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  • Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

    October 14, 2010 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf Coast... more »
  • Most of the Miners are out

    October 13, 2010 12:49 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - More than half of Chile's trapped miners are now up and out of their half-mile-deep dungeon. No. 17 came up into the desert sun more than 13 hours after the rescue capsule dubbed "Phoenix" extracted the first miner. He is Omar Reygadas, a 56-year-old... more »
  • Two People are Dead after Colliding with a Train

    October 8, 2010 5:48 AM

    A husband and wife are dead this morning in Crowley after being hit by a train. It happened just after 4:30am at the Sydney Richard Highway 90 intersection. According to sheriff's official the couple was killed on impact. The train hit the car and pushed it a 1/2 mile down... more »
  • Balloonists in New Mexico are to Pay Tribute to 2 lost at Sea

    October 5, 2010 10:55 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The America's Challenge gas balloon race in New Mexico will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea. The deputy director of the race says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras, or strings of dried chiles, from their... more »
  • The Era of Building Space Shuttle Fuel Tanks is Over

    September 30, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 37 years of having a major role in the manned space program, Lockheed Martin Corp. has made it official. The company says the era of building space shuttle fuel tanks at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility is over, along with scores of jobs. Left behind... 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 »
  • Feds are to help NOPD Evaluate Murder Cases

    September 22, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police will get help from a team of federal agents in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans to help determine why... more »
  • Coyotes a Problem at Acadiana Regional Airport

    September 16, 2010 10:49 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A biologist says coyotes are a problem at Acadiana Regional Airport. Zachary Lissard told the Iberia Parish Airport Authority on Tuesday that coyotes are plentiful around the airport, and airplane lights can make them freeze on a runway. The Daily Iberian says he told the... more »
  • Bedbugs are on the Rise

    August 30, 2010 4:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators. The problem has gotten so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency warned this month against the... 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 »
  • Test Are Under Way to Determine Well has Been Plugged

    August 12, 2010 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tests are under way to determine whether BP's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico has already been plugged for good. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration's point man on the spill, says the tests should be finished and analyzed by early Friday.... more »
  • UPDATE-Suspects Arrested

    August 12, 2010 12:36 PM

    UPDATE-Both Suspects were identified by caller who saw picture on news. Driver Ethan Hebert DOB 3/8/1993 from Lafayette, passenger Christian Leblanc DOB 4/20/1991 from Lafayette. Both arrested 8-13-10 and charged with Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle and Criminal damage to Property. Thanks for the assistance ------------------------------------------- Lafayette Sheriff's... more »
  • Electric Companies are Urging Customers to Conserve Energy

    August 2, 2010 4:10 PM

    Electric utilities in the Acadiana region are currently experiencing heavy demand for electricity which is causing congestion on the transmission system in the Acadiana area. Because of generation and transmission constraints and the increased demand, the regulatory authority over the transmission system may direct the utilities to interrupt customers' electric... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • Innovative Therapies Doctors are Studying Using "Adult" Stem Cells

    July 30, 2010 4:10 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A few months ago, Dr. Thomas Einhorn was treating a patient with a broken ankle that wouldn't heal, even with multiple surgeries. So he sought help from the man's own body. Einhorn drew bone marrow from the man's pelvic bone with a needle, condensed it to... more »
  • Price Gouging Laws Are Now in Effect

    July 23, 2010 4:21 PM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)---Louisiana price gouging laws are now in effect following the state of emergency declaration from Governor Bobby Jindal in response to Tropical Storm Bonnie. Price gouging is when a seller prices merchandise much higher than is reasonable or fair. The price gouging statutes prohibit the raising of prices... more »
  • Scientists Are Beginning to Determine the Full Impact of the Spill

    July 21, 2010 4:21 PM

    SUITLAND, Md. (AP) - The Smithsonian's vast collection of 137 million objects can come in handy at a time like this. Scientists are beginning to determine the full impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and help guide its recovery. And they will need to know about... more »
  • Here's A Look At Races People Are Qualifying In

    July 7, 2010 6:50 PM

    Here's a look at races people are qualifying in: Parish of Lafayette SCHOOL BOARD D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7,D8,D9 Mayor Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville Duson Chief of Police Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville Councilman at Large Scott Brousard Alderman... more »
  • BP Payments For Lost Wages Are Taxable

    June 25, 2010 1:09 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service wants its cut from oil spill victims who receive BP payments for lost wages. The agency says that under current law, BP payments for lost wages are taxable - just like the lost wages would have been. The IRS says payments for physical... 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 »
  • Strawberries sold in LA required to have "farm of origin" label

    June 16, 2010 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Strawberries sold in the state are now required to have a "farm of origin" label affixed to their packaging. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says the labeling will let consumers know they're getting the freshest product possible. The bill by Rep. Stephen E. Pugh, of Ponchatoula,... more »
  • Uncertain Whether Right People Are Buried In A Number Of Graves

    June 10, 2010 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon officials say it's uncertain whether the right people are buried in a number of graves at Arlington National Cemetery because of poor management and record keeping. Two defense officials say Army Secretary John McHugh will discuss problems with burials Thursday, when he releases the results of... more »
  • BP Needs More Proof To Support Claims That Oil Plumes Are Underwater In Gulf

    June 1, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, (AP) - A spokesman for BP PLC says the company needs more proof to support claims by scientists that huge plumes of oil are suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. CEO Tony Hayward said Sunday there was "no evidence" of the plumes and that all the oil... more »
  • Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating

    June 1, 2010 12:59 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage. According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's friends and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we... more »
  • BP Says They Are Doing Everything They Can

    May 24, 2010 1:54 PM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The BP executive in charge of fighting the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday his company knows people are frustrated by its failure to plug the well that has been gushing for more than a month and is now spreading damage through Louisiana's wetlands.... more »
  • Louisiana Price Gouging Laws are Now in Effect

    April 29, 2010 5:05 PM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)---Louisiana price gouging laws are now in effect following the state of emergency declaration from Governor Bobby Jindal in response to the oil spill along the Louisiana coast. Price gouging is when a seller prices merchandise much higher than is reasonable or fair. The price gouging statutes prohibit... more »
  • Mid-year Budget Cuts Are On The Horizon For UL Lafayette

    January 8, 2010 4:25 PM

    $21.2 Million Mid-Year Cut to Impact Courses and Personnel in the UL System BATON ROUGE - Terminations, decreased class offerings, and reductions in operating budgets for athletics, libraries and student support programs are some of the ways the eight universities in the University of Louisiana System are absorbing a $21.2... more »

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