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  • Carencro council increases water, sewer rates

    August 20, 2013 8:51 AM

    CARENCRO, La. (AP) - The Carencro City Council has approved an ordinance that will increase water and sewage rates each year for the next five years. The Advocate reports the five-year plan the council adopted on Monday calls for the water and sewage rates to increase the first year by... more »
  • The danger increases, but still the water calls

    November 5, 2012 3:42 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - "We are tied to the ocean," an avid sailor and president named John F. Kennedy once said. "And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came." Humans have an affinity for... more »
  • Enrollment increases at St. James virtual school

    October 11, 2012 8:44 AM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - Enrollment in St. James Parish's online Virtual Academy not only has increased rapidly since its July opening, but school officials are fielding phone calls from parents outside the parish who are interested in the program. The Advocate reports Virtual Academy Principal Becky Louque gave an assessment... more »
  • Delta increases flights to and from Shreveport

    June 4, 2012 10:42 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Delta Air Lines will offer 10 flights daily from Shreveport Regional Airport to Memphis and Atlanta hubs beginning in July. The Times reports seven of the flights will serve the Atlanta hub, and three will serve the Memphis hub. This is the first time since 2004... more »
  • New Roads council increases court costs

    May 16, 2012 9:02 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The New Roads City Council has adopted an ordinance that will increase court costs in Mayor's Court from $45 to $65. The Advocate reports the measure passed Tuesday after a public hearing during which no one spoke in opposition of the change. Mayor Robert Myer... more »
  • AG's office increases alleged amount stolen

    April 19, 2012 9:29 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The state Attorney General's Office has raised to nearly $2 million the amount of money a former recording secretary is alleged to have stolen from the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Commission. The Advocate reports Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell has added a third count to Brenda... more »
  • Demand for recycling services increases in Bossier

    March 5, 2012 6:29 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish is getting greener. Industry representatives say demand for recycling services is in high in the parish. Michael Hughes, owner of Hughes Recycling, which collects recyclables for the city, parish and school system, as well as private businesses tells the times increased demand is... more »
  • Monroe airport increases rates

    January 13, 2012 11:10 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport is increasing rental rates, landing fees and baggage conveyor fees charged to airlines. On Tuesday, The News-Star reports the Monroe City Council introduced three ordinances for the city to approve the airport's new lease agreements with Delta Air Lines, United-Continental and American Airlines.... more »
  • Baker council increases sewer fees

    January 11, 2012 10:35 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - The Baker City Council has approved new sewer service rates to go into effect Jan. 20. The new rates are a flat fee of $14 per month for residential users, including seniors, and $18 plus 30 cents per 1,000 gallons for commercial users. City Attorney Ron... more »
  • Allen Parish School Board increases meal prices

    June 14, 2011 10:08 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - Allen Parish students and school employees will see increases in the prices of school breakfasts and lunches this fall. The American Press reports the school board on Monday unanimously approved price increases of 25 cents for students and 50 cents for employees for both meals. Finance... more »
  • Pre-K Tuition Increases

    April 20, 2011 11:18 PM

    Lafayette parents could be paying more to keep their kids in Pre-K classes. The Lafayette Parish School Board introduced the tuition increase at Wednesday's meeting. Currently parents pay $330 a month for Pre-K classes. But the Early Childhood Programs department is asking board members to raise tuition to a... more »
  • Fee, tax increases proposed for New Orleans

    October 14, 2010 9:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is proposing a city budget that is almost $30 million less than last year, but that will still require hikes in sanitation fees and property tax millages. In his budget message Thursday, Landrieu said the $483 million budget he's proposing for... more »
  • Enrollment Increases in Lafayette Parish Schools

    August 13, 2010 8:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Preliminary first-day-of-school counts show enrollment is up in Lafayette Parish schools. The district reported that 25,008 students in grades 1-12 attended the first day of school Thursday. The tally is up from last year's first-day count of 24,687 students. Those numbers are expected to grow as... more »
  • US Rig Count Increases by 21

    June 11, 2010 3:15 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 21 this week to 1,527. Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 954 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 561 for oil. Twelve were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago... more »
  • Council Set to Vote on Vetoed Budget Items

    October 19, 2009 11:41 PM

    Earlier this month Lafayette City-Parish President, Joey Durel, vetoed several items in the 2009-2010 budget. At Tuesday nights council meeting, council members will go item by item t discuss then vote on the vetoed items. The council's elimination of GPS tracking systems in LCG and Lafayette Utilities System vehicles was... more »

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