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  • Group recommends continuing with current provider

    January 31, 2014 8:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish school system's employee insurance advisory committee has recommended that the school board scrap a new search for an administrator for its health insurance program this year. Committee recommends the board strengthen its existing administrative plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. The... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • 5 Current, Former NO Officers Charged in Shooting

    June 11, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted three current and two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of a man and subsequent burning of his body in a car found near a police station after Hurricane Katrina. The 11-count indictment, handed up Friday, accuses... more »
  • Oil in Loop Current

    May 26, 2010 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - Scientists looking for tuna larvae say they saw globs of reddish oil up to six inches across at an edge of the loop current, in an oily sheen that appeared to stretch for miles. The fast, warm current could carry the Gulf of Mexico oil... more »
  • Powerful Current Could Take Oil To Florida

    May 18, 2010 12:19 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Government scientists are surveying the Gulf of Mexico to determine if oil from a massive spill off Louisiana has entered a powerful current that could take it to Florida. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco says aerial surveys show some tendrils of light oil close... more »
  • Worry That Gulf Oil Spreading into Major Current

    May 17, 2010 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Engineers finally figured out how to siphon some of the oil that has been spewing into the Gulf for almost a month, but it could be too late to stop the ooze from reaching a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys... more »
  • Past Spill Exercises Foretell Current Disaster

    May 7, 2010 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - As the oil rig burned and thousands of barrels of the thick crude gushed into the Gulf of Mexico on that day in April, Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen soon realized there weren't enough tools available to respond to the catastrophe. There wasn't enough dispersant readily available... more »
  • Oil Entering Loop Current

    May 3, 2010 3:49 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Scientists say the Gulf oil spill could get into the what's called the Loop Current within a day, eventually carrying oil south along the Florida coast and into the Florida Keys. Nick Shay, a physical oceanographer at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine... more »
  • Tweaking Louisiana Current Laws

    March 29, 2010 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A ban on low-riding pants and on the cameras that snap photos of motorists who run red lights. The expansion of term-limits for elected officials. Tweaks in state ethics laws. A new twist on the crackdown against cockfighting. Apparently state budget woes haven't sidetracked lawmakers... more »

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