Henderson named Northwestern State President
Posted on 9/23/2014 7:07:00 PM.
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has unanimously selected Dr. James Henderson as the 18th President of Northwestern State University.  Henderson is a 1994 graduate of Northwestern and is currently the Chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC).  

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Grand jury hands down perjury indictment to former DHH Secretary
Posted on 9/23/2014 3:02:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
On Tuesday former Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein was indicted by a grand jury for perjury. The charges stem from allegations Greenstein lied about having contact  with a company he used to work for that was awarded a MAJOR state Medicaid contract.
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Funding study out looks at using tolls for completion of I-49 South project
Posted on 9/23/2014 12:00:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A new state funded feasibility study found that tolls could pay for up to 50 percent of the $3 billion dollars it would take to complete I-49 South from Lafayette to New Orleans. Franklin Senator Bret Allain is one of the founders of the I-49 South Coalition which is pushing to make the project a reality.
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Gas prices this Autumn as low as they've been since 2010
Posted on 9/23/2014 10:17:00 AM.
Today's the first day of autumn and gasbuddy.com says this fall gas prices will be the lowest they've been since 2010. Gas-Buddy Senior Petroleum Analyst, Gregg Laskoski, says an increase in domestic production of gasoline has pushed prices below three-dollars a gallon at many service stations in Louisiana.


Miles: This week, it's about us improving
Posted on 9/23/2014 5:20:00 AM.
17th ranked LSU is working this week on correcting the mistakes that led to Mississippi State posting 570 yards of total offense against the Tigers. Coach Les Miles says a combination of things led to the number of big plays they gave up.

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VA funding coming to Northeast Louisiana for cementery in Rayville
Posted on 9/23/2014 3:06:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The state Department of Veterans Affairs says they've been approved for a grant to fund a State Veterans Cemetery in Rayville. Secretary David LaCerte says the $7.3 million dollars will fund 100% of the costs to develop the cemetery on property donated by the Franklin family. He says they've been competing for this grant a while.

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