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  • Final 10-mile trek for space shuttle Atlantis

    November 2, 2012 8:13 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Atlantis' final journey to retirement is down broad industrial avenues, most of them off-limits to the public. So Friday's trek won't replicate the narrow, stop-and-go turns Endeavour encountered last month while navigating downtown Los Angeles. The mastermind behind Atlantis' slow 10-mile march through... more »
  • Horse farm park up for final vote Tuesday

    July 2, 2012 8:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider final approval Tuesday of a deal to buy the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's horse farm property to convert it into a public park. The Advertiser reports the council granted preliminary approval June 19. As part of the purchase,... more »
  • Sheriffs' pay raise bill nears final passage

    May 17, 2012 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal that would give Louisiana's sheriffs a pay raise opportunity is near final legislative passage. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell's bill would create an "executive management institute" for sheriffs, to teach them management skills and require annual follow-up training. When a sheriff has completed... more »
  • Space shuttle Discovery makes final takeoff

    April 17, 2012 9:25 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - After three decades of space service, NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, began its new life as a museum relic Tuesday with one final takeoff. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet bound for Washington, where it... more »
  • Kansas, Kentucky to meet in power-program final

    April 2, 2012 6:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kentucky has the best players. Kansas has the most heart. From the first practice in October to the final cutting of the nets in April, that's how the two teams remaining in the NCAA tournament have made a name for themselves. They meet Monday to decide... more »
  • Laura Bush gives final grants for Gulf libraries

    March 1, 2012 7:49 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Former First Lady Laura Bush visits Chalmette to announce the recipients of her foundation's final grants to help hurricane-affected school libraries rebuild their collections. Bush will unveil the 12 recipients of the Laura W. Bush Foundation for America's Libraries during Thursday's 10 a.m. event at Chalmette... more »
  • BESE remap heading near final legislative passage

    May 24, 2011 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A redesign of the eight elected districts for the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is nearing final passage in the Louisiana Legislature. The Senate voted 33-1 Monday for the map that accounts for population shifts over the last decade, as shown in the... more »
  • Chicago Off to 1st Conference Final Since '98

    May 13, 2011 10:25 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Turns out, the Chicago Bulls are more than just a one-man team. Derrick Rose sure had plenty of help in this one. Next up: the Eastern Conference final, against Miami and the Big Three. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points, Rose doled out 12 assists in more of... more »
  • Judge has final say in Anna Nicole Smith case

    January 6, 2011 11:03 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge who once warned that if he disagreed with jury verdicts in the Anna Nicole Smith prescription drug case he might make changes in those decisions now has the chance to do just that at sentencing for a psychiatrist and Smith's lawyer boyfriend. Attorneys for... more »
  • Final Winner of Show Me the Money

    December 24, 2010 9:28 AM

    All this week, KATC and Borden milk gave away $1,000 a day. It's a Show me the Money Christmas! And today we have our final winner: Jenni Tichard from New Iberia. Congratulations Jenni!
  • Louisiana Candidates Make Final Pitches to Voters

    November 1, 2010 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The debates are done. The campaign ads are in constant rotation. Now, candidates are making final swings around Louisiana to persuade people to show up to the polls Tuesday, in an election where the optimistic voter turnout expectation is only 35 percent. At the top... more »
  • Final Plugging of Well Will Begin After Labor Day

    August 19, 2010 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON — BP aims to permanently seal the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well in the second week of September, a US official said Thursday, as pressure concerns further delayed final "bottom kill" operations. "We should be looking somewhere in the week after Labor Day," US spill chief Thad... more »
  • Storms delay drilling for final BP well plug

    August 10, 2010 8:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Approaching storms forced crews to suspend drilling the final stretch of a relief well aimed at shooting a permanent underground plug into BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the government's point man for the disaster said Tuesday. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen... more »
  • Final Plug Nears After Crews Cement Oil Well's Top

    August 6, 2010 8:45 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Crews moved closer to a final seal on BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after pumping fresh cement into the top of the well to hold down mud that is stopping the seafloor gusher. Engineers poured in cement Thursday to... more »
  • Revamp pension plans for new teachers received final passage

    June 21, 2010 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to revamp the statewide retirement programs for new hires, particularly rewriting the pension plans for new teachers, received final passage with a 93-3 House vote Sunday. The measure (House Bill 1337) by Rep. Joel Robideaux, I-Lafayette, would restructure the programs for new employees... more »
  • No Final Approval for Sand Berms, Jindal Upset

    June 1, 2010 9:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is complaining that Louisiana still lacks final federal approval for a project to build 40 miles of sand berms to protect coastal wetlands from an offshore oil spill. However, Jindal said Tuesday that federal incident commander Thad Allen has promised to decide by... more »
  • Prohibition On "Cyberbullying" Nearing Final Passage

    May 18, 2010 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A prohibition on "cyberbullying" is nearing final legislative passage, after getting approval Tuesday from a Senate judiciary committee. The House-passed bill by Rep. Roy Burrell, D-Shreveport, would create a misdemeanor crime that bans harassing or intimidating someone under the age of 17 by text message,... more »

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