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  • What to Do About Protecting Distracted Pedestrians

    July 26, 2012 2:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his balance and pitches over the side, landing head first on the tracks. Fortunately there were no trains approaching the Philadelphia-area station at that moment,... more »
  • Lawmakers seek more education about refund cards

    April 11, 2012 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - JPMorgan Chase officials said Tuesday that they will do more to educate Louisiana residents receiving tax refunds on debit cards about how they can avoid fees for accessing their money. Louisiana's revenue department has replaced refund checks with pre-paid Chase Visa cards for taxpayers who... more »
  • Police: Woman lied about sitter who abandoned baby

    April 10, 2012 7:00 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police say a woman whose baby was abandoned by a shoplifter lied about the identity of the suspect. Lt. Wayne McInnis says the woman will be booked with obstructing justice, making a false statement and filing a false police report. Police say the woman identified... more »
  • Rig manager pleads guilty to lying about tests

    April 6, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has pleaded guilty to lying about testing on a key safety device. Forty-nine-year-old Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison following his... more »
  • About 30 Airmen Deploy for Afghanistan Tour

    December 14, 2011 6:41 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Airmen of the Louisiana National Guard's 236th Combat Communication Squadron, 159th Fighter Wing, will bid farewell to family and friends during a deployment ceremony at the University of Southeastern Louisiana. About 30 airmen, based in Hammond, will deploy Wednesday afternoon for six months to Afghanistan in... more »
  • Cheney Says He's Worried About Future of Iraq

    December 13, 2011 8:13 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Iraqi leaders have progressed toward a stable society, but he's worried about the failure of Washington and Baghdad to negotiate a "stay-behind" U.S. force there. Cheney says the emerging democracy is "not perfect by any means, but they clearly are much... more »
  • Audit raises questions about Jefferson nonprofit

    November 15, 2010 9:49 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A publicly funded nonprofit program for underprivileged youth in Jefferson Parish could provide little or no documentation for many expenditures, including more than $100,000 paid to a firm owned by state Rep. Girod Jackson, according to a state legislative audit. The audit also said Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Dr. Scott Hamilton talks about Concussions in Athletes

    October 18, 2010 10:11 AM

    Dr. Scott Hamilton visits GMA every month with helpful information on staying, healthy and safe. This month Dr. Hamilton talks about Concussions in Athletes and what to look for. Coaches should be aware of LHSAA and Other Guidelines: -How to Tackle Safely -Proper Equipment -Sideline Concussion Checks -Return To... more »
  • FCC examines complaint about Skechers cartoon

    September 22, 2010 9:44 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is looking into complaints that a new television show based on characters first created to market Skechers shoes to kids would violate government rules that limit advertising in children's programming. The FCC is seeking public comment on a petition filed last week by... more »
  • UL Parents' Night Tonight

    September 22, 2010 11:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Prospective college students and their parents can learn more about the college-selection and admissions processes during Parents' Night on Sept. 22 at UL Lafayette. The event will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. The event, hosted by the Office of Enrollment Services, will provide prospective college... more »
  • Continued Concern About Long-Term Oil Cleanup Efforts

    September 21, 2010 3:33 PM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - Cleanup crews on fishing boats outfitted with giant vacuum devices sucked up pools of oil from the blackened edge of a small Louisiana barrier island Tuesday as the head of the federal oil spill response looked on. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft toured coastal... more »
  • Health Care Providers Worried About Jindal Administration's Plans to Change Health Care for Poor

    September 20, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Health care providers are worried about the Jindal administration's plans to make changes in the way health care for the poor is delivered. Hospital and doctor groups are advising their members to be wary of signing onto the new insurance-based system. The head of the... more »
  • BP Receiving Strong Criticism About Claims Process

    September 13, 2010 12:42 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion victims compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is considering making a significant concession following strong criticism from residents about the claims process. The issue involves the current requirement that wages people have... more »
  • Vanity Fair reporter speaks out about Palin story

    September 8, 2010 10:19 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The controversy over a Vanity Fair article about Sarah Palin continued Wednesday with the reporter disputing a conservative activist's claim that she tried to prevent him from mistaking her child for Palin's. Reporter Michael Joseph Gross acknowledged last week that he mistook a child with... more »
  • Michael Douglas optimistic about cancer recovery

    August 31, 2010 10:06 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Douglas says he faces an "eight-week struggle" against throat cancer but is optimistic about his chances for recovery. During an appearance Tuesday on David Letterman's "Late Show," the actor said he had just finished his first week of radiation and chemotherapy. That drew a surprised... more »
  • Six Facts about the American Opportunity Tax Credit

    August 27, 2010 10:17 AM

    IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2010-23 There is still time left to take advantage of the American Opportunity Tax Credit, a credit that will help many parents and college students offset the cost of college. This tax credit is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is... more »
  • Oil Spill Panel Hears About Halliburton Warning

    August 24, 2010 8:58 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Federal investigators probing the blowout that led to the Gulf oil spill grilled a Halliburton official Tuesday about concerns the petroleum services firm raised over the potential for a severe gas flow problem if a BP plan was used. Halliburton and BP were at odds over a... more »
  • BP Has Removed Logos From About 200 Vehicles

    August 19, 2010 5:35 PM

    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 »
  • ACLU Will Have Arguments About Same-Sex Class Heard

    August 11, 2010 11:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the ACLU's challenge of the single-gender programs at a Kaplan middle school. A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-boys and all-girls classes at Rene Rost Middle School could continue under court-mandated conditions... more »
  • Message from Joey Durel About LUS Fiber

    August 3, 2010 2:49 PM

    Message from jJoey Durel: I wanted you to see the Fiber commercial out on TV now. I believe this is just the first step in reminding us all of how important Fiber is to Lafayette's future - and why it is so important. We are a unique community of families,... more »
  • Sandra Bullock Wants More Info. About Gulf Coast Restoration Video

    July 30, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A spokeswoman for Sandra Bullock says the actress wants her parts of a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration removed until she learns whether oil companies influenced it. The statement Thursday came after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry push to get support for drilling... more »
  • Open House Scheduled to Answer Questions About Spill

    July 18, 2010 3:14 PM

    Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, BP, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and partner agencies responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are scheduled to host an open house in Vermilion Parish Tuesday. The open house will... more »
  • Chefs and Food Stars: Stop Worrying About Gulf Of Mexico Seafood

    June 28, 2010 3:40 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - They are James Beard award winners, Food Network stars, Top Chef consultants, and providers of some of some of the most prized dishes in the country, and they had a single message - stop worrying about Gulf of Mexico seafood, and buy it. The chefs... more »
  • La. Lawmakers Worry About Budget 'Cliff'

    June 22, 2010 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As they patched together a $26 billion budget in the final days of the legislative session, lawmakers warily looked to next year with worries they won't be able to piecemeal their way out of a looming crisis. A central part of the House and Senate... more »
  • Lawmakers Rant Futilely About Oil Spill

    June 20, 2010 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A sense of helplessness and futility pervades the Louisiana Capitol - and it's not tied to House and Senate disagreements over the state budget. It's about the oil spill gushing in the Gulf of Mexico. State lawmakers have spent weeks on the House and Senate... more »
  • Lawmakers Rant Futilely About Oil Spill

    June 18, 2010 4:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A sense of helplessness and futility pervades the Louisiana Capitol - and it's not tied to House and Senate disagreements over the state budget. It's about the oil spill gushing in the Gulf of Mexico. State lawmakers have spent weeks on the House and Senate... more »
  • The Vampires are Out and About

    June 17, 2010 12:47 PM

    BROUSSARD, LA- Attention all Twilighters....An Eclipse will rise on Thursday, June 17th at Walmart in Broussard and United Blood Services will be joining in on the vampirisms by collecting life saving blood donations from 3:30pm-6:30pm. All donors will receive a Limited Edition Black "Eclipse" Blood Donor t-shirt. If you can't... more »
  • Journalist Helen Thomas Retires Following Remarks She Made About Israel

    June 7, 2010 1:07 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues. The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, has long been a... more »
  • Obama Talks to Larry King About Oil Spill

    June 3, 2010 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's "furious" about the situation in the Gulf of Mexico, and he says BP hasn't moved fast enough to respond to the massive oil spill there. The president said in excerpts of an interview for broadcast Thursday on CNN's "Larry King Live" that... more »
  • BP was not forthcoming about the possibility oil could leak faster

    June 1, 2010 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says BP was not forthcoming about the possibility oil could leak faster as a result of the latest attempt to contain the Gulf spill. White House Energy Adviser Carol Browner said over the weekend that cutting and capping the damaged oil... more »
  • State Concerned About BP's Use of Chemical Dispersant

    May 10, 2010 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that the state is concerned about oil giant BP's use of a chemical dispersant to thin the thousands of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico following a drilling rig explosion. "They are doing a 24-hour subsea test... more »
  • Second Warning About Medical Scam

    April 15, 2010 12:47 PM

    UPDATE: This is the second warning about this scam. St.Landry Parish already warned the public earlier this week. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office would like to advise its citizens to be aware of a medical company that is asking for personal information. The Company asking for this information is... more »
  • Democratic Leaders Concerned About Safety

    March 24, 2010 4:38 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leaders on Wednesday said they are concerned about the personal safety of lawmakers because of threats linked to intense opposition to the health care overhaul law. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the FBI and Capitol Police briefed Democrats on how to handle perceived... more »
  • Department Of Revenue To Hold Meetings About Tuition Reimbursement

    February 2, 2010 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue will host a series of meetings across the state to provide information and answer questions about the series of tax deductions known as the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction. The Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction applies to... more »

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