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  • Though rare, male breast cancer causes concern

    August 24, 2014 7:47 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - "Hey, you've got an innie and an outie." With those words, Jane Jackson may have saved her husband's life 15 years ago. "We were swimming and she looked down at my chest," said Dr. Robert Jackson, 57, a Shreveport internal medicine specialist. "Inversion of the nipple... more »
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    August 24, 2014 2:39 PM

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck at 3:20... more »
  • Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages

    July 5, 2014 1:09 PM

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) - Arthur hit Canada's Maritime provinces with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking out power to nearly 200,000 customers. Canadian Hurricane Centre spokesman Chris Fogarty said Saturday that winds are easing, but more rainfall is predicted for already drenched southwestern New Brunswick. Arthur was downgraded... more »
  • Dislodged Tire Causes Overturned Vehicle on I-49

    May 11, 2014 8:16 PM

    Opelousas Police Department say a dislodged tire caused a vehicle to flip. Late Saturday night, a truck was traveling north on I-49, when for unknown reasons the front passenger tire dislodged from the vehicle causing the driver to lose control and overturn in the median. Officers say as a... more »
  • 18-Wheeler Accident Causes Moderate Injuries in Lafayette

    May 4, 2014 10:26 PM

    Lafayette police and fire officials are responding to a vehicle accident on I-10 westbound at mile marker 107. The accident is between the Louisiana Avenue and Breaux Bridge exit at the Lafayette - St. Martin Parish line. Preliminary reports say the crash happened just after 9 p.m., and involves... more »
  • Two-alarm fire causes heavy damage to cabinet business

    May 3, 2014 2:12 PM

    Around 8:46 Friday night, Lafayette firefighters responded to a call in the 1500 block of Verot School Road. There was a report of smoke coming from the rear of a commercial building. When firefighters and emergency crews entered Brian Hebert Woodworks, they discovered an interior section of the building... more »
  • Heartbleed causes HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords

    April 19, 2014 3:00 PM

    Washington (CNN) - A cybersecurity scare is forcing Obamacare enrollees who used the HealthCare.gov site to sign up for an insurance plan to now change their passwords. The Obama administration says that although there is no immediate threat to users, all enrollees have had their password reset and now... more »
  • Surge protector causes major mobile home damage

    April 13, 2014 8:21 PM

    The Scott Fire department was dispatched to a residential fire early Sunday morning. Just after 6:47 a.m. firefighters arrived in the 1100 block of Roper Drive at the Shiloh Mobile Home Park. The mobile home located at, 1111 Roper Drive Lot 16, had extremely dense fire shooting through the... more »
  • Young child dies following accident in Acadia Parish

    March 22, 2014 8:35 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff office is presently investigating an accidental death of a toddler. The incident took place in the 3300 block of Riverside Road near Jennings around 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the 2 year old child's role in the accident is unknown at this time. The child was not... more »
  • Fire causes damage to St. Joseph's Academy

    March 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge firefighters believe an electrical malfunction in a meeting room sparked a fire at St. Joseph's Academy. Fire department spokesman Robert Combs tells The Advocate firefighters arrived at the school at 1:08 p.m. Saturday. Combs says fire damage was contained to the meeting room,... more »
  • Stolen Copper Causes Apartment Fire

    June 28, 2012 7:15 AM

    Soldering copper caused a fire in Ile Des Cannes Apartment Complex late Wednesday night. A fire broke out around 9:45pm Wednesday, June 26, 2012, in the 100 block of Basin Dr. Heavy smoke was reported coming from the roof of the four-plex. There was little damage to the overall structure... more »
  • Material shortage causes furloughs at Hawker

    March 12, 2012 10:07 AM

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Hawker Beechcraft is furloughing employees because of a shortage of materials on two composite jets. The Wichita-based company says it will furlough employees who work on final assembly of Premier 1A and Hawker 4000 business jets inside Plant IV. Spokeswoman Nicole Alexander says the furloughs will... more »
  • Japan quake causes emergencies at 5 nuke reactors

    March 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns. Operators at the Fukushima... more »
  • Golfer's Swing Causes 12 Acre Fire

    August 31, 2010 1:11 PM

    (AP) - Forget "Fore!" "Fire!" was the cry of the day for a golfer whose off-target swing sparked a 12-acre blaze in Southern California. The golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine landed a shot in the rough Saturday. On his next swing, his club snagged a rock,... more »
  • Blog causes uproar on eve of Beck rally

    August 27, 2010 10:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of conservative commentator Glenn Beck's rally at the Lincoln Memorial, a blogger's assertion that parts of the nation's capital should be avoided touched off accusations of racism and a sharp response by angry city leaders. Thousands of conservative, tea party supporters were expected at... more »
  • Loose Gator Causes Stir at Park

    August 3, 2010 4:21 PM

    BY PATRICK FLANAGAN / THE DAILY IBERIAN A 7-foot alligator was wrestled and removed from City Park Monday morning. Tony Migues, director of the city's parks and recreation department, said the gator was first sighted Friday in Devil's Pond, but by Monday morning, it had positioned itself on... more »
  • Police identify body found on Congress Street

    February 17, 2010 12:32 PM

    Lafayette Police Department investigators have identified the male victim found behind a convenience store on Monday evening as Richard Ronald Fuller (51), originally from Echo, Louisiana. On February 15, 2010, at approximately 8:20 pm, patrons walking behind a convenience store at 2400 West Congress Street discovered the body of a... more »

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