NATCHEZ, Mississippi — The mayors of Natchez and Vidalia, Louisiana, will travel to France in December for a global climate change conference.

Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland were selected by the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative to attend COP21 in Paris. COP21 is the United Nation climate change initiative aimed at achieving a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

Eating My Way through Lake Charles, Louisiana
Monday, 28 September 2015 15:18

While New Orleans is probably the first city that comes to mind when you think of great Louisiana food and drink, Lake Charles in the Southwest part of the state is the Cajun capital. Forget about eating hot dogs when you’re in Lake Charles. This is the home of the boudin, a sausage-y creation that’s as ubiquitous as the dirty water dog in New York City and as artisanal a food as you’ll find anywhere in the US.

China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. started construction on its $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The company plans to create 400 new direct jobs.

“Yuhuang Chemical Inc. selected Louisiana for our project for a number of reasons: Outstanding selection of greenfields for large development; working with the team at Louisiana Economic Development and the incentives the state offered; the supportive community in St.

CHICAGO – West Virginia, Louisiana and Illinois are the three worst states in perceived fairness to sued businesses, according to a survey released Thursday. It says Delaware, Vermont and Nebraska are the three best.

Among those attending an unveiling of the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey in Chicago was Gov. Bruce Rauner, who said the state's legal environment was hindering his ability to recruit businesses and grow jobs.

"It is devastating to many employers," said the Illinois Republican, who has called for tort reform.

Pageant airs Sunday at 8pm on ABC / KTBS 3

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss Florida won the swimsuit competition and Miss Louisiana took the talent portion of the second night of preliminaries in the Miss America pageant Wednesday night.

Mary Katherine Fechtel of Florida won the swimsuit portion of the evening, while April Nelson of Mandeville, Louisiana won the talent portion with a soaring rendition of "Climb Every Mountain" from the musical "The Sound Of Music" that got one of the biggest ovations of the night from the Boardwalk Hall crowd.


Lights.  Cameras. Let's start the campaign show action!

On Tuesday, the Louisiana Governor’s race has officially started with a snap.  The top issue is whether any candidate can beat US Senator David Vitter who is the prohibitive front-runner.

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A man sailed right through a waterspout in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, and caught the whole thing on camera. (@gregsgruns on Instagram)

gov-mansion 200x149During Wednesday’s night LPB statewide-televised Louisiana debate to help determine which person will be occupying the governor's mansion, most of the focus on the issues were upon education asked by the students as to the impact upon them. 

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car-crashby Jim Brown

The results are in for 2015, and it comes as no surprise that Louisiana continues to lead the nation in having the highest automobile insurance rates.  A new study, just released by the Bankrate Group “ranked all 50 States according to a number of factors that determined where it’s the worst state to drive a car.” The analysis concluded that Louisiana is the worst state for drivers due “in large part because of the nation’s highest car insurance costs and above average fatal crash rate.” 

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jindal-cavutoThe latest polls tell a horrible story for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the most persistent presidential candidate of them all. According to the Loras College Iowa poll, released today, Jindal is languishing at 1% support in Iowa, tied for 12th place. Thus, Jindal has received no political benefit from his countless trips, speeches and campaign appearances in the Hawkeye state. 

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