May 27, 2013 8:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the South Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last life request" to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved. Davis did... more »
March 11, 2011 9:24 PM
TOKYO (AP) - Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns. Operators at the Fukushima... more »
February 16, 2011 9:32 PM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - major manufacturer in the nuclear industry is reporting a potential "substantial safety hazard" with control rods at Vermont Yankee and more than two dozen other reactors around the country, according to a report made public Wednesday by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy... more »
February 15, 2011 6:48 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student at Parkview Baptist School for allegedly bringing an unloaded gun to the school. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the seventh-grader was booked Monday on charges that included illegal possession of a firearm, felony theft and aggravated... more »
February 7, 2011 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a contractor excavating a site found human remains that are possibly from the 1800s. Police spokesman LJean McKneely says there were only a few bones recovered Monday at the site near the corner of Main and Fourth streets at about 11... more »
January 25, 2011 8:19 PM
LUTCHER, La. (AP) - A 21-year-old man an 18-year-old woman are in jail tonight, accused of setting fire to the Lutcher High School football stadium. The stadium burned November 15th. St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin tells WAFB-TV that Adam Lambert faces a charge of arson while Lindsey Matherne was... more »
January 13, 2011 9:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities have arrested three suspects and are searching for a fourth in a deadly drive-by shooting on a New Orleans interstate. Police said two of the suspects, 20-year-old Dale Elmore and 22-year-old Seyuntray Noel, were arrested Thursday, while 22-year-old Jamal Harris was arrested Wednesday. All three... more »
December 27, 2010 9:31 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A woman hit the side of the I-220 bridge in her car, then was hit and killed Monday by a tractor-trailer as she tried to flag traffic around the wreck in the dark, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said. The tractor-trailer overturned, scattering plywood across the... more »
October 28, 2010 9:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration is changing the way it pats down passengers at airports - moving from the screener's traditional hand pat to more of a hand-sliding motion, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The TSA regularly reviews and updates its screening procedures, agency spokeswoman Kristin Lee... more »
October 26, 2010 9:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A computer failure caused a break in communication with 50 nuclear missiles at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, military officials said Tuesday. The officials said the break occurred Saturday and lasted about 45 minutes. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday... more »
October 26, 2010 6:43 AM
A man known for his words will host a press conference on UL's campus today. Author Ernest J. Gaines will speak on his newly dedicated center.
The Ernest J. Gaines center for writing will open this Sunday . The center provides a space for scholars and students to work... more »
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 »
October 18, 2010 10:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mignon Faget has told this story before. But it still makes her chuckle. "It's true," she said with a soft laugh. "I melted down the bonbon dishes." It was back in 1970, when Faget was making a name for herself as a clothing designer. She had... more »
October 18, 2010 9:53 AM
Families Helping Families of Acadiana and Co-Sponsor LARC is having "Treats at the Village" on October 26th, from 6pm - 8pm. This will be at Acadian Village.
This is a trick or treating event for persons with disabilities of all ages and their families to "treat" from house to... more »
October 17, 2010 12:03 AM
Many Acadiana families are already in the Halloween spirit.
Kids in costume came out to "Boo at the Zoo and Elmo Too" Saturday at the Zoo of Acadiana. The not-so-spooky day offers candy, games and live entertainment. One of the biggest crowd pleasers--a costume contest.
Tickets are sold... more »
October 13, 2010 11:01 AM
WINTERSBURG, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found at a nuclear power plant west of Phoenix. Maricopa County Sheriff's spokesman Brian Lee says security officers at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station called them at about 5 a.m. Wednesday after they found the suspicious package. A second... more »
October 12, 2010 1:12 PM
Lafayette, LA- Beginning in October, the South Regional Library will be hosting a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. The inaugural meeting will be held Tuesday, October 12th and will feature Douglas Adams' iconic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.... more »
October 11, 2010 4:54 PM
A private funeral service for the immediate family only will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Williams Funeral Home, in Opelousas, Louisiana, for Mr. Griffin Pat Miller, Sr., 63, who entered eternal rest, October 9, 2010, at Evangeline Oaks Guest Home, in Carencro, Louisiana.
