LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed 81 charges against a former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying invoices and theft related to Hurricane Gustav cleanup work. The Advocate reports Corey Delahoussaye is charged with 73 counts of filing or maintaining false public records and eight counts of theft.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A new center at LSU Health Shreveport to help patients who suffer from strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases has been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The Times reports officials approved of creating the center yesterday, and that it will be funded by the Feist endowment.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana is set to receive $340 million from a fund BP created to help states impacted by the 2010 oil spill recover from the disaster. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke in New Orleans today and said coastal resiliency is important to President Barack Obama's climate action plan.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans jury deliberated for 90 minutes before convicting a former Navy officer on charges of second-degree murder in the 2011 crossbow shooting of his wife. Prosecutors said 43-year-old David Marx was involved in an out-of-state extramarital affair and considered his wife a burden before shooting her twice with a crossbow.
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