Content Tagged As and

Tagged News

  • Update On Sheriff's Office and Jail in St. Landry

    January 31, 2011 6:58 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz has been talking for years about expanding the jail and moving his staff into a centralized office. We learned today neither project is going to happen any time soon. "We had a second property in mind and we made an offer but... more »
  • House fire kills man, injures his mother

    December 8, 2010 9:57 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says a house fire near Alexandria killed a 58-year-old man and seriously injured his 93-year-old mother. Browning tells The Town Talk that Michael Normand and Ruth Normand were trapped in their blazing house Tuesday night. He said deputies got Ruth Normand... more »
  • Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

    November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than two months after his name was cleared in the case. Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday after suffering from lung and brain cancer. He was 53.... more »
  • Hit and Run

    October 26, 2010 6:52 AM

    State police continue to search for a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in St. Mary Parish. The vehicle likely has right side damage. It's believed to be a gold or beige colored Chevy Tahoe or G-M-C Yukon -- model years 1999 through 2002. The hit and run left... more »
  • BP CEO hits back at media and politicians

    October 25, 2010 9:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley accused some politicians and the media on Monday of being too hasty to pin all the blame on his company for the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill - and emphasized the need for deep-water drilling. In his first major public speech since... more »
  • Reminder - Louisiana still under "Cease and Desist"

    October 25, 2010 9:55 AM

    Baton Rouge LA, State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning Jr., Reminds all citizens, that Louisiana is still under a cease and desist order from outdoor burning. This Burn Ban is necessary because wooded areas and plant vegetation are still dry and exhibits flammable like conditions. Louisiana people are encouraged... more »
  • Update on Fatal Hit and Run

    October 23, 2010 10:00 PM

    An update on a fatal hit and run crash this week in Saint Mary Parish. State Police are looking for a gold or pewter colored Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon, model years 1999-2002. Troopers believe the driver struck and killed a Florida man as he walked on the side... more »
  • Palates and Pate'

    October 20, 2010 7:50 AM

    Acadiana Outreach Center is having Palates and Pate' on November 17th at the Cajundome Convention Center. Palates and Pate' will start at 7pm. This is the Acadiana Outreach Center's primary fundraiser. Palates and Pate' is a feast for all senses! Amazing art, fantastic cuisine, exciting entertainment and more! We... more »
  • Lake Charles and Franklin Health Clinics Receive Grant Money

    October 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two Louisiana health clinics have been awarded nearly $9 million in federal grant money. The grants announced Monday award $4.1 million to the SWLA Center for Health Services in Lake Charles and $4.8 million to the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin. Landrieu says the funding awarded... more »
  • LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry Continue Fighting Fires

    October 8, 2010 5:19 PM

    Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) firefighting crews continue to battle an unusually large number of fires for this time of year, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. Thursday Oct. 7, LDAF crews suppressed 23 wildfires that burned 111.58 acres. Since Oct. 1, LDAF crews have suppressed 189 wildfires that... more »
  • Jindal's getting a fundraiser and a campaign stop in St. Louis

    October 8, 2010 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's getting in a fundraiser and a campaign stop when he travels to St. Louis for his brother's wedding. Jindal's office said the governor was heading to Missouri on Friday. He planned to attend a fundraiser for his gubernatorial re-election campaign on Friday... more »
  • AUI Presents Speech and Debate

    October 8, 2010 9:11 AM

    Actors Unlimited Incorporated Presents Speech and Debate at Cite' Des Arts. The dates are October 7-9th and October 14th-16th. House opens thirty minutes before curtain. Curtain is at 7:30p. Ticket prices varies. There will be pay what you can nights each Thursday night. For more information call, 337-291-1122 or... more »
  • Churches Using Background Checks to Protect Children

    October 6, 2010 3:06 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More churches and religious groups are doing regular background checks with hopes of preventing abuse of children. Children's advocates say not all background checks are equal, and warn religious groups they must be especially vigilant because their trusting communities are often targets for abusers. Insurance... more »
  • Good Health Before, During and After Pregnancy

    October 6, 2010 10:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA-Pregnancy is an exciting time of major change. From the very start, your baby-to-be alters your body and the way you live your daily life. The best way to approach pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period is to be informed. If you are planning to become pregnant, see... more »
  • Another Portion Gulf Reopened to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

