The National Institutes of Health says it will relocate 110 of its chimpanzees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center and to stop using the animals for biomedical testing.
The Advocate reports that the plan was announced Friday.
The move comes as NIH decides how best to implement recommendations that call for more stringent standards on biomedical research using chimpanzees, considered the closest relative to humans in the animal kingdom.
A woman and her husband are dead following an apparent murder-suicide at their home near Covington late Friday, according to authorities.
The Times-Picayune reports that he bodies of Caroline Crockett Darby, 42, and Adrian Darby, 46, were discovered in their home, said Melanie Comeaux, executive director of St. Tammany Parish coroner's office.
Caroline Darby was an administrative employee for the Covington Police Department. Adrian Darby worked offshore and he had been married to his wife since April 2, 1997, court records indicate.
The McNeese State University performing arts department will present a free faculty recital on Oct. 4.
Featured will be bass-baritone Bret Smithey.
The program will be at 7:30 p.m. in Ralph Squires Recital Hall of the Shearman Fine Arts Center.
Performers also will include Lina Morita on piano, Libby Looney as choreographer, Brett Dering, visual art, Colleen Cannon Benoit, Samantha Courville, Emily Looney, Libby Richards, Katie Blum, Amy Sonnier and Camryn Miller, dancers from Lake Charles Dance Academy.
Fort Polk has a new museum piece — a World War II-era Sherman tank.
The Town Talk reports that Veterans of Foreign Wars in Many donated the World War II M4 Sherman tank to the Fort Polk Museum. The tank was retrieved from Many by members of the 46th Engineer Battalion and 88th Brigade Support Battalion on Sept. 12.
"We don't want it to deteriorate. We want it to be a proud (part of history) that people can learn about," said Larry Perser, the VFW post commander in Many.
Trumpet player Kermit Ruffins has been given the green light to reopen Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge.
The Times-Picayune reports that the City Council voted Thursday to allow Ruffins reopen the famous music venue. Council action was needed because the business was closed for more than six months in 2011.
Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson thanked Ruffins for "saving history."
Ruffins told the council he is "looking forward to having a grand time in there. I can't wait for all of you to come down and party with us."
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