The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reporting one new West Nile case this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to nine. This week's new infection is a neuroinvasive disease case from Ouachita Parish.
Officials are warning residents about a type of poisonous snake that has been spotted in several residential areas of Crowley. Officials say the snake has been spotted near a local elementary school as well.
The State Bond Commission approved over $145 million for projects statewide and approximately $898,000 in savings from refinancing existing public debt at its August 15 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.