Interment... more »
October 11, 2010 10:06 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) - Proud parents in Cleveland are thinking of their baby as a perfect 10 - partly because of the way he arrived over the weekend. Kolsyn Liam Healy was born at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, which was October 10th. That made it 10/10/10 on the calendar. The father,... more »
October 8, 2010 11:45 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wearing black and holding signs such as, "Goodbye LSU hello Louisiana State Community College," several hundred students, faculty and staff led a funeral march for education. Billed as a jazz funeral, Thursday's event came one day after higher education officials learned that colleges' share of... more »
October 8, 2010 11:06 AM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - State Police say a hydrogen sulfide gas leak at Chalmette Refining LLC's Chalmette plant has been contained, but not completely sealed. Trooper Melissa Matey said Friday that workers are waiting for a part needed to finish closing the leak. She says the leak is being monitored... more »
October 8, 2010 10:03 AM
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns are set to return to Cajun Field this week as they host No.22 Oklahoma State Tonight in front of a national television audience. The Cajuns and Cowboys kick-off at 8:05 p.m. in a game being broadcast on ESPN2.
Friday night's game is presented in association... more »
October 7, 2010 9:23 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest point of attack from Democratic candidate Charlie Melancon in Louisiana's Senate race charges Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter with trying to protect companies like BP from financial liability in a massive oil spill. Melancon's campaign launched a statewide TV ad this week saying... more »
October 6, 2010 11:48 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two administrators from Texas, one from South Carolina and one from the University of Louisiana System are semifinalists for presidency of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The UL system says the search committee plans to recommend at least two finalists next Wednesday, after on-campus... more »
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 »
October 4, 2010 11:51 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting... more »
October 1, 2010 9:39 PM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A train crash in central Indonesia killed at least 26 people and injured dozens Saturday, many suffering burns and broken bones, hospital officials and witnesses said. Some bodies were still trapped in the wreckage. The accident occurred near a station in Petarukan, a city on the... more »
October 1, 2010 5:09 PM
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Antoine "Tony" Thibodeaux, age 72, who passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 1:35 a.m. at his residence in Lake Charles. Interment will be in... more »
September 30, 2010 4:19 PM
HENDERSON, Nev. - Tony Curtis shaped himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob into a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well in such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," "The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot."
The Oscar-nominated actor died Wednesday evening of cardiac arrest... more »
September 29, 2010 6:57 PM
The website TMZ.com is reporting that "Last Comic Standing" judge Greg Giraldo was pronounced dead today from an accidental overdose, after he was taken to a New Jersey hospital Tuesday when he was found unconscious in his hotel room.
The Home News Tribune of East Brunswick reported Monday that... more »
September 29, 2010 6:01 PM
On September 28, 2010, troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Indian Gaming Unit arrested a gaming employee at Coushatta Casino Resort on multiple counts (felony and misdemeanor) of theft. The employee, 45-year-old Keith Welch of Oakdale, is the kiosk drop team manager at the casino. The investigation was the... more »
September 29, 2010 3:56 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says the body of a speech therapist from Plain Dealing has been found in her car at a middle school after she failed to return home. Spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says the sheriff's office and coroner are investigating the death of 57-year-old... more »
September 28, 2010 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Less than two weeks after LSU announced plans to block off 6,000-year-old Indian mounds on football weekends to protect them from traffic, it took down the barricades. University spokesman Herb Vincent says, that ropes and poles around the mounds were removed early Saturday for safety reasons.... more »
September 27, 2010 11:51 PM
Tonight, more stories of bullying at Youngsville Middle and claims the principal is not taking the situation seriously. Chrysta Brousard saw the story of Joseph St. Julien on katc-- and she called the newsroom. She says her 7th grade son was bullied in the lockeroom, just like Joseph, and she... more »
September 27, 2010 11:57 AM
Rev. Ronald James Breaux, 69, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at his residence in Lafayette, LA, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille on St. Landry Street , Downtown Lafayette.... more »
September 26, 2010 9:17 PM
A Youngsville Middle School student will go to the doctors office instead of class tomorrow morning.
He says he was attacked by bullies and now the police dept. is involved.
KATC'S Mike Magnoli met with the boy and his father today to hear their version of this locker... more »
September 24, 2010 9:38 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long before the era of Brangelina, TMZ and around-the-clock celebrity obsession, Eddie Fisher had a leading role in arguably the most explosive sex scandal of Hollywood's golden age. He was a music superstar and household name to millions of teenage girls who adored his crooning long... more »
September 24, 2010 9:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Friday lunches can get a bit rowdy at Galatoire's, the stately French Quarter restaurant that has been serving up French Creole cuisine for more than 100 years. A New Orleans tradition for the city's blue bloods, politicians and powerbrokers, this Friday's lunch dished up a new... more »
September 21, 2010 7:21 PM
The F.B.I. is investigating how a car was torched today in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of Lafayette.
