Louisiana saw a spurt of job creation in August, as payrolls jumped by 14,000 for the month. The state's unemployment rate, calculated in a separate survey, held steady at 7 percent.

BP has filed a federal lawsuit against Louisiana authorities over an August order that the oil giant remove anchors that were placed in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Retired NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme has been named to MidSouth Bank’s board of directors, according to a press release issued this week.

A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a case that coincides with a guilty plea to a related charge by the Houston-based oilfield services company.

Investar Holding Corporation announced plans Thursday for a public offering of the company’s common stock, pending approval by Investar Bank’s shareholders at a special meeting set for Oct. 31.

A federal judge was set to decide Thursday whether to approve a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lawyers for two BP rig supervisors charged in the deaths of 11 workers in the Deepwater Horizon disaster asked a federal judge on Wednesday to dismiss the manslaughter charges against their clients


Gannett veteran becomes fourth publisher in six years.

The administrator of BP's settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses following its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico asked a federal judge Tuesday to reject BP's bid to slash his office's budget by at least $25.5 million.

A big box home improvement chain along with a motel company and two other private companies are seeking reductions in their property tax burden and will ask the City-Parish Council Tuesday night to lower the assessed value of their land and/or buildings.

Halliburton Energy Services and Justice Department prosecutors have urged a federal judge to approve a plea deal that calls for the Houston-based company to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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