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  • Edwards to speak amid speculation of political run

    March 17, 2014 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has an appearance set in Baton Rouge amid speculation that he will run again for a political office - despite his age and his criminal record. His Monday speech is set for noon before the Press Club of Baton Rouge.... more »
  • BP claims czar returns to Gulf amid complaints

    January 10, 2011 9:47 PM

    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill claims fund on Monday promised fairness and speed in compensating victims, but angry fishermen and business owners are complaining that they're still not getting what they deserve. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg met Monday with oil spill victims in... more »
  • BR tech chief resigns amid kickback probe

    October 11, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge's city-parish technology director has resigned after his name surfaced in a federal probe involving an alleged kickback scheme linked to a crime-camera company. The Advocate said Mayor-president Kip Holden last week accepted Don Evans' resignation, which is effective Oct. 31. In the meantime,... more »
  • Homicide experts arrive in N.O. amid boy's slaying

    September 27, 2010 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A team of Justice Department experts is in the city to evaluate the police department's homicide unit as the mayor on Monday called on witnesses to help solve a high-profile fatal shooting of a toddler. Police are searching for the gunman who fired a stray bullet... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Assistant DA Resigns Amid Probe

    July 16, 2010 9:29 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish District Attorney Michael Harson says one of his assistants has resigned amid a federal probe. Federal prosecutors filed tax evasion charges against Joseph Floyd Johnson on Tuesday. According to a bill of information filed by prosecutors, Johnson failed to file income tax returns from... more »
  • Scores of Drunk Russians Drown Amid Heat Wave

    July 14, 2010 5:17 PM

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians, many of them drunk, are drowning daily as they head to water to escape a heatwave, an emergencies ministry official said on Wednesday. Vodka-drinking groups -- some with small children -- can be seen at lakes and ponds in and around the Russian... more »
  • Churches, Nonprofits Fight for Survival Amid Spill

    July 3, 2010 4:37 PM

    BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) - God only knows what will happen to churches and other nonprofit organizations who say they are struggling for survival because of the Gulf oil spill crisis. Months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and its well started gushing oil, the British petroleum giant says... more »
  • Essence Fest Helps Sustain New Orleans Amid Spill

    July 2, 2010 5:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For all the talk of the BP oil spill scaring tourists away from Louisiana and the beaches of Mississippi, Alabama and western Florida, one city in the region has stayed full of visitors since the crisis began. New Orleans has seen steady convention traffic and a... more »
  • Festival Promotes Seafood Amid Oil Spill Woes

    June 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tomatoes weren't the only thing on the menu at the Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans this weekend. There also was a not-so-subtle plug for the state's beleaguered seafood industry. As a zydeco band played, folks scarfed shrimp po boys, grilled redfish and crab stuffed tomatoes... more »

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