City Administrator Pete Panepinto says Hammond's Northshore Airport is getting ready for the NFL's Super Bowl, set for Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
Mayor Mayson Foster tells The Advocate that the airport expects to be the third-busiest in Louisiana during Super Bowl week, handling more than 100 aircraft.
State highway officials say they'll start a six-month study early next year into the feasibility of an alternative route around an eight-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish.
The Advocate says the study is the initial step the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development takes to consider a proposed highway.
DOTD spokesman Dustin Annison says the study will determine if "the route could be built in the affected area in the event that Louisiana 70 is compromised."
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has announced service changes and expected delays for the Thanksgiving holiday through the Bayou Classic this weekend.
Riders headed downtown tomorrow are advised there will be numerous cancelations, delays and detours due to the Thanksgiving Day parade.
The complete rider advisory is here:
Thursday, November 22 – Sunday Service Levels
Downtown Thanksgiving Parade, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Louisiana paid as much as $7 million for a two-month expansion of a tax credit designed to encourage the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles.
The Department of Revenue issued a little-noticed rule in April governing the state's alternative fuel tax credit, which enlarged the list of qualifying vehicles.
Jindal scrapped the rule in June amid complaints it could wreck the state's budget, but it appears hundreds of people took advantage of the expanded list while it was on the books.