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  • Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US

    November 9, 2014 6:22 PM

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A massive storm fueled by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri did not do much damage in Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands, but forecasters say it's anchoring a system that will push a frigid blast of air into the mainland United States and send temperatures plunging early... more »
  • 4 arrested after child brings drugs to Head Start

    April 20, 2012 9:53 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Police in Bossier City say a 3-year-old showed up at the Head Start center he regularly attends with marijuana and a prescription anti-anxiety drug. An investigation led to the arrest of the boy's mother and three other people. Police were called to the Head Start... more »
  • Drought brings outbreak of horse disease

    April 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Agriculture officials in Arkansas and Louisiana have warned veterinarians to watch for signs of a potentially fatal horse disease if there's another drought this year. The disease is often called pigeon fever because basketball-sized abscesses in the chest and abdomen can give horses a pigeon-breasted... more »
  • Warm winter brings out turkey gnats early

    April 16, 2012 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter poultry specialist Theresia Lavergne says turkey gnats have begun swarming, so poultry should be kept in barns or sheds during the day. She says the tiny black flies are likely to be a problem until early May. Lavergne says they can disturb poultry,... more »
  • Sweep of coastal waters brings up 1,900 crab traps

    March 16, 2012 9:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials say a sweep of coastal waters in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes found more than 1,900 abandoned and derelict crab traps. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the traps were picked up and taken to a salvage yard for recycling. More than... more »
  • 4th year brings Haynesville Shale slowdown

    March 12, 2012 5:52 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - DeSoto Parish school officials don't know any figures yet, but expect to have to pare their 2012-13 budget from current spending because drilling in the Haynesville Shale is slowing down. The Times reports that oil and gas companies began announcing cutbacks earlier this year. Planners always... more »
  • Oil spill brings attention to delicate Gulf coast

    January 30, 2012 9:35 AM

    TIVOLI, Texas (AP) - It took BP PLC's well blowing out in the Gulf of Mexico for the nation to turn its attention to the slow, methodical ruin of the ecosystem that had been happening for years. Last month, more than a year and a half after the oil spill... more »
  • National Urban League brings 2012 convention to NO

    December 3, 2010 9:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - National Urban League president Marc Morial says the group will hold its 2012 national conference in his hometown. Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, says he expects the event to attract more than 10,000 visitors and have an economic impact of about $10 million. This... more »
  • Oil Cleanup Brings Strangers, Tension to Towns

    July 26, 2010 6:52 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The women of Grand Isle are nervous. Used to be, they say, they could walk the streets of their beachside town alone, getting a little exercise after the hottest part of the day or setting out the trash after midnight. Now, a waitress won't let... more »
  • Sen. Marionneaux Brings Iguana to Senate Floor

    April 20, 2010 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Just call it "Afternoon of the Iguana" Tuesday in the Louisiana Senate. Sen. Rob Marionneaux brought an iguana to the Senate floor for debate on a bill that would require people to get an iguana education when they buy the reptile at a pet store.... more »
  • US Navy Brings Jobs To Morgan City

    April 10, 2010 4:20 PM

    US. Navy Brings Jobs to Morgan City Dozens of Iraqi naval sailors will arrive in St.Mary Parish this month to learn to operate Louisiana built boats intended to defend oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. Swiftships Shipbuilders of Morgan City has been awarded a $180 million contract to build... more »

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