BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version. The state health department yesterday released the three-page question letter from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the western Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development. U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management official Michael Celata says yesterday's sales, if approved, will bring in about $110 million.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police detectives are investigating a shooting involving a security officer at the Shreveport Regional Airport. Police say patrol officers responded to the airport just before 10:15 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call about an airport security officer firing his gun.
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Saints safety Jairus Byrd has rarely been so eager to hit and be hit, if only to reassure himself that his surgically repaired back is a healed as doctors believe. Byrd has been cleared for contact this week, allowing him to practice with no limitations for the first time since he signed a six-year, $56 million contract in March.
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