Companies showing more interest in Gulf oil drilling
Posted on 3/24/2017 4:42:00 AM.

Companies are showing more interest in oil drilling in the Gulf, as evidenced by an uptick in high land bidding. The lease sale in New Orleans that closed this week drew 163 bids from 28 companies. President of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Chris John says the sale price of $275 million for over 900,000 acres is significantly higher than they saw last March.
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Chris John, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, oil industry, offshore drilling

Abita Springs commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030
Posted on 3/24/2017 4:12:00 AM.

Abita Springs becomes the first Louisiana city to commit to 100 percent renewable energy. Mayor Greg Lemons says renewable energy, in particular solar energy, just makes sense from an economic and environmental standpoint.
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Greg Lemons, Abita Springs, renewable energy, solar energy

DOTD confirms Jimmie Davis Bridge project is moving forward without delay
Posted on 3/24/2017 3:29:00 AM.

There is no delay in plans to move forward with the construction of a four lane bridge and converting the current Jimmie Davis Bridge into a pedestrian cross over in Shreveport and Bossier City. That’s the word from DOTD Spokesperson Rodney Mallett who says there was some confusion, as the original proposal was to rehab the original bridge.
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Jimmie Davis Bridge, DOTD, Rodney Mallett

Cold front brings in the chance of severe weather across the state
Posted on 3/24/2017 2:05:00 AM.

A cold front approaches Louisiana bringing the possibility for severe weather today and tomorrow. State Climatologist Barry Keim says most of the state is under the threat of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds.
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Barry Keim, cold front, severe weather

Tearful goodbye for fallen East Baton Rouge deputy Shawn Anderson
Posted on 3/23/2017 1:36:00 PM.
Mourners gathered at the Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge to say their final good-byes to a fallen East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy. During the touching funeral service, Becky Anderson spoke fondly of her husband Sergeant Shawn Anderson, who was fatally shot on Saturday night.
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Shawn Anderson, Healing Place Church, EBR, Brandon Wiley

Walker Police Sgt accused of hanging noose resigns
Posted on 3/23/2017 11:43:00 AM.

The Walker Police Sergeant accused of hanging a noose in the squad room has resigned. Capt. John Sharp says the resignation comes ahead of the city council meeting where the allegations against the officer would be discussed.
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Capt. John Sharp, Walker Police, noose, LPSO,

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