Winter Weather Delays Louisiana Tax Refunds
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Looking for your state tax refund? The revenue department says they'll start going out next Friday.
Stephen F. Austin State University To Study Salvinia
The Red River Waterway Commission has approved a cooperative endeavor agreement with Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, to research and test the university's recently developed endocide method to control and eradicate the spread of giant salvinia.
Louisiana Super PAC Asks Federal Judge to Throw Out Donor Limits
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is asking a federal judge to throw out the state's donor limits to political action committees.
Sen. Landrieu: New Bossier City Technology Center to Add 800 High-Skill Local Jobs
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A computer services company plans to open a new technology center in Bossier City, creating 800 new, high-skill jobs in northwest Louisiana.
New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade to Feature Celebrity Monarchs
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actors John Schneider and James Roday have been added to the celebrity-filled list of stars riding in this year's Orpheus parade.
Louisiana Lottery Jackpot Update: No Winners for Biggest Saturday Drawings
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nobody won jackpots in Saturday's (Feb. 15) biggest drawings for Louisiana. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $400 million for the Powerball, $975,000 for Lotto and $90,000 for Easy 5.
Louisiana State University’s Alexandria Campus to Go Tobacco-Free
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The campus of Louisiana State University of Alexandria will be tobacco free by this summer.
Military Nears Holy Grail: Pizza That Lasts Years
They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers in combat or remote areas — a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still be edible.
Ray Nagin Found Guilty of Corruption, Taking Bribes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.
Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Contract Workers
President Barack Obama is raising the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10.