LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man is in critical condition after police say he was struck by a train. Police say it happened Monday about 12:30 p.m. at the railroad crossing at North Loop. Witnesses say all of the warning devices at the crossing appeared to be operating correctly at the time of the accident.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The new leader of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says since he took the job in September, he's heard the same complaint from companies: the state has too few skilled workers to take available jobs. Stephen Waguespack said Monday that the state needs to retool its education programs, to focus on matching student skills to available jobs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District curls from the eastern shore of Lake Pontchartrain through New Orleans, then up the Mississippi River to northern Baton Rouge. Those boundaries are now the focus of a lawsuit that could result in new election boundaries for all congressional districts in Louisiana.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 39-year-old man in the 1995 slaying of a Baton Rouge couple who were shot to death in an apartment during an apparent robbery. An 11-month-old girl hit in the gunfire survived her injuries.
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