    October 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Another portion of the Gulf of Mexico has been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing after federal scientists found no oil contamination to bar consumption of seafood. The 2,927 square-mile area is located off eastern Louisiana, about 40 miles south of the BP well that spewed... more »
  • Panel Accused Transocean of Thwarting Their Effort to get Documents and Witnesses

    October 5, 2010 3:36 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill and how to improve safety and oversight accused rig owner 2010-10-05 on Tuesday of thwarting their efforts to get to critical documents and a witness. The co-chair of... more »
  • Dardenne and Fayard don't expect attack campaigns

    October 4, 2010 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The lieutenant governor's race has been whittled from an eight-person field to a head-to-head matchup between Republican Jay Dardenne and Democrat Caroline Fayard, but both candidates said they don't expect to go on the attack. Dardenne, Louisiana's secretary of state from Baton Rouge, said he... more »
  • Couple Accused of kidnapping and Raping Jaycee Dugard Indicted by Grand Jury

    October 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted the couple accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard, who was held for 18 years in California. Phillip and Nancy Garrido were indicted on 19 counts in a process that will eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing, where their alleged... more »
  • St. Joseph and St. Anthony Church Fair

    October 1, 2010 9:39 AM

    St. Joseph and St. Anthony in Broussard will have their Annual Church Fair starting today, October 1st, till Sunday October 3rd. There will be BBQ and fish fry dinners, carnival games, bingo, sweet booth, and Zydeco Raye will be on stage. The Church Fair is open Friday 10am -... more »
  • Johnson & Johnson and FDA Shouldered Blame For "Phantom Recall"

    September 30, 2010 4:37 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson executives and the Food and Drug Administration both shouldered the blame Thursday for a secret recall in which hired contractors quietly bought up defective painkillers to clear them from store shelves. J&J Chief Executive William Weldon told House lawmakers the company "made a mistake"... more »
  • Feeding Stranded Residents and First Responders During Katrina Leads to Chef's New Ready-To-Eat Meals

    September 29, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chef John Besh's two restaurants were spared when Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans five years ago, but the storm almost wiped him out anyway. Besh had just taken out a large loan to pay off his partners when the storm shut him down and sent... more »
  • Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for the Cayman Islands and Parts of Cuba

    September 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Cayman Islands and parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and the southern Florida coast as a new tropical depression approaches. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 35 mph (55 kph). The... more »
  • Gap Between Richest and Poorest Americans Grew

    September 28, 2010 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession. The top-earning 20 percent of Americans - those making more than $100,000 each year -... more »
  • Man Arrested for '93 Alleged Rape, Murder and Dismemberment of a 15-Year-Old

    September 27, 2010 2:32 PM

    UPDATE- PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two men have been charged in the 1993 killing of a 15-year-old girl after the wife of one of them turned him in, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. Shannon Marshall told New Castle and Pennsylvania State Police that she went along when... more »
  • Reopening of Oyster Harvesting Areas 2, 3, 14, 15 and 17

    September 24, 2010 6:10 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 2, 3, 14, 15 and 17 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners. Harvest areas 2 and 3, which were originally closed July 5th, are... more »
  • Police catch Wal-Mart hit and run suspect, victim talks

    September 22, 2010 6:48 PM

    Police make an arrest in a brutal hit and run in Bayou Vista. It was all caught on tape. Thibodaux police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Landry on a warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office. Landry is accused of striking two women while driving a car in a Wal-Mart parking... more »
  • Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler Are The New Judges On American Idol

    September 22, 2010 1:32 PM

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as "American Idol" judges next season, after months of turnover and speculation about the future of TV's top-rated show. With pomp rivaling that of a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Fox finally assembled the new pieces of the... 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 »
  • Opelousas Electronic Water Metering System Up and Running

    September 21, 2010 3:39 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Officials say about 700 accounts, representing about 10 percent of all customers in Opelousas, have not been paying for water use, costing the city up to $25,000 a month. An electronic water metering system is finally up and running and the residents are now being required... more »
  • Round-A-Bout Construction At Intersection of LA 339 and LA 92

    September 20, 2010 12:26 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will begin work to build a round-a-bout at the intersection of LA 339 (Verot School Rd) and LA 92 (E. Milton Rd) near Youngsville beginning Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Motorists should expect delays due to only one lane being open at various... more »
  • Fire Rages in Bossier and Webster Parishes - One Worker Burned

