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  • Johnson & Johnson Recalls Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets in 50-Count Bottles

    October 18, 2010 6:03 PM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Tylenol caplets are being recalled by Johnson & Johnson after some consumers complained about a musty or moldy odor. That makes 13 recalls in barely a year by the health care giant, mostly for more serious problems with its nonprescription drugs, contact lenses and hip... more »
  • Music & Market in Opelousas

    October 15, 2010 10:11 AM

    A new season of Music & Market is underway in Opelousas, offering continuous entertainment every Friday. Today music lovers can head over to Courthouse Square. Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys will take to the stage followed by the Mustard Greens. There will also be an Astronomy viewing. Grounds open... more »
  • Johnson & Johnson and FDA Shouldered Blame For "Phantom Recall"

    September 30, 2010 4:37 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson executives and the Food and Drug Administration both shouldered the blame Thursday for a secret recall in which hired contractors quietly bought up defective painkillers to clear them from store shelves. J&J Chief Executive William Weldon told House lawmakers the company "made a mistake"... more »
  • 2nd Annual Danielle's Rhythm & Blues & Auction

    September 30, 2010 9:48 AM

    The 2nd Annual Danielle's Rhythm and Blues and Auction will be this weekend, Sunday, October 3rd, at Pat's Atchafalaya Club in Henderson. Admission is $20 and all net proceeds benefiting St. Jude. Children's Research Hospital. The event will be from 2pm till 9pm. There will be plenty of food and... more »
  • Johnston Closed for Railroad Repairs 9/27

    September 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    Beginning Monday, September 27, 2010, US 167 (Johnston Street), 0.1 of a mile west of US 90 (Evangeline Thruway) will be closed in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish for railroad repairs from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please... more »
  • Oil & Gas Companies Required To Dismantle Platforms Not In Use And Plug Nonproducing Wells

    September 15, 2010 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will require oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico to plug nearly 3,500 nonproducing wells and dismantle about 650 production platforms that are no longer used. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said a formal notice issued Wednesday would make energy... more »
  • Inspection Fees May Double for Oil & Gas Industry

    September 14, 2010 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The oil and gas industry says an Obama administration plan to double fees charged for inspections of offshore operations could cost jobs. American Petroleum Institute president Jack Gerard says the industry recognizes the need for improved inspections and oversight following the BP oil spill. But he says... more »
  • Oil & Gas Blowout in Assumption Parish has Stopped on its own

    August 24, 2010 12:15 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say an oil and gas blowout in Assumption Parish has stopped on its own. Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') tells The Advocate that are preparing to cap the well from the surface while the flow is stopped. Zeringue said the exploratory well northwest of Paincourtville... more »
  • One Dead & One in Custody After Fatal Lafayette Shooting

    August 20, 2010 12:08 AM

    One person is dead after a fatal shooting in the 900 block of Webb Street in Lafayette.The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says a white male is in custody and four other people that were inside the residence were taken into the department for questioning. Keep it tuned to KATC and... more »
  • LA Alcohol & Tobacco Office Being Investigated

    August 15, 2010 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two state agencies are investigating the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Murphy Painter, who led that office since 1996, resigned Friday without any public explanation. Louisiana State Police Superitendent Mike Edmonson tells The Advocate that another agency asked state police to help investigation... more »
  • Fee-Free Weekend At Parks August 14 & 15

    July 28, 2010 12:23 PM

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 to encourage all Americans to visit our national parks. "This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to... more »
  • Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District Closing flood Gates

    July 23, 2010 6:19 PM

    Due to the threat of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) will close the sector gates on Bayou Little Caillou and Bayou Terrebonne at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday July 23. TLCD officials also anticipate the closing of the Bayou Dularge sector gate the morning of Saturday,... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • Barnes & Noble 4Q Loss Widens on Higher Expenses

    June 28, 2010 8:56 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble says its fiscal fourth-quarter loss widened as it invests in electronic book technology. It also forecast first-quarter earnings below expectations. The largest U.S. traditional bookseller says it lost $32 million, or 58 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $2.7 million,... more »
  • Palin More Pragmatic Than Friends & Foes Expect

    June 13, 2010 5:13 PM

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Sarah Palin the political pragmatist? Go figure. With a few surprising endorsements in recent Republican primaries, the self-styled rogue of GOP politics has reaped an angry response from some of her own supporters and a fresh round of speculation about her own presidential ambitions in 2012.... more »
  • Principal Lost Arms & Legs, But Back on Job

    June 6, 2010 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - "I kept thinking, 'I came here with a kidney stone, and now I'm going to lose all four of my limbs,"' Merlyna Adams recalled. That was more than a year ago. Now, with artificial arms and legs, the veteran St. Charles Parish school administrator is back... more »
  • Nevada Man Sentenced to Death for Rape & Murder

