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The town has a current population of about 4,750. A city in Louisiana has more than 5,000 residents. "We are definitely on the grow," Hicks said. "On our next census…we will be a city." Crews have cleared 90 acres for commercial development along LA Highway 3227. Behind that is another 150 ...

When it comes to paying for college the price tag can vary greatly, even within the same Louisiana city. Undergraduate tuition and fees at four-year institutions in the Bayou State range from $52,000 to $6,500 a year, according to recent figures published on their websites. Here's a look at those costs ...
When it comes to paying for college the price tag can vary greatly, even within the same Louisiana city. Undergraduate tuition and fees at four-year institutions in the Bayou State range from $52,000 to $6,500 a year, according to recent figures published on their websites. Here's a look at those costs ...
ST. MARTINVILLE -- From a poem to a silent film to a maid who sells bread, the story of "Evangeline" has been a vital part of Cajun culture for more than 170 years even though it was the creation of a Yankee who never visited Louisiana. Now, filmmaker Jillian Hall is trying to capture the cultural impact ...
Mayor-president of Louisiana city, Joel Robideaux has urged the local residents of the city to launch their own Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in an April 12 speech. Mayor Expresses Faith In ICOs. This virtual currency proposal was by far the biggest reveal in Robideaux's annual address at the Heymann Center ...
The tiny northwest Louisiana town of Haughton is an unlikely place to see a massive collection of wild animals from around the world. But years ago, a husband and wife team turned their taxidermy skills into the creation of a homemade natural history museum. These aren't the kinds of animals that typically ...
A Louisiana city has elected a woman to be its mayor for the first time. The Lake Charles American Press reports unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office show voters made history Saturday as Misty Clanton won more than 1,460 votes in DeRidder's mayoral race. The results show Mike ...
Riverboat gambling could soon be coming to Louisiana's eighth largest city after a state politician reportedly revealed that he intends to propose legislation that would reclassify a section of the Ouachita River in order to make it more attractive to casino operators. According to a Tuesday report from The ...
NEW LLANO, La. (AP) — The Louisiana town of New Llano has filled a vacant city council position. During a special called meeting on Monday, the council unanimously approved the appointment of Rev. Maurice Johnson to fill the unexpired term of former Councilman R. J. Fertitta, who resigned upon ...
Robert Taylor isn't sure why he's alive. "My mother succumbed to bone cancer. My brother had lung cancer," he ticks them off on his fingers. "My sister, I think it was cervical cancer. My nephew lung cancer." A favorite cousin. That cousin's son. Both neighbors on one side, one neighbor on the other.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting on his porch in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Otis Tucker cuts a lone figure on a street punctuated with large empty spaces - the shadows of homes lost to Hurricane Katrina. Tucker lives in the part of the Louisiana ...
Joel Robideaux, the mayor-president of the Louisiana city and parish of Lafayette, urged local residents on Thursday to consider launching an initial coin offering (ICO). Lafayette parish is in dire financial straits, officials say. A presentation given by the town in March stressed that property tax revenues are ...
The mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana has proposed the city create its own cryptocurrency to raise money for public finance, taking a cue from Berkeley, California, according to The Acadia Advocate. Such blockchain-based municipal borrowing, should it materialize, could revolutionize local funding in the U.S. ...
BY TERRY L. JONES, The Advocate. MORGANZA, La. (AP) — There was time when Inez Serio-LeCoq could buy all the items on her mother's grocery list from any number of stores and local businesses dotting a one-mile stretch of Louisiana Highway 1 in this close-knit Pointe Coupee Parish town. "We had ...
The Louisiana city council will have a new look going forward under the command of a new mayor. New mayor Marvin Brown along with new councilmen ... Louisiana City Clerk Jesse Murphy swears in the new mayor and councilmen on Monday, April 23. The members are, from left: Bob ...

