A portion of Walker will experience a scheduled power outage on Wednesday, Oct. 27, so utility workers can safely upgrade facilities and improve electrical service, according to Entergy Louisiana.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana’s public school system had $853 million less to spend on education in fiscal year 2020 because of debt payments schools made to employee pension systems.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Board of Regents is requesting a $219.5 million funding increase for colleges and universities, nearly 20% more than the state’s current $1.1 billion higher education budget.
(The Center Square) – New Orleans has one of the highest homicide rate increases of any major city in the country since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent crime analysis.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana State Bond Commission has not resolved a $63 million funding issue regarding the New Orleans Superdome, putting the final phases of a multiyear $450 million renovation plan against an end-of-year deadline.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana does not index major tax components to inflation, and the result is a “stealth tax” on state residents, a new study suggests.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would allow unspent American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be used for natural disaster recovery and infrastructure needs, which could have an impact on Louisiana.
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Early voting for the Nov. 13 election begins this week across the state, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
A flu vaccination clinic will be held at the Livingston Parish Health Unit on Thursday, Oct. 28, according to the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP).
If you’re a woman who owns a business, you may have some challenges not shared by your male peers – but you also have several opportunities to help improve your financial future.
This weekend, people will have the chance to turn in their unwanted prescription drugs or vaping devices when the Walker Police Department participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
A Walker man has been arrested on sex crime charges following a lengthy child sex investigation, according to the Walker Police Department.
Authorities arrested 11 people and seized drugs and weapons after a multi-agency narcotics investigation, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Over the next month, Laine Hardy will perform in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.
The Link Up LIVINGston committee, which was created over the summer to address the parish’s broadband and connectivity issues, will launch its website next week, committee members said Tuesday.
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The suspect at the center of a multi-parish shooting rampage that left two dead and others injured has been transferred from East Baton Rouge Parish to Livingston Parish, according to authorities.
A Livingston man is in custody after local authorities launched an investigation “involving the sexual abuse of a juvenile victim,” according to a statement from Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.
A Harvey man who held a delivery driver at gunpoint and led authorities on a high-speed car chase last year has been convicted of multiple charges related to the crime.
Authorities believe the same group is responsible for a string of car wash burglaries that occurred on the west side of the parish last week.
BATON ROUGE – LSU and head football coach Ed Orgeron will part ways at the conclusion of the 2021 season, director of athletics Scott Woodward announced on Sunday.
A woman was arrested in connection with a fatal crash back in July that claimed the life of a Denham Springs woman, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The first phase of debris cleanup in Livingston Parish in the wake of Hurricane Ida is nearly complete, with contractors having collected more than 700,000 cubic yards of debris so far, the Livingston Parish Council learned Friday.
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A fatal wreck in Gramercy claimed the lives of two people Wednesday evening, including that of a Livingston Parish resident, according to Louisiana State Police.
LIVINGSTON -- A Livingston man has been convicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, a local daycare owner who was fatally shot two years ago.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley told state lawmakers Monday parents and interested residents have until Oct. 31 to submit input about newly proposed K-12 social studies standards.
(The Center Square) – A new report from the Louisiana legislative auditor cites more than $52 million in questioned costs from the state’s main disaster recovery agency.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana voters soon will have the opportunity to consider four constitutional ballot amendments in this year’s fall election. All four items are tax and budget issues that could become permanent by majority vote.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is warning residents of a trend the agency has recently flagged, one that could be caused by an identity thief using someone else’s information to create a disaster application.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has voted to cancel public-school letter grades for the 2020-21 school year, which State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley called a “sensitive issue.”
(The Center Square) – Louisiana has a $1 billion budget surplus and another $1 billion in remaining American Rescue Plan funds, said Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, who also is “optimistic” about the state’s financial outlook for next year.
(The Center Square) – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the launch of Possibility Space on Wednesday, a video game development studio purporting to bring high-paying jobs to Louisiana.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana’s two U.S. senators are raising concerns about a provision in the proposed $3.5 trillion congressional budget reconciliation bill that would allot billions in direct government loans to small businesses.
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The man suspected of fatally shooting two people and injuring three others in a shooting spree that spanned multiple parishes was released from the hospital and officially booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail Monday afternoon.
No injuries were reported after a fire wrecked a structure in the eastern part of Livingston Parish early Monday morning, according to the local fire department.
All is clear at Live Oak Junior High after the school was placed on a lockdown following a supposed threat made on the school, according to a school system spokesperson.
A 45-year-old pedestrian was killed in a crash on Interstate-12 Sunday evening, according to Louisiana State Police.
Matthew Mire, the suspect linked to shootings in multiple parishes, including two that were fatal, was captured late Saturday night after a day-long manhunt and is now under “constant watch” while receiving treatment at a local medical facility.
An armed suspect tied to shootings in multiple parishes will face two counts of attempted first degree murder in Livingston Parish upon his capture, according to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.
A manhunt is underway for an armed suspect who is tied to shootings in multiple parishes, including one directed at State Police early Saturday.
Ten were arrested this week following an investigation that led detectives to a home in Denham Springs, where they found drugs that included marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin.