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  • Officials say there's still interest in Gulf oil

    August 19, 2015 1:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal and trade group officials say there's still interest in Gulf of Mexico oil and gas, despite low figures from Wednesday's lease sale for tracts off the Texas coast. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management official Mike Celata says the bureau is not considering a cut in... more »
  • Diocese lists Redemptorist High for lease, sale

    June 4, 2015 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Redemptorist High School is on the market. The Diocese of Baton Rouge is listing the campus for lease and selling its baseball field a few blocks away. The Catholic church is asking $23,853/ month for the school building and everything inside it plus use of the... more »
  • Bill allowing abuse victims to break lease passes committee

    June 1, 2015 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims of domestic violence would be able to break a lease to escape abusers under a bill moving closer to final legislative passage. The proposal by Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Baton Rouge Democrat, would also allow landlords to immediately evict those who are deemed abusers by... more »
  • If you can't buy it, rent it

    April 14, 2015 7:56 PM

    WASHINGTON- There may soon be an option to paying $350 for the new Apple Watch. An entrepreneur created the Apple Watch lease and Zak Kidd says his company bought more than a dozen 42-millimeter sport devices to rent out. He won't give specifics but says the rates will likely... more »
  • Offshore oil port leasing space to traders

    April 4, 2015 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's offshore oil port, with huge underground storage caverns, was built to handle imported oil but is now leasing space to traders who need to store U.S. crude. Sources report that the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port recently auctioned 11.3 million barrels of monthly storage space and has... more »
  • Jindal leasing away state parking garage for $2M

    July 14, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is leasing away the rights to a state-owned parking garage and its annual income stream for $2 million. The deal appears to have the state taking a loss for upfront cash to balance Louisiana's budget. The 91-year lease will generate less money than... more »
  • CATS to consider spending thousands to lease new office space

    February 17, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital Area Transit System leaders will discuss leasing more office space for staff and extra parking spaces for additional buses at a meeting Tuesday. CATS, which is funded through a controversial property tax, is considering occupying one floor of Mid City Towers, formerly Dean Tower, a 14-story... more »
  • Port may end sand company's lease

    November 13, 2012 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is considering whether to terminate the lease of a start-up company that was going to dry and sort sand at the port's Inland Rivers Marine Terminal in Port Allen. The $10 million facility, which was going to prepare sand to barge out... more »
  • Plans finalized for Gulf lease sale off Tex. coast

    October 26, 2012 11:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal regulators have firmed up plans to put more than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas up for bid to offshore energy producers next month. The Obama administration says the lease sale will be held Nov. 28 in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports the U.S. Bureau... more »
  • Jindal adds hurdles for new state vehicles

    October 8, 2012 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued a partial freeze on state agencies buying or leasing cars, trucks and other vehicles. The executive order was put out last week with no formal announcement. It requires that any agency in the executive branch get written approval from the governor's commissioner... more »
  • Salazar announces 'targeted leasing' in Arctic

    June 26, 2012 3:07 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the federal government will announce its five-year offshore lease plan later this week and it will include targeted areas off Alaska's northern coast. Salazar says the Arctic lease sales will be in areas with high petroleum potential, but low conflict with environmental resources.... more »
  • State collects $834,000 in petroleum lease sale

    April 13, 2012 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Mineral and Energy Board collected just over $834,000 during its April sale for petroleum rights on state and local government land and waterbottoms. The board awarded 12 leases covering just over 2,500 acres. Leases were sold in Calcasieu, Cameron, Plaquemines, St. Mary and Vernon parishes. Of... more »
  • BR Airport changes lease policy following News 2 Investigation

    August 2, 2011 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A private plane, discovered by News 2, being stored in a publicly-paid for airport hangar, has forced changes at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The plane, registered to State Senator Rob Marionneaux and Baton Rouge Attorney Chuck Ward, was parked in the hangar leased by Baton Rouge... more »
  • Livingston Parish School Board: "We want our land back!"

    February 10, 2011 10:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A 100-year-old mistake could be corrected in Livingston Parish. It involves land that was leased and the parish school board wants it back. In each township, property is set aside for the school system. It stays government property unless it's sold. And even if it's leased, there's... more »
  • 'Twilight' fever growing in Baton Rouge

    August 26, 2010 10:34 PM

    An economic boom is on the way to Baton Rouge because of the fascination with "Twilight." Pre-production for the final movies is underway, and the buzz over vampires and werewolves is growing. Everyone is talking about "Twilight" coming to town, but most people in the Baton Rouge movie business won't... more »
  • Ouachita school board votes to buy 12 new buses

    August 11, 2010 7:48 AM

    The Ouachita Parish School Board has voted to purchase 12 new school buses and lease another eight for the fall semester. The school board had planned to purchase a smaller number of buses to replace aging ones. Board memberssay they had little choice but to buy more than the district... more »
  • V-Vehicle renews north Louisiana plant lease

    April 19, 2010 2:37 PM

    The V-Vehicle Co. says it has renewed its lease for a vacant manufacturing plant in Monroe. The Company is making its second attempt at getting a federal Energy Department loan to manufacture a fuel-efficient vehicle. Details of the lease have not been released. more »
  • BR Port to consider wood-pellet plant lease

    April 13, 2010 6:39 AM

    A proposed lease will make the Port of Greater Baton Rouge the site of a $124 million wood pellet-making plant. The port's executive committee is scheduled to consider the lease Thursday. The plant will employ between 85 and 100 people and generate 500 to 1,000 other related jobs. In northern... more »
  • V-Vehicle lease canceled

    April 3, 2010 3:04 PM

    The V-Vehicle company has canceled its lease on the plant where it planned to build fuel-efficient cars in Ouchita Parish. Officials say they have asked to negotiate a new lease on the former Guide Corporation Plant. The company also fired founder, Frank Varasano, while the Vice President for... more »
  • 18M-acre offshore oil lease sale starts Aug. 18

    April 1, 2010 1:48 PM

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the government will offer 18 million acres off the Texas and Louisiana coasts at an oil and gas lease sale Aug. 18. Salazar made the announcement at a news conference Thursday on a ground-level mockup of an offshore jackup rig at Superior Energy... more »
  • New Orleans plans to end Six Flags lease

    September 19, 2009 12:40 PM

    New Orleans plans to end its lease agreement with the Six Flags Inc. theme park operator. The city is looking toward redeveloping Six Flags' shuttered park in the city. The announcement comes after the Industrial Development Board voted to end the lease with the company, Friday. It closed after... more »

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