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  • Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

    January 29, 2017 2:25 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have a physical presence.... more »
  • Small planes collide mid-air in Texas, killing 3

    January 1, 2017 11:30 AM

    McKINNEY, Texas - Three people have been killed after two small planes collided in midair near McKinney, Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration says the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. near Aero Country Airport. The private airport is about 35 miles north of downtown Dallas. The FAA says it was... more »
  • Authorities: Small plane crashed in Tennessee, no survivors

    December 27, 2016 8:57 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, and no one survived. A reconnaissance flight by the Tennessee Army National Guard found the plane inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. A release... more »
  • Pilot injured when small plane flips while landing

    December 22, 2016 6:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The pilot of a small plane was injured when the plane flipped while landing at Shreveport's downtown airport. Shreveport news media reported that the accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said the pilot was hospitalized with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening. The pilot was... more »
  • Business groups partner to start small business relief fund

    August 24, 2016 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry announced the creation of the Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund to help small businesses recover from the recent flooding. The Greater New Orleans, Inc., the Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business,... more »
  • Oklahoma experiences a series of earthquakes

    October 11, 2015 11:57 AM

    CUSHING, Okla. - A series of small earthquakes have been recorded across northern Oklahoma following two moderate earthquakes in the area the previous day. The U.S. Geological Survey reports nine quakes ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 3.7 were recorded between 5:07 p.m. Saturday and 5:27 a.m. Sunday. No injuries... more »
  • Tourism numbers up for Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 12, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tourism is looking good for the city driven largely by the hospitality and film industries, and local businesses are more than happy to reap the benefits. "It would be very difficult for us to top 2014, but we think 2015 will be among the best years... more »
  • LSU reactivates Small Business Development Center

    September 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will once again host a Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the university. Beginning October 1, the center will be housed within the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. The previous development center at LSU was opearted... more »
  • LSU develops program for small farms

    July 4, 2013 9:11 AM

    ST. JOSEPH- The LSU AgCenter is creating a program to help small farms market their products effectively. John Barnett, a former county agent and regional director for the AgCenter, has been named extension family farm specialist for the project. Barnett said he is ramping up the program now and hopes... more »
  • Control towers at small airports to stay open

    May 10, 2013 2:28 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Transportation Departments says 149 control towers at small airports that were set to close will remain open at least through Sept. 30. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has determined there is enough extra money, under a bill passed by Congress last month, to keep the towers open through the... more »
  • Small plane crashes at S. Fla. parking lot; 3 die

    March 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A small plane crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing all three people onboard and burning about a dozen cars. Fort Lauderdale fire officials said no one on the ground was hurt in the Friday afternoon crash near that city's executive airport.... more »
  • Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

    February 21, 2013 8:55 AM

    THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia. Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a... more »

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