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Genetics firm plans expansion, added jobs
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:49

Advocate business staff report

Renaissance RX will create at least 425 new direct jobs and make an $8 million capital investment as it expands into a new headquarters location in the New Orleans CBD.

Founded in 2012 with five employees at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Renaissance RX has experienced rapid growth.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 28,2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 28,2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

St. Bernard Parish wants to see hundreds of parish-owned Road Home properties go to the highest bidder at auction Saturday.

The Louisiana Land Trust recently transferred more than 1,400 Road Home properties to the parish. About 150 properties will be auctioned starting at 10 a.m. at the St. Bernard Civic Center. Click here to view.

Bidders should come prepared with down payments in the form of cash, cashier's check or money order.

BELL GARDENS, Calif. – Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Crystal Hernandez said Tuesday that Mayor Daniel Crespo got into an argument with his wife, Levette Crespo, and their 19-year-old son tried to intervene.



Hernandez says Daniel Crespo and the son began fighting and Crespo's wife got a gun and shot her husband several times.

BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.

Daniel Crespo, 45, was pronounced dead at a hospital, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Crystal Hernandez said.

Paramedics were called to a Bell Gardens condominium shortly after 2:30 p.m. Crespo and his wife, 43-year-old Levette Crespo, had gotten into an argument, Hernandez said.

Traffic light going back up at Boyd, Burbank
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:39
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The re-installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive hopes to ease the headaches of motorists.

In July, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) removed the traffic signal. DOTD said they were hoping to improve traffic conditions and safety. But, after months of research and countless measures to try and improve that section of Burbank, the department decided it would be best to put the traffic light back up.

The Obama administration is sending mixed messages over how closely tied Al Qaeda's core leadership is to a group of Al Qaeda fighters in Syria who have been targeted by U.S. airstrikes. 

The network, called the Khorasan Group, was targeted by the U.S. military during the first wave of strikes last week inside of Syria. While few had heard of the group until recently, officials said they'd been tracking Khorasan for two years.

President Obama shared an elevator earlier this month with an armed security contractor who has three felony convictions relating to assault and battery, in the latest report of a serious violation of Secret Service security protocols.

Multiple sources confirmed to Fox News the incident, which took place in an elevator during Obama's Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident was first reported by The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner.


June 20, 2014: The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in Atlanta, Georgia. (Reuters)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Tuesday that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case diagnosed in the United States.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.

Mary Landreiu and Rob Maness debate in Kenner
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:37

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Rob Maness squared off on issues related to wetlands, energy policy and busting through the partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., in front of a packed crowd at Kenner City Hall Tuesday night, but the leading GOP candidate, Bill Cassidy, wasn’t in attendance.

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