Lafayette charter schools reveal budgets

Friday, 25 July 2014 19:37
LAFAYETTE — Two new charter schools opening on opposite sides of Lafayette Parish in two weeks together will pay nearly $1.2 million to their management company, Charter Schools USA, and more than $1.7 million in rent to a sister company for the new school buildings and the land they sit on. The expenses are listed in the schools’ proposed budgets, which will be considered during a 5:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday of the board of the…
Davis looks for growth with USA team
Friday, 25 July 2014 19:36
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis left last summer for the USA Basketball training camp after working on his game and strength. He was a sensation at the camp, gained confidence and parlayed that into a season in which he was on the NBA All-Star team. Davis again is heading out for a stint with the USA team, which will begin preparations Monday in Las Vegas for participation in the FIBA World Cup from…
Lights off! Study shows cancer drugs best in dark
Friday, 25 July 2014 19:36
Sleeping with just a little bit of light in the room could render the popular breast cancer drug tamoxifen ineffective, according to a new study conducted by doctors at Tulane University School of Medicine. Conversely, sleeping in total darkness boosts the body’s production of melatonin, which by itself retards the growth of cancer cells and, in tandem with tamoxifen, can significantly reduce the size of tumors, the study shows. The study, published this month in…
Pit bulls attack woman on Slidell walking trail
Friday, 25 July 2014 19:35
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Police say a woman walking her miniature collie on a trail near Slidell was attacked by two pit bulls. Authorities say it happened shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday near Hunters Point Road, when the pit bulls approached her and began attacking her dog. When she tried to stop them, authorities say, they turned on her. Someone living near the trail heard the woman screaming for help and fired a shot, striking…
More parking spots in the works for downtown Baton Rouge
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:40
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More parking spots are in the works by Downtown Development's Davis Rhorer. His attempt to get the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to approve the money needed to begin a study on downtown parking did not make the cut at Wednesday's meeting. Instead, the Fairness Ordinance took up much of Wednesday's meeting. Rhorer is asking for $49,500 to have AECOM, a professional engineering corporation, conduct a feasibility study. The last…
Sheriff Gautreaux inducted in Justice Hall of Fame
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:40
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has a new title behind his name. “I’m just overwhelmed you know,” Gautreaux says. “I’m very humble and very honored by the fact that I was chosen to be a part of this."> He’s now a member of the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame. Gautreaux and six others joined the ranks of other government and civic leaders honored for their dedication to protecting…
All lanes open on I-12 westbound before Livingston
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:40
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St. Tammany Hospital paid DA's office, not Walter Reed personally, records show
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:40
St. Tammany Parish Hospital's records show the board authorized a $30,000 annual retainer with the district attorney's office as a deal with the public office, and
Latte e Meile closes cafe
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:36
Latte e Miele, a Jefferson Highway gelato café, is now closed. Luca DiMartino, who opened the restaurant in March 2009 on Highland Road, decided to close the business after the death of his father, according to a post on Latte e Miele’s Facebook page. “Along with my staff, I thank you all for your friendship and patronage over the last six years. Its been a hell of a run,” said the statement, attributed to DiMartino’s…
Chemical company considers Ascension plant
Friday, 25 July 2014 18:36
Specialty chemicals maker Stepan Co. announced the company will complete front-end engineering and design work for a potential $60 million to $70 million chemical production facility in the existing industrial corridor of Ascension Parish. The company, headquartered near Chicago, recently authorized the feasibility work and will make a final investment decision on the project in the second quarter of 2015. If completed, the project would create 33 new direct jobs with an average annual salary…

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