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  • Car drives through back of Zeus restaurant

    July 13, 2014 9:42 PM

    A driver's gas pedal allegedly got stuck when he drove through the back of restaurant Sunday evening. The accident happened in the 3800 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and caused the establishment to close early. Witnesses say the car ran over metal tables and chairs and through the... more »
  • MP unit based in Pineville is back after Cuba duty

    May 3, 2014 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than 130 Louisiana National Guard members have returned from a yearlong deployment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Guard says the returning unit was the 2228th Military Police Company, 773rd Military Police Battalion, reunited with family and friends at a welcome-home event in Baton Rouge... more »
  • Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after gear fails

    April 20, 2014 3:17 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia Airlines says a flight heading to India made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after it was forced to turn back when its right landing gear malfunctioned. The airline said on its Facebook page that Flight 192 to Bangalore, India, carrying 166 people, landed... more »
  • Opening date pushed back for Brennan restaurant

    April 13, 2014 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ralph Brennan's new and as-yet unnamed French Quarter restaurant will open around Labor Day rather than in the spring as originally planned. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the restaurant will open in the former location of Brennan's at 417 Royal St. The pink building was constructed in 1795... more »
  • Bill could bring back Louisiana's electric chair

    February 26, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With Louisiana having trouble getting lethal injection drugs, a lawmaker is proposing that the state bring back the electric chair. Rep. Joe Lopinto, chairman of the House criminal justice committee, has filed a bill that would let Louisiana's corrections secretary choose between lethal injection and... more »
  • Sorrento police chief going back on patrol

    January 13, 2014 9:50 AM

    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. and his assistant chief will be on patrol, but without the special type of insurance coverages required for police patrols. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley and Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert said Theriot told them he intends to start patrolling again... more »
  • CASA of St. Landry Back to School Concert

    August 9, 2013 7:12 AM

    On Sunday, August 11, CASA of St. Landry is hosting a "Back to School" concert Opelousas Civic Center. This concert is an adult only event with live entertainment featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, The "Hotline" Band, and recording artist "cupid". There will be a guest appearance from Magic 104.7... more »
  • Storm-crippled NYC subway creaks back into service

    November 1, 2012 8:13 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York tried to resume its normal frenetic pace Thursday, getting back much of its vital subway system after a crippling storm, but was still slowed by gridlocked traffic. Commuters lined up at Penn Station to board uptown trains at 6 a.m. Technology worker Ronnie Abraham... more »
  • Vilma Back to Court in TRO Hearing vs. NFL

    July 26, 2012 2:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma goes back to federal court on Thursday, seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow him to return to work while his lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pending. Goodell suspended Vilma for the entire season for what the NFL... more »
  • Fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

    April 24, 2012 9:20 AM

    National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The Louisiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are taking the initiative to help local residents get rid of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Drop off for these medications will... more »
  • Slain man's family alleges he was shot in back

    April 19, 2012 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for the family of a 20-year-old unarmed man fatally shot by police says a funeral home report indicates Wendell Allen had a hole in his back, which they contend is evidence he was shot from behind. That would contradict findings of the Orleans Parish... more »
  • Iberia bringing back recycling

    April 12, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish Council has voted to enter into a contract with garbage collection company IESI that will return recycling to the parish after a one-year hiatus. The Advocate reports the $203,000 contract is a drop in cost compared with the $248,000 contract the parish... more »
  • Report: Bossier City firefighters owed back pay

    April 2, 2012 8:48 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A 2008 pay raise was improperly distributed to Bossier City firefighters and an audit is expected to soon outline how much in back pay is owed. The Times reports that the city recently discovered it owed some of its higher-ranked firefighters $615,450 in back pay.... more »
  • Gingrich scales back his presidential campaign

    March 28, 2012 6:42 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Newt Gingrich is dramatically curtailing his campaign schedule, laying off about a third of his staff and dismissing his campaign manager as he focuses on a last-ditch effort to win the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention. Gingrich's strategy hinges on preventing front-runner Mitt Romney... more »
  • Coast Guard: Oil cleanup should be scaled back

    February 11, 2011 8:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cleanup of oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has reached a point where crews, heavy equipment and thorough scrubbing can cause more damage to the ecosystem than good, the Coast Guard said Friday. Birds, sea turtles, fish and other species are more likely to... more »
  • Victim Fights Back Against Burglar

    December 3, 2010 4:12 PM

    On December 3, 2010, at approximately 12:15 am, Lafayette Police responded to an apartment complex in the 300 block of West University Avenue regarding a burglary. The victim, a 27 year old female, entered her apartment and was attacked by a suspect waiting inside. The victim fought the suspect until... more »
  • Fallen Marine is Back Home in Louisiana

    November 19, 2010 8:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The casket of a Marine from Louisiana who was killed in Afghanistan has arrived in Shreveport. Lance Cpl. Dakota Huse's casket was accompanied by an honor detail of Marines and was escorted to a Shreveport funeral home by leather-clad motorcyclists and local police and sheriff's vehicles.... 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 »
  • Archaeologist Finds 200 Settlements that Date Back to 1600 B.C.

