BATON ROUGE - Two of Gov. Bobby Jindal's appointees to the state's top school board are leaving the positions, and the governor has tapped his former chief of staff to fill one of the vacant spots. Penny Dastugue of Covington and John Bennett of Port Allen announced Friday that they... more »
CHICAGO - The federal government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a different type of machine that produces a cartoon-like outline instead of the naked images that have been compared to a virtual strip search. The Transportation Security Administration says it is... more »
BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said the contractor working on the expansion of I-10 between the I-10/12 split and Siegen Lane is more than a year behind schedule, so they will be replaced.
The project was supposed to be completed by the end of the year. Jodi Conachen, a... more »
TUCSON, Ariz.- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords no longer needs a ventilator after doctors replaced her breathing tube with a different one.
Hospital officials say that Giffords underwent a procedure Saturday morning to have a tracheotomy tube inserted in her windpipe to protect her airways, freeing her from the ventilator. She... more »
The Board of Regents has chosen a search firm to help find Louisiana's next higher education commissioner.
The board picked Florida-based company Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. to recruit candidates for the job. The work is estimated to cost $105,500, but the final contract terms haven't been negotiated.
The... more »