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  • La announces end of shrimp season in some areas

    December 18, 2012 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's fall shrimp season is closing in most state inside waters. Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said last week that the season would close for most inside waters at sunset Tuesday to let white shrimp grow larger and more valuable. On Monday, he set... more »
  • Father Calls for End to Violence After Son was Shot and Killed

    November 12, 2012 11:48 PM

    A father is calling for an end to violence in his community after his son was shot and killed Sunday in Abbeville. Police said the accused shooter, Dedrick Maze, turned himself in after he allegedly shot 23-year-old Jacolby Walker in Walker's backyard at his house on Lyman Street. Now... more »
  • Major hurdles remain to end veteran homelessness

    November 12, 2012 4:03 AM

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. Lute has post-traumatic stress disorder from the 1983 bombing... more »
  • APNewsBreak: FEMA trailer litigation nears end

    May 29, 2012 5:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A deal has been reached to resolve nearly all of the remaining court claims from allegations that government-issued trailers exposed Gulf Coast residents to hazardous fumes after Hurricane Katrina. Lead plaintiffs' attorney Gerald Meunier told The Associated Press on Monday that a class-action settlement agreement has... more »
  • St. Martinville police diversity order may end

    May 25, 2012 9:03 AM

    ST. MARTAINVILLE, La. (AP) - A more than 30-year-old court-ordered consent decree on the hiring and promotion of black and female employees within the St. Martinville Police Department may soon be lifted. City Attorney Allan Durand tells The Advocate an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division... more »
  • Union leader to discuss Shreveport GM plant's end

    September 22, 2011 9:37 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A United Auto Workers official was set this week to discuss the future with employees of the GM assembly plant in Shreveport, which is slated for closure next year. Local officials had hoped the plant could be saved. But an agreement announced on Tuesday between GM... more »
  • One Shot in New Iberia

    April 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at West End Park. Officials say one person was shot and transported to a local hospital. Investigators say the shooting took place just after 7:30 Sunday evening and the extent of the victims injuries are unknown.
  • Obama-Military's Ban On Gays Will End On His Watch

    October 14, 2010 5:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the military's ban on gays serving openly in the military will end on his watch. Speaking at a town hall meeting of young adults Thursday, Obama said he believes anyone who wants to serve in the military should be allowed to do... more »
  • Baseball Manager Joe Torre Retiring at end of Season

    September 17, 2010 4:05 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Torre has announced he will retire as Los Angeles Dodgers manager at the end of the season, and he will be replaced by hitting coach Don Mattingly. Torre became manager of the Dodgers for the 2008 season following 12 years and four World Series titles... more »
  • Jindal Pushing To End Moratorium

    August 30, 2010 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal got another chance to push for an end to the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling. Jindal met Monday with two members of the president's commission investigating the BP oil spill - former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and National Geographic Society executive Terry... more »
  • VP Biden Returned to Iraq for Formal End to U.S. Combat

    August 30, 2010 11:44 AM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden returned to Iraq Monday to mark this week's formal end to U.S. combat operations and push the country's leaders to end a six-month postelection stalemate blocking formation of a new government. Wednesday's ceremony will signal a shift toward a greater U.S. diplomatic role... more »
  • La. abortion clinics end ultrasound challenge

    August 19, 2010 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of abortion clinics dropped its challenge of a Louisiana abortion law that requires ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions, after working out an agreement with the state health department. The agreement was approved by a federal judge on Wednesday. Another portion of... more »
  • Iraq War Will End August 31

    August 2, 2010 11:38 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's combat role in Iraq will end Aug. 31 "as promised and on schedule." Obama tells the Disabled American Veterans organization that violence in Iraq has been at a lower ebb recently. And he says that in advance of terminating U.S. combat operations... more »
  • End Of An Era For LA's Role In Manned Space Flight

    July 8, 2010 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The end of an era for Louisiana's role in manned space flight arrived Thursday when the giant external fuel tank for the final scheduled space shuttle plant rolled out of its manufacturing plant. With the tank mounted on rollers and ready to be hauled to the... more »
  • Session Nearing Monday End

    June 20, 2010 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers are working on Father's Day to wrap up outstanding issues before the regular session must end Monday at 6 p.m. Still unresolved - as is usual at the end of the session - are the state's budget bills. The problems are more severe,... more »
  • Saints Defensive End Bobby McCray Arrested For DWI

    December 29, 2009 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested early Tuesday and charged with driving while intoxicated and other counts, police said. Police spokesman Gary Flot says McCray was stopped by an officer who saw him speeding about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was booked into Orleans... more »

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