    September 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    DOYLINE, La. - A state forestry worker is burned while bulldozing a firebreak against a woods fire that started near Doyline and spread toward Haughton. The worker's name and condition weren't available Monday morning. He was burned Sunday, when Bossier and Webster parish firefighters and state forestry workers spent more... more »
  • Oil & Gas Companies Required To Dismantle Platforms Not In Use And Plug Nonproducing Wells

    September 15, 2010 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will require oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico to plug nearly 3,500 nonproducing wells and dismantle about 650 production platforms that are no longer used. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said a formal notice issued Wednesday would make energy... more »
  • BP Well Permanently Sealed and Declared Dead by Sunday

    September 15, 2010 12:06 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The U.S. government's point person on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well that blew out is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday, nearly five months after a rig explosion set off the disaster. National Incident Commander Thad Allen told... more »
  • Hit and run caught on tape

    September 14, 2010 7:15 PM

    A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista. Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away. It's something you'll only find on KATC.com: video... more »
  • LA Will Get $147 Million in Federal Funds to Aid Teachers and Other Educators

    September 14, 2010 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Louisiana will get $147 million in federal funds to aid teachers and other educators. Duncan said Monday that the funds stem from a $26 billion federal bill that backers called a state stimulus measure. The legislation includes a $10... more »
  • "THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS" PRAYER VIGIL AND AWARENESS CONCERT SATURDAY 9/11

    September 10, 2010 5:15 PM

    Nearly 200 years ago Andrew Jackson joined forces with Jean Lafitte and organized a volunteer force of Native Americans, Baratarian pirates, Southern militia, and free men of color. Defending their homeland-this diverse group of out numbered citizen warriors defeated the British army in one of the most decisive victories in... more »
  • Lafayette Council Has Voted To Ban Go-Cups and Cruising

    September 8, 2010 5:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has voted to ban go-cups and cruising from two areas of the city. Any open containers of alcohol would be barred from the Surrey Street corridor and downtown Lafayette, where police say nightlife has led to traffic and safety problems. The cruising... more »
  • Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse of a Juvenile

    September 6, 2010 11:22 AM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-On September 3, 2010, an investigation was initiated in reference to a report of alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile female for incidents that occurred from July 2010-September of 2010. Through the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Jerome Thomas, 53, Parks, and a Warrant... more »
  • More Federal Waters in Gulf Open to Fishing

    September 3, 2010 3:56 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle are open to commercial and recreational fishing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that the 3,114-square mile area had a low risk for future exposure to oil. Tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi and other... more »
  • 1st Official Gay and Lesbian Destination Guide for NOLA

    September 3, 2010 1:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's now an official gay and lesbian destination guide for New Orleans. The Navigaytour will launch just in time for the 39th Annual Southern Decadence Festival, which welcomes on average 100,000 attendees for events over the Labor Day weekend. The 32-page guide highlights events, attractions, restaurants,... more »
  • No Connection Between New Pampers and Severe Skin Reactions

    September 2, 2010 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Government safety officials have not found a connection between a new kind of Pampers diapers and the severe skin reactions reported by some parents' groups. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that it has reviewed 4,700 complaints, but found no specific cause linking Pampers diapers with... more »
  • Recall on Kia Soul and Sorento Vehicles

    September 2, 2010 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Kia Motors is recalling about 35,000 Soul and Sorento vehicles to fix wiring in the interior lighting panels that could lead to fires. The recall affects about 24,000 Kia Soul compact wagons from the 2010 model year and more than 11,000 Kia Sorento sedans from the 2011... more »
  • La. HWY 70 Reopens After Oil and Gas Well Blowout

    August 30, 2010 12:40 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - A section of La. Highway 70 closed for nearly three weeks because of an oil and gas well blowout in Assumption Parish has been reopened to traffic. The Mantle Oil and Gas LLC well blew Aug. 11 and forced authorities to shut down La. 70 between... more »
  • Sheriff's Deputies Gets the Dealers and the Buyers

    August 28, 2010 4:17 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force arrested two men and seized narcotics and money - then they got down to business. Officers arrested Alfred Treadwell and Jessie Brown at Treadwellpo house Wednesday, and found a variety of narcotics they say belonged to Treadwell. After taking... more »
  • Housing Authority scandal: Where's HUD? Exec. gets $55,000 raise amid DHAP height

