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  • US economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

    December 7, 2012 8:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures. The Labor Department's report on Friday offered a mixed picture for the economy.... more »
  • Southern adds online nursing program

    June 4, 2012 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University will add a new wrinkle to its highly regarded nursing program this year with the addition of an accelerated online version of the program slated to begin in August. The Advocate reports the online Bachelor of Science Nursing degree will be a yearlong... more »
  • ULM adds new online degree

    June 29, 2011 9:13 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The College of Health Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is developing an online occupational therapy program to meet the state's health care and work force needs. The News-Star reports the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved a letter of intent for... more »
  • Oil Spill Adds to Housing Woes for Katrina Victims

    August 21, 2010 4:08 PM

    LAKESHORE, Miss. (AP) - Pete Yarborough, a trucker who hauled seafood until the BP oil spill hit, and about 800 other households are under pressure to buy or get out of the state-owned cottages they've been living in since Hurricane Katrina left them homeless. Yarborough's 400-square-foot cottage sits on cinder... more »
  • DWI Suspect Adds Theft Charge

    June 18, 2010 9:15 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Raceland woman being driven home after she was charged with DWI, managed to have a theft charge tacked on as well. 41-year-old Christy Shields was stopped by deputies after allegedly driving her vehicle erratically. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says Shields registered a .252 blood-alcohol... more »
  • Hammond Plant Adds 2nd Shift for Sand Wall Baskets

    June 3, 2010 10:27 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - As the National Guard has put up more and more sand walls to protect Gulf Coast beaches from the nation's worst oil spill, a plant in Hammond has added a second shift to make the wire mesh baskets used as the foundation. Dennis Barkemeyer, a tech... more »
  • Coast Guard Adds Staff to Eastern Gulf For Spill

    June 2, 2010 9:44 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard admiral in charge of the oil spill response says he's moving more staff and resources to the Gulf Coast as the slick continues to move east toward Florida. Adm. Thad Allen says a cutter arrived in Mobile Bay, Ala., on Wednesday. He says... more »
  • LPD Adds New K9 Unit After Private Donation

    January 20, 2010 6:54 PM

    A new member of the Lafayette Police Department was introduced today. Barry, a 4-year-old Belgian Malawa, will be starting his service immediately. The K9 was an unexpected donation to the police department by K9 concepts. The owner of the company Jack Robicheaux says he wanted to give back to the... more »

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