Due to the sensitive location and the mysterious circumstances, whoever is responsible could be charged with a hate crime. As traffic passed by the Islamic Center of Lafaytte Tuesday... more »
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 »
September 19, 2010 11:43 PM
Prospective college students and their parents can learn more about the college admissions process this week.
"Parents Night" at UL will be held this Wednesday from six until eight in the student union ballroom. The event will include representatives not just from UL, but colleges and universities across the... more »
September 19, 2010 11:39 PM
Lafayette police are searching for 3 suspects in an armed robbery.
They say three young black males robbed the Hampton Inn on West Willow Street Sunday morning. The hotel clerk says the men forced him into an office area at gunpoint, then took money from the register.
The... more »
September 17, 2010 4:05 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Torre has announced he will retire as Los Angeles Dodgers manager at the end of the season, and he will be replaced by hitting coach Don Mattingly. Torre became manager of the Dodgers for the 2008 season following 12 years and four World Series titles... more »
September 17, 2010 11:30 AM
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Karl grew with surprising speed into a powerful Category 3 storm Friday, prompting closure of Gulf of Mexico oil facilities, and forecasters said the storm could strengthen further before hitting near the country's largest power plant. Karl's maximum sustained winds already were near 120 mph... more »
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 »
September 15, 2010 6:14 PM
Ascension Episcopal School is looking for a new leader.
Headmaster Pat Dickens turned in his resignation effective today.
That's after the AES board of trustees and church leaders decided new leadership was needed.
Dickens was put on paid administrative leave in July after allegations came out in... more »
September 15, 2010 11:58 AM
Lafayette, LA-- The bridge on Robley Drive at the Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish line opened yesterday. The bridge was closed over two years ago because of deteriorated support pilings, and funding was not immediately available to make the bridge safe. After further investigation, government officials determined that repairs were... more »
September 14, 2010 4:44 PM
PARIS (AP) - Paris' Eiffel Tower and its immediate surroundings have been evacuated amid French news reports of a bomb alert. An AP photographer on the site saw several busloads of police officers under the famous tower. An officer on the site says the tower and the nearby Champs de... more »
September 10, 2010 1:47 PM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Former state Sen. Ken Hollis, who worked to keep the Saints in New Orleans and to bring state-sponsored property insurance to Louisiana, is dead at the age of 68. His wife, Diane, says he died Friday morning of cancer. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.... more »
September 9, 2010 9:44 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say three people have been shot inside a Kraft Foods Inc. facility in the city's northeast section. Police Lt. Frank Vanore tells The Associated Press officers are at the plant. He says somebody inside opened fire Thursday night. Police say no deaths are known. Television... more »
September 8, 2010 9:39 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The unprecedented turtle rescue effort at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is winding down. A total of 278 sea turtle nests were trucked to the space center from the Gulf Coast from the end of June until mid-August. Wildlife officials organized the relocation because of fears... more »
September 7, 2010 12:53 PM
The University Program Council at UL Lafayette is putting on the biggest pep rally of the year Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m at the Student Union parking lot. Students can meet with athletes and cheer on Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns before their first home football game. Free food... more »
September 6, 2010 4:33 PM
Rickey Jackson who played 13 years with the Saints and two with San Francisco will be featured on a float at the 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Parade next month. This is the festival's first time to feature a NFL Hall of Famer.
Jackson will ride in the Grand... more »
September 6, 2010 12:56 PM
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Union Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Dozier says a Farmerville high school lineman has died after a light football practice. He tells The News-Star that 15-year-old sophomore Kebrion Morgan had watched film with the team and was about to start conditioning Sunday, but collapsed after telling a... more »
September 3, 2010 10:14 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Larry Ashmead, a former book editor who worked with Isaac Asimov, Tony Hillerman and other authors, has died at 78, his former employer, former employer, HarperCollins, said Friday. Ashmead died at a hospital in Hudson, N.Y., after a brief illness. Ashmead was a native of Rochester... more »
August 30, 2010 10:53 AM
Iberia Parish Near Jeanerette US90 roadwork at LA85
Wednesday / 8-25-10 / 2:00 pm to 7:00 am the following morning on US 90 Westbound
Thursday / 8-26-10 / 2:00 pm to 7:00 am the following morning on US 90 Eastbound
Monday / 8-30-10 / 2:00 pm to... more »
August 24, 2010 10:51 AM
WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will speak at the Fairness Now for Black Farmers Summit in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 p.m.The summit will be hosted by the National Black Farmers Association.