    October 12, 2010 11:36 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian archaeologist claims to have found the well-preserved ruins of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization in Russia's North Caucasus. Andrey Belinskiy said Tuesday that in the past five years the Russian-German expedition he heads has excavated around 200 settlements that date back to 1600 B.C.... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board scales back construction

    October 12, 2010 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A sharp falloff in sales tax revenue in 2009 is forcing the East Baton Rouge Parish school system to scale down hundreds of millions of dollars worth of planned construction between now and 2019. Superintendent John Dilworth released some initial proposals Monday calling, among other... more »
  • Serial Rapist Wants His Stuff Back

    October 4, 2010 7:47 PM

    Now to the case you may remember as the "Southside Serial Rapist." Randy Comeaux, who was convicted of raping 6 women in the 1980s and 90s will once again face a judge this month. It's going to be a video tele-conference and in that conversation Comeaux will plead his... more »
  • 4 Students Killed in Houma Wreck

    September 27, 2010 6:54 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Four Vandebilt Catholic High School students -- including the football team's starting quarterback -- were killed in a wreck on La. Highway 182 near Houma pickup the victims were in was discovered in a bayou around 1:45 p.m. Sunday, following a multi-parish search by parents and... more »
  • Hopes of Bringing Whooping Cranes Back Into South LA

    August 19, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to bring whooping cranes back into south Louisiana, establishing a flock that lives and breeds on state-owned land in Vermilion Parish. Whoopers are the world's most endangered crane, with just under 400 birds in the wild and fewer than... more »
  • Tropical Depression 5 is Back in Louisiana

    August 17, 2010 5:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tatters of Tropical Depression 5 are back in Louisiana, bringing flash flood watches to much of Louisiana. National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Bannan (BAN-uhn) says the slow-moving low was north of Baton Rouge by Tuesday afternoon. A flash flood watch extended as far southwest as... more »
  • 250 soldiers from LA 256th Infantry back in the U.S.

    August 11, 2010 11:24 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 250 soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Team are back in the United States after eight months in Iraq. The soldiers arrived Saturday in Gulfport and have a week of demobilization training at Camp Shelby before they return to Louisiana. They... more »
  • BP CEO Says It's Time To Scale Back Effort To Clean Up The Oil Spill

    July 30, 2010 1:13 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - BP's incoming CEO says it's time to scale back the massive effort to clean up the oil spill, but adds that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever. Bob Dudley was in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday to announce that former Federal Emergency... more »
  • Remington College Will Offer Free Back-to-School Haircuts For Kids

    July 26, 2010 1:24 PM

    Remington College-Lafayette Campus will offer complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children this summer. The popular Cuts for Kids event will begin on Monday, July 26 and run for two weeks. Parents can bring in children ages 17 and under for a complimentary haircut provided by instructors and students in the Remington... more »
  • Obama Coming Back To The Gulf Region

    July 13, 2010 4:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama plans to visit the Gulf region again soon as efforts to contain a devastating oil spill continue. Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said Obama will make the trip "in the not too distant future." The president has made four visits... more »
  • Derrick Todd Lee Back In Court

    July 12, 2010 5:15 PM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A convicted south Louisiana serial killer was back in a state district court for a hearing related to his appeal. The judge on Monday gave attorneys for Derrick Todd Lee four more months to look over evidence as the case continues. Lee was convicted of... more »
  • Old Bank to Come Back as Charter School Site

    July 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An old Regions Bank branch in downtown Baton Rouge in two weeks will reopen as a high school, the Mentorship Academy. "We have two or three people coming in each week wanting to start a bank account," said Kelley McCormick, communications coordinator for the new... more »
  • Skimming Ships In The Gulf Back To Shore Due To Weather

    June 29, 2010 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Coast Guard are sending oil-scooping skimming ships in the Gulf of Mexico back to shore because nasty weather is churning up rough seas and powerful winds. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Dave French said Tuesday that all efforts had been halted for now off... more »
  • Alex Could Send Skimmers Back To Port

