Slow down: There will be a single lane closure on I-10 from Highland Road to Old Jefferson Highway eastbound Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. for paving operations. The same portion of the highway will be closed again on Monday and Tuesday nights. See the full schedule of lane closures from On The Greaux.
Modern emergency tech: The Calcasieu Parish Public Safety Communications District launched a new program that allows people to text 911 to report an emergency, making it the first parish in the southwest part of the state to do so. This service is also available in West Baton Rouge, Jefferson, and Bossier parishes. Read the full story from The American Press.
Pizza and basketball: Papa John’s International Inc. said this morning it named National Basketball Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal to its board of directors, The Wall Street Journal reports. The pizza-delivery company also said that O’Neal is investing in nine Papa John’s restaurants in the Atlanta area and will enter into a marketing agreement to be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand. Read the full story.