NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The percentage of hospital emergency room patients showing up with COVID-19-like symptoms in Louisiana has dropped for the second week in a row and the weekly percentage of positive tests also has dropped, state officials said Thursday.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A major electric utility company plans to develop a $100 million transmission center in north Louisiana, state officials said Thursday.
Ohio-based American Electric Power’s new Shreveport Transmission Control Center is projected to create 20 new jobs with average salaries of $115,000.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A third-term state House member from Lafayette has been elected chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.
Rep. Vincent Pierre was elected by fellow caucus members during a retreat Wednesday afternoon, The Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.
The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood prevention in Louisiana, he said.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The expansion of a Louisiana call center business that provides safety, health care and counseling hotline services will bring 50 new jobs to the Acadiana region, company and state officials said Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana officials said Thursday that they hope the state is nearing a peak in new COVID-19 infections driven by the omicron variant — which health experts blame for the state's fifth surge in new cases and hospitalizations — but they don’t yet see data indicating the peak has arrived.