Council gets proposed budget

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:15 Written by
AMITE — A $44.5 million operating and capital outlay budget for 2016 was introduced Monday to the Tangipahoa Parish Council. Director of Finance Jeff McKneely said that the proposed budget submitted by outgoing Parish President Gordon Burgess is a “roll forward” proposition that anticipates no increases or decreases in revenues or expenditures. McKneely said the proposed budget can be amended after Oct. 24 elections when a new parish president will be elected.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:07 Written by
U.S. Marine Sgt. Kenneth Altazan removed his body armor, leapt from a helicopter and sprinted 30 meters toward the North Vietnamese Army enemy’s tree line to save two people. Injured in a previous rescue, Altazan hoisted an unconscious Marine onto his shoulder, grabbed the other person by the belt, and despite searing pain in his leg, took them to safety. The place was Quang Nam Province. The date May 9, 1969. Forty-six years later in…
Projects to increase flow of water into bayou gain steam
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:07 Written by
THIBODAUX — The reintroduction of fresh water from the Mississippi River into Bayou Lafourche is now on a fast track, with three large components of the work to be completed by the end of 2016. In addition to the completion of 8.6 miles of bayou dredging, the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District and the state will share the cost for a new railroad bridge in Donaldsonville, which will allow for better water flow downstream.
Jailhouse letters used to argue against lowered bail
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:07 Written by
A Walker woman’s jailhouse communications with her co-defendant demonstrate she is a danger to others and a flight risk, and should remain behind bars on $400,000 bail in the July 4 slaying of a Zachary man who sexually abused her as a child, a prosecutor alleges in court documents. Brittany Monk, who pleaded not guilty Sept. 4 in the strangling and stabbing death of Robert Noce Jr. and gave birth Sept. 8, is seeking to…
Cost of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail has doubled in nearly ... - The Advocate
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:07 Written by
The cost of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s security detail has doubled to more than $3 million since the Republican governor entered office nearly eight years ago, but the Louisiana State Police say the hefty price increase isn’t largely driven by Jindal’s frequent travel. Protective services for the governor cost just under $1.5 million in the 2007-08 budget year when Jindal first took office.
UW-L offering financial basics for business course
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:04 Written by
To help business owners make better decisions from financial information, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Small Business Development Center is offering Financial Basics for Business from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The workshop will provide an introduction to the three basic financial statements: balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows.
Karr DT Aaron Kent commits to Southeastern Louisiana Featured
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:03 Written by
Southeastern Louisiana picked up a commitment on Tuesday afternoon when Karr defensive tackle Aaron Kent announced his pledge to the Lions. Kent, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound senior, chose Southeastern over offers from South Alabama, Nicholls State, Central Arkansas and Louisiana College.
Community against crime
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:52 Written by
As Shandreka Leonard’s young son pecked at a slice of pizza, she gave thanks for a beautiful night in St. Roch Park. Last fall, a 14-year-old member of a youth football team was shot in the park along with his coach, 46. On Sept. 17 of this year, a 15-year-old boy was shot just outside the park. Sometimes Leonard, 29, fears letting her son play even in their own nearby backyard, worried about stray bullets…
Judge: Lawyers to testify on Medicaid pact
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:43 Written by
State attorneys must testify about what went into the decision to abruptly cancel a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract, 19th Judicial District Court Judge Tim Kelley ruled Tuesday. Client Network Services Inc. sought to depose Jindal administration lawyers as well as state assistant attorney generals, arguing that “critical details” about the decision to terminate “remain murky.” “We want to ask about events and discussions leading up to the decision,” CNSI attorney Michael McKay told Kelley.
Report sees potential for BR bike-sharing program
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:43 Written by
A report from the Environmental Protection Agency about the possibility of creating a bike-sharing program in Baton Rouge found that there is strong support for the effort from the public, local nonprofits and elected officials, but there are major obstacles, such as funding and a lack of infrastructure. The EPA report was based on a two-day workshop in late July that included a public forum attended by about 50 people and a bike tour of…
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