    August 27, 2010 7:36 PM

    Board positions with the Lafayette Housing Authority are still up in the air... following an audit highlighting questionable payroll practices. City-Parish President Joey Durel is still waiting on commitments from two candidates. He now expects the board to be ready by Tuesday... questions still surround HUD and who... more »
  • New Arrest in Kidnapping and Rape in Eunice

    August 26, 2010 6:21 PM

    Update-A new arrest and new charges after a woman was kidnapped and raped in Eunice. Jordan Manuel is the third suspect arrested in connection with the attack last weekend. Stevin Lafleur and Jon Hebert also have a forcible rape charge on their wrap sheets on top of thier... more »
  • Hurricane and Tropical Storm Update

    August 26, 2010 5:33 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Danielle is expected to become a major hurricane as it churns across the open Atlantic, headed for Bermuda. Danielle has developed a well-defined eye and had maximum sustained winds Thursday near 110 mph (175 kph). Danielle is several hundred miles away from Bermuda, but... more »
  • 3 Stories of Survival and Readjustment

    August 26, 2010 2:19 PM

    When Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans and the surrounding region five years ago, hundreds of thousands of lives were changed forever, in myriad ways. Hundreds died, but even among survivors, many lost all that was familiar. And recovery is a process that still goes on day by day. Here are... more »
  • Toyota Recalling Corolla Sedans and Matrix Hatchbacks

    August 26, 2010 1:54 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model year. Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to... more »
  • No Major Jackpot Winners in the LA Lotto and Multistate Powerball

    August 26, 2010 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No one won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $250,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $275,000 for Saturday. Meanwhile, Powerball players matching... more »
  • Tonight I-10 West Reduced to 1 Lane From Mile Marker 122.5 to 121.5 Between 8 pm and 6 am

    August 24, 2010 4:08 PM

    Interstate 10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Butte Larose, in St. Martin Parish for the installation of communications equipment beginning tonight, August 24, 2010. The right lane will be closed between mile marker 122.5 and mile marker 121.5 between... more »
  • 1,651 Rigs Actively Exploring For Oil and Natural Gas

    August 20, 2010 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 1,651. Houston-based drilling systems provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 985 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 655 for oil. Eleven were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
  • LA salon accused of cheating Liv Tyler and others

    August 18, 2010 9:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The owner of a Beverly Hills beauty salon was charged with fraud Wednesday for using credit card information from clients such as Liv Tyler to ring up hundreds of thousands of dollars in bogus charges, authorities said. Maria Gabriella Perez, 51, was arrested by Secret Service... more »
  • Iberia Sheriff's Office Reminds You Schools Are Open And Watch For Kids

    August 16, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office would like to remind motorists in Iberia Parish that schools are opening and to watch for school buses and children at bus stops. Sheriff Ackal has deputies monitoring school zones for traffic violators; therefore, motorist should also be aware of their speed and obey posted... more »
  • Head of Alcohol and Tobacco Suddenly Leaves Post

    August 16, 2010 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control left his post after Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff confronted him about an ongoing investigation into the office. Jindal's spokesman, Kyle Plotkin, says the governor agreed with Murphy Painter's decision to resign from the commissioner's... more »
  • Sick Dolphin Rescued in Good Shape and Getting Better

    August 16, 2010 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program says a sick dolphin rescued from the Gulf of Mexico in June is now in good shape and getting even better. Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the 7-foot-9-inch male weighed 232 pounds when it stranded June... more »
  • Several Areas of LA's Waters Reopened to Commercial Fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

    August 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
  • A Boat Ride and Ice Cream Cap Obama's Trip to Gulf

    August 15, 2010 2:52 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family cruised the waters off their Florida Panhandle hotel on Sunday, offering a portrait of a family on vacation to boost a region struggling with the economic damage wrought by the nation's worst oil spill. The Obamas boarded the... more »
  • 2 arrested in Lafourche Parish, cash and drugs seized

    August 12, 2010 9:19 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - An undercover sting in Lafourche Parish has resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of cash and thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs. The parish sheriff's office said Thursday that 29-year-old Keitha Gabriel and 27-year-old Stephan Singleton, both of Raceland, are being... more »
  • Lt. Governor extends local invite to President Obama

