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Louisiana public school enrollment increases for ninth year

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:59
Louisiana public school enrollment inched up by about 4,800 students this year to 717,896, a rise of less than 1 percent from the 2013-14 academic session.
Slidell City Council OKs $350K for hurricane safe house match
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:59
The city of Slidell took another step Tuesday night (Jan. 27) toward snaring $1.4 million for a hurricane "safe house'' for first responders and essential personnel.
LSU’s Mills gets April trial date
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:03
LSU defensive back Jalen Mills will head to trial on April 8 for a charge of simple battery. A trial date was set during a status hearing last week, court records show, and it could impact Mills’ participation in spring practice. The April 8 court date comes in the midst of LSU’s spring practice, which stretches from March 7-April 18. The Tigers will not practice from April 3-13 because of the school’s spring break.
Two BR eateries expand at Juban Crossing
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:03
Walk-On’s and Stroubes, two popular Baton Rouge restaurants, are set to open locations in the Juban Crossing development later this year. They will be joined by six new retailers: Dress Barn, GNC, LA Nails, Mattress Firm, Maurice’s and Verizon. Stephen Keller, a principal in Creekstone Companies, which is developing Juban Crossing, said restaurants are something Livingston Parish residents wanted to see in the development. “The main question we’ve received since we broke ground, ‘When will…
Panel says consultant violated ethics law
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:03
The Louisiana Board of Ethics found the Lafayette Parish School Board’s former insurance consultant violated ethics laws by offering a board member tickets to a Saints game while conducting business with the School Board. The Ethics Board filed a charge against Rina Tikia, owner of Tikia Consulting Group, on Jan. 15 for giving then-board member Mark Cockerham two tickets to the Nov. 17, 2013, New Orleans Saints game against the San Francisco 49ers.
State adds 29,000 jobs over year
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:03
Louisiana’s nonfarm employment totaled more than 1.99 million in December — just 7,800 shy of the never-reached 2 million mark. Seasonally adjusted records released Tuesday by both the Louisiana Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the state gained 29,000 jobs for the year ended Dec. 31. “This growth, sustained over many months, represents thousands more opportunities for people in Louisiana,” said Curt Eysink, the LWC’s executive director. “We’re adding jobs at a…
School Board challenges lawsuit
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:03
A former Lafayette Parish School System employee who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the School Board had no contract and no property right to his job, the board’s attorney says in recent court filings. Thad Welch was hired in 2012 to work as a special assistant to then-superintendent Pat Cooper. In early 2013, the School Board tried to remove Welch from the job when they discovered he didn’t have the required high school education,…
Judge kicks defense lawyer off Elmwood attempted murder case, declares mistrial
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:02
Less than two hours into jury selection for an Elmwood attempted murder case, a Jefferson Parish judge declared a mistrial Tuesday because the defense attorney would
Buddy Break in Lafayette Square
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:02
Buddy Break, an event sponsored by Camp Bow Wow and Jefferson SPCA, took place at Lafayette Square in New Orleans on Tuesday (Jan. 27). It paired
Luke Martin Jr., son of ex-slave, dies at 97 in N.C.; his father was born in 1836
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:02
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died -- 179 years after his father was born.

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