Louisiana News

Louisiana Won’t Disclose Oil Train Transport Records

Louisiana officials are refusing to disclose the details of crude oil shipments railroads haul through the state. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections says the information freight railroads are required to provide to Louisiana is considered confidential. Louisiana …

Risk Management Privatization Saves $16M in Louisiana, Audit Shows

A new audit says Louisiana has saved nearly $16 million in the first three years of a privatization contract for the Office of Risk Management, the state’s self-insurance agency. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration hired Mandeville-based F.A. Richard and Associates in …

All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter

Danielle Julien has been hired by wholesaler All Risks Ltd. as a workers’ compensation brokerage underwriter located in San Diego, Calif. Julien will write workers’ compensation business with retail agents in California, Arizona and Nevada. Julien has eight years of …

Louisiana River Boat Parade Back On, Town Taking Responsibility

The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade in Louisiana is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year. New Roads Mayor Robert Myer told The Advocate the city is stepping in to take …

Purchase Brings Ratings Review of Louisiana’s Imperial Fire and Casualty

A.M. Best has placed under review with positive implications the financial strength rating (FSR) of B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “bbb-” of Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (Imperial) of Opelousas, La. The under review with positive implications …

Louisiana City Enforcing Junked Vehicles Law

Lafayette, La., police are once again enforcing a law against rusting and broken-down vehicles. The move comes seven years after a lawsuit put the anti-blight effort on hold and forced a reworking of the city’s junked vehicle ordinance. Police Chief …

Louisianans to Have 6-Year Span for Driver’s License Renewal

Louisiana will have a six-year driver’s license. Currently, drivers must renew their licenses in the state every four years. A bill by Republican Sen. Dan Claitor, of Baton Rouge, changes the renewal period to six years. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed …

Louisiana Parish Sets Up Hurricane Re-Entry System for Businesses

Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana has a new emergency re-entry process for companies attempting to reopen after a mandatory hurricane evacuation. The Courier reported placards would replace company picture ID badges and would allow company representatives access to check the status …

Louisiana Town Approves Use of Golf Carts on Streets

Golf carts will soon be puttering around on town streets under a new ordinance approved by the Kinder, La., Town Council. The American Press reported the council voted unanimously to allow people to drive electric-powered golf carts and other slow-speed …

Texas Man Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Machinery Theft Scheme

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley in Louisiana announced that one Texas man has been sentenced and another has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal tractors and other large equipment and sell the items in Louisiana Vincent L. Simmons, …