A photo posted to his Instagram Wednesday shows Bourdain in a Southern-Louisiana town called Mamou donning an extravagant costume with the caption “The Quest for Chicken.” According to local ABC affiliate KATC, the chef was taking part in Mamou's Courir de Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday Run.” ...
"Mardi Gras should be for everyone from 8 months to 88 years old," Stephens said as crowds turned out in temperatures warming to the 70s (20s Celsius) in this south Louisiana city aside the Mississippi River. By early Tuesday afternoon, the French Quarter's most famous street, Bourbon Street, and ...
This conclusion is based on FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics, population data, and internal research. DeRidder Police Chief John Gott says the city's title as safest has everything to do with the residents. “The only thing you can attribute that to, 150 percent, is the people that live here. The friendliest, most ...
Don't have an account? Sign Up Today. After more than a year of repairs costing millions of dollars, state health officials hope their testing this week will find no more lead in St. Joseph's drinking water. And the early tests are suggesting that the long odyssey for this small northeast Louisiana town is nearing ...
This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The only land route that connects Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, to the rest of the continental United States is Island Road, a thin, four-mile stretch of pavement that lies inches above sea level ...
A Louisiana city gets its first "clean" audit in years. The American Press reports that City Hall employees in Westlake cannot remember ... Westlake is a western Louisiana city of about 4,600 in Calcasieu (KAL-kuh-shoo) Parish. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not ...
Two monuments commemorating a Reconstruction-era fight for white supremacy stand on public property in a majority-black town in central Louisiana, the only markers to an 1873 riot that killed 150 African Americans. And, despite Confederate statues coming down across the country, markers in Colfax ...
No Louisiana city made the list, which includes: New York; Los Angeles; Nashville; Chicago; Atlanta; Miami; Washington D.C.; Dallas; Austin; Pittsburgh; Raleigh; Boston; Denver; Indianapolis; Columbus, Ohio; Montgomery County, Maryland; Newark, New Jersey; Northern Virginia, Virginia; Philadelphia; ...
She was out of town in Louisiana visiting family when the church went up in flames. She was seeing pictures and monitoring calls. "The initial ones where the steeple was still standing but on fire, that was a difficult sight to see," Saucier said. "The past couple of days have been fairly overwhelming, just ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man jailed after drunkenly plowing his pickup truck into a crowd of New Orleans parade-goers last year faces roughly three more years behind bars. Neilson Rizzuto, 26, was sentenced Friday for the accident that injured more than 30 people along the route of the popular ...
The Garda employee called Miles, but he denied knowing anything about the armored truck robbery and said he was out of town in Louisiana. A Garda security manager told authorities that Miles had been terminated in October after "failing to cooperate with an internal theft investigation," at the company, ...
There's a new executive chef leading the charge at SaltRock Southwest Kitchen in Sedona at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, and he's looking to draw inspiration from his upbringing to bring more local fare to the menu. Born and raised in a small town in Louisiana, Logan Stephenson grew up hunting and ...
Hailing from Houma, a small town in Louisiana an hour from New Orleans, Will Wes is a hot new rapper on the rise in his own lane of music called Trap/Pop – essentially trap music over a pop track. Already being compared to Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, and Tory Lanez, Will is grinding hard in the rap ...
Somewhere in Nigeria, Sunday was a sad day, for on that day, a prince lost his valet. Well, a “Nigerian Prince” lost what's better known as his mule, depending on whether charges stick. Police in the Louisiana town of Slidell in the US announced on Sunday that they'd arrested 67-year-old Michael Neu for ...
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, water bills increased by $4.33 and sewer bills will increase by $4.56 for a total of an $8.89 monthly increase per water user. The issue was voted on by the city council on Monday, Dec. 11, to help fund the Georgia St. corridor project. The Louisiana city council met again in ...
Louisiana town says no to scrap facility expansion. North Lake Charles, Louisiana, city council responds to opposition from residents. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn Share to Email. Subscribe. December 27, 2017. Edited by Brian Taylor.
'Mayor's Court' Taken to Federal Court in Louisiana. A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit over the fees and fines collected in a court run by the mayor in a Louisiana city. Dec. 6, 2017, at 11:38 a.m.. 'Mayor's Court' Taken to Federal Court in Louisiana ...
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Police in a small Louisiana city are reporting its first homicide of 2017. The Advocate reports 28-year-old Fatrell Queen was found shot dead early Thursday in his bedroom closet at a home in Port Allen. Police Chief Esdron Brown said neighbors reported hearing several gunshots ...
New Orleans might be the spookiest city in Louisiana, but apparently it's not the best for trick-or-treating. Not according to the users of Nextdoor.com social networking site, anyway. That honor would go to Baton Rouge, which ranked in the top 10 best cities in the United States for trick-or-treating, Nextdoor ...
CLARENCE – Residents and elected officials in this village about an hour south of Shreveport say they desperately need help from state or parish authorities to stop an out-of-control mayor whose alleged abuses have led the village to a state of crisis. Citizens, members of the board of aldermen and a ...
The Louisiana city known as the Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year. New Orleans turns 300 years old. The celebration began December 31 with a huge fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Performances, parties and other events throughout 2018 will honor the tricentennial, including the ...
Shreveport isn't trying to emulate the state's most famous city, but some traditions here will feel awfully familiar. David Landsel. February 09, 2018. Nearly a century ago, at the bottom of a hill in a modest neighborhood of shotgun homes that had cropped up on the fringe of downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, a man named ...
Officials from Orleans, France, wrapped up several days of events marking a sister city agreement with the city of New Orleans. They attended the Joan of Arc parade over the weekend, as well as the official start of Carnival marked at Mardi Gras World. The city designation coincides with the Louisiana city's ...
When Treasurer John Schroder was running for the statewide-elected office he was sworn into last month, he promised voters a website where government spending could be tracked and investigated. As Schroder was campaigning on the idea, other lawmakers and special interest groups were also ...
Those charges were then dismissed on Tuesday after Ike Funderburk, Abbeville, Louisiana's city attorney and prosecutor, reviewed video of the incident, KATC reported. Hargrave attended Monday's special meeting of the Vermilion Parish school district, as board members were deciding on a new contract ...
As AFP reported, via the Telegraph, an entire block in the Louisiana city was closed to traffic for the event, held at New Orleans' Contemporary ...
Luling, located in St. Charles Parish, produced the most toxins of any city in Louisiana. Geismar, Sterlington, Westwego, Sulphur and ...
But one city sticks out as a crossroads of the Alabama-LSU recruiting rivalry: Monroe, La. The northeast Louisiana city of 50,000 residents and ...
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Police in a small Louisiana city are reporting its first homicide of 2017. The Advocate reports 28-year-old Fatrell ...
New Orleans might be the spookiest city in Louisiana, but apparently it's not the best for trick-or-treating. Not according to the users of ...
After Hurricane Harvey canceled plans for a wedding in Houston, strangers a Louisiana city of 12,500 put together a wedding for the couple.
CLARENCE – Residents and elected officials in this village about an hour south of Shreveport say they desperately need help from state or ...
A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in the Louisiana city in the weeks following Sterling's death.


 

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