Category Archives: State News

Juban Crossing Stores Begin Opening in Livingston Parish

Delay after delay put doubt in the minds of some Livingston Parish residents about a new shopping center. The wait for Juban Crossing lingered on for years. But as Troy Gaulden reports, the wait is now over.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

LA Auto Thefts Down 50 Percent

Auto theft in Louisiana is down almost 50 percent in seven years. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon explains why.

This drop beats the national average by around 34 percent.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

Critical Audit Says Catahoula Hospital District Lost $10k

A critical audit is issued for the Catahoula Parish Hospital District.
Officials with the legislative auditor say the hospital has lost nearly 10-thousand dollars in fuel charges in the last two years because of unauthorized credit card charges.
Also, they say the district was late in making contributions for retirement systems, which may trigger penalties. Pay raises [...]

CLECO Announces Sale to North American Investor Group

CLECO announces an agreement to sell the Pineville-based company to a North American investor group. The Canadian Group is agreeing to buy the company for 4.7 billion dollars. The selling price is $55.37 per share.
Meanwhile, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway reminds area residents and stockholders the company’s sale must be approved by the PSC. He [...]

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow for Nov. Election

Early voting for the November fourth primary elections starts tomorrow. Voting registrars across the state are expecting a heavy turnout.

Remember, you will need a picture ID. The dates are tomorrow through October 28th, daily except Sunday, from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/20/14

3rd Graders Tour Trees & Trails

An urban forest in the heart of Baton Rouge allows students to have a better understanding of the natural world around them. LSU Ag Center Correspondent Tobie Blanchard toured Trees and Trails with a group of third-graders and shares this report.

Teachers interested in taking their class to Trees and Trails can learn more at www.treesandtrails.org.
KLAX [...]

2nd Round of Rice Harvest Begins This Month

The rice season harvest is kicking into second gear.
The first round of crops are planted in March and then harvested around August. But around October, a second round is re-grown called “ratoon crops.” These produce nearly 30 percent more crop for the season. KATC’s Kari Beal in Lafayette says the ratoon crops are really important [...]

Supt. White Talks Early Childhood, Jump Start Programs

EarlyChildhood

State Education Superintendent John White is making four presentations in the Alexandria Pineville area today.
White, who has been in the limelight over common core, is traveling the state talking about other issues. He stopped by Lessie Moore Elementary early this morning, where the focus is on early childhood network pilots.
White says his department will take [...]

Chrysler Issues Recall on Some Commercial Vans

Chrysler is recalling some of its commercial vans to fix a problem with headrests. More than 21 thousand full size commercial vans are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada.
Chrysler says headrests in the 2014 Ram ProMaster van can exceed the maximum allowable gap between a person’s head and the head restraint.
In a crash the [...]

Get it Growing: Cole Crops

Cole crops like cabbage and cauliflower are great vegetables to grow during the Fall.
On this edition of Get it Growing, Horticulturist Dan Gill explains the proper way to get them into the ground so they produce well for you.

For more information on other lawn and garden topics, contact your parish’s LSU AgCenter Extension Service Office [...]

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