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  • Cold and rains delay start to Miss. shrimp season

    June 7, 2014 4:40 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - After a cold winter and heavy spring rains, Mississippi authorities say shrimp just aren't big enough to catch yet. Officials with the Department of Marine Resources tell WLOX-TV that the cold and overabundance of fresh water has slowed the growth of shrimp. The state won't open... more »
  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    April 19, 2014 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms. Fat chance. An indefinite extension of the government's review of the contentious oil pipeline, announced late... more »
  • Man seeks delay bribery scheme trial

    February 4, 2014 7:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette private investigator who allegedly orchestrated a bribery scheme to get favorable treatment for DWI defendants in the local court system is asking a federal judge to push back his scheduled March 10 trial. Five others, including three former employees of the 15th Judicial District... more »
  • Ex-La. sheriff seeks delay in reporting to prison

    August 20, 2013 4:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle is seeking to extend the deadline for him to begin serving a prison sentence for accepting bribes from a businessman whose company oversaw construction of the parish jail. Hingle is scheduled to report to a prison in Edgefield, S.C.,... more »
  • Trial delay in 'legally dead' kidnapping case

    June 25, 2013 9:03 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge says he is postponing the trial of a man who disappeared and was declared dead, only to resurface years later as a suspect in the slayings of his girlfriend and her daughter, because federal budget cuts are hampering the publicly funded defense team. U.S.... more »
  • Delay granted in Angola 5 case

    December 21, 2012 10:09 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The attorneys for Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate Barry Edge have persuaded a judge to postpone Edge's first-degree murder trial in the 1999 beating and stabbing death of prison security Capt. David C. Knapps. The Advocate reports the 52-year-old Edge is the last of the so-called... more »
  • Permit OK'd, after delay, for big fishing tourney

    April 6, 2012 11:06 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - After delaying action last week, the Town Council of Grand Isle has voted to issue a permit for the popular Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The annual fishing tournament is now set for July 26-28. The rodeo brings about 15,000 people to the barrier island that... more »
  • Judges refuses to delay cops' sentencing

    March 30, 2012 9:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge refused Thursday to postpone an April 4 sentencing hearing for five current or former police officers convicted in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. The officers' lawyers had asked U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt to delay the hearing until... more »
  • Ex-trooper asks for delay in sentencing

    January 17, 2012 10:05 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Jay Sandifer, an ex-state trooper who pleaded guilty in October to receiving child pornography over the Internet, wants to delay his sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 19 in Alexandria. Sandifer requested that U.S. District Judge Dee Drell issue a continuance because Sandifer's attorney is scheduled for a... more »
  • 2nd Delay for NASA's Launch of Spacecraft to Moon

    September 9, 2011 9:10 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's latest moonshot has been delayed again. A pair of spacecraft intended to orbit the moon and measure its gravity will not lift off until Saturday. NASA says it needs time to analyze data for the rocket's propulsion system. Concerns arose following Thursday's failed launch... more »
  • Ga. Aquarium to Open Dolphin Exhibit After Delay

    March 31, 2011 11:23 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The massive new addition to the world's largest aquarium isn't simply a tank with dolphins leaping to and fro. It's a Broadway-style show, complete with an ancient sailor named StarSpinner and a battle with a sea creature that can only be settled by dolphins leaping, twisting and... more »
  • Judge grants delay in ill Mose Jefferson's trial

    January 20, 2011 9:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted a trial delay for a longtime New Orleans political operative who is gravely ill with cancer. Mose Jefferson, brother of former Congressman William Jefferson, is charged with conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal government grant money earmarked... more »
  • Prosecutors seek delay in rackteering trial

    September 30, 2010 10:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors ask a federal court to delay a racketeering trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker and a longtime political operative. Trial is scheduled Monday for former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and Mose Jefferson, a brother of former Congressman William Jefferson. But on Thursday, prosecutors asked... more »
  • Judge won't delay sentencing in bridge shooting

    August 31, 2010 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge refused Tuesday to postpone a sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Lehrmann, a former New Orleans police detective who pleaded guilty to helping cover up a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina. Justice Department lawyers had asked U.S. District Judge Lance Africk to reconsider an... more »
  • Storms delay drilling for final BP well plug

    August 10, 2010 8:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Approaching storms forced crews to suspend drilling the final stretch of a relief well aimed at shooting a permanent underground plug into BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the government's point man for the disaster said Tuesday. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen... more »
  • Debris Found In The Bottom Of The Relief Well Will Delay Effort

    July 30, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man for the Gulf oil spill says there's been a delay in a procedure that will help stop the gusher for good. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday that debris was found in the bottom of the relief well that must be... more »
  • Judge Refused To Delay Decision To Strike Down Moratorium

    June 24, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge in New Orleans has refused to delay his decision to strike down a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to stay his ruling while... more »

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