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  • Fireworks banned in Mansfield

    June 28, 2011 7:10 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, fireworks have been banned within the city limits of Mansfield. Monday's ban by the city's board of aldermen stays in effect until further notice. Fire Chief Lee Shaver asked for the ban, citing dry conditions and this week's forecast... more »
  • Deputies Crack Down on Newly Illegal Fake Bath Salts

    January 6, 2011 11:41 PM

    Synthetic drugs masqueraded as bath salts have hospitalized hundreds in Louisiana and even caused several deaths and suicides. But as of Thursday those drugs and the chemicals used to make them are now illegal. Right after Governor Bobby Jindal banned the fake bath salts, law enforcement teams across Acadiana... more »
  • San Diego's city council has banned "floatopia" parties

    July 26, 2010 9:33 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's City Council has banned so-called "floatopia" parties where people booze it up on inner tubes offshore. The council voted 8-0 Monday to close the loophole on a beach alcohol ban that was approved by voters in November 2008. Several speakers told the council that... more »
  • Energy Drinks to Be Banned in Louisiana?

    March 18, 2010 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state senator is proposing to ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 16 amid concerns about the jolt of caffeine's effect on health. Republican Sen. Robert Adley of Benton has proposed the bill for ... more »
  • Truck Drivers Banned From Texting While Driving

    January 26, 2010 1:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department said Tuesday it is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages on hand-held devices while operating commercial vehicles. The prohibition, which applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds, is effective immediately, the department said in a statement. Truck... more »
  • Fireworks Could Lead to Arrest

    December 30, 2009 6:54 PM

    Beefing up patrol and penalties for using fire works in Jeanerette was an easy choice for Jeanerette Police Chief Larry Jones. "I don't want to wait until someone either get killed or seriously injured before we decide to do anything," says Chief Jones. The ordinace has been there... more »

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