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  • East Carroll jury asks for review of airport plan

    March 27, 2012 9:44 AM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - The East Carroll Parish Police Jury has asked a Monroe engineering firm to review a proposed plan and provide cost analysis for a project at Byerley Airport that includes cutting down almost 300 trees to bring it up to Federal Aviation Administration Code. For months... more »
  • East Baton Rouge schools chief search to take time

    January 16, 2012 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The search for the next East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent is taking longer than expected and could easily stretch into February. Six semifinalists are from Baton Rouge, Del Rio, Texas; Baltimore; Conyers, Ga.; the North Carolina education department, and Charleston County, S.C The Advocate... more »
  • Days of Rain Turn Into Fatal East Coast Flooding

    September 9, 2011 6:29 AM

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Days of rainfall from what had been Tropical Storm Lee inundated a wide portion of Pennsylvania and other northeastern states Thursday, pouring into basements and low-lying homes and forcing tens of thousands of people to seek higher ground. At least seven were left dead. The damage... more »
  • Obama: No Offshore Drilling in East Coast Waters

    December 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal, the Obama administration says it will not pursue offshore drilling in East Coast waters, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico. A senior administration official said on Wednesday that because of the BP oil spill, the Interior Department will not propose any new oil drilling... more »
  • Protesters interrupt Netanyahu New Orleans speech

    November 8, 2010 9:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hecklers interrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a prominent American Jewish group on Monday, the same day his government said it would move ahead with hundreds of new housing units in disputed east Jerusalem. The five Jewish-American and Israeli protesters stood up and held... more »
  • BR Escaped Inmate Caught Hiding in Vacant House

    October 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Deputies and members of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force on Tuesday found a 34-year-old man who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse inside a vacant house. Demond Fitzgerald Cook, 34, was being transported around 7:45 a.m. to the court by deputies from the... more »
  • Schools on Lockdown After Inmate Breaks Free in EBR

    October 19, 2010 1:07 PM

    Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish continue to search for 34-year-old Demond Cook who escaped while headed to court today. He was being transported by deputies from the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office to be sentenced for for two counts of armed robbery and one count of second-degree kidnapping, when he... more »
  • Commercial Fishing Reopening Process Begins for East of Miss. Delta

    September 1, 2010 12:10 PM

    FDA and NOAA Agree with LDWF on Sampling in Closed Fishing Areas East of the Mississippi River Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) concurred with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' (LDWF) request to begin the process to re-open state waters... more »
  • East Bayou Parkway Fire Determined Arson

    August 26, 2010 1:06 PM

    Lafayette Fire Department fire investigators have determined that the fire at 400 East Bayou Parkway on August 11th was arson. Lafayette Fire Department fire investigators have determined that the fire at 400 East Bayou Parkway on August 11th was arson. The fire, reported at 4:06 a.m., ravaged the 6,000... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • S. Florida And The East Coast Will Likely Not See Any oil Impact

    July 30, 2010 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Government scientists are saying South Florida and the East Coast will likely not see any oil impact from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that an analysis shows most surface oil remaining in the Gulf has degraded to... more »
  • East Bayou Baptist Church Campers In Houston

    July 2, 2010 7:24 PM

    East Bayou Baptist Church Campers that attended 360 camp were on the way home and are currently stuck on I-10 in Houston due to flooding. Parents should check www.twitter.com/eastbayouSM for updates on arrival times.
  • Bears Lumbering Back Into East Texas

    June 11, 2010 1:56 PM

    CLARKSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Before hunting season began, Don "Dink" Benton set up a motion sensor camera on his east Texas ranch to learn what kind of deer roamed his land along the Oklahoma border. What he saw as he went through the pictures was a shock: a black bear... more »
  • East Feliciana Seeks $3M in Grant for Hurricane Work

    May 19, 2010 10:12 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Police Jury has requested a $3 million Community Development Block Grant to assist the parish's recovery from hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The grant request the jury approved Tuesday includes projects in the towns of Slaughter and Jackson and the villages of Wilson and... more »
  • Dilworth: Staying on as EBR Schools Chief

    May 7, 2010 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent JohnBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent John Dilworth has changed his mind about leaving his job. Dilworth announced Thursday that he is rescinding the resignation that he submitted April 16. Dilworth credited his reversal to what he... more »
  • Iraq Veteran Heads Back To War In The Middle East

    January 6, 2010 4:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Heath Stoute served with the Louisiana National Guard the last time the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed to Iraq in 2004-05. He headed back to the Middle East last week, joining about 3,000 other National Guard personnel in deployment ceremonies throughout the state. But much... more »
  • Update: Eunice juveniles who claimed rape found to be untruthful

    December 30, 2009 9:49 AM

    Eunice Police Department On December 21st 2009, Eunice Police Department received a complaint of two juveniles, females, being abducted and raped near, East Elementary School. Both females gave statements that they were walking on E Magnolia St near N ML King Dr. when they were abducted. Both... more »
  • Landrieu Secures $1M for Hospital in New Orleans East

    December 13, 2009 7:23 PM

    Landrieu Secures $1M for Hospital in New Orleans East Funds included in omnibus appropriations bill passed by the Senate. WASHINGTON - Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that $1 million for a hospital in New Orleans East was included in the... more »
  • Four people sent to hospital after I-10 crash

    October 27, 2009 2:44 PM

    Authorities say the crash happened just before 12 noon today (October 27). The driver of a dark colored Toyota car allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while traveling westbound on I-10 and lost control of the vehicle. The Toyota traveled across the median and struck a green Ford Taurus head... more »
  • I-10 Lane Reduction at Henderson

    October 6, 2009 7:54 AM

    Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both the eastbound and westbound directions of I-10 at the Henderson exit (MM 115) beginning October 6. Crews will be making repairs to the overpass everynight from 7pm until 7am. Work is expected to last for the next 10 days.

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