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  • BIG Amazing Race in Downtown Lafayette

    December 3, 2012 8:59 AM

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana are hosting the Tacky Sweater Run benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters in Downtown Lafayette's Parc San Souci. This run will takeplace on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from noon until 4 pm. WHO: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana is a mentoring organization which... more »
  • Researcher: Big Drought Means Smaller 'Dead Zone'

    July 28, 2012 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - This year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an area of low oxygen that develops every spring and summer, is the fourth-smallest since measurements of the zones began in 1985, a new report says. The zone measured 2,889 square miles, said the report released Friday by the... more »
  • 2 injured when big rig flipps onto Mustang

    May 7, 2012 6:45 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a driver and 12-year-old passenger were injured when a tractor-trailer overturned onto their Ford Mustang. The wreck closed northbound lanes of Interstate 310 from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. State Trooper Joe Piglia tells WWL-TV he was amazed that the... more »
  • Big Contingents of Players, Owners for NFL Talks

    July 14, 2011 12:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - With time running short to keep the NFL's preseason completely intact, owners and player representatives met Thursday at a Manhattan law firm to try and overcome the remaining obstacles to ending the fourth-month-long lockout. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and eight of the 10 members of the... more »
  • Big Bill if Mississippi River Commerce Snagged

    May 13, 2011 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If the lower portion of the flooding Mississippi River is closed to ships, the U.S. economy could face a bill running into the hundreds of millions of dollars a day. In 2008, a 100-mile stretch of the river was closed for six days after a tugboat... more »
  • Obama Thanks Raid Participants and Troops...Recession Bypassed Big CEOs

    May 6, 2011 7:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has a private meeting today with some of the participants in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Then he'll go public at Fort Campbell, Ky., to thank troops who have just come back for Afghanistan. In Indiana, he'll promote his energy... more »
  • Rising Big River Poses Threat to La. Oyster Trade

    May 6, 2011 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Just a year after the BP oil spill crippled Louisiana's oyster industry, the fishermen face a new problem. Freshwater is set to be diverted from the mighty Mississippi River into the salty waters where the shellfish grow, potentially killing them. To protect people, homes and businesses... more »
  • No Big Winners in Saturday's Drawings

    November 14, 2010 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - None of the tickets sold for Saturday night's Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all the numbers necessary to win the big prizes. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $25 million jackpot. The prize goes... more »
  • Nobody Wins Big Lottery Jackpots

    October 10, 2010 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nobody won the $725,000 Louisiana Lotto jackpot, $20 million multi-state Powerball or $50,000 Easy 5 drawing Saturday night. The next Louisiana Lotto drawing will be worth an estimated $775,000 and Easy 5 will be worth $60,000, while Wednesday's Powerball jackpot goes up to $25 million.... more »
  • No Big Lottery Winners

    October 4, 2010 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - None of the tickets sold for Saturday night's Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all the numbers necessary to win the big prizes. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $48 million jackpot. The prize goes... more »
  • No Big Lotto, Powerball Winners

    September 23, 2010 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the Louisiana Lotto and multi-state Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers would have won or shared a $450,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $500,000 for the next drawing, on Saturday. Powerball... more »
  • Hurricane Karl takes aim at Mexican Gulf Coast

    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 »
  • Austria kidnap victim book launch draws big crowd

    September 9, 2010 10:07 PM

    VIENNA (AP) - Amid tight security and applause, an Austrian kidnap victim presented a book about her 8 1/2 year ordeal Thursday, saying she wrote it to start a new life. Natascha Kampusch was abducted as a 10-year-old schoolgirl and held in an underground cell in a Vienna suburb until... more »
  • No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    September 9, 2010 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $350,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $375,000... more »
  • `Glee' co-creator says Paul McCartney is a big fan

    August 2, 2010 9:20 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy says he thought he was being "punked" when a fan note arrived from Paul McCartney. But Murphy discovered that the pop legend is indeed an admirer of the hit Fox TV show and wants his music to be part of it.... more »
  • Toyota Lashed Out at Instructor During Big Recall

    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 »
  • Idol is Coming to The Big Easy

    June 21, 2010 9:10 PM

    Once again, aspiring singers will have the incredible opportunity to audition in cities across the country to become the next American Idol as the No. 1 show on television begins auditions for its milestone 10th season on Saturday, July 17 in Nashville, TN. The search for the next singing superstar... more »
  • Microsoft Makes Big Push for New Game Audience

    June 14, 2010 9:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - To appeal to families ready to graduate from the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Corp. wants to build on the success of the Wii's motion-capture wand - by getting rid of the wand entirely. On Monday, Microsoft detailed its new Kinect game technology, coming this fall for the... more »
  • World's Largest Scientific Experiment

    March 30, 2010 12:12 PM

    GENEVA (AP) - The world's largest atom smasher conducted its first experiments at conditions nearing those after the Big Bang, breaking its own record for high-energy collisions with proton beams crashing into each other Tuesday at three times more force than ever before. In a milestone for the $10 billion... more »
  • 21 Big Pythons Need Permanent Home

    March 23, 2010 2:32 PM

    OAKDALE, La. (AP) - A reptile rescue group is looking for permanent homes for 21 big pythons confiscated from a snake farm near Oakdale. Joe Lewis, president of the Louisiana Association of Reptile Keepers, says many are 16 to 19 feet long. He says they seem healthy - and more... more »
  • Pig ring ordinance likely to go from St. Landry

    February 17, 2010 7:15 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - How many rings does a pig's nose need? At least three, and they have to be big, according to a St. Landry Parish ordinance dating from the 1800s. St. Landry Parish is working to clean up local laws and eliminate outdated ordinances that help swell the... more »
  • Big Screens For The "Big Game"

    February 2, 2010 6:54 PM

    There's no better way to watch the big game than on a big screen T.V. They're many choices out there making it hard to pick the perfect set. There's plasma, DLP, LCD and now LED. How are you ever supposed to make a choice on what will... more »
  • Franklin man arrested for cultivation of Marijuana

    November 30, 2009 8:35 AM

    The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Funded by the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission Through the Evangeline Law Enforcement Commission District Press Release Date: 11-30-09 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept.,... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    September 23, 2009 8:03 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »

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