Monday, July 16, 2018

USDA declares 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states...

Checkbook site bill moves out of committee

BATON ROUGE — The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved creating a new website to make state spending more transparent despite concerns by the...

Louisiana gets third credit downgrade since February 2016

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's credit took a new dip Wednesday, as a national rating agency downgraded the state because of its continued financial uncertainty,...

Polling places to stay the same until next year

After Clerk of Court Holli Vining approached the Webster Parish Police Jury about changing polling places for precincts at the alternative school, some digging...

Glenbrook 4-H club donates birdhouse to St. Jude Auction

The Glenbrook Elementary 4-H Club is donating a bluebird house to the Minden St. Jude Auction. After speaking to the club about bluebirds, Mr....

Dardenne to speak Friday

The Minden Lunch Bunch will meet 11:30 a.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall. Jay Dardenne, the state's chief administrative officer, will be...

Troopers strive for ‘fatal free’ holiday

Today, many people across Louisiana will be celebrating “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as we observe the Independence Day holiday. During this...

Louisiana State Police facing $23 million in cuts

BATON ROUGE – Grim-faced Louisiana State Police brass spent much of the morning Monday explaining to the Senate Finance Committee what the latest spending...

Access restored to displaced residents of Upper Florida Keys

MIAMI — Residents were allowed to return Tuesday to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials pieced together the scope of Irma's...

Shreveport councilman enters 4th Congressional District race

BATON ROUGE — A Shreveport city councilman says he will run for the 4th Congressional District seat representing northwest Louisiana. Oliver Jenkins, a Republican oil...

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