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Lamar: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2024 06:31 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR) on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had funds from operations of $215 million, or $2.10 per...

H&E Equipment: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 22, 2024 07:37 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (HEES) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $53.5 million. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company said it had profit of $1.47 per share. The results beat Wall Street...

Amedisys: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 17:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Amedisys Inc. (AMED) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $19.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company said it had profit of 59 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to...

LSU football coach Brian Kelly releases bald eagle, treated by the university, back into the wild

Feb. 02, 2024 17:18 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — College coach Brian Kelly is used to managing the Louisiana State University Tigers, the school's beloved football team, but on Friday he was face to face with a bald eagle. Standing on a levee along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge — about a mile from...

A lawsuit seeks to block Louisiana's new congressional map that has 2nd mostly Black district

Feb. 01, 2024 16:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature's redrawn congressional map giving the state a second mostly Black district is being challenged by 12 self-described “non-African American” voters in a new lawsuit. The challenge filed Wednesday and assigned to a judge in Lafayette...

New England Patriots WR Kayshon Boutte charged in illegal sports gaming scheme

Jan. 25, 2024 18:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte was arrested Thursday on charges related to illegal online gaming while he was under age and played at Louisiana State University, authorities said. Boutte is accused of creating an online betting account...

Investar: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 25, 2024 17:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Investar Holding Corp. (ISTR) on Thursday reported net income of $3.5 million in its fourth quarter. The bank, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs,...

Military veteran charged in Capitol riot is ordered released from custody

Jan. 23, 2024 16:42 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A military veteran charged with attacking police officers with a baton during a mob's Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was ordered released from custody on Tuesday, a day after his arrest. A federal prosecutor had argued for the pretrial detention of...

Business First: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 23, 2024 16:27 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $15.8 million. The bank, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had earnings of 57 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring...

Interim president named at Grambling State while work begins to find next leader

Jan. 06, 2024 14:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An interim president has been named to lead Grambling State University as a search committee begins its work to find the next person to guide the school. The University of Louisiana System's board on Friday appointed Connie Walton, a chemist and Grambling's...