MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Opponents to Pike County joining with a private company to provide housing to oilfield workers fell far short of the needed signatures to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Enterprise-Journal reports one petition with seven signatures opposing a $3 million bond issue was given... more »
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia Airlines says a flight heading to India made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after it was forced to turn back when its right landing gear malfunctioned. The airline said on its Facebook page that Flight 192 to Bangalore, India, carrying 166 people, landed... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 62-year-old ferry that once traversed the Mississippi River between White Castle and Carville could be sold for scrap after the state failed to attract a minimum bid at auction. The Advocate reports the Jindal administration wanted at least $200,000 for the Saint Charles. The... more »
Lafayette Public Schools will have to find a new way to pay for repairs, after two tax millages aimed at updating some public schools failed at the polls on Saturday.
For the Lafayette Parish School Board, it's now time to regroup and star discussing what to do now after... more »
A renewal of a one-mil tax for the maintenance and upkeep of the St. Landry Parish Jail did not pass Saturday night.
The jail tax renewal failed, receiving only 7,962 votes, or 47.48 percent. An estimated $215,460 per year property tax renewal would have been committed to maintaining and... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill that would have allowed Louisiana's attorney general to hire outside lawyers on a "contingency fee" basis to handle state government lawsuits arising from the Deepwater Horizon disaster died in the final minutes of the 2010 legislative session. The bill would have allowed law... more »
ROBERT, La. (AP) - The most ambitious bid yet to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history ended in failure Saturday after BP was unable to overwhelm the gusher of crude with heavy fluids and junk. President Obama called the setback "as enraging as it is heartbreaking." The oil... more »
Legislation to help ensure women and men are compensated equally died in a House committee Thursday, marking two years in a row the bill has failed to make it out of the House. Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, said her bill (House Bill 673) would make employers provide equal compensation for... more »