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  • Supreme Court Says Storm Death Files Can Be Secret

    March 4, 2012 3:21 PM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by two news organizations to examine the files of a state investigation into allegations that doctors at a New Orleans hospital euthanized patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a 4-3 decision issued Friday, the high court said the files concerning... more »
  • Toddler Survives Gas Container Explosion

    October 12, 2011 11:13 PM

    A one-year-old girl from New Iberia is recovering after she was burned by a gas can explosion. David Bellard, Jr. said he was sitting outside in a go-cart with his young daughter, Jeannette Bellard, Tuesday afternoon, when he said she got up to chase a cat. "When I... 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 »
  • STM - Who Can? You Can, Two-Can, We All Can!

    November 19, 2010 10:50 AM

    Student Council members are bringing back an STM tradition from the '90s to help stock St. Joseph's Diner for the Thanksgiving holidays. The food will be picked up at 10:00am this morning. There will also be a Two-Can Volleyball Tournament: · When: 12:10 p.m., Friday, November 19 ... more »
  • Friday Or Later Before Efforts In Gulf Can Resume

    August 31, 2010 3:29 PM

    MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says it will be Friday or later before efforts can resume to remove the failed blowout preventer from the deep water well that caused the huge Gulf oil spill. Allen told a news conference Tuesday in Myrtle Grove that... more »
  • Calif. preacher can sue ABC for defamation

    August 24, 2010 9:59 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a Los Angeles preacher's defamation lawsuit against ABC's news program "20/20" over a video clip. The Rev. Frederick Price of the Crenshaw Christian Center accuses the TV newsmagazine and reporter John Stossel of playing a clip from his sermon... more »
  • Can Orwell, Vonnegut, Austen lead you to love?

    August 19, 2010 10:15 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Chin Ma is 25 and looking for love. He paddles regularly in the dating pools online, paying fees to navigate millions of profiles based on lengthy checklists and compatibility formulas. So how'd he find his latest prosdespite the potential buyout and hol on Alikewise.com, a newcomer... more »
  • Band can rewrite Pink Floyd song as anthem

    August 10, 2010 9:40 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has no qualms about giving a Canadian band permission to tinker with his band's classic "Another Brick in the Wall" for use as an anthem for young Iranians. A Toronto-based band named Blurred Vision and fronted by two exiled Iranian brothers... more »
  • Decision On Whether Waters Can Be Opened To Commercial Fishing

    July 15, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's expecting a decision from federal authorities within days on whether most Louisiana state waters can be opened to commercial fishing. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission decided Wednesday to open the areas to recreational fishing after hearing that every oyster, fish,... more »
  • RANT- Utah convicted killers sentenced to death can choose form of execution. Should they have this freedom?

    June 9, 2010 12:31 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart. The order will come: "Ready, aim..." The 49-year-old convicted killer will be executed... more »
  • Some Lucky Person Can Win A Saints Super Bowl Ring

    June 8, 2010 2:53 PM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints used a visit to Plaquemines Parish to raise residents' spirits and announce an effort to raise funds as well. Quarterback Drew Brees told the crowd that the team will receive their Super Bowl rings soon, and some fan will get one... more »
  • BP Says They Are Doing Everything They Can

    May 24, 2010 1:54 PM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The BP executive in charge of fighting the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday his company knows people are frustrated by its failure to plug the well that has been gushing for more than a month and is now spreading damage through Louisiana's wetlands.... more »
  • Oyster Harvester Can Smell Oil Coming

    April 29, 2010 4:47 PM

    EMPIRE, La. (AP) - A man whose family has been harvesting oysters on the Louisiana coast for three generations says he can smell the oil coming. Mitch Jurisich spent part of today hauling in oysters -- stopping to eat some -- because it might be the last chance to do... more »
  • Census: Expect Visits as Early as May 1

    April 22, 2010 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sixty-two percent of the households in Louisiana had returned their 2010 census forms by mail Wednesday, a number lower than the 2000 census total of 65 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The Louisiana response rate was lower than the national number, which was... more »
  • Amtrak: New Orleans To Los Angeles Can Now Download Podcast

    April 12, 2010 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - Passengers riding on Amtrak's Sunset Limited long-distance train between New Orleans and Los Angeles can now download a podcast which provides an interpretive tour of the communities and regions through which they are traveling. Amtrak, the National Park Service, and the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences... more »
  • Food banks go high-tech to help

    November 30, 2009 9:14 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes

    November 12, 2009 7:39 PM

    An 89 year old Acadia Parish man is dead after fire broke out in his home. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning, says Mason A. Guidry Sr. was smoking a cigarette when it fell into his garbage can, igniting the flames, now he's hoping a new state law can prevent anymore... more »
  • All-You-Can-Eat Gumbo Cook-Off

    November 5, 2009 7:52 AM

    The 10th annual Chevron Gumbo cook-off gets stirring today (Thursday, November 5). It's an all you can eat lunch benefiting United Way of Acadiana. Just purchase your 5-dollar ticket at the event in the back parking lot of the Chevron office on Johnston Street. The grub goes on from 11:30... more »
  • Food collection for the needy in Lafayette

    October 30, 2009 2:02 PM

    Delhomme Funeral Home and Sts. Leo Seton Catholic School will be joining forces for the month of November to collect food for the needy in Lafayette. Throughout November, people can drop of non-perishable food items at either Lafayette location. Please call Daniel at 235-9449 for more details.

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