Lockport's annual Main Street Market is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at the Bayouside Park.
The Daily Comet reports the market will include artisans selling clothing, jewelry, pottery, lawn ornaments, purses, wood crafts, art and other novelty items. Food and drink will be available at the nearby Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum.
A Texas company that built the frame for L'Auberge Baton Rouge has sued the casino's parent company and two executives for $1.9 million.
In a lawsuit filed in Livingston, Texas, Postel Industries Inc. claims money budgeted by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. to pay Postel was kept or used for other purposes. The lawsuit names as defendants the company along with Chief Executive Officer Anthony Sanfilippo and Senior Vice President of Construction Kirk England.
A $4 million freshwater diversion project will pump water from the Red River into depleted Red Bayou, offering farmers along the nine-mile-long waterway in northwest Louisiana summertime relief for their fields.
Water is most needed in the last months of the growing season, when as much as half of the bayou's channel is dry. Farmers currently use wells for nearly all irrigation.
By next summer, river water will pour into the bayou, providing irrigation for cotton, corn and soybeans.
LSU's hospitals chief says employees of the public hospital system are quitting in higher numbers than expected as the Jindal administration and university leaders privatize management of many LSU-run facilities.
Frank Opelka, vice president for health affairs and medical education, said Friday he's concerned about the workforce drop because the not-for-profit corporations taking over operations of many of the university's hospitals need the employees to stay.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is heading to her 2014 re-election bid with $2.5 million in her campaign account, more than twice what she had at this point in her last campaign.
The figure was disclosed in campaign documents filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission detailing money raised and spent through the end of 2012.
But a possible Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, isn't far behind. Cassidy, a Baton Rouge doctor who hasn't said whether he'll seek the Senate seat, reported to the FEC that he has $2 million in his campaign account.
The board that oversees New Orleans' bonded indebtedness has agreed to sell $40 million in public improvement bonds, more than half of which will be used for street repairs and the rest for upgrading playgrounds, libraries and other public buildings.
The city will get the money March 1.
On Wednesday, The Times-Picayune reports the Board of Liquidation, City Debt accepted the bid of 4.678 percent "true interest cost" from Raymond James & Associates. It was the lowest of five bids, which ranged as high as 5.16 percent.