    August 12, 2010 7:27 PM

    The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is coming-up Labor Day weekend. Among the new attractions, organizers are trying to construct the world's largest poboy- but that may be overshadowed by a visit from President Obama. It's all speculation at this time- Lt. Governor Scott Angelle extended the invite to his coworker... more »
  • Special Mass for Families with Soldiers Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan

    August 12, 2010 11:53 AM

    Lending support to families with soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is the goal of a special Mass set for Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley. Prayer and recognition of those serving their country will be offered by Bishop Michael Jarrell who... more »
  • Nobody Won the LA Lotto and Multistate Powerball

    August 12, 2010 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers would have won or shared a $775,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $850,000 for the next drawing, on Saturday.... more »
  • Heaviest and Most Valuable Gold Coin Ever Found in Israel

    August 11, 2010 1:12 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Archaeologists say they have uncovered the heaviest and most valuable gold coin ever found in Israel. The 2,200-year-old coin weighs an ounce (28 grams) and was found at the Tel Kedesh site near the Lebanon border on June 22, according to Wednesday's statement from the antiquities authority.... more »
  • Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing.

    August 6, 2010 9:43 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing. The order took effect at 5 p.m. Friday in waters south of the barrier islands, which are about 12 miles off the coastline. Some shrimping... more »
  • BP Plans To Use Relief Well To Shove Mud And Then Cement

    August 6, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is confirming that it plans to use a relief well to shove mud and then cement into the underground reservoir feeding the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well. Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Friday that crews still "plan to move forward with the bottom kill"... more »
  • Low Bid on New Twin Spans Between Alexandria and Pineville

    August 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The low bid for twin two-lane bridges between Alexandria and Pineville came in more than $34 million below budget. Jensen Construction Co. of Tulsa, Okla., was the apparent low bidder Wednesday, when the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development opened 16 bids to replace the 74-year-old... more »
  • Bill Passed to Prevent Layoffs of Teachers, Police and Other Public Workers

    August 5, 2010 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate. The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees... more »
  • Seafood and Booze Taken From Breaux Bridge Restaurant

    August 4, 2010 5:56 PM

    Crazy Bout Crawfish Restaurant in Breaux Bridge was buglarized around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. Over 100 pounds of frozen crawfish, 30 pounds of alligator and 50 pounds of shrimp were stolen. Bottles of Crown Royal and beer were also missing. The thief or thieves are believed... more »
  • $394,000 of Oil and Gas Equipment Allegedly Stolen

    August 3, 2010 12:08 PM

    On July 27, 2010 the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Investigations was notified of an alleged theft of oil field equipment at Axxis Drilling in New Iberia. Detectives learned that approximately $394,000 of oil and gas equipment was allegedly stolen from the Axxis Drilling yard between the dates... more »
  • S. Florida And The East Coast Will Likely Not See Any oil Impact

    July 30, 2010 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Government scientists are saying South Florida and the East Coast will likely not see any oil impact from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that an analysis shows most surface oil remaining in the Gulf has degraded to... more »
  • Jefferson and Buchanan Street Closure

    July 30, 2010 11:54 AM

    Vermilion Street between Jefferson Street and Buchanan Street is scheduled to be closed on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the same day. The Acadiana Center for the Arts will be hosting an event at this time.
  • No One Won The Major Jackpots In The Lotto And Powerball

    July 29, 2010 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No one won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $550,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $625,000 for Saturday. Meanwhile, Powerball players matching... more »
  • LA DHH: Multiple Additions and Enhancements to Website

    July 26, 2010 1:50 PM

    Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today announced multiple additions and enhancements to www.HealthFinderLA.com - a one-stop information site - to help Louisiana residents make informed health care decisions for themselves and their families. The site, first launched in February and updated this month, now allows... more »
  • Patterson Man Arrested For Marijuana and Crack

    July 26, 2010 12:53 PM

    Levar Variet 30 yoa of Patterson was arrested on 7-23-2010 at 7:51 pm for Possession of Marijuana 3rd and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. Agents of the Narcotics Task Force received information that Variet was in possession of a large amount of crack cocaine headed to Patterson. Agents... more »
  • Eunice Man Allegedly Beat His Girlfriend and 5 Year Old Daughter

