Louisiana holding summit to assist imprisoned veterans

Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:39 Written by
Louisiana is holding a day-long summit to help connect imprisoned veterans with available services. The Thursday summit is the third year of the event, hosted by the state corrections and veterans affairs departments and the federal VA. The corrections department says about 220 veterans housed at state prisons are expected to attend the event at Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie. Federal, state and local officials will be on hand to tell veterans about programs and…
Louisiana fishermen battle back from a decade of hurricanes and oil slicks
Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:10 Written by
Like Louisiana’s largest city, New Orleans, the state’s verdant, marshy coastline is wild and diverse: a fat, largemouth bass might snatch the same topwater lure in the same fishing spot where you just landed a 30lb bull redfish. Just beyond the beady iridescent eyes of a freshwater gator emerges the fin of a benevolent porpoise. The coastal fishery’s singular bounty has traditionally provided for many. It’s tempting to ask how Louisiana fishing culture is faring…
Only one man in the world can make Taylor Swift act like this, and he was one of many surprise celebrity guests at her final LA concert last night
Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:42 Written by
Christopher Polk/Getty Images Taylor Swift ended her sold-out, five-night run of the L.A. leg of her 1989 World Tour show last night at the Staples Center. After bringing out various surprise celebrity guests throughout her sold-out tour — including EllenDeGeneres, Mary J.Blige, Alanis Morissette, and Chris Rock this week alone — Swift really saved the best for last. First, Swift pal Selena Gomez came out Wednesday night in a coordinating outfit. The young Swifties went…
La Vega back in business: Pirates stride into new year with confidence
Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:42 Written by
A little confidence goes a long way. Take, for example, the 2014 La Vega Pirates. A team that always expects to win found itself losing often early in the season, including a four-game skid during a 2-5 start. The Pirates’ 43-42 overtime win over last-place Lampasas didn’t inspire much confidence outside of their locker room, but they won it on a two-point conversion in the extra session. That seemed to flip a switch for La…
LA County leaders have been washing their cars 2-3 per week amid the worst drought in 1,200 years
Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:06 Written by
Thomson ReutersA dry pipe drips water on Gless Ranch in Kern County See Also Amid drought, California's Brown wants big fines for wasting water The Drought Is So Bad California Wants To Hire 'Water Cops' Californians cut water use in May, ahead of mandatory reductions
La Paz closes its doors in the Metropolitan
Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:34 Written by
La Paz has closed its doors after more than three decades in business. Wednesday night was the midtown restaurant’s last night. It’s unclear why the family-run Tex-Mex restaurant closed. “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that tonight will be our last night here in Charlotte. Thank you for 36 years here. We love each and every one of you who have come through our doors and enjoyed what we could provide,”…
L.A. wants more details about business groups that donate to city campaigns
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:49 Written by
In the quest to make city elections more transparent, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission is exploring whether to demand more information from businesses and other groups that donate directly to local campaigns. At a meeting Wednesday, commissioners said they wanted city staffers to come up with ways to require corporations, limited liability companies and other "non-individual" campaign donors to publicly disclose more information about who controls them. The concern, said commission President Jessica Levinson,…
Louisiana State Police: Police officer shot in southwestern Louisiana
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:49 Written by
Screengrab/WATE 6 News A screengrab near the crime scene in southwestern Louisiana. Louisiana police say one officer was shot in Sunset, a town in southwestern Louisiana. Trooper Brooks David with the Louisiana State Police told CNN on Wednesday that the officer was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The incident was believed to have started as a domestic disturbance call, State Senator Elbert Guillory (R) said in an interview with TV station KATC-TV.
New Orleans restaurant owners plan Nicholson eatery
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 17:26 Written by
A pair of New Orleans restaurant owners plan to open the Canefield Tavern, which bills itself as a Southern kitchen and bar, in the old Brew-Bacher’s Grill space on Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge. The Canefield Tavern is set to open by the first or second week of October at 5251 Nicholson. It will be open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, said David Smith, one of the owners. The restaurant will…
Entergy units in La. to be merged, after PSC approval
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:15 Written by
Louisiana utility regulators agreed Wednesday to merge two subsidiaries of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. into one company that provides electricity to more than 1 million customers around the state. The Public Service Commission voted 4-1 for the consolidation of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. The single utility company, with over $16 billion in assets, will be called Entergy Louisiana when the merger takes effect in October. Phillip May, president and CEO of the…

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