The job outlook in Louisiana this year isn’t too good for much of the state as the latest numbers show the state is set to lose 17,000 positions. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says job growth will remain flat in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria and New Orleans, while Baton Rouge and Lake Charles will see employment gains because of the industrial boom…:
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He says the struggle in Houma/Thibodaux/Acadiana is due to low oil prices. Scott doesn’t believe the flooding will impact the economy but will create an uptick in construction employment.
The Thibodaux Police Department says a man is under arrest after cops say he threatened to blow up a law enforcement building. They say 59-year-old Monty Savoy of Thibodaux was at a bank when he tried to get into a political discussion with an employee and threatened to blow up the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with Communicating False Information of Planned Arson.
The sky was lit up early this morning over Camp Minden as a storage bunker filled with M6 propellant exploded. The National Guard says crews have been working around the clock to get rid of these millions of pounds of this improperly stored material, and they’ve done about 6.2 million so far. Minden Representative Gene Reynolds says this could happen again…:
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No injuries were reported in the blast.
A Desoto Parish man said he wanted to bring a smile to the faces of his northwest Louisiana community, so he posted a now viral video of him dancing around his wife’s bed as she was in labor to “The Baby Momma Dance.” 29-year-old Sky Jones says he made the video to cheer up the people in his hometown…:
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