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  • Houma police officer wins judgment against agency

    July 18, 2014 8:12 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Houma police officer who sued the agency in 2012 for unfair treatment has won a $350,000 federal court judgment. The Courier reports Sgt. Kyle Faulk sued the department for mistreatment after disagreeing with state legislation that continued to keep the police chief position out of... more »
  • Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

    April 19, 2014 1:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a Friday news release that the focus of its investigation is... more »
  • Walker approves hiring collection agency

    March 11, 2014 7:38 AM

    WALKER, La. (AP) - The Walker City Council has agreed to enlist a national debt recovery organization to help officials collect outstanding debts owed to the city. The Advocate reports the council unanimously approved a resolution Monday to bring on American Municipal Services, of Carrollton, Texas, to collect debts owed... more »
  • More than Six Dozen Arrested During Multi-Agency Operation

    September 23, 2013 5:56 PM

    More than six dozen people are behind bars in Lafayette after operation "Fall Time Blues." Lafayette Parish law enforcement agencies, State Police and Federal agents teamed up for the three-day operation last week. More than a dozen law enforcement agencies gathered at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Monday... more »
  • Child Services agency receives $8M incentive

    August 21, 2013 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Children & Family Services received about $8 million in federal money to improve child support collections as part of a federal Child Support Enforcement Incentive award. The Advocate reports the federal $8 million incentive to improve collection of back child support... more »
  • Agency offers help to pay utility bills

    February 4, 2013 9:09 AM

    FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) - The Quad Area Community Action Agency is making funding available to help low-income residents of Washington Parish pay their utility bills. The Daily News reports the agency is setting up appointments with residents, who must meet several requirements to be eligible for the program. More details... more »
  • Setbacks for agency in recovering film tax credits

    July 12, 2012 6:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After legislative auditors questioned the handling of a state program that issues tax credits for moviemaking, leaders of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development said Wednesday they have little option but to sue two companies that received about $935,000 in ineligible credits. And they said... more »
  • ASSIST Agency BBQ Hamburger Sale

    July 2, 2012 9:40 AM

    Crowley, LA-The ASSIST Agency, Inc. is having fundraiser hamburger sale on Friday, July 13, 2012. The Hamburger deal includes a BBQ burger, chips, and a drink for only $5. Orders of 5 or more hamburger deals can be delivered to your place of business. Proceeds benefit the ASSIST... more »
  • Agency board continues aging probe

    March 26, 2012 8:10 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Council on Aging's personnel committee will hold a meeting this week to continue its investigation into allegations of misconduct a former employee has leveled against the agency's executive director. Janell Brierley, who served as the council's transportation and nutrition supervisor for less than a... more »
  • Federal Agency Approves Medicaid Contract

    February 15, 2012 9:50 AM

    A proposed $185 million contract with a firm to handle Louisiana's Medicaid claims processing has been approved by the federal government's health agency. The Advocate reports ( ) state health agency officials have been waiting for months for the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to agree to... more »
  • St. Landry lends $20,000 to agency

    September 22, 2011 9:23 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted to immediately lend the parish Community Action Agency $20,000 in emergency funding to continue providing parish wide services beginning Oct. 1. The Advocate reports agency director Donald Robinson told the council Wednesday night that funding delays and the possibility... more »
  • Baton Rouge agency applies for tax credits

    September 12, 2011 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority has applied for $16.1 million in tax credits provided through the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency to help renovate or rebuild two housing complexes. The application for Ardenwood Village applied for $9.4 million to rehabilitate the 93-unit complex. The... more »
  • Cleanup Begins on Crowley Oil Spill

    May 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc. Contractors were hired... more »
  • Louisiana agency: missing items found

    October 20, 2010 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A recent state audit accuses the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections of losing track of $1.5 million in property. Officials agreed with the audit's findings at first but said that they have located most of what was missing after looking around a little... more »
  • Louisiana Corrections Agency may Sell off State Prisons

    October 14, 2010 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Corrections is contemplating the sale of prisons to cut costs during difficult budget times. State Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc that everything has been put on the table. LeBlanc said he is looking for creative ways to chop his budget. The state... more »
  • Offshore Drilling Agency to Weigh in Ahead of Schedule on Moratorium

    September 27, 2010 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government agency in charge of offshore drilling will weigh in ahead of schedule on whether a ban on new deepwater wells should be lifted. The chief of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Michael Bromwich, told an investigative panel Monday that he is a month ahead... more »
  • Health Agency Workers to be Furloughed

    September 17, 2010 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say some 250 employees of a local state agency that treats mental health and addictive disorders will be furloughed for seven days without pay to avoid a $518,000 deficit. Capital Area Human Service District Executive Director Jan Kasofsky says, that the move is being... more »
  • Drilling agency imposes conflict-of-interest rules

    August 31, 2010 9:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Michael Bromwich,... more »
  • New Bill Will Divide Offshore Regulators Agency Into 3 Parts

    July 15, 2010 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel has approved legislation that would overhaul the government agency responsible for regulating offshore drilling. The bill would divide the agency into three parts: one for leasing and permitting; another for inspections and investigations; and a third to collect revenue. It also seeks to clamp... more »
  • Salazar Creates New Agency to Oversee Drilling

    June 21, 2010 8:36 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former federal prosecutor took over Monday as director of a new government agency that oversees offshore drilling and other oil and gas development. Michael R. Bromwich, 56, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Justice Department inspector general, will lead a reorganization of the agency formerly known... more »
  • Director of new agency overseeing oil industry sworn in

    June 21, 2010 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has sworn in a former federal prosecutor as director of a new government agency to oversee offshore drilling and other oil and gas development. A former assistant U.S. attorney and Justice Department inspector general, Michael R. Bromwich will lead a reorganization of the... more »
  • Overhaul Of Agency That Regulates Offshore Drilling

    May 18, 2010 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar conceded Tuesday that the government failed to hold the oil industry accountable and ensure safety in offshore oil drilling. Salazar, in his first appearance before Congress since the April 20 Gulf accident, promised an overhaul of the agency that regulates offshore oil drilling... more »
  • Proposal: Split Agency That Oversees Offshore Drilling

    May 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is proposing to split up an Interior Department agency that oversees offshore drilling, as part of its response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called for a plan to split the Minerals Management Service in two. One agency would be... more »
  • Call For Support Gets Answered

    January 7, 2010 6:09 PM

    The story of an elderly Lafayette woman having to tough it out through the cold touched the hearts of many in Acadiana. Emails and calls came pouring in. Many people made a donation at the Cajun Area Agency on Aging. "Lady living in a trailer busted windows and... more »
  • Supplies For The Needy Running Low...You Can Help

    January 6, 2010 6:51 PM

    Temperatures will be as low as they've been in Acadiana in over a decade. They're many people in this area who have no way to stay warm. A cause for concern--especially for the elderly and disabled. "People get chilled when they're elderly they get chilled and that... more »
  • UL: Hazard Mitigation Plan ready for public viewing

    December 16, 2009 1:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The final draft of UL Lafayette's Hazard Mitigation Plan is ready for public viewing. The draft has been developed through the Disaster Resistant University (DRU) grant program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). UL Lafayette officials have been working to develop a comprehensive hazard mitigation... more »
  • Animal activists file complaint

    October 21, 2009 11:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - More complaints of animal neglect have been made against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center. For the second time this year, an animal rights group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant... more »

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