Sen. Landrieu will join the National Black Farmers Association in... more »
August 23, 2010 6:04 PM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Thousands of dead fish have been found floating at the mouth of a shipping channel that connects the Port of New Orleans with the Gulf of Mexico. St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says the fish kill was found Sunday afternoon at the mouth of the... more »
August 17, 2010 10:59 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A civilian employee of the Shreveport Police Department's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Office has been arrested for allegedly stealing application fees. The Times reports Leslie Clark was booked Monday with felony theft of $2,800. Authorities say Clark's arrest was the result of an audit of the Alcoholic... more »
August 16, 2010 5:19 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jazz scene photographer Herman Leonard, famous for his smoky, backlighted black-and-white photos of such greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, has died. He was 87. Leonard, who moved to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina flooded his New... more »
August 15, 2010 3:43 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Friedman, who has been... more »
August 14, 2010 11:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to its moratorium on deepwater drilling. But four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, regulators have only started to make good on... more »
August 12, 2010 5:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who federal prosecutors say fired a shotgun at three black men in a racially-motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina has pleaded not guilty to all five counts he faces. Roland Bourgeois Jr., a 47-year-old white man from Columbia, Miss., is accused of opening fire... more »
August 12, 2010 1:02 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The drownings of six teens last week prompt elected, civic and church leaders in Shreveport to create a new program aimed at ensuring that all children have a chance to learn to swim. The Times reports that Shreveport officials will hold a mid-afternoon press conference at... more »
August 5, 2010 10:09 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn says the man convicted of killing his mother knew his football statistics and what several of his brothers and sisters had done in college when they met in 2007. The Advocate reports that he testified Wednesday at a hearing... more »
August 4, 2010 9:54 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills, hundreds of dollars in tuition increases even as family budgets have tightened. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges,... more »
August 4, 2010 12:50 PM
RANT: The benefits of breastfeeding are well known-- both for newborns and their mothers. But supermodel Gisele Bunchen created such a stir, saying it should be a worldwide law that new mothers nurse for at least six months. What do you think? We could air your thoughts at 10:00 tonight!... more »
August 3, 2010 4:21 PM
BY PATRICK FLANAGAN / THE DAILY IBERIAN
A 7-foot alligator was wrestled and removed from City Park Monday morning.
Tony Migues, director of the city's parks and recreation department, said the gator was first sighted Friday in Devil's Pond, but by Monday morning, it had positioned itself on... more »
July 30, 2010 1:38 PM
A traffic engineering study of the intersection of Fortune Road at Chemin Metarie has been completed. Based upon this analysis, the subject intersection has met the requirements contained in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for a multi-way stop condition. Therefore, the traffic control at this location will be... more »
July 28, 2010 12:23 PM
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 to encourage all Americans to visit our national parks.
"This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to... more »
July 26, 2010 4:27 PM
The day use pool at Chicot will be closed Tuesday, July 27, due to lifeguard availability; the pool will be open Wednesday, July 28, - Sunday, Aug.1, during normal operating hours. Effective Aug. 2, the pool will be closed for the season.
July 26, 2010 12:39 PM
Concrete street repairs will begin on Admiral Doyle Drive at Weeks Street on Monday, July 26th with completion expected by August 13th, weather permitting. The southbound lane will be closed to traffic during this time and flagmen will be there to assist. Drivers are asked to avoid this road, take... more »
July 23, 2010 11:17 AM
Due to recent developments with tropical storm Bonnie and trajectory currently to our east Cameron OEP officials will continue to monitor the situation.
There are no plans to issue any evacuations at this time for Cameron Parish.
