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  • 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 »
  • Southern has new strategy to bring in students

    July 9, 2012 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University will compete for a share of Baton Rouge's community college market this fall as part of a strategy to boost sagging enrollment. The student numbers have dipped during the past several years with the introduction of tougher state admissions standards. The Advocate reports... more »
  • Federal Judge: Disabled Can Bring Suit to Trial

    May 19, 2011 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging state budget cuts to home-based care for some elderly and disabled individuals. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady rejected the Department of Health and Hospital efforts to avoid a trial in the case, which alleges... more »
  • 2 New Cases in Louisiana Bring Year's Total to 27

    October 7, 2010 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has had more West Nile virus diagnoses - and more serious infections - so far this year than in all of 2009. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says cases in Iberia and Vermilion parishes bring this year's total to 27 - 12 in... more »
  • Payton Has Not Decided Whether To Bring In Other Kickers

    September 27, 2010 2:16 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says he has not decided whether to bring in other kickers to compete with the struggling Garrett Hartley in practice this week. Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal that would have beaten the Falcons in overtime Sunday, hooking the ball left. It... more »
  • New venture hopes to bring slots to Texas tracks

    September 22, 2010 9:19 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The companies behind a new joint venture that will own several Texas racetracks are betting their partnership will help convince lawmakers to pass gambling proposals that would allow slot machines at such facilities. Penn National Gaming Inc. and Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, through its parent... 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 »
  • Hurricane Could Bring Bureaucratic Delays to Gulf

    August 9, 2010 9:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - If a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast and whips up oil from BP's massive spill, cleanup workers will not be able to swoop into action to fix the mess. A new Obama administration edict requires that the oil be tested before it can be cleaned, according to... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • Prom Canceled: Lesbian Student Asked To Bring Girlfriend

    March 23, 2010 5:11 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge says he won't force a Mississippi school district to hold a prom canceled after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend. The American Civil Liberties Union sued in U.S. District Court to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the prom... more »

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