly $277 million in federal cash it received after last year's floods to fortify communities against future disasters, mainly through drainage improvements and buyouts of flood-prone properties. Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling the state to announce projects from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, with an event Wednesday at Louisiana's emergency preparedness headquarters touting the spending as a way to help the state better withstand the next storm.

Louisiana likely to keep more of its Confederate monuments, than discard

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:24:40 GMT

The dust has settled in New Orleans, with minor dustups flaring in Shreveport, Alexandria, Lafayette, and Lake Charles. And it seems who's depicted and how many people live around there matters when it comes to controversy stoked over Confederate monuments.

Stranded fugitive arrested after flagging down deputy

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:35:25 GMT

A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he flagged down a deputy in Louisiana. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 30-year-old Jansen Simon was walking down Louisiana Highway 182 on Sunday when he flagged down a deputy.

Couple pulled over, father arrested on way to baby's delivery

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:13:38 GMT

Letty Evans was born seven weeks early at 4 pounds, 4 ounces, but she will be OK. RAPIDES PARISH, LA A new mother in Louisiana is devastated her husband missed the birth of their child when he was arrested on the way to the hospital for allegedly driving recklessly.

Help Flood-Impacted Homeowners

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:54:07 GMT

Program representatives will be available to answer questions and work directly with homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis. Representatives are also available to help homeowners complete the state's initial survey of flood damage and help homeowners who've been invited to apply to the state's homeowner assistance program.

Trial for woman accused of shooting LDWF agent moved to Bossier Parish

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:39:55 GMT

A trial for the woman accused of shooting a Louisiana wildlife agent has been moved to Bossier Parish, according to KNOE .

$7.7 million will pay for flood, climate resilience studies in Louisiana

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:20:59 GMT

Volunteers give out cleaning supplies, diapers, toiletries and other necessities at a charity relief station set up at The Church in St. Amant in the aftermath of devastating floods on Sunday, August 21, 2016. The National Academy of Sciences' Gulf Research Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are awarding $7.7 million in grants to researchers studying resiliency issues in Louisiana, including how to help those moving north from coastal area affected by climate change-caused sea level rise find safe places to live in areas like Baton Rouge.

Louisiana to hold monthly gatherings for female veterans

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:20:58 GMT

"There are currently 32,411 female veterans in the state. And we need to do more to connect with one another.

Poll: Bad news for Louisiana Treasurer's race

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:36:56 GMT

Seven candidates qualified to run for the job of State Treasurer, the only statewide race on the ballot on October 14. It is a mixed bag of candidates. There are six males and one female; five whites and two blacks; four Republicans, one Democrat, one Independent, and one Libertarian.

One dead in single-vehicle crash in St. Landry Parish

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:15:50 GMT

A 19-year-old Buras man was killed July 12 in St. Landry Parish when his vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a ditch. One dead in single-vehicle crash in St. Landry Parish A 19-year-old Buras man was killed July 12 in St. Landry Parish when his vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a ditch.

Zurik: State Police commissioner accused of fixing tickets, threatening trooper

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:20:26 GMT

Governor John Bel Edwards says he's looking into allegations raised in our new investigative story - allegations made about someone he appointed to a powerful state board. "This is the kind of public corruption that we talk about all the time, in various contexts," says Joel Friedman, a law professor at Tulane University.