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  • Chile fire toll: 11 dead, 1,000 homes destroyed

    April 13, 2014 6:06 PM

    VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) - A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city throughout the night and day on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and destroying at least 1,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.... more »
  • Jindal, wife donate 1,000 pounds of food

    March 9, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A canned food drive by Gov. Bobby Jindal and his wife, Supriya, has yielded more than 1,000 pounds of food that will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The drive occurred during the governor's inauguration and over the Christmas holiday season. The... more »
  • West Nile: It Only Takes 1 Mosquito

    February 5, 2012 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Low numbers of mosquitoes won't protect you from West Nile virus, warns Louisiana's Office of Public Health. Although drought kept the mosquito population down last year in Calcasieu Parish, two residents came down with encephalitis or meningitis from the virus, according to a report in the... more »
  • Weekly US Oil, Gas Rig Count Down 11 to 1,997

    February 4, 2012 2:01 PM

    The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down 11 this week to 1,997. The Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 1,245 rigs were exploring for oil and 745 for natural gas. Seven were listed as miscellaneous. Among the major... more »
  • 1 Arrested in Arson

    January 28, 2012 6:51 PM

    A 45-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of simple arson after she reportedly set her house on fire. Mandy Wilson was arrested Friday afternoon, shortly after the Monroe Fire Department contained a residential fire at her home. Firefighters were dispatched to the residence around 9 a.m. and were able... more »
  • On the ballot: Amendment #1

    November 9, 2011 3:02 AM

    On the November 19th ballot voters will find a statewide constitutional amendment: Proposed Amendment No. 1 , which could have a big impact on those in the real estate market. If approved, Amendment No. 1 would prohibit what are known as "transfer taxes," essentially new fees on the sale... more »
  • 1,900 apply for 600-pupil online charter school

    July 11, 2011 7:42 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - One of Louisiana's two online charter schools says it has 1,900 applications for 600 spots. Louisiana Connections Academy principal Caroline Wood tells The News-Star the school will ask the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to let the school double its enrollment. The school - part... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Daily Narcotics Arrest Report- February 1, 2011

    February 1, 2011 8:17 AM

    St. Mary Parish Daily Narcotics Arrest Report- February 1, 2011 Adrian Colar 30 years old of 232 Jones Road # 1, Lot # 1, Jeanerette was arrested on 1-31-2011 at 3:38 pm for Red Light Violation and Possession of Marijuana 2nd. Agent was patrolling Hwy 318 when he observed... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- February 1, 2011

    February 1, 2011 8:13 AM

    St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- February 1, 2011 Fabian Breaux 27 years old of 2361 Hwy 398, Morgan City was arrested on 1-31-2011 at 11:55 am on a warrant for Unauthorized Use of a Movable. Suspect turned himself into the Morgan City Sheriff's Office after learning of a... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- February 1, 2011

    February 1, 2011 8:07 AM

    Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report-February 1, 2011 <--------- Sheriff's Daily Arrest Report ---------> Name: Arceneaux, Moses Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Latin DR Lafayette, La Name: Arellano, Juan Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk... more »
  • 3 arrested, 1 at large in deadly I-10 shooting

    January 13, 2011 9:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities have arrested three suspects and are searching for a fourth in a deadly drive-by shooting on a New Orleans interstate. Police said two of the suspects, 20-year-old Dale Elmore and 22-year-old Seyuntray Noel, were arrested Thursday, while 22-year-old Jamal Harris was arrested Wednesday. All three... more »
  • 1 Year Since Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

    January 12, 2011 7:31 AM

    It was one year ago a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, killing more than 230 thousand people and displacing more than one-million leaving them homeless.
  • 1 killed when small plane crashes

    December 13, 2010 8:22 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials were awaiting an autopsy Monday before releasing the name of a person killed when a small plane crashed in coastal Hancock County, Miss. The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash was reported at 6:15 a.m. Monday about 6 to 8 miles west of... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- December 1, 2010

    December 1, 2010 7:39 AM

    St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- December 1, 2010 Brian K. Stickel 46 years old of 105 Rochelle Villa, Gray, La. was arrested on 11-30-2010 at 10:28 am for Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated and Littering. Deputy was patrolling the Amelia area, when he observed suspect standing in the roadway... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- December 1, 2010

    December 1, 2010 7:00 AM

    Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- December 1, 2010 <--------- Sheriff's Daily Arrest Report ---------> Name: Aubrey, Jonathan Charge: Unaut Use Of "Access Card Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk A Wilderness Trial Carencro, La Name: Ayro, Joseph Charge: Iberia Parish Arresting Agency: Youngsville Pd Address:... more »
  • LHC Group to Release Earnings November 1

    October 8, 2010 2:46 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - LHC Group, the Lafayette-based provider of home health and hospice services, said Friday that it will report its earnings for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30 on Nov. 1. The company said the report will be released after the close of U.S. financial markets.
  • Police: Florida gunman killed self, 1 other

    October 4, 2010 9:36 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman killed himself Monday afternoon after he fatally shot a person and wounded five others around Gainesville, police said. The gunman shot himself in his red pickup truck after he drove through the neighborhood picking off victims, Gainesville police Cpl. Tscharna Senn said at a... more »
  • Today in History-October 1, 2010

    October 1, 2010 11:01 AM

    Today is Friday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2010. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In the early hours of Oct. 1, 1910, the offices of the Los Angeles Times were destroyed when a bomb exploded, igniting a natural gas fire;... more »
  • 1 Suspect in Custody in Child's Death

    September 30, 2010 7:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested one of two men wanted in the shooting death of 2-year-old Jeremy Galmon. Police say Galmon was shot in the head as he sat in a parked car on Sunday. 28-year-old Jamiron Pollard was arrested at a home in the eastern... more »
  • 1 Dies in Nevada Plane Crash-Plane Registered to Erath Resident

    September 6, 2010 5:46 PM

    UPDATE-The victims in the Las Vegas plane crash were all from Acadiana. We're holding the names until our 10:00 newscast because not all family members have been notified from both families. ------------------------------------------------ HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - A small plane crashed and burst into flames on a street in... more »
  • 1 killed, 4 injured after 2nd-line parade

    September 6, 2010 4:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say there haven't been any arrests in a shooting that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured four other people after a walking parade had passed. Orleans Parish Coroner's Chief Investigator John Gagliano tells The Times-Picayune that Kaamila Muhammad was shot in the head.... more »
  • Leesville Man Sentenced to 1 Year Prison for Starting Forest Fires

    September 3, 2010 11:46 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge in Vernon Parish has ordered a 66-year-old Leesville man to spend a year in jail and repay nearly $21,000 to owners of timber he was convicted of burning. The Daily Leader reports that Judge Vernon B. Clark sentenced Darrell Wayne Westmoreland to... more »
  • Hurricane Earl Weakened to a Category 1

    September 3, 2010 11:28 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Earl has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it heads for the Northeast and some watches and warnings have been reduced or dropped from Long Island to Maine. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that a hurricane warning for the southeast coast of... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Daily Narcotics Arrest Report- September 1, 2010

    September 1, 2010 7:59 AM

    St. Mary Parish Daily Narcotics Arrest Report- September 1, 2010 Lasharri Loston 32 years old of 1160 Hwy 318, Jeanerette was arrested on 8-31-2010 at 2:10 pm for No Turn Signal, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- September 1, 2010

    September 1, 2010 7:56 AM

    St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- September 1, 2010 Charles P. Randolph Jr. 41 years old of 624 Bush St., Morgan City was arrested on 8-31-2010 at 11:40 am on a warrant for Failure to Comply with Drug Court . Suspect was located at his residence, placed under arrest... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- September 1, 2010

    September 1, 2010 6:48 AM

    Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- September 1, 2010 <--------- Sheriff's Daily Arrest Report ---------> Name: Angelle, Lawrence Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 200 Blk Rampart STR Carencro, La Name: Arnaud, Heather Charge: Fail To Report An Accident - Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S... more »
  • Earl Becomes a Category 1 Hurricane in Atlantic

    August 29, 2010 12:38 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Earl has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward several islands in the eastern Caribbean. Meanwhile, the Category 1 Hurricane Danielle was bringing dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Earl could make... more »
  • 1 More Name on MS Roll of Katrina's Casualties

    August 28, 2010 3:47 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The names of 170 victims of Hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi were sandblasted on a memorial in preparation for ceremonies Sunday marking the storm's five-year anniversary. It would have been 169 if not for a chance encounter. Dennis Cowart, who designed the memorial, was tasked with... more »
  • 1 Injured in Gas Compressor Station Explosion

    August 25, 2010 8:43 PM

    SHONGALOO, La. (AP) - An explosion at a natural gas compressor station near Shongaloo has left an employee critically injured. The explosion at the DCP compressor station happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say an employee was conducting a site inspectiediwhen the accident occurred. The employee, identified as Heath... more »
  • State-Owned Fleet Cut By More Than 1,000 Vehicle

    August 24, 2010 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has cut the state-owned vehicle fleet by more than 1,000 cars, trucks and vans over the last year. The administration says that's the lowest level since the 2003-04 fiscal year - but it's still short of an administration goal to trim... more »
  • Tonight I-10 West Reduced to 1 Lane From Mile Marker 122.5 to 121.5 Between 8 pm and 6 am

    August 24, 2010 4:08 PM

    Interstate 10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Butte Larose, in St. Martin Parish for the installation of communications equipment beginning tonight, August 24, 2010. The right lane will be closed between mile marker 122.5 and mile marker 121.5 between... more »
  • 1 Ticket Bought in New Orleans Wins LA Lotto

    August 22, 2010 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reports one ticket matched all six Lotto numbers Saturday night to win a prize of $990,648. The winning ticket was purchased in New Orleans. The prize for the next Louisiana Lotto drawing, on Wednesday, is an esONmated $250,000. Nobody in Louisiana... more »
  • 1,651 Rigs Actively Exploring For Oil and Natural Gas

    August 20, 2010 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 1,651. Houston-based drilling systems provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 985 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 655 for oil. Eleven were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
  • 13 School Board Candidates' Responses to Issues in the Races-Question 1

    August 17, 2010 1:26 PM

    FACILITIES: The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a master plan that includes a schedule using today's costs for repairing, renovating, and replacing many of its schools. It has been vetted by the community. How would you implement the plan? Lafayette Parish School Board District District 1 Mark... more »
  • July video game retail sales inch 1 percent lower

    August 12, 2010 9:45 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. retail sales of video game systems, software and accessories slipped 1 percent in July according to market researcher NPD Group. A lackluster summer game launch schedule partly offset strong sales of the Xbox 360. Total industry sales slid to $846.5 million last month from $850.6... more »
  • BP's Gulf Oil Spill Costs Rise to $6.1 Billion

    August 9, 2010 9:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says its costs to respond to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has risen to about $6.1 billion. That includes expenses for relief well drilling, the static kill and cementing procedure done on the blown out oil well, grants to Gulf coast... more »
  • 3 Alleged Home Invaders Shot, 1 Killed

    August 3, 2010 5:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Police say people defending their homes killed one person and wounded another in Alexandria, and injured a third in a nearby part of Rapides Parish. Both incidents occurred early Monday. Alexandria police say 24-year-old Darwin Johnson of Alexandria was killed when he and a second man... more »
  • Lafayette Man Dies in 1 Vehicle Crash

    July 21, 2010 8:38 AM

    CARENCRO, La. (AP) - State police say a 49-year-old Lafayette man died in a traffic accident on La. Highway 1252 near Carencro. Troopers said that Joseph F. Benoit was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night. Investigators say a Jeep ran off the road, struck a tree and overturned several... more »
  • La. Shrimp Season to Close in Parts of Zones 1 and 3

    July 19, 2010 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2010 spring inshore shrimp season in parts of zones 1 and 3 will close at 6 a.m. Tuesday to protect increased numbers of juvenile white shrimp. On its website, the department describes areas where shrimping will... more »
  • 1 Year Since The Passing Of Michael Jackson

    June 25, 2010 11:27 AM

    A year after Michael Jackson's death caused a worldwide outpouring of shock, tears and tributes, the anniversary of his passing was being marked Friday on a quieter scale, as fans remembered their fallen King of Pop with vigils, prayer and, of course, music. Some radio stations woke up listeners to... more »
  • Prison inmates wrongly received $9 million in tax credits

    June 23, 2010 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 1,300 prison inmates wrongly received more than $9 million in tax credits for homebuyers despite being locked up when they claimed they bought a home, a government investigator reported Wednesday. The investigator said 241 of the inmates were serving life sentences. In all, more than 14,100... more »
  • 1 Year Old Drowns in Neighbors Pools

    June 9, 2010 9:52 AM

    FENTON, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say a 1-year-old boy drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said the boy was reported missing from his Felton home just off U.S. Highway 165 at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by his father, Deputy Chris Schexnayder. The child was... more »
  • 1 Step Up, 1 Step Back: Spill May Linger Into Fall

    June 6, 2010 11:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could... more »
  • 1 Killed, 3 Injured in New Orleans Shooting

    May 24, 2010 8:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a triple shooting that left one person dead and three others injured. The Times-Picayune reports police found a 25-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds Sunday night inside a vehicle. According to investigators, the victim was driving one car when shots were... more »
  • 1,000 bottles of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid to the Gulf of Mexico

    May 3, 2010 3:31 PM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Procter & Gamble Co. says it has rushed 1,000 bottles of Dawn dishwashing liquid to the Gulf of Mexico region to help clean wildlife soiled by the massive oil spill. A P&G spokeswoman says a shipment from a Kansas City plant was delivered by truck Saturday and... more »
  • LUS Water Conservation Ordinance Begins May 1

    April 30, 2010 11:25 AM

    Lafayette, LA (April 30, 2010) - In 2001, the Lafayette City-Parish Council adopted a water conservation ordinance aimed at combating low water pressure during peak hours (late afternoon and evening). The ordinance applies only to automated watering systems and sprinklers, not hand-held hose watering. The enforcement of the ordinance is... more »
  • Census: Expect Visits as Early as May 1

    April 22, 2010 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sixty-two percent of the households in Louisiana had returned their 2010 census forms by mail Wednesday, a number lower than the 2000 census total of 65 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The Louisiana response rate was lower than the national number, which was... more »
  • St. Mary Drug Task Force Arrest Report: February 1, 2010

    February 1, 2010 10:16 AM

    The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Steven Patin 41 yoa of 108 Leona St ., Amelia was arrested on 1-29-2010... more »
  • 2010 Census

    January 22, 2010 9:18 AM

    The Census Bureau is looking for people to hire to help with the 2010 census. This year's census day is April 1, 2010. To apply for employment applicants should call 866-861-2010.
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Vermilion Parish Waterworks Dist. No. 1

    January 9, 2010 4:58 PM

    Vermilion Parish Waterworks District No. 1 is asking that customers connected to the water system conserve water in the next few days with the freezing temperatures. Customers are allowed to let the water run over night, but please make sure as little water as possible is running. This request is... more »
  • Large-scale indoor grow operation raided

    December 19, 2009 11:35 PM

    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - A large-scale indoor growing operation for marijuana has been discovered in Pontchatoula. Authorities say local and state police and federal drug agents found the site inside a trailer next to a residence. Additional searches turned up more plants inside the house and in a shed.... more »
  • Lafayette Christmas Food Drive

    November 27, 2009 12:01 PM

    Nov. 27, 2009 - With just a few weeks remaining in the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, more donations are needed to help the 16,000 families targeted to receive assistance this year. The food drive ends Dec. 22 in most areas. "Donations have been coming in steadily, but we... more »

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