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Kenner to ask for bids to redevelop Laketown

Sunday, 31 August 2014 18:36
Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @mhernandezwwl KENNER, La. - This Labor Day weekend, you'll find plenty of people enjoying a bright summer day on Lake Pontchartrain at Kenner's Laketown. “It's just pleasant, lot of families around, you know people walking their dogs and everything,” said Robert Remple, a Jefferson Parish resident. But the Laketown you see today is very different from the city of Kenner's multi-million dollar vision for its future.
Loyola faculty drafts plans for realignment
Sunday, 31 August 2014 18:13
While Loyola University administrators continue to work to solve enrollment woes and eliminate a multimillion-dollar deficit created by having fewer students, the faculty has been at work drawing up plans to restructure the academic side of things, with one proposed plan abolishing four of the five current colleges and creating two new undergraduate and graduate colleges in their places. That is the more drastic of the two plans under study and apparently the one less…
LSU chosen to study new Alzheimer’s drug
Sunday, 31 August 2014 18:13
LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center will take part in a national clinical research study, testing a drug that could treat Alzheimer’s — an incurable disease that affects brain function and eventually leads to death. The study marks Pennington’s entry into the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study network, an elite group of research sites that are leading federal efforts to find an Alzheimer’s cure. “It took a lot of hard work, but we finally got there,” said…
New Orleans man dies in a single-vehicle crash in WBR Parish
Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:38
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A New Orleans man was killed in an early morning, single-vehicle crash on Sunday in West Baton Rouge Parish. The incident happened just before 4:30 a.m. on I-10 near LA Hwy 415. According to Troop A spokesperson Jared Sandifer of the Louisiana State Police, 22-year-old Reese D. Randolph was a passenger among four other occupants in a 2005 Nissan Xterra, which was heading eastbound on I-10. For unknown reasons, the…
BR man dies in fatal motorcycle crash
Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:38
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man suffered fatal injuries from a motorcycle crash on Sunday morning. It happened at around 10:25 a.m. on the 17000 block of Ho Shoo Too Road. Mohan Sheikh, 28, was traveling westbound the road, while on his motorcycle. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, witnesses told deputies that Sheikh lost control and crashed into oncoming traffic. Sheikh was taken to a local hospital where he…
State: Report tiger prawn sightings
Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:37
Photo provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding local shrimpers and other fishermen to keep an eye out for the invasive Asian tiger prawn as the fall shrimp season gets underway.
Rapid erosion of Louisiana’s coast expected to pick up the pace
Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:12
This story is condensed from a broad multimedia presentation produced by the nonprofit newsrooms of The Lens and ProPublica. The full version is available athttp://projects.propublica.org/louisiana/ Online, you can track land loss from satellite and aerial images dating back, in some cases, to the 1930s and see the vast network of levees, oil and gas canals and other energy infrastructure. Beyond the loss of actual land, the presentation looks at the cultural loss that Louisiana is…
Loyola faculty preparing to restructure academic programs
Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:12
While Loyola University administrators continue to work to solve enrollment woes and eliminate a multimillion-dollar deficit created by having fewer students, the faculty has been at work drawing up plans to restructure the academic side of things, with one proposed plan abolishing four of the five current colleges and creating two new undergraduate and graduate colleges in their places. That is the more drastic of the two plans under study and apparently the one less…
Clean air leader pitches emissions credit proposal
Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:34
AMY WOLD| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 31, 2014 Comments At a time when industrial development is booming across much of South Louisiana, the persistent struggle to meet federal ozone standards in the Baton Rouge area could force expansions or new projects to grind to a halt. But Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition leader Mike McDaniel believes he’s come up with a solution to both reduce air pollutants and allow industrial business to grow.
Louisiana campuses see food trucks
Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:34
Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Taco Churro's, a new food truck on LSU's campus, is set up near the Cox Communications Academic Center on Thursday, August 28, 2014. BY Elizabeth Crisp| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 31, 2014

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