1 killed and 7 injured in shooting at Grambling State University

GRAMBLING, La. — One person was fatally shot and seven others were wounded Sunday at Grambling State University in the second deadly shooting at the Louisiana school within four days, officials said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday on the campus quad, according to social media posts from the university. The person who died wasn't enrolled at the school, and the one victim who is a student was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. The victims' identities haven't been...

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ULM Warhawk Wardrobe outfits students with professional attire

MONROE, LA – The University of Louisiana Monroe First Lady Christine Berry, Ph.D., knows making a good impression is essential at a job interview. When a job candidate feels good about their appearance and attire, it comes through as confidence – which is vital in an interview. "Having access to a professional wardrobe will help to remove a significant barrier to ULM students when interviewing for an internship or a full-time position," Berry said. The Warhawk Wardrobe grew from a...

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This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with WRKF and WWNO, and it was also co-published with The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate. 

As plans for a potential return of Mardi Gras 2022 ramp up, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she is interested in mandating a proof-of-vaccination requirement for passengers arriving in Louis Armstrong International Airport for the last two weeks of Carnival season — an idea that some state tourism officials hope doesn’t materialize.

STATE SURPLUS & FEDERAL DOLLARS-  The state of Louisiana has a $1 billion dollar budget surplus and another billion dollars in remaining American Rescue Plan funds.  This news was shared by Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne,  the top official at the Louisiana Division of Administration, the management arm of the state government and agency responsible for developing the state’s annual budget.

GRAMBLING, La. — One person was fatally shot and seven others were wounded Sunday at Grambling State University in the second deadly shooting at the Louisiana school within four days, officials said.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday on the campus quad, according to social media posts from the university. The person who died wasn't enrolled at the school, and the one victim who is a student was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. The victims' identities haven't been released.

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards and Air Products’ Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi announced the company will develop a $4.5 billion clean energy complex near Burnside in Ascension Parish. This will also be the world’s largest permanent carbon dioxide sequestration endeavor to date. Air Products will construct a blue hydrogen manufacturing complex to produce more than 750 million standard cubic feet per day of blue hydrogen, with carbon dioxide from the manufacturing process captured and permanently sequestered.

Medicare open enrollment starts today

Oct 15, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon reminds Medicare beneficiaries the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is available to help them navigate the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. During this time, consumers are advised to review their Medicare coverage options and benefits to make the best choice for their health care needs. Medicare Open Enrollment runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

MONROE, LA – The University of Louisiana Monroe First Lady Christine Berry, Ph.D., knows making a good impression is essential at a job interview. When a job candidate feels good about their appearance and attire, it comes through as confidence – which is vital in an interview. 

  

"Having access to a professional wardrobe will help to remove a significant barrier to ULM students when interviewing for an internship or a full-time position," Berry said. 

 

An industrial gas provider is moving to Ascension Parish with plans to build a $4.5 billion clean energy facility, Louisiana officials announced Thursday.

Air Products, the company responsible for the project, will create 170 direct jobs with an average salary of $93,000, more than 400 indirect jobs in the region and more than 2,000 construction jobs over the three years it will take to build the facility near the community of Burnside. The project is expected to be operational in 2026.

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces its final mobile locations for the Blue Roof program sign up ahead of the Oct. 15, deadline.

USACE employees will be at three Mobile Communication Vehicles from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., to assist residents with Hurricane Ida structural roof damage apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency assigned USACE managed Blue Roof program.

Updated October 16, 2021 at 6:13 PM ET

Former President Bill Clinton, who has been hospitalized at the University of California Irvine Medical Center for a "non-Covid-related infection," is expected to be discharged on Sunday, his spokesperson said Saturday afternoon.

"President Clinton has continued to make excellent progress over the last 24 hours," Angel Ureña said in a statement released on Twitter.

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Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with WRKF and WWNO, and it was also co-published with The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her head repeatedly into the pavement with such force that a witness to the Sept. 20 incident said it ripped several of Shantel Arnold’s braids from her scalp. A 14-second video captured the...

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