BATON ROUGE - While most of LSU's south Louisiana hospitals are set for privatization, the head of the LSU hospital system says its facility in Tangipahoa Parish will stay under university control for the foreseeable future. Frank Opelka, LSU's vice president for health affairs and medical education, said Tuesday he... more »
ST. ROSE - Quixote Studios, a Los Angeles-based production services company, is breaking ground on a $15 million sound stage and "film campus" project in St. Rose. The first two phases are scheduled for completion in early 2013 and include two stages with 30,000 square feet of space. Quixote CEO... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Association of Educators boarded buses this morning on their way to file a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program. The organization's leaders lodged their challenge against the education changes Friday in Baton Rouge district court. They object to the use of the state's public... more »
SLAUGHTER - People in East Feliciana Parish organized a beneft concert for later this week to support the family of seven people hurt or killed in a car crash.
Six members of John Gaines Sr.'s family were killed by an accused drunk driver, Brett Gerald, last week. A seventh... more »
MANSFIELD - A major renovation at the Mansfield State Historic Site museum begins Monday.
The museum will be closed to the public through at least late April.
Renovations include installation of lighting, flooring and wall treatments in preparation for new exhibits about the Civil War battles at Mansfield... more »
WINNFIELD - A burn in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana was a case of fighting fire with fire, while protecting wildlife. The U.S. Forest Service ordered the burn along a two-mile stretch of road north of Winnfield to prevent wildfires and help the survival of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.... more »
NEW YORK - After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission... more »