The Town Talk
Critics say Common Core is educational folly
WASHINGTON -- Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare students for college or a job by the time they graduate from high school.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Analysis: No plan for shrinking $12B road backlog
It's been a process taking longer than it should have, but now we are down to the final stages and... Yes, the poorest of the poor in India need us.
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Wedding: Megan Hebert & Daniel Schreckenbach
The Rev. Richard Dickerson of Nashville, Tenn. and the Rev. Richard Humphries of Lafayette officiated.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Defendants in BP oil spill say Justice Department scapegoating them
Kurt Mix did not cause the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. He cannot be blamed for the explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon, the corporate recklessness that created it, or the 11 lives lost and 4.2 million barrels of oil poured into the sea.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Thanksgiving dressing with P & J oysters: A New Orleans tradition, revised
DAVID GRUNFELD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Robert Batiste, a 32 year employee of P & J Oyster Company in New Orleans, packs fresh oysters into gallon containers in 2011.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
'Black Thursday' lines mark holiday shopping season
Throughout the afternoon Thursday crowds built at Best Buy and Wal-Mart, readying for the launch of the holiday sales frenzy as Black Friday morphed into Black Thursday in Baton Rouge.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
'Yuletide Celebration' heralded by Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
James William Boyd, center, Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Phlharmonic Orchestra, recently addressed the Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore, inviting them to make plans to attend the LPO's Dec. 8 'Yuletide Celebration' at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Morgan City Daily Arrest Report
She was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.
The Town Talk
28,000 bass fingerlings released into Red River
This endeavor is a renewal of cooperative stocking efforts between the two agencies.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Several Louisiana officials make unclaimed property list
In East Baton Rouge Parish alone, nearly 55 million dollars in unclaimed cash just sits in the treasury of the state of Louisiana.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Belle of Baton Rouge will reduce staff at downtown casino and hotel
The L'Auberge Casino and Hotel, pictured above, has caused a decline in revenue at the Belle of Baton Rouge, so the Belle has decided to reduce its staff at the downtown casino and hotel from 600 to 450.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Goodfellows donations 2013
Since 1914, area residents have tried to make Christmas brighter for those less fortunate by contributing to Goodfellows.
Lake Pontchartrain speckled trout finally realize winter's coming and it's time to eat
Gardeners across South Louisiana wept and gnashed their teeth last week as an unusually potent cold front charged down from Canada and didn't stop until it had reached the Yucatan Peninsula.
The foundation was expected to name the board of BRF Hospital Holdings on Monday.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Dr. J. Dudley Talbot is 'Citizen of the Year'
What a singular honor to be dubbed "Citizen of the Year." No one better to be so lauded by the March of Dimes -- which is "Celebrating 75 Years of Saving Babies" -- than Ob/Gyn Dr. J. Dudley Talbot, 99, who has delivered 6,000 of them! Talbot was spotlighted at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction "A Stroll Through Time," Nov. 7 at Horseshoe ... (more)
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Deputies searching for woman's body
Police had been warned that Robert Bond was armed and dangerous when they approached the Bossier City man's truck at a Gautier, Miss., rest stop Friday morning.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Biomed Foundation to vote on hospital board Monday
Three health care industry veterans are among nominees for a board that will oversee former LSU public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe.
The Town Talk
Other Views: Make Louisiana PAC database easier to use
Ostensibly, that information is for you, the public. But good luck sorting through it and putting the pieces together in a meaningful way.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Sheriff investigating disappearance of Bossier City woman
Bossier Sheriff's deputies are investigating the disappearance of a Bossier City woman reported missing this morning.