BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million to study how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers in Baton Rouge and the nation's largest beekeeper. They'll be studying 400 hives of honeybees that are based in South Dakota, including some which are moved to California for the almond harvest and to Mississippi for the winter.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A cosmetology school's owner has been convicted of charges she forged and falsified students' financial aid records to steal more than $100,000 in federal grant money. A federal jury on Thursday found 58-year-old Alden Hall guilty of charges of theft of government funds, fraudulently obtaining financial assistance funds and money laundering.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison for diverting money solicited from property investors to his personal use. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans' office says 56-year-old John F. Kelly III, of Metairie, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt. Court records indicate Kelly's scheme centered on tax-delinquent property purchases and featured a "sales pitch emphasizing a quick rate of return for investors."
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's researchers are part of a new documentary, "The Underwater Forest," which details the discovery and exploration of an ancient cypress forest found 60 feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Alabama. The documentary, produced by This is Alabama and the Alabama Coastal Foundation, will be posted Sunday on www.thisisalabama.org. It will air on Alabama Public Television on Saturday at 8 p.m.
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