ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Employees of the Zachary Community School District will not be allowed to wear rubber clogs or flip-flops on the job beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The Advocate reports the school board voted unanimously Thursday to approve changes to the employee dress code, which also included... more »
NEW DELHI (AP) - Six Indian female runners will serve two-year bans after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal by the International Association of Athletics Federations against lighter sentences, according to the athletes' counsel. "All six athletes have been banned for two years each starting from the... more »
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) - Golf carts will not be allowed to putter around Lake Arthur. The town council took a stance Wednesday to uphold existing local and state laws banning golf carts from public streets. Mayor Robbie Bertrand said the town had been advised by legal representation and its... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City pet store that's surrounded by bars has banned drunken puppy-buying. Workers at Le Petite Puppy in Greenwich Village say customers tend to stumble in after happy hour and purchase a dog without thinking. Drunken customers now are forbidden to even hold the... more »
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's agriculture ministry says it's allowing the reopening of many of the 4,700 farms closed after dioxin-contaminated livestock feed was found. Ministry spokesman Holger Eichele said that as of Monday only 1,635 farms were still closed. He further said some 460 dairy farms were allowed to sell... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Military bases across the U.S. have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and "shoot" U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Gamers are scoffing at the decision, saying that advanced technology has made it commonplace in the gaming... more »
If you're caught igniting fireworks in Jeanerette, you will be arrested. They're one of several cities who passed ordinances banning fireworks. Grand Coteau is also on that list. But, it's still okay to launch them on New Year's Eve in unincorporated areas of many parishes.
In the city limits... more »