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August 7, 2022

Tropical Update: Tropical wave has 40 percent chance of formation this week

Tropical wave has a near zero chance of formation in the next 48 hours and a medium (40 percent) chance of formation during the next 5 days.
August 7, 2022

Louisiana Red Cross issues safety tips as students return to school

Gear up for the new school year, with a family emergency plan and know the emergency plan at your child’s school.
August 6, 2022

Louisiana Policyholders Receive Additional $129 Million With Help From the LDI

Commissioner Jim Donelon announced the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) helped consumers collect over $129 million in payouts in addition to the original amounts offered by insurance companies in Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
August 6, 2022

LSP Crime Lab Implements Innovative DNA Technology

The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory (LSPCL) recently became the first agency in the country to receive approval from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct Rapid DNA booking operations.
August 6, 2022

Fr. Simon Peter, Karen David Award Finalists for Prestigious Catholic Extension Lumen Christi Award

Together, Very Rev. Simon Peter Engurait and Karen David have been chosen as one of the seven Lumen Christi finalists from a group of 40 nominees.
August 5, 2022

Graves moves legislation to streamline federal disaster assistance and housing solutions

“We need a disaster recovery system that looks like it was designed on purpose. The current process involves at least four federal agencies and at least five headaches" said U.S. Representative Garret Graves.
August 5, 2022

Danos Foundation Calls for Grant Applicants

The Danos Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its annual GIVES grant.
August 5, 2022

Louisiana approved to issue P-EBT benefits to children ages 0-5 on SNAP

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services received federal approval to issue P-EBT benefits to families of children ages 0-5 who have received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps.
August 5, 2022

Bayou Community Foundation celebrates completion of 8th home built for Hurricane Ida survivors in Dulac

The Bayou Community Foundation celebrated the completion of eighth home in their housing iniative that has helped countless residents in the Hurricane Ida recovery process.
August 5, 2022

Dr. Craig Walker is first in the country to use new Biotronik Stent System to treat Peripheral Artery Disease

“The smaller sheath size of this system expands the delivery and access options to treat our patients, giving them a lower risk of bleeding complications,” said Dr. Walker.
August 5, 2022

Terrebonne General, Saint Matthew’s Episcopal School Partner to Provide New STEM Program for Students

Terrebonne General Health System and St. Matthew’s Episcopal School have announced a partnership to provide the new STEM program which will strengthen students’ understanding of math and science and encourage careers in healthcare.
August 5, 2022

Louisiana Qualifies for $86.6 Million in TIFIA Loan for I-49 South Project

The United States Department of Transportation announced that as part of its Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program, Louisiana qualifies for $86.6 million in TIFIA funding to go towards the U.S. 90 Ambassador Caffery Interchange, a future I-49 South corridor project.
August 5, 2022

Bollinger Shipyards delivers 50th Fast Response Cutter to U.S. Coast Guard

"Our unique experience building for the Coast Guard is unparalleled and has shown time and time again that we can successfully deliver the highest quality vessels on a reliable, aggressive production schedule and cost, even in the most challenging circumstances," said Bollinger President & C.E.O. Ben Bordelon. 
August 5, 2022

Local businesses and community “Pack the Bus” for local students

With the help of the community, thousands of school supply items were collected for distribution through the school districts!
August 4, 2022

Gov. Edwards, Economic Development Officials to Travel to Netherlands & France to Further Develop Water Management and Economic Partnerships

This Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards will lead a delegation of business and state leaders on an economic development, water management and resiliency mission to the Netherlands and France.