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Prices hamper Louisiana shales

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:50
Drillers are closing in on the most efficient and consistent way to produce oil from the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale across Louisiana’s midsection, but low prices will strongly affect drilling activity. Likewise, natural gas prices will hamper activity in the Haynesville Shale in northwest Louisiana until export terminals get underway, energy summit experts said Tuesday. “The TMS is a tough ride,” said Kirk Barrell, president of Amelia Resources. On the plus side, the Tuscaloosa has lots…
Xavier gets $19.6 million grant
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:50
Xavier University of Louisiana received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand student participation in biomedical programs. The award is part of a $240 million NIH investment involving more than 10 institutions. Xavier and other recipients will establish a national consortium to train, mentor and encourage students from underrepresented groups to enter into and stay in research careers. “Xavier is already No. 1 in the nation as the primary undergraduate…
Metro Council agrees to lawsuit settlement, approves 3 annexation requests & temp Uber contract
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:26
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council agreed Wednesday to settle with Kim McCants in the amount of $35,000, annex three areas that made requests and a temporary contract for Uber to provide service at the airport. She is the woman who was at the center of an investigation into former police chief Dewayne White. McCants filed a federal suit after private text messages were made public in that investigation. A…
Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra performs for students
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:26
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Many children look forward to a discovery concert by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra the excitement created by it was at Christian Life Academy on Wednesday. Symphony players performed a list of musical works known for their excitement or emotion. They also go for songs that are recognizable. They sometimes play the theme from the Super Mario video game or the movie Star Wars. The Rodrigue Foundation added the Blue…
Arraignment in teacher sex case moved to Nov. 25
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:49
The arraignment of a former Destrehan High School teacher at the center of sex allegations involving a 16-year-old student has been pushed back to next month. Shelley Dufresne, 32, was set to be arraigned Thursday in 29th Judicial District Court in Hahnville, but her attorney, Deanne Williams of Luling, officially enrolled in the case only Wednesday. The arraignment is now scheduled for Nov. 25, court filings show. Dufresne faces criminal proceedings in both St.
Operation: Feed Drew begins for defense
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:49
The Saints offense twice experienced a luxury they haven??t experienced all year during Sunday’s 24-23 defeat at Detroit. They started in their opponents’ territory. New Orleans (2-4) converted those opportunities into a touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Bees and a field goal that both nearly gave the team its third victory of the season. And the obvious benefits of creating takeaways that set up the Saints offense in enemy territory were cause enough for safety…
Dow Chemical beats analysts’ quarterly forecast
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:48
Dow Chemical Co. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $937 million. The Midland, Michigan-based company, which has sustantial operations in Louisiana, said it had profit of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 72 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. The specialty chemicals maker posted revenue of $14.41 billion in…
Xavier gets grant to increase biomedical students
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:48
Xavier University of Louisiana received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand student participation in biomedical programs. The award is part of a $240 million NIH investment involving more than 10 institutions. Xavier and other recipients will establish a national consortium to train, mentor and encourage students from underrepresented groups to enter into and stay in research careers. “Xavier is already No. 1 in the nation as the primary undergraduate…
Deputies: Groom stabs cousin to death at party after wedding
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:24
WILSON, LA (WAFB) - Investigators reported a newly married man was arrested on murder charges after his cousin was stabbed to death at a party following the wedding. The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said Joseph Matthews IV of Wilson is accused of stabbing Brandon Davis, 30, of Clinton. Matthews was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Prison on a charge of second-degree murder. His bond was set at $300,000. He was still in jail…
Fire captain speaks out to 9News Investigators about racial slur allegation
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:24
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - No one is disputing the N-word flew off the tongue of a Baton Rouge fire captain inside Station 14 near the airport. But the man who said it, Derin Hairford, says it's all being blown way out of proportion. "I was wrong. I said it. I admit that I said it. I'm not trying to hide it. But I didn't say it the way that it's being said that I…
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