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Louisiana Tourism Industry is Strong

Monday, 08 September 2014 07:22
Baton Rouge -- (WVLA) Louisiana's tourism industry was left in shambles after visitors shied away from visiting the state after the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Since then, the Lieutenant Governor's office has been working to bring the state's tourism numbers back to pre oil spill levels. Today Jay Dardenne gave us some good news. Dardenne says 2013 was a record-breaking year for Louisiana.
Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 8, 2014
Sunday, 07 September 2014 08:13
For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land By Lynn Neary, NPR. Sept. 7, 2014. “Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century…” (read more) Judge: BP's reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill By Rick Jervis and Kevin McCoy, USA Today. Sept. 5, 2014. “Energy giant BP was "grossly negligent" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, a U.S.
Louisiana man convicted in drug trafficking, chase - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Sunday, 07 September 2014 08:08
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Louisiana man faces life in federal prison after being convicted of drug trafficking counts linked to a chase following a 2013 traffic stop. Jeremy James Wimberly of Vinton, Louisiana, awaits sentencing by a judge in Beaumont. Prosecutors on Monday announced the 38-year-old Wimberly was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and…
Mayor announces plans for growing city's workforce
Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:46
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will announce a new strategy to put people to work Monday. The mayor said he's interested in economic opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers here in the Crescent City. The mayor is helping to bring together local training providers, social service agencies and community advocates to get people to work by using the city's untapped resources. A recent study by the National Center for Community Literacy found that 52 percent of working age…
Louisiana man drowns in New Hampshire lake - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Saturday, 06 September 2014 02:22
CENTER HARBOR, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana man has drowned in New Hampshire's Squam Lake. The Fish and Game department says 37-year-old Khang Vu of Covington, Louisiana, was swimming with friends Saturday when he drowned. Authorities were called around 5:30 p.m., and recovered Vu's body an hour later in 10 feet of water about 80 feet from shore. New Hampshire Marine Patrol and other law enforcement agencies also were involved in the search…
Louisiana-Monroe slips by Idaho 38-31
Friday, 05 September 2014 19:44
NRA ad campaign goes beyond gun rights, reaches out to concerned Americans
Louisiana festival drops Cee Lo Green from lineup
Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:20
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Cee Lo Green has been dropped as the headline act of an annual Louisiana music festival following his brush with the law. The Grammy-winning singer, rapper and producer was scheduled to headline the Gretna Heritage Festival in Gretna, Louisiana, Sunday, Oct. 5. Festival officials said in a news release Friday that he'll be replaced by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed against Landrieu on her residency
Thursday, 04 September 2014 05:04
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A judge quickly dismissed a lawsuit against US Sen. Mary Landrieu related to her residency that was filed by former US Senate candidate and current Louisiana Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington. Judge Wilson Fields ruled Friday morning that according to the Constitution, the suit was filed prematurely, which is why it was dismissed. Tony Clayton represented Landrieu and asked the judge to issue sanctions.
Bucking the trend: Judge backs Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:05
New Orleans — A federal judge upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, ending a streak of legal victories for gay marriage advocates. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling was the first to uphold a state ban since the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down part of a federal law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Federal judge upholds Louisiana gay marriage ban
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:46
A federal judge upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, a rare loss for gay marriage supporters who had won more than 20 consecutive rulings overturning bans in other states. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman also upheld the state's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. His ruling was the first to uphold a state ban since the U.S.

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