These students from Ruston and Central high schools aren’t just bellyaching about their school lunches, they’re testifying before Louisiana’s Senate Agriculture Committee. They’re hoping to advance a resolution they initiated.
First Lady Michelle Obama will address graduating students and their families at Dillard University’s 2014 commencement ceremony in May.
In a news release Thursday, the White House said that Dillard University was chosen because of "its legacy as one of America’s top historically black universities."
On the same day — May 10 — Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will also deliver a commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Liberty is a private Christian college founded by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Doctors and officials at New Orleans Children’s Hospital held a press conference Thursday afternoon to address questions related to the deaths of five children who died after contracting a deadly fungus transferred to them through contaminated linens.
The Medical Director for Children's Hospital, Dr. John Heaton, acknowledged that a fungal outbreak was detected at the hospital in 2008 and 2009, and he said “an alarm went off” when lesions were detected on at least two of the young patients who later died.
Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 5:59 pm
A former BP executive who led the company's cleanup of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has agreed to pay $224,000 in penalties and restitution in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly trading on inside information on the disaster.
A bill that would take students attending “C” rated public schools out of eligibility for the voucher program failed to get out of the House Education Committee Wednesday.
“Either ‘C’ schools are failing schools, or they’re not,” stated Amite Representative John Bel Edwards, explaining the proposed program change as simple logic. “This program was premised upon giving choices to parents whose kids were trapped in failing schools. A ‘C’ school is not a failing school. It’s just that simple.”
The New Orleans Police Department's traffic division will conduct a Thursday night sobriety checkpoint in Orleans Parish, the department said in a press release.
The NOPD checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on the night of Thursday, April 17. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation, including a driver's license and proof of insurance, and should expect only minimal delays, according to the police department.
The checkpoint will conclude at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning.