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  • 5 London Street Cleaners Arrested Over an Alleged Threat to Pope Benedict XVI

    September 17, 2010 12:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - British police arrested five London street cleaners over an alleged threat to Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, the second day of a papal trip to Britain that has brought both a warm welcome from Catholics and renewed anger over the clerical sex abuse scandal. The Vatican said... more »
  • 15-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult In The Deaths Of His Parents

    September 14, 2010 4:36 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A state grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old, who will be tried as an adult in the deaths of his parents. The News Star says the panel Monday handed up two counts of second-degree murder against Dalton Fletcher, who was arrested in class Friday at... more »
  • Newseum in Washington is Opening an Exhibit on How Katrina was Reported

    August 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, the Newseum in Washington is opening a special one-year exhibit on how the disaster was reported. The museum about news and the First Amendment also has produced a film featuring reflections from journalists. Two newspapers shared... more »
  • LA Will Not Hire an Interim Higher Ed. Commissioner

    August 17, 2010 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Board of Regents won't be hiring an interim higher education commissioner. Instead, the day-to-day duties of overseeing the college management boards will fall to four Regents board members and senior staff who work for the board. That decision was made Tuesday by the board... more »
  • Circle K Robbery in Lafayette

    August 16, 2010 1:55 PM

    Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the "Circle K" 1803 Eraste Landry Road regarding an armed robbery. According to the clerk, the suspect entered the business at 1:30 a.m. August 16th and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was able... more »
  • Judge Temporarily Barred Officials From Enforcing Women Getting Abortions to Have an Ultrasound

    August 12, 2010 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily barred Louisiana state officials from enforcing part of a new law that requires women getting abortions to have an ultrasound exam. Women won't have to view the ultrasound or receive a copy of it while a temporary restraining order issued... more »
  • Road to be Closed for Days Due to an Oil Well Blowout

    August 11, 2010 12:06 PM

    Both lanes on Highway 70 in Assumption Parish will be closed for several days between Highway 996 and Highway 1 due to an oil well blowout. It happened between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning near Paincourtville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says there are no evacuations.
  • Oil Spill "Finally Close To Coming To An End"

    August 4, 2010 11:27 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is applauding headway that has been made to stop the nation's worst oil spill, saying the Gulf of Mexico operation is "finally close to coming to an end." He said people's lives "have been turned upside down" as a result of the April 20... more »
  • An Escaped Inmate Has Been Caught

    August 2, 2010 5:05 PM

    On Sunday August 1, 2010 at approximately 1:30pm Detectives from Lafayette Sheriff's Office and investigators from the US Marshall's, Lafayette and Shreveport Offices captured escaped inmate Charles Luquette at the Royal Inn hotel in Shreveport, La. The US Marshall's Office received a call from an individual who recognized Luquette from... more »
  • Coast Guard is Investigating an Oil Spill in Locust Bayou

    July 29, 2010 6:43 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is investigating an oil spill in Locust Bayou. It says about 2,400 gallons of light crude oil spilled from an above-ground storage facility owned by Energy 21, and about 500 gallons got into the water. The spill was reported Thursday near Point... more »
  • Louisiana Casinos Just Finished an Off-Year

    July 28, 2010 1:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana casinos and video poker businesses just finished an off-year, at least by recent standards. The take from players - the amount lost at card tables, slot machines, roulette wheels and the like in state-licensed casinos, along with video poker machines in truck stops, off-track betting... more »
  • Lafayette Police Arrested an Escaped Inmate

    July 26, 2010 1:45 PM

    Lafayette Police arrested an escaped inmate from West Feliciana Parish. Roy Robert is now facing a charge of simple escape and aggravated escape. Police say he escaped from the work release program, and was caught after someone phone in a tip. Robert was picked up on University Avenue Sunday night;... more »
  • ...THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT...

    July 22, 2010 2:51 PM

    Update: HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A missing baby who was inside a car when it was stolen Thursday has been found safe and reunited with her mother. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE HARRIS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT. A 3 MONTH OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN... more »
  • End Of An Era For LA's Role In Manned Space Flight

    July 8, 2010 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The end of an era for Louisiana's role in manned space flight arrived Thursday when the giant external fuel tank for the final scheduled space shuttle plant rolled out of its manufacturing plant. With the tank mounted on rollers and ready to be hauled to the... more »
  • Obama Returning To The Gulf Coast For An Update

    June 8, 2010 5:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is returning to the Gulf Coast for an update on the BP oil spill. The White House says Obama travel next Monday and Tuesday to Mississippi, Alabama and Florida - three states whose shores and economies are being affected by the worst environmental disaster... more »
  • An Attempt To Limit Liability Of Float-Builders Has Been Scrapped

    June 8, 2010 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to limit the liability of Mardi Gras float-builders for damage, injuries or death during parades has been scuttled. The bill by New Orleans Rep. Jeff Arnold had passed the Louisiana House. But a Senate committee voted 2-1 against the measure Tuesday. Opponents argued... more »
  • Landrieu has Appointed an Interim Police Chief for New Orleans

    May 3, 2010 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed an interim police chief. Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo is the interim Superintendent of Police until a new police superintendent can take over. Landrieu said Monday that two people remain under consideration for the top post. He hopes to have... more »
  • Another Person Dies In An Iberia Hit-and-Run

    January 19, 2010 3:20 PM

    An Iberia Parish man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in New Iberia. The accident happened just after 7 this morning at the intersection of Anderson and Myrtis Street in New Iberia. The 60-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.... more »
  • St. Landry Arrests 12/09/09

    December 9, 2009 10:05 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for December 9, 2009. Marcus Antoine Lalonde, Jr., age 20, 245 St. John Avenue, Opelousas, La., arrested on a bench warrant, charged with no seatbelt, driving under suspension, and open container. Vincent Journet, Jr., age 37, 220 Verna... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report for Dec 09, 2009

    December 9, 2009 8:25 AM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report for Dec 09, 2009 Name: Abshire, Isaac Charge: Illuminating Devices Required Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 100 Blk Green Meadow ROA Laayette, La Name: Alexander, Alicia Charge: Prohib Acts; All Schedules Arresting Agency: Broussard Pd Address: 6900 Blk... more »

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