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  • Farm Fire in New Iberia

    October 18, 2013 5:21 AM

    Just after 3 am Friday morning, Iberia parish fire and emergency officials headed to a major explosion near the Co-op Sugar Mill on North Road. Residents say several explosions could be heard, and felt inside their homes. Police have blocked roads and streets in the area. This story will be... more »
  • Wranglers say 'Hobbit' animals died on unsafe farm

    November 19, 2012 3:58 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Animal wranglers involved in the making of "The Hobbit" movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other "death traps." The American Humane Association,... more »
  • LCG: Public Vote on Traffic Cameras Shot Down, UL Horse Farm Sale Gets Green Light

    June 19, 2012 11:54 PM

    At Lafayette Consolidated Government's meeting Tuesday night, a public vote on Lafayette's traffic cameras hits a brick wall, while the purchase of UL's horse farm got the green light. Even though both outcomes were no surprise, the votes were still historic ones. You could call it a last effort... more »
  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »
  • Eating Local Part 2

    May 6, 2011 7:33 PM

    Eating food from Acadiana producers not only helps boost the economy, but can also benefit your health. You may be wondering, with those added benefits, how you can get involved. We talked with one family that gets it done, everyday. A typical dinner for Tanya Campbell ' s family... more »
  • Germany Lifts Many Dioxin-Related Farm Bans

    January 10, 2011 7:11 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's agriculture ministry says it's allowing the reopening of many of the 4,700 farms closed after dioxin-contaminated livestock feed was found. Ministry spokesman Holger Eichele said that as of Monday only 1,635 farms were still closed. He further said some 460 dairy farms were allowed to sell... more »
  • 3 men plead guilty to beating calf to death

    October 20, 2010 9:27 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Three men have pleaded guilty to stealing a newborn calf and beating it to death after the New Orleans Saints lost to the Dallas Cowboys last year. According to Wednesday's Times-Picayune, Dwayne J. Jenkins, David J. LeBlanc Jr. and Carnie B. Smith stole the 3-day-old calf... more »
  • Second Iowa Farm is Recalling Eggs

    August 20, 2010 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A second Iowa farm is recalling eggs due to salmonella poisoning. The FDA says the recall is related to an ongoing investigation of an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people. Iowa's Hillandale Farms said Friday that it was recalling its eggs after laboratory tests confirmednce,"... more »
  • Durel Proposes Buying Horse Farm Property

    July 29, 2010 7:50 PM

    Press Release: The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider a proposal to purchase about 100 acres on Johnston Street from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for ultimate use as a public park. City-Parish President Joey Durel offered the plan during a special joint meeting of the Council and Lafayette Public... more »
  • State Farm: Homeowners Insurance Increase

    May 6, 2010 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has won a 9.9 percent average increase for homeowners insurance coverage in Louisiana. Insurance Commissioner James Donelon approved the request Thursday. Earlier, Donelon rejected the company's request for an average 19.1 percent rate hike, calling it unreasonable and unjustified. Last... more »
  • Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm

    April 28, 2010 2:13 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - The Obama administration has approved what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod, inching the U.S. closer to harvesting an untapped domestic energy source - the steady breezes blowing along its vast coasts. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced his decision Wednesday in... more »
  • State Farm: Homeowners Insurance Increase Request

    March 30, 2010 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has filed an average 9.9 percent rate increase request for homeowners coverage in Louisiana. State Farm is Louisiana's largest home insurer with just over 300,000 policyholders. In February, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon rejected the company's request for an average... more »
  • Local Farmers Prep Livestock for Cold

    January 5, 2010 1:59 PM

    Acadiana is home to almost as many cattle and horses as people, so local farmers are working hard to protect these animals-- a big source of revenue-- from the cold. For months they have been preparing the livestock for winter through proper feeding and care. "The most important... more »

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