NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Data compiled by a New Orleans newspaper shows the city's 2014 murder count was 38 as of Friday. The figure reported by The New Orleans Advocate is a 21 percent decrease from the 48 murders in the city by the same point last year. The total... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says fewer homeowners and businesses have property insurance through the state-run insurer of last resort. Donelon announced Wednesday that Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has 93,000 policies, nearly all of them for homeowners. The number represents less than 3 percent of... more »
The number of people seeking unemployment aid fell last week, a sign that companies are cutting fewer jobs and likely stepping up hiring. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment applications fell 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped for the third straight week... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, ending the year on a three-month run of declines that point to stronger hiring in 2012. Weekly applications dropped by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week, the Labor Department said. That's 11 percent lower... more »
Farmers, restaurants and consumers all feel the strain of a crawfish shortage this season. So on Monday, experts met with farmers to discuss why we're seeing fewer crawfish in Acadiana.
"Previous years we usually got going a little faster. But the size is a bit smaller I think this... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A night after six Senate candidates took part in a debate on one New Orleans television station, another station airs the second and last major candidate debate with the two best known candidates. Republican incumbent David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, are to... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There have been far fewer applicants than expected for money from a $100 million fund BP PLC set up to help deepwater rig workers after a federal moratorium on drilling prompted by the massive oil spill. With nine days left to apply, a spokesman for the... more »