LSU researchers rat out new Indonesian species

Monday, 12 October 2015 19:31 Written by
Researchers camped out on the Indonesian island knew immediately that the creature that wandered into their traps was something new. With its upturned, pig-like nose, large ears and protruding bottom teeth, it didn’t look like other rodents. It was only their second night in camp about 5,200 feet up Mt. Dako on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, when two researchers went out to check separate traps. Both came back with what they’re calling the Hog-nosed shrew rat,…
Lt. Gov. hopeful John Young suggests tax break for seniors
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:31 Written by
A phase out of income taxes for Louisiana’s residents age 65-plus should be considered as the next administration tackles tax restructuring, lieutenant governor hopeful John Young said Monday. Young said the change in tax policy could attract more retirees to the state. He said he is putting the idea on the table as Louisiana prepares to embark on a tax overhaul to put it on sounder financial footing. “I’m not saying in a vacuum do…
Drifters accused of killing yoga teacher and tourist may face death penalty
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:30 Written by
A trio of drifters who allegedly robbed and killed a tourist in San Francisco and a hiker out for a stroll with his dog in a neighboring county could be sentenced to death if convicted on all charges, prosecutors said Monday. In a frantic manhunt that was boosted by hundreds of tips, Portland, Ore.
Test results below targets
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:23 Written by
Louisiana students who scored at what the state says are needed levels on the Common Core exams ranged from 22 percent to 40 percent at various grades, officials announced Monday afternoon. State Superintendent of Education John White, who released the data, said the results are not surprising in a state where about 30 percent of adults have a two- of four-year college degree. “The real question ahead of us is not did our students significantly…
Louis Congemi must pull 'tax cheat' ad aimed at Chris Roberts
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:19 Written by
Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts and Louis Congemi have settled a dispute over political commercials that claimed Roberts hasn't paid his taxes in five years after Congemi agreed to stop running the ads. In turn, Roberts has agreed to pull a negative ad targeting Congemi that's set to the song "Louie, Louie.
La. lieutenant governor candidates tout backgrounds Featured
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:15 Written by
Three Republicans — state Sen. Elbert Guillory of Opelousas, former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and Jefferson Parish President John Young — and Democrat, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden are seeking the job. The lieutenant governor leads Louisiana's Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and serves as the figurehead for the state's $11 billion tourism industry.
Bienville Club President's Ball presents 17 young ladies Featured
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:11 Written by
For 17 young women, the evening of Friday (Oct. 9) was no doubt a special occasion, one that imbued a custom held dear to their families. Le Moyne de Bienville Club (named after the city's founder, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville) has maintained a tradition that started in 1964, when it was founded: presenting members' daughters or granddaughters.
N.O. gaining credibility in tech
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:08 Written by
New Orleans is gaining credibility in the tech and health sciences sectors, while clusters of new hotels and offices being built near the University Medical Center can transform the city into a medical hub in coming years, the head of a local economic development group said Monday. Those types of opportunities in an urban setting are drawing top earners, young workers and employers away from Jefferson Parish, an economic developer there said. Quentin Messer, the…
Newly unsealed documents reveal depth of dispute between Nagin case figures Featured
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:03 Written by
A federal judge has unsealed several documents connected to two prominent figures in former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's corruption case, revealing more details of a financial dispute involving the former government witnesses. New Orleans businessman Scott Sewell contends he is a whistleblower who should be compensated for more than $5 million swindled from him by former business partner Frank Fradella.
LSU Alumni Association releases gubernatorial survey answers Featured
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:02 Written by
PreviousNext Gerald Herbert Jeremy Odom, Scott Angelle, John Bel Edwards, David Vitter, Jay Dardenne, Cary Deaton. Gubernatorial candidates ready themselves for a debate, sponsored by WDSU, at their studio in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct.
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