News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associat - FOX 8, WVUE,, weather, app, news, saints

News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi inmates waiting for trial often spend months or even years in local jails. A new survey provided exclusively to The Associated Press shows more than one-third of all of those jailed before trial had a stay of more than 90 consecutive days. More than 500 have been in jail longer than a year.

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - A company based in Taiwan plans a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex in Louisiana and has bought a 2,400-acre site. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. executive Keh-Yen Lin announced the plans Monday in St. James Parish, on the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. A news release says the project will provide 8,000 construction jobs and 1,200 permanent jobs.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Washington appeals court has reversed a judge's ruling that the U.S. government is liable for some of the New Orleans-area flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. The April 20 ruling reversed a 2015 decision that could have resulted in damage payments for residents and businesses of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House is shooting down a proposal to redesign Louisiana's recreational hunting and fishing licensing system. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries proposes to consolidate its licenses, to cut the number from 117 types of recreational hunting and fishing permits to 39. But what is being billed as a regulatory streamlining initiative also would raise fees on some people, depending on the type of license category a hunter or angler purchases. The fee hikes have drawn criticism.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly