Opelousas Catholic School students Sarah Jarrell and Morgan Adams remain at Lafayette General Medical Center in critical condition as of late Friday night. They were seriously injured in a car crash Thursday on Highway 182 near Montgomery Road.
Despite unconfirmed reports on the girls' conditions, LGMC hospital officials said... more »
More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships headed to south Florida have been stricken with a stomach virus. A total of 140 passengers and 18 crew members aboard the Crown Princess had been hit by the gastrointestinal illness as it docked at Port Everglades after a seven-day cruise. The... more »
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian archaeologist claims to have found the well-preserved ruins of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization in Russia's North Caucasus. Andrey Belinskiy said Tuesday that in the past five years the Russian-German expedition he heads has excavated around 200 settlements that date back to 1600 B.C.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Texans are fiercely proud their state was once its own republic, and California celebrates the same former status on its flag, relatively few Louisianans know that a group of their forebears overthrew Spanish rule to carve out a tiny, independent nation 200 years ago.... more »
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas... more »
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP says it siphoned more oil with a mile-long tube after two days of falling totals from a leaking seafloor well in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC spokesman John Curry told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the tube collected some 256,200 gallons of oil... more »