Oil prices fell Tuesday on more signs of slowing U.S. and global economies, and the Federal Reserve debated the best ways to energize the recovery. Benchmark crude fell $1.24 to $80.24 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. At the pump, the national average for a... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Winnings for Louisiana's state-licensed casinos fell 8.3 percent over the past year. State police say that for the fiscal year ending June 30, the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos took in $2.33 billion. That's down... more »
MONROE, La. (AP) - A swirl in the dark water of Black Bayou Lake followed by a sharp stabbing injury to his arm after he fell into the water, led a man to believe he was bitten by an alligator.
But Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agent Capt.Alan Bankston says... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to the lowest level on record in February as stormy winter weather kept buyers on the sidelines. The weak results make clear the difficulties facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades. The Commerce... more »
Sarvnipun Singh Chawla, a grad student in the Physics & Astronomy department, was killed after falling from the roof of the Life Sciences building today.
According to Baton Rouge television station WBRZ, Chawla was thought to be in Utah working on a project for his major.
It happened... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU officials say a student was
critically injured in an apparent fall from the roof of the
six-story Life Sciences Building on campus.
LSU Police spokesman Blake Tabor said police were notified
around 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to The Advocate... more »
Traffic investigators have identified the victim in Tuesday's early morning death as Kaine Kulka (18) . Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was traveling south on Highway 90 the morning of the incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department. It is believed that the victim... more »
On September 22, 2009, at approximately 1:23 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the southbound lane of Highway 90 near its intersection with Southpark Rd, regarding a traffic incident. According to investigators, the victim, an 18 year old male, was riding in the bed of a pickup... more »