    July 22, 2010 7:30 PM

    A Eunice man is arrested after allegedly beating his girlfriend and her 5 year old daughter. Police say Cody White entered his ex-girlfriend's house without permission....assaulted her and her child. After being arrested, White escaped but was re-captured and booked into the St Landry Parish jail. He faces15-charges including... more »
  • Oil Has Killed 2,599 Birds, 483 Sea Turtles and 62 Mammals

    July 22, 2010 5:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of dead birds collected on the Gulf Coast has more than doubled in the past month as oil from BP's broken deepwater well continues to wash up on islands and beaches rich in bird colonies. So far, officials say 2,599 dead birds had been... more »
  • Tropical Depression Putting Pressure on BP and U.S. to Evacuate Ships

    July 22, 2010 1:04 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said a cluster... more »
  • Spill Chief Considering Whether To Pump Mud And Cement Through Well Cap

    July 20, 2010 5:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government's spill chief is considering whether to pump heavy mud and cement through BP's experimental well cap that's keeping oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says Tuesday that the procedure would make it easier to complete the permanent... more »
  • Prayer and Recognition of Those Serving Their Country at St. Michael Catholic Church

    July 19, 2010 1:35 PM

    Lending support to families with soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is the goal of a special Mass set for Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley. Prayer and recognition of those serving their country will be offered by Bishop Michael Jarrell who... more »
  • Oil Spill Claims Would Be "Crazy" To Bypass Fund And Take Their Chances In Court

    July 19, 2010 1:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund says fishermen and others with lost income claims would be "crazy" to bypass the fund and take their chances in court. Ken Feinberg said at speech Monday that that he will be much more generous than... more »
  • T-SHIRTS HELP REPLANT AND RESTORE COASTAL LOUISIANA

    July 19, 2010 12:47 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Cypress Tees, LLC joined forces with America's WETLAND Foundation's Conservation Corps to help with the oil spill recovery. 30% of the proceeds of 'Bird of Paradise' t-shirt or romper sales will be donated by Cypress Tees to AWF's restorative planting efforts to begin rebuilding Louisiana's damaged coastal nesting... more »
  • Intersection Of Indest Street And Front Street Will Be Closed

    July 15, 2010 3:08 PM

    The intersection of Indest Street and Front Street will be closed in preparation of CLECO's removal of the concrete poles at the base of the Jefferson Street Bridge. Work in this area has been extended until July 23rd. Drivers will not be able to enter Front Street from the bridge.... more »
  • LA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Calls Special Meeting

    July 14, 2010 11:46 AM

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has called a special meeting for 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 to consider opening areas closed to all fishing due to the BP oil spill to recreational fishing only. The meeting will be held in the Louisiana Room at... more »
  • Recalled Children's Jewelry From Justice and Limited Too

    July 13, 2010 5:25 PM

    About 137,000 pieces of imported children's jewelry sold at two stores popular with preteen girls - Justice and Limited Too - were recalled Tuesday for high levels of cadmium, the latest in a series of recalls involving the toxic metal. The voluntary recall, announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety... more »
  • New National HIV And AIDS Strategy

    July 13, 2010 3:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration unveiled a new national HIV and AIDS strategy Tuesday that officials said reflects a nation at a turning point in its fight against the epidemic. While medical breakthroughs have greatly improved quality of life for the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, the U.S.... more »
  • American Authors, Journalists and Publishers Protected From Foreign Libel Suits

    July 13, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - American authors, journalists and publishers would be protected from some foreign libel suits under legislation approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would prevent a U.S. federal court from recognizing or enforcing a foreign judgment for defamation that is inconsistent with the free speech guarantee... more »
  • Cap and Additional Ship Could Contain The Spill As Early As Monday

    July 9, 2010 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup says a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill as early as Monday. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday that the work to replace a leaky containment cap on... more »
  • LA 102 Closed Between Jennings and Hathaway

    July 9, 2010 11:25 AM

    Work has been scheduled on LA 102 (between Jennings and Hathaway) approximately 5 miles north of Jennings. If weather permits, LA 102 will be closed to traffic at Mile Post 20.7 beginning at 6:00 A.M. Saturday, July 10, 2010 thru Sunday June 11, 2010. Closure is necessary to replace an... more »

Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Most Popular