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  • Jeff Davis residents to be asked to renew taxes

    June 14, 2014 1:44 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury is expected to call a Dec. 6 election to renew a tax tied to upkeep of the parish courthouse and jail. The American Press reported the Police Jury meets on July 23 and also is expected to call for separate... more »
  • La. Republicans asked to volunteer in Florida

    October 9, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney expected to easily win Louisiana on Nov. 6, GOP supporters are being asked to help campaign for Romney in the battleground state of Florida. Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, sent an email to supporters... more »
  • Judge asked to sign off on BP oil spill settlement

    April 18, 2012 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys have presented a federal judge with the details of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company and lawyers representing... more »
  • Jindal asked to remove prisoners from isolation

    April 18, 2012 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An international human rights organization is calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to end four decades of solitary confinement for two former Black Panthers convicted of murdering a Louisiana prison guard. Sixty-five-year-old Albert Woodfox and 70-year-old Herman Wallace were serving unrelated sentences for armed robbery in... more »
  • Judge asked to delay ill Mose Jefferson's trial

    January 12, 2011 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A longtime New Orleans political operative who is gravely ill with cancer asked a federal judge Wednesday to postpone his trial on charges he conspired to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in government grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs. Doctors for Mose Jefferson,... more »
  • States being asked for 'right-to-hunt' amendments

    September 2, 2010 10:31 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lifelong hunter Bill Haycraft of Kentucky sees his treasured outdoors heritage under siege and in need of constitutional protection from animal rights advocates. He's one of many hunters backing a "right-to-hunt" amendment that's expected to be on his state's 2012 ballot. Kentucky is just the latest... more »
  • BP Asked To Stop Working On Cap To Answer Questions

    July 14, 2010 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked oil giant BP to stop work on a project meant to choke off the flow of oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico until the company answers questions from government scientists. An administration official, who asked not to... more »
  • BP Asked to Pay to Plug Leaking Levee

    July 10, 2010 3:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish levee officials are asking BP to pay for a temporary plug in a leaking levee, fearing oil from its busted well in the Gulf of Mexico could pass through. The Houma Courier reported the Terrebonne Levee District wants $298,000 for work on the levee... more »
  • BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown

    May 17, 2010 1:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court says the U.S. Interior Department failed to investigate warnings of possible safety problems with BP's Atlantis platform. Atlantis is stationed in 7,070 feet of water more than 150 miles south of... more »
  • Prom Canceled: Lesbian Student Asked To Bring Girlfriend

    March 23, 2010 5:11 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge says he won't force a Mississippi school district to hold a prom canceled after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend. The American Civil Liberties Union sued in U.S. District Court to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the prom... more »

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