VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' weather forecast on Wednesday is calling for snow. That's thanks to Loyola University New Orleans. It will blanket the lawn of the Marquette Horseshoe, fronting historic St. Charles Avenue, with 20 tons of manufactured snow. The annual Sneaux@Loyno event, sponsored by the Office of... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The colorful and musical New Orleans neighborhood called Treme is marking the 200th anniversary of its origins as an early melting pot for the city and the nation. Treme (truh-MAY) is considered one of America's most unusual neighborhoods and holds significant place in the history of... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The president of the Port of Caddo-Bossier says barge traffic has been heavy last with outgoing cargo pushing total tonnage transported over the 10 million-ton milestone. Jimmy Hall told the Times (http://bit.ly/vrDDbQ ) that as of Dec. 22, 2011, the port has transported more than 10... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Texans are fiercely proud their state was once its own republic, and California celebrates the same former status on its flag, relatively few Louisianans know that a group of their forebears overthrew Spanish rule to carve out a tiny, independent nation 200 years ago.... more »
LAFAYETTE, LA - Bryan Broussard of Breaux Bridge recently was recognized for 20 years of service by Pizza Hut, upper Lafayette. "This is the first and only job I've ever had - and I don't plan on retiring soon," smiled Broussard in an on-site interview. He added that he really... more »