    June 2, 2010 8:30 PM

    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A jury sentenced a Nevada man to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college coed after sexually assaulting two others in a string of attacks that had the city of Reno on edge for most of 2008. The same jury that convicted James Biela, 28,... more »
  • Criminal & Civil Investigations Into The Deepwater Horizon

    June 1, 2010 4:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Holder would not specify Tuesday which companies or individuals might be the targets of the probe. He says federal clean air and pollution laws give... more »
  • Two Dead & One Missing After Boating Accident

    May 30, 2010 6:40 PM

    MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - The bodies of two victims of a weekend boating accident in Lake Maurepas have been found. The bodies of 20-year-old Ann Hite and 14-year-old Mikayla Thibodeaux, both of Gonzales, were found Sunday, said Adam Einck of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A third person,... more »
  • Between 20 & 25 Corpses Recovered

    May 30, 2010 4:54 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's federal police commissioner says between 20 and 25 corpses have been recovered from an abandoned silver mine, apparently victims of drug gang violence. Facundo Rosas says the bodies were pulled from the mine late Saturday and throughout the day Sunday after a suspect told authorities... more »
  • Off Kilter Scales & Gas Pumps Could Cost Both Consumers & Sellers Money

    May 30, 2010 4:03 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Ever stop to think about how much difference a slightly off-kilter scale or gas pump could cost you and other customers? Nationally, the stakes could be a staggering $7 trillion - for both customers and sellers. That estimate comes from the National Institute of Standards and... more »
  • Increased LEAP Failure Rate in Both 4th & 8th Grades

    May 26, 2010 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More of Louisiana's public school students failed the state's high-stakes LEAP test this spring than they did a year earlier, according to the latest results released Wednesday by the state education department. Seventy-three percent of Louisiana's fourth- and eighth-graders passed the test, which is required... more »
  • Opelousas Spice & Music Festival's 2010 Official Poster

    May 26, 2010 3:23 PM

    Adrian Fulton is the local artist who created the Opelousas Spice & Music Festival's 2010 official poster. The festival takes place June 4-6, 2010 in historic downtown Opelousas. Fulton draws from his many life experiences and all of the people he has met. He is best known for his... more »
  • Alternative Healing Methods Offered to Artists & Musicians

    May 20, 2010 3:39 PM

    Saturday, May 22 is the last of our three part series of Healing Arts @ the Center, a program offering free alternative health appointments and walk-ins to musicians and artists. Participating practitioners at our May event are Becca Begnaud, Traiteur; Katherine Bennett, Energy Work; and others Practitioners will... more »
  • Obama & Mexico's Caleron: Comprehensive Immigration

    May 18, 2010 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - With the immigration debate raging in both their countries, President Barack Obama and Mexico's Felipe Calderon will reaffirm their commitment to comprehensive immigration reform during the Mexican leader's state visit here Wednesday. While immigration has long been a source of tension between the U.S. and Mexico, the... more »
  • Orchardists & Nursery Tree Growers May Apply for Benefits

    May 17, 2010 5:06 PM

    Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said that orchardists and nursery tree growers may apply for benefits under the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Tree Assistance Program, which was authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. Signup began on May 10, 2010, at local FSA offices. The Tree Assistance Program... more »
  • Possible Criminal & Civil Investigation Into Oil Spill

    May 17, 2010 4:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - California Sen. Barbara Boxer and other Democrats on the Senate environment committee are calling for the Department of Justice to open a criminal and civil investigation into the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Boxer, who chairs the environment panel, said that operators of the Deepwater... more »
  • Sheriff Kops & Kids Hunting & Fishing Club All Girls campout

    January 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today Sheriff Kops & Kids Hunting & Fishing Club will have an 'All Girls' campout the weekend of January 23rd, 2010 at the Washington, Louisiana campsite. The weekend counselors will be commissioned female officers and volunteer female counselors from the community. ... more »
  • Check presentation for Delcambre HS band

    December 16, 2009 12:36 PM

    Check presentation for Delcambre HS band 5:30 p.m., Iberia Parish School Board, 1500 Jane Street New Iberia, LA. AGL Resources, owner of the Jefferson Island Storage & Hub facility in Erath, will present a check for $20,000 to Delcambre High School to help finance the purchase of new uniforms... more »
  • Freeze Plan

    December 4, 2009 4:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA LA The Outreach Center's philosophy is to assist those in need and they work diligently with their partners to secure a safe shelter from the cold outdoor elements expected tonight. The Lighthouse Women & Children Shelter will open it's doors to accommodate as many women and children as... more »

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