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Louisiana ranks 47th in national Kids Count survey - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Monday, 21 July 2014 22:26
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana fell one spot to 47th in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access. The Kids Count report was released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization that had Louisiana ranked at 46th in 2013. The state improved on education and health care benchmarks, like proficiency in reading and math, high school graduation rates and health insurance coverage.
Louisiana Gains Manufacturing Jobs for Third Straight Year
Monday, 21 July 2014 08:15
EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Manufacturers’ News, Inc.-- For a third straight year, industrial employment in Louisiana posted a gain, reports the 2014 Louisiana Manufacturers Register®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Louisiana manufacturers added 1,896 industrial jobs, a 1% increase, from May 2013 to May 2014.
Ho-Ho pipeline slow to start but pickup anticipated- traders
Monday, 21 July 2014 07:16
By Catherine Ngai NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: A0ET6Q - news) 's Houston-to-Houma pipeline meant to relieve bottlenecks in thecountry's oil hub has been plagued by mechanical issues thathave led the line to run below capacity though traders said onTuesday volumes are expected to increase. The most recent data from the Louisiana Department ofNatural Resources shows that the pipeline had a throughput ofbarely one-third of its capacity in each of…
Cellular One Launches New "Communities" Smartphone App
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:45
WAYNE, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTPCS, LLC, d.b.a. Cellular One launches a new smartphone app "Communities" to provide customers with localized news and information on the topics they care about most. Cellular One of Texas and Louisiana released this unique new smartphone app as yet another important way Cellular One does more for customers than AT&T or Verizon. Communities is a free app available on all Cellular One smartphones.
Federal inquiries delay BancorpSouth takeovers
Sunday, 20 July 2014 14:56
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth's acquisitions of a bank in Louisiana and one in Texas are being delayed because of federal inquiries into BancorpSouth's practices. The Tupelo, Mississippi-based bank made the announcement Monday as it released financial results for its second quarter. BancorpSouth said it's being delayed in gaining regulatory approvals to acquire
Lawsuit filed to stop Common Core use in Louisiana - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Sunday, 20 July 2014 10:52
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seventeen state lawmakers are heading to court to try to stop Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools. Rep. Brett Geymann, a Republican who opposes the standards, said the lawsuit was filed Monday. He says the state education board didn't follow Louisiana's administrative procedures law for rolling out new standards in classrooms.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis Medical Center as One of Louisiana’s Top 3 Hospitals
Sunday, 20 July 2014 07:29
Washington, DC – St. Francis Medical Center has been ranked as the third best hospital for 2014-15 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report and recognized in northeastern Louisiana as a best regional hospital in neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedics. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
Assessors want new valuation rules for oil wells - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Sunday, 20 July 2014 04:52
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group of Louisiana tax assessors is advocating for a series of property valuation changes that, if approved, could significantly increase property tax rates for oil and gas well operators, as well as revenues for local governments. The proposed rules come from the Louisiana Assessors' Association and were introduced at a Louisiana Tax Commission hearing July 8.
Louisiana Tech plans for skate park - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Saturday, 19 July 2014 05:23
RUSTON, La. (AP) - A campus wide master plan is currently being developed that would include construction of a skate park on Louisiana Tech University's campus. The Ruston Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1wrrBre ) the idea was first presented by the BMX/Skateboarding Club on campus to club member Joshua Dean. Dean notes there is currently no place on campus - or in the city of Ruston - for people to safely skate.
Ad & Press Club's Gridiron Show still making folks laugh
Friday, 18 July 2014 18:17
Local and state news makers gave Southwest Louisiana something to laugh about Saturday night and it was all for a good cause. As they've been doing for 42 years, the Ad & Press Club of Southwest Louisiana poked fun at some of this year's big news stories and the people who made them. From Common Core to the Golden Nugget Casino - nothing was off limits when it comes to the annual Gridiron show.
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