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  • Pope Tired but Smiling Amid New Health Concerns

    June 28, 2014 5:09 PM

    Pope Francis has had a busy morning of audiences amid new health concerns following his cancellation of a planned outing. The 77-year-old Francis seemed tired but smiled frequently during a shorter-than-usual, 10-minute private audience Saturday with the president of Madagascar. But the pope delivered a speech without problem to... more »
  • After shooting spree, gun law concerns in La. town

    February 13, 2014 4:53 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Denise Freeman was just starting to learn about the two sides to her new husband, Benjamin, before she was slain. There was the smiling Ben, dancing on a chair on his 38th birthday in October. Then there was the troubling Ben, handed a citation weeks later... more »
  • Bayou Corne Sinkhole Raises Concerns at Lake Peigneur

    October 8, 2012 8:01 PM

    A sinkhole in Assumption Parish is raising concerns in Acadiana. Crews are digging wells near a four-acre sinkhole beneath Bayou Corne. The wells are being sued to vent and investigate natural gas trapped below the salt brining facility. Louisiana Senator Fred Mills said in light of this incident, he... more »
  • Master plan notes concerns in Walker growth

    May 21, 2012 9:09 AM

    WALKER, La. (AP) - Walker's new master plan suggests there are needs for creating new thoroughfares, updating development codes, improving drainage and considering major annexations. The plan states the city is in the early stages of a significant development expansion. With Walker projected to grow 89 percent to a population... more »
  • Oil prices fall on concerns of European economy

    January 6, 2012 11:02 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices are falling as concerns about Europe outweigh positive U.S. employment numbers. Benchmark crude fell 51 cents to $101.30 per barrel in New York. Brent crude lost 37 cents at $112.37 per barrel in London. Oil prices rose earlier after the government reported the U.S.... more »
  • Police Cite Privacy Concerns Over Their Own DNA

    October 16, 2011 1:31 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - When police in southern Louisiana were investigating the deaths of eight women in 2009, the sophistication of the crimes set off rumors that the serial killer was a police officer - speculation that became so pervasive that officials ordered DNA testing of law enforcement personnel to... more »
  • Lawmakers Have Cost Concerns on School Sports Bill

    May 19, 2011 6:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A House committee has sidetracked an Alexandria lawmaker's proposal to require licensed athletic trainers at the football games of junior high and high schools, raising cost concerns and sending it to the House budget committee. Supporters of Democrat Chris Roy's bill say it would prevent... more »
  • Japan to halt 3 nuke reactors over quake concerns

    May 6, 2011 7:40 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's prime minister has told a utility to halt three reactors in central Japan because of safety concerns in the event of a major earthquake. Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a news conference Friday his government asked operator Chubu Electric Power Co. to suspend two running reactors... more »
  • EPA: Moderate Health Concerns with Gulf Air

    July 9, 2010 7:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says the air in some places along the Louisiana coast poses a health risk to vulnerable people. The EPA says recent air sampling shows a moderate health risk in Venice and Grand Isle, two Louisiana towns about 50 miles from the Deepwater... more »
  • For-Profit Homeless Shelter Draws Concerns

    July 3, 2010 4:41 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma Overnight opened its doors recently, drawing approval from social workers who heralded the expansion of housing for women and children in an area with a dearth of shelters. But the for-profit venture has drawn concerns from some who question its security and even the manager's... more »

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