The committee set up to manage most environmental fines going to the states affected by the BP oil spill of 2010 says it will release its plan July 6.
The Courier reports that a seven-page document released last week by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council includes a list of projects that would meet the goals of the Restore Act. It also describes how the trust money will be made available over the next 10 years and a three-year project and program priority list.
Two men have been charged with negligent homicide in St. Bernard Parish after a man who lived with them in Chalmette allegedly died Dec. 10 of a drug overdose due to their inaction.
Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann tells The Times-Picayune that Andrew Brady, 22, and Gregg Sampson, 52, allegedly fell asleep instead of immediately reporting that the unidentified man was overdosing at their home.
Southeastern Louisiana University historian Samuel Hyde Jr. discusses the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the Lower Mississippi Valley for an episode of the "Fatal Encounters" program on the Discovery Channel.
The program is set to air Feb. 10.
Hyde, the university's Leon C. Ford Endowed Chair of Regional Studies, is interviewed in the program titled "White Hot Rage."
An LSU faculty member claims she was fired after reporting what she called the School of Art's theft of more than $75,000 from students.
In Margaret Herster's lawsuit filed in state District Court, the digital art instructor says the art program illegally charged students course fees that hadn't first been approved by the Legislature as required by law.