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  • NEW: US retail sales dropped 0.2 percent in May

    June 13, 2012 10:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. retail sales declined in April and May, pulled down by a sharp drop in gas prices. But even after excluding volatile gas sales, consumers increased their spending only modestly. The Commerce Department says retail sales dipped 0.2 percent in May. That followed a revised 0.2 percent... more »
  • 2 gold coins dropped in Salvation Army red kettles

    December 27, 2011 9:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - It's not unusual for people to drop coins in a Salvation Army red kettle to help those in need, but some coins are worth a lot more than others. On Friday morning, when Alexandria Salvation Army officials were going through Thursday's kettle donations, they discovered a... more »
  • Montel Williams' Drug Paraphernalia Charge Dropped

    April 13, 2011 11:57 AM

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - A judge dismissed a drug paraphernalia possession charge against former talk show host Montel Williams, who was briefly detained at a Milwaukee airport in January after a search of his luggage turned up the type of pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana. Williams, who says he legally... more »
  • Ethics Charges Dropped

    January 23, 2011 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Board of Ethics has dismissed charges that former Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus retaliated against three employees because they were "whistle-blowers." According to Saturday's Times, Mike Dupree, deputy general counsel for the board, said a higher standard of proof required for convicting public officials... more »
  • Shriners Hospital in Shreveport Dropped Plans for a Partnership with LSU

    October 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shriners Hospital in Shreveport has dropped plans for a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, now that the national nonprofit has decided to bill insurance companies. The Shreveport hospital began the talks with LSU after the Shriners announced in 2009 that it was among six... more »
  • Mariner Energy Shares Dropped Nearly 3 Percent

    September 2, 2010 1:35 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Mariner Energy shares dropped nearly 3 percent Thursday following news that one of it's production platforms exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Mariner shares lost 69 cents, nearly 3 percent, to $22.66 in midday trading. The Houston independent oil and gas company is a relatively small... more »
  • Charges Dropped on Jockque Ewing Randell

    August 26, 2010 2:11 PM

    A No True Bill for aggravated rape was filed by the Grand Jury, determining that the evidence did not support a criminal charge against Jockque Ewing Randell, 29, Opelousas LA. On August 24, 2010, the St. Landry Parish Grand Jury reported to and filed the following with the 27th... more »
  • Louisiana's Unemployment Rate Dropped

    April 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in March. The federal Labor Department says Louisiana was among 17 states, as well as the District of Columbia, that saw seasonally adjusted jobless rates drop from February to March. Louisiana's jobless rate for February was 7.3 percent.... more »

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