LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The number of coyote-related calls in Calcasieu Parish has dropped significantly over the past year. Nathan Areno, head of Animal Services for the parish, tells the American Press his department received 75 calls in January 2011 and only two so far this month. Areno said... more »
TUCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban got a call from the Commander in Chief to congratulate him on the Crimson Tide's win at the BCS Championship in New Orleans. White House officials say President Barack Obama phone Saban on Thursday to talk about the Jan. 9 victory over... more »
In St. Mary Parish, a 73-year-old woman was issued a court summons. Deputies said it's because she called 9-1-1 a total of nine times in two days.
The Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff, Steve Clarke told KATC, each call was a non-emergency, and since issuing the summons, she hasn't... more »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by police, saying they failed to include any firsthand account of what happened. Danroy and Angella Henry of Easton, Mass., had... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has called a special meeting for 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 to consider opening areas closed to all fishing due to the BP oil spill to recreational fishing only. The meeting will be held in the Louisiana Room at... more »
VENICE, La. (AP) - A marine toxicologist who was a veteran of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Louisiana fishermen have called for President Barack Obama to order BP PLC to quit using a chemical dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico. Riki Ott, whose livelihood in the fishing industry was... more »
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is calling off its search for 11 workers missing since an explosion on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast. Rear Adm. Mary Landry calls it a very difficult decision. The Coast Guard said Friday crews had spent three days searching a... more »
A glitch in a Jeff Davis Parish School Board system is calling all students' homes and saying they are absent.
If you receive this message, it is in error. You are asked not to call the school.
Officials are working on the problem and hope to have it... more »