chimpChimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs may be headed for retirement where they can climb trees and socialize at will.

Louisiana-Lafayette softball assistant coach Joy Webre-LeBlanc has resigned.

Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities.

The proposal from a National Institutes of Health committee also said all of the chimps should have plenty of room to play and climb.

Conservative House lawmakers said Tuesday they will push a package of proposals that aim to expand the areas of the state budget that can be cut during shortfalls and to limit the use of patchwork funding for ongoing programs.

Families of the terminally ill and health care workers planned a candlelight vigil Wednesday to protest Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to shutter the state's Medicaid hospice program in February.

Louisiana's flamboyant former Gov. Edwin Edwards says he's done his time, paid $2 million in fines and forfeitures and done everything required for his supervised release, and wants the supervision to end now.

Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have another 30 days to file claims for their flood losses.

The production company behind the forthcoming reality television show featuring former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife, Trina, has applied for tax credits with the state’s motion picture incentive program.

cash_register_carouselThe C-P Council will vote Tuesday night on an introductory ordinance that eliminates a 2 percent rebate, which for 2011 cost city-parish coffers more than $1.5 million.

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“It is inevitable when one is restructuring a school system a nerve will be hit, business as usual will be disrupted, and the good ol’ boys will be annoyed.”

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