LSU sets fundraising record with $193M last year

Monday, 03 August 2015 15:58 Written by
Faced with the possibility of deep cuts to its state funding just a few months ago, LSU has announced that it took in $193 million from private donors last year -- nearly double its previous record fundraising year. According to a release from the university, during the budget year that ended June 30, LSU got several large scale gifts from its supporters, including the university’s largest-ever in-kind contribution in the form of geoscience
Police plan party, Q&A session for residents
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:58 Written by
Officers with the Opelousas Police Department will hold its “National Night Out — Party With OPD” on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Opelousas City Park Civic Center. The social event is free and gives residents the opportunity to meet police and ask questions or raise issues. Food will be served. Waterfowl to be on display The U.S. Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are
Causeway motorists to face night-time delays, detours through early November
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:58 Written by
Starting Monday (Aug. 3), Lake Pontchartrain Causeway motorists can expect to encounter nightly detours and delays through early November due to construction work, bridge officials announced. The work, which involves expanding a crossover at approximately the 8-mile marker, will be
Louisiana Rep. Boustany: Support for U.S. oil exports 'picking up steam'
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:58 Written by
Support for lifting the nation's decades-long ban on the export of crude oil "is picking up steam" in Congress, though supporters still have an uphill battle in drafting actual legislation, said U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. Monday afternoon (Aug. 3).
Amy Schumer throwing support behind politician cousin's new gun control legislation
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:55 Written by
Comedienne Amy Schumer is throwing her support behind her cousin Senator Chuck Schumer's efforts to introduce stricter gun laws following the deadly shooting during a screening of her film "Trainwreck" last month. John Russell Houser fatally shot two women at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana before turning the gun on himself. Following the tragedy, Schumer expressed her condolences on Twitter.com and subsequently vowed to use her celebrity status to advocate for gun control. On…
New Orleans Pelicans: Examining the Frontcourt
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:53 Written by
TwitterFacebookGoogleRedditEmailPrint In superstar Anthony Davis the New Orleans Pelicans already have an unquestioned franchise superstar. However, before they can start seriously competing for a championship, they’ll need to improve their options down low next to Davis. Although they recently signed centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca
BP Posts 2Q15 Loss: Spoilsports Are Sluggish Demand and Oil Spill
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:50 Written by
Key Trends in the Energy Sector for Week Ended July 24 (Continued from Prior Part)BP posts $5.8 billion loss in 2Q15 BP (BP) has reported a 2Q15 loss of $5.8 billion. This excludes losses related to the holding of inventories. The company attributed the losses to charges involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and low crude oil prices. According to Bloomberg, this is the biggest loss for BP since the
High temperatures, humidity usher in hottest week of the year in southeast Louisiana
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:49 Written by
If you thought last month was hotter and drier than a normal southeastern Louisiana July, August could push your limits. We're just one week away from the climatologically hottest week of the year, Danielle Manning, a meteorologist with the National
Gun control a 'deeply personal' issue for comedian Amy Schumer after Lafayette theater shooting
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:49 Written by
NEW YORK -- Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen.
Satchmo SummerFest paid a poignant tribute to Travis 'Trumpet Black' Hill
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:49 Written by
Like a jazz funeral, the tribute to Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill that closed Satchmo SummerFest on Saturday (August 1) was both solemn and celebratory. Members of Hill's band, the Heart Attacks, joined Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet — with

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