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  • Laf. School Board Lightens Cell Phone Policy

    January 18, 2012 11:36 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board dealt with a cell phone policy that wasn't sitting well with many students and their parents at Wednesday night's meeting. Board members made the call to change that policy, and that means students will be getting confiscated cell phones back soon. With a split... more »
  • Rant-Appeals Court Ruled Government Funding of Stem Cell Research Can Continue

    September 29, 2010 12:22 PM

    What's your opinion on the appeals court decision to allow the government to continue the funding of embryonic stem cell research? Click the RANT icon on our homepage and leave a comment. We could air it tonight at 10:00. WASHINGTON (AP) - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government... more »
  • Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research

    September 27, 2010 12:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has told an appeals court that a judge's order halting federal funding of stem cell research would result in destruction of valuable biological materials and set back taxpayer-funded work. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington is considering whether to throw... more »
  • Legalizing Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    September 13, 2010 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Arlen Specter is seeking to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and supersede conflicting court decisions that he says are slowing critical work to find cures for crippling diseases. The Pennsylvania Democrat says his legislation would codify an executive order issued by President Barack... more »
  • Wal-Mart Introduces Cell Phone Plan

    September 13, 2010 12:24 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers. The Wal-Mart Family Mobile service will run on T-Mobile USA's network. Unlimited calling and texting will cost $45 per month for... more »
  • Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research to Proceed

    September 9, 2010 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court is permitting federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama administration's position in the case. The government is asking the appeals court in Washington to strike down a preliminary order by U.S.... more »
  • Platform Fire Captured on Cell Phone Camera

    September 3, 2010 2:14 AM

    As the Vermilion 380 platform burned Thursday morning and 13 men jumped to safety, a New Iberia man captured the fire from a platform just four miles away from the site. "I didn't hear an explosion, didn't see an explosion, didn't smell smoke or anything, it was just a... more »
  • Music royalty talks consider cell phone mandate

    August 18, 2010 9:49 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A long-running dispute between radio broadcasters and the recording industry over music royalties has taken an unexpected turn with a proposed settlement that threatens to drag the mobile phone industry into the ring. The compromise under discussion by radio broadcasters, recording labels and recording artists could include... more »
  • San Francisco Board Passes Cell Phone Emission Law

    June 22, 2010 9:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has approved a new law requiring cell phone retailers to post the amount of radiation emitted by each phone they sell. The board voted 10-1 Tuesday to approve a first-of-its-kind ordinance that requires stores to disclose the phones' specific absorption rate,... more »
  • Lost cell phone leads to pornography arrest

    February 22, 2010 10:43 AM

    On 02/20/10 the Morgan City PD received a complaint from an individual who found a cell phone on the ground at a local business. This individual stated that he looked through some of the information in an attempt to identify the owner and return it, and upon doing so noticed... more »
  • Saints Win Ties Up Cell Phones

    January 26, 2010 11:03 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - When the New Orleans Saints won a Super Bowl berth, it tied up cell phone lines at the other end of the state. Monroe residents say there was a flurry of missed calls and text messages a few minutes after the game. AT&T spokeswoman Sue Sperry... more »
  • New laws take effect in La

    December 30, 2009 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly two dozen new state statutes take effect with the start of the new year. Some are arcane or technical changes to existing laws while others are more sweeping. The new statutes will: -Increase the minimum auto insurance liability coverage required for drivers, boosting... more »
  • Two men wanted for robbery on Jefferson Street

    November 19, 2009 12:12 PM

    Victims Robbed at Gunpoint in Parking Lot On November 19, 2009, at approximately 1:00 am, two victims were standing by a vehicle behind a business in the 400 block of Jefferson Street when they were approached by two black males. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded... more »

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