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Man on a mission to honor Vietnam vets
There are not many people who know why September 19 is significant, but a Baton Rouge man is focused on making people aware.
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
Assessors want new valuation rules for oil wells
A group of Louisiana tax assessors is advocating for a series of property valuation changes that, if approved, could significantly increase property tax rates for oil and gas well operators, as well as revenues for local governments.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Le Cercle de Bacchus to introduce debs
Le Cercle de Bacchus has announced the names of the 15 young women to be presented Jan. 3, 2015, at its 57th Annual Presentation Ball at the Baton Rouge River Center.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Birthdays Betty Allen, West Monroe; Erma Bordon; Anna Cannon, West Monroe; Peggy Dunn; Annette Elliott, West Monroe; John Grigson, West Monroe; Linda Parker; Adam White, 20, Ruston Anniversary Randy and Debbie McKinnie, married 39 years, Sterlington Friday The Family History Club meets at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Museum at Bastrop.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
1 killed after pickup truck veers off I-10 in La.
Louisiana State Police say a 47-year-old Illinois woman has died in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Acadia Parish.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Shreveport police bats have flown
In an effort to eradicate the mess and odor left by bats that made a home inside a section of the Shreveport Police Department, workers began removing the interior side of a wall on the second floor of the department's assembly room Tuesday, according to the consultant responsible for the project.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Judge Hebert remembered as fair, compassionate
The death last week of St. Landry Parish's 27th Judicial Court Judge Donald Hebert prompted fond remembrances during the recent Crime Stoppers Banquet.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Cool summer art will be on display at Art Melt
Step out of July's heat and melt into the coolness of summer art with the opening of Forum 35 annual "Art Melt."
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum to induct six
Standouts in prep and college football coaching, professional baseball, women's collegiate basketball, weightlifting and sports writing are the selectees to the 2014 Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions.
Retired judge to speak on Louisiana law
Retired Judge Robert Brinkman will speak on Spanish and French Law during the Colonial Period of Louisiana during Saturday's local history program.
Birthdays Milan Arpino, 15, Monroe; Debbie Frost; Connor Reitzell, 1, Monroe; Collin Shively, Ruston Belated Jessey Thomas, 3, West Monroe; Susan Worley, West Monroe Saturday The Northeast Louisiana National Guard Retirees Association meets at 11:45 a.m. at Catfish Charlie's, 2329 Louisville Ave., Monroe Contact Sgt.
10 things to do this weekend
The holiday weekend has passed us by but that's no reason to stay indoors. Here are 10 things happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Shreveport-Bossier City.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Saltwater eating flesh bacteria
In the summer, the sun heats up Louisiana waters unfortunately making it the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Senate leader suggests highway funding fixes
The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee said Wednesday that the state should consider a wide range of short-term steps to ease Louisiana's road funding woes.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Ascension council punts on sewer rate increase resolution
The Ascension Parish Council balked Wednesday at making a sweeping request of state regulators to block future sewer rate increases in the parish, fearing the resolution might hinder private investment in the sewer companies.
Senate votes for study on whether to make Plaquemines Parish historic sites a national park
The Senate Wednesday passed legislation directing a study into the feasibility of designating historic forts and other sites in Plaquemines Parish along the Lower Mississippi River as part of the National Park Service.
Tasman to head Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, newspaper reports
Robert M. Tasman has been named executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, according to the Clarion Herald.
Louisiana gas tax among the cheapest, organization reports
Louisiana has one of the cheapest gas taxes in the country, according to the American Petroleum Institute.
Dropping oil, gas industry preference would cut taxes for all
Eliminating a series of preferences granted to the oil and gas industry would result in a property tax cut for everyone who pays it, says the chairman of the Louisiana Assessors Association' Oil and Gas Committee.