    June 29, 2010 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tropical storm plowing across the far side of the Gulf of Mexico could send oil skimmers back to port and make containment booms useless, even from some 500 miles away. But the rough weather also might give nature a hand in breaking down crude from... more »
  • Head of Spill Claims Back to Gulf

    June 22, 2010 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man in charge of a $20 billion fund to compensate people whose livelihoods have been ruined by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill headed back to the coast Tuesday to talk with officials about the claims process. Kenneth Feinberg, tapped by the White House to... more »
  • Bears Lumbering Back Into East Texas

    June 11, 2010 1:56 PM

    CLARKSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Before hunting season began, Don "Dink" Benton set up a motion sensor camera on his east Texas ranch to learn what kind of deer roamed his land along the Oklahoma border. What he saw as he went through the pictures was a shock: a black bear... more »
  • Man Out On Bail For Allegedly Killing Girlfriend Back In Jail

    June 10, 2010 11:17 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A state judge on Wednesday revoked the $250,000 bond set for a man charged with killing his girlfriend last year, ordering the defendant held in jail until his July trial. In rescinding Larry J. Snyder Jr.'s bond, District Judge James Best described him as an... more »
  • AMIkids Acadiana Students Give Back to Seniors

    June 10, 2010 7:27 AM

    Branch, LA - AMIkids Acadiana will be partnering with the residents of Acadia-St. Landry Guest Home in Church Point, Louisiana. Kids will work to build relationships with the residents by playing games and serving meals/snacks June 21 - 25, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m as a part of... more »
  • 1 Step Up, 1 Step Back: Spill May Linger Into Fall

    June 6, 2010 11:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could... more »
  • Principal Lost Arms & Legs, But Back on Job

    June 6, 2010 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - "I kept thinking, 'I came here with a kidney stone, and now I'm going to lose all four of my limbs,"' Merlyna Adams recalled. That was more than a year ago. Now, with artificial arms and legs, the veteran St. Charles Parish school administrator is back... more »
  • Time To Roll Back "Billions Of Dollars In Tax Breaks" For Oil Companies

    June 2, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says it's time to roll back "billions of dollars in tax breaks" for oil companies and use the money for clean energy research and development. Obama made the comments Wednesday in prepared remarks for a speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He said... more »
  • Health Insurance Ban For Abortions Scaled Back

    May 26, 2010 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposed ban on health insurance coverage for all elective abortions has been scaled back by a Senate committee to affect only the state insurance purchasing pools set up by the federal health overhaul legislation. Lawmakers on the Senate Health and Welfare Committee say they... more »
  • Senate Backs Up on Rainy Day Fund

    May 12, 2010 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed the use of the state's "rainy day" fund to help close a $319 million deficit and rebalance this year's budget. The Senate voted 35-zero Tuesday to authorize the use of as much as $198 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund... more »
  • UL Professor Plans To Retire After Paying Back University

    March 17, 2010 1:01 PM

    UPDATE: When notified of the allegations against Dr. Ali Ghalambor, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette immediately notified the appropriate authorities and initiated a review led by the director of internal and external audit for the University of Louisiana System. Upon competition of the review, the university submitted the findings... more »
  • Iraq Veteran Heads Back To War In The Middle East

    January 6, 2010 4:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Heath Stoute served with the Louisiana National Guard the last time the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed to Iraq in 2004-05. He headed back to the Middle East last week, joining about 3,000 other National Guard personnel in deployment ceremonies throughout the state. But much... more »
  • Cajundome Sales Tax Case Nears End

    December 17, 2009 2:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit between the Cajundome and Lafayette Parish School Board over sales taxes may soon be resolved. Lafayette Consolidated Government sent a letter Wednesday to the school board saying it is satisfied with the terms of an agreement. "We were happy to receive the... more »
  • Community Foundation of Acadiana releases Giving Back Catalog

    November 13, 2009 1:46 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Community Foundation of Acadiana has released its second annual Giving Back Catalog in conjunction with National Philanthropy Week. The catalog was started last year as a project of the Foundation to help increase giving during the holiday season. The catalog features needs from 54 nonprofit organizations from... more »
  • Victim hospitalized after shot in the back

    October 22, 2009 12:08 PM

    On October 22, 2009, at approximately 3:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 400 block of St. Antoine Street regarding a shooting. According to the victim and witnesses, the victim was exiting a residence he was visiting and was confronted by two masked suspects outside. The... more »

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