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Lanes reopen on I-10 West past I-10 / I-12 Merge; congestion remains

Monday, 20 October 2014 09:04
All lanes are now open on I-10 West past the I-10/I-12 Merge. Congestion has reached Essen Lane on I-10 West. Link to DOTD traffic cameras.
Sweden searches for submarine amid reports of Russian intrusion
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:47
The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of
Investment group to buy Pineville-based Cleco Corp. for $3.4 billion
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:04
A group of investors headed by Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd. has agreed to buy Cleco Corp. for $3.4 billion in cash, Cleco reported Monday. The deal calls for Macqaurie’s British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and John Hancock Financial to assume the Pineville-based utilitiy’s $1.3 billion in debt. Under the deal, Cleco said the utility would remain independently operated by local management and its headquarters would remain in Pineville. The Macquarie offer of $55.37…
Lafayette-based medicine firm Schumacher Group refinances debt
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:04
Lafayette-based Schumacher Group, one of the country’s largest emergency medicine firms, has refinanced its debt with a $120 million in credit through GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services. The senior credit facility consists of a $40 million line of credit and an $80 million term loan. GE said the money will be used to refinance Schumacher’s existing debt and to fund corporate growth. In addition to emergency medicine, Schumacher Group’s services include hospital medicine, care management…
Mary's quite contrary on medical marijuana: James Varney
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:47
Not too long ago if you had to bet whether a liberal Democrat favored legalized pot, especially for medical purposes, the smart bet was "yes." But
Film Room: Advocate’s Ross Dellenger breaks down the key plays in LSU’s victory over Kentucky
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:03
Welcome to Film Room, our weekly analysis of LSU’s latest football game. Have a seat. No talking. No tweeting. No texting. Pay attention. Enter the Film Room here. With Ole Miss’ stout run defense up next, Tigers’ passing game continues to struggle Click here for The Advocate's entire LSU football coverage Tiger Tracks blog
Man carries Fresno man from burning home
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:03
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in Fresno and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him. Beth Lederach of Clovis tells the Fresno Bee that she was driving by when she saw the duplex in flames Saturday. She pulled over, called 911 and began shooting video with her phone. A woman standing on the sidewalk holding a baby was…
Bill Clinton hosting rally for Sen. Landrieu
Monday, 20 October 2014 05:46
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Former President Bill Clinton will be in Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 20 to support Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign. Clinton will host a rally at the Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette, in downtown Baton Rouge at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Landrieu, a Democrat, is facing two Republicans-- Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness. Clinton's visit will come on the day before early voting begins on Oct.…
Henderson Bayou floodgate nears completion
Sunday, 19 October 2014 23:59
Mitchell Epps kept a worn, well-thumbed-through copy of Ascension Parish’s landmark drainage plan in the back office of his house during the last few years of his life. Created by Prescott Follett and Associates for Ascension Parish in the early 1980s, the plan was the basis upon which the old Ascension Parish Police Jury convinced voters to approve a half-cent east Ascension Parish drainage sales tax in 1984. Stored along with decades of papers and…
CDC to revise Ebola protocol
Sunday, 19 October 2014 23:59
ATLANTA — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were vulnerable because some of their skin was…
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