Residents living in travel trailers or mobile homes should continue to... more »
July 22, 2010 11:34 AM
Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery Attorney Stuart Smith, representing commercial fishermen, environmental groups, public entities and businesses throughout the Gulf Coast states impacted by the DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe issued the following statement with toxicologist Dr. William Sawyer:
"The EPA is showing toluene and benzene levels appearing 20 to 30 times... more »
July 21, 2010 12:50 PM
LAYFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The crowd, many wearing T-shirts with slogans like "Drill Baby Drill," and "No Moratorium," began streaming into the Lafayette Cajundome as soon as the doors opened, eager to show their support for ending the federal offshore drilling moratorium. Tuesday's gathering, billed as the "Rally for Economic... more »
July 19, 2010 3:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House spokesman says BP's ruptured oil well is leaking at the top, along with seepage about two miles away. Robert Gibbs also says officials are monitoring bubbles that can be seen on an underwater camera. Leaks could mean the cap on the well has to... more »
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 »
July 19, 2010 11:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An exhibit opening Thursday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans features dogs, horses and other animals used during the war. "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" showcases the species most often brought into the war. The first exhibit highlights the Coast Guard... more »
July 13, 2010 12:38 PM
I-10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the LA 95 Interchange, mile marker 92, to install foundations for light poles in the median for the LA 95 Interchange Lighting Project at this location. Work will be 7:00 am until 7:00... more »
July 13, 2010 11:25 AM
The Rally for Economic Survival will be the nation's largest event to date protesting the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling. Coordinators of the Rally have reported tremendous support from across the Gulf Coast, specifically Louisiana for the event. Attendance at the rally is predicted to be between 15,000 and 20,000... more »
July 10, 2010 4:12 PM
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois professor whose congressional testimony about unintended acceleration of certain Toyota vehicles caused a firestorm that his university scrambled to handle amid the automaker's recall. That's according to electronic messages obtained by The Associated Press from Southern Illinois University. The school's auto-technology program has long... more »
July 7, 2010 6:50 PM
Here's a look at races people are qualifying in:
Parish of Lafayette
D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7,D8,D9
Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville Duson
Chief of Police
Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville
Councilman at Large
Alderman... more »
July 6, 2010 4:17 PM
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Singer Jimmy Buffett is just another mad Gulf Coast native when it comes to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but with an exception: He's got millions of fans and a way to help lift spirits over the seemingly endless crisis. Buffett and his Coral Reefer... more »
July 4, 2010 3:30 PM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Brett Fuqua died nearly two years ago. But in some ways he lives on, and not just in the hearts of friends and family. Fuqua's was one of 12 pictures unveiled last Monday at the dedication of the "Wall of Life" at Christus St. Frances Cabrini... more »
July 2, 2010 6:22 AM
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Scientists have returned to the Gulf of Mexico to study the oil spill's effects on whales and other endangered animals. Tags, tissue samples, and sound are among the methods that the scientific crew on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ship will use to study... more »
June 29, 2010 8:12 PM
As of Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at least 4,409 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,488 military personnel died as a result... more »
June 28, 2010 11:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert C. Byrd, the longest serving member of the U.S. Senate, a fiery orator and hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to his beloved West Virginia, died Monday. He was 92. A spokesman for the family, Jesse Jacobs, said that Byrd died at about... more »
June 27, 2010 6:39 PM
Lafayette Police are investigating a motel robbery that occured around 10:00 Saturday night at the Best Value Motel on University Avenue.
Police say an elderly couple from Texas was robbed at gunpoint, after the suspect pushed his way inside their motel room.
21-year old Allen Wade Tolliver was... more »
June 22, 2010 9:26 PM
DETROIT (AP) - A Jackson 5 exhibit has opened at the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit, marking the one-year anniversary this week of Michael Jackson's death. Starting Tuesday, the public is able to view photographs, awards and uniforms the group wore throughout its career. Museum chief curator Lina Stephens says... more »
June 21, 2010 4:05 PM
The Louisiana Legislature's regular session reaches its end Monday. Hundreds of bills passed and failed. As always, the biggest money issues were left unresolved until the final days. A look at how things fared: WHAT BILLS PASSED: -BUDGET: Plans to rebalance this year's budget, which had a nearly $600 million... more »
June 14, 2010 8:32 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The quintessential Las Vegas or Atlantic City casino experience comes with card dealers in ties, feather-festooned showgirls and the most coveted amenity: the free drink. Yet as casino gambling has migrated from America's storied gambling towns to middle America, the complimentary cocktail hasn't always survived the... more »
June 14, 2010 12:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. Tresa L. Allemang, a guard spokeswoman in Iraq, says in an e-mail that the 199th Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took over garrison command earlier this month. Lt.... more »
June 9, 2010 11:15 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in its challenge of single-gender classes at a Kaplan middle school. In April, U.S. District Judge Richard Haik denied the ACLU's motion to stop single-sex classes at Rene Rost Middle School and set... more »