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  • St. Louis King of France Church to close in November Play Video

    September 24, 2017 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – St. Louis King of France Catholic School will close in May, the diocese Announced Friday. The closure comes as the parish church is consolidated with nearby St. Thomas Moore. In a letter to the school community, Reverend Michael J. Alello wrote the school cannot remain open... more »
  • AgCenter: OK strawberry season likely despite bad weather

    January 16, 2017 1:14 PM

    AMITE - The LSU AgCenter says some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season. AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace in Tangipahoa Parish says that overall, the damage is not too bad. Natalie Jones, farm manager of Faust Farms in Amite says... more »
  • Global hops shortage could lead to higher beer prices Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A hops shortage is making it more costly for breweries to operate. That cost will eventually be passed onto the consumer. Southern Craft Brewery Company makes its beer in Baton Rouge. Joe Picou is half of the small operation that has big plans. "We felt... more »
  • Pecan growers experience shortage in crops this year Play Video

    December 30, 2015 6:38 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pecan growers are having to adjust their prices because of a decrease in crops this year. "Last year we shelled until about the middle of May. It may be April when we stop this year," said Andre Bergeron, owner of Bergeron Pecan Company. Bergeron told News... more »
  • Lafayette looking for teachers in key areas

    July 9, 2015 8:34 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The Lafayette Parish School System is struggling to find teachers for certain subjects, leading to a critical shortage declaration. However, Superintendent Donald Aguillard says the critical designation is routine and is often done by school districts. The move allows the school system to further advertise the positions and hire... more »
  • Egg shortage limits Whataburger breakfast

    June 1, 2015 9:18 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Due to a shortage of eggs caused by the Midwest bird flu, Whataburger is limiting its breakfast serving hours. Times are now 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekends. Breakfast used to be available 12 hours a day. ... more »
  • Furor over French fries for McDonald's in Venezuela

    January 7, 2015 3:48 PM

    CARACAS, Venezuela - McDonald's is finding itself under fire in Venezuela both for not selling French fries - and for selling them. Hours after the Associated Press reported that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War... more »
  • WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts Play Video

    July 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... more »

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