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  • Tulane prof gets grant for meth ingredient study

    December 12, 2012 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Tulane University faculty member has received a grant to study the possible effects of placing more severe restrictions on an ingredient found in cold and sinus medications. The same ingredient is used to illegally produce methamphetamine. Keith Finlay, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane,... more »
  • Judge rejects bid for new trial in Katrina case

    December 5, 2012 4:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected defense attorneys' claims that a video shot at the scene of deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina reveals new evidence warranting a new trial for five former police officers. The footage shot of the Danziger Bridge... more »
  • NASA rover flexes arm for first time on Mars

    August 21, 2012 9:43 AM

    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - NASA's Mars rover has taken another small step for robot-kind. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California say the rover Curiosity flexed its robotic arm Monday for the first time since before its November launch. They say they'll now spend weeks testing and... more »
  • SLCC: Deadline to Pay Tution/Fees Extended to Aug. 15

    August 2, 2012 10:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE ­- The deadline to pay tuition and fees at South Louisiana Community College has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 15 because of ongoing problems with the online registration system - LoLA (Log On Louisiana). If tuition and fees are not paid in full or a deferred payment plan... more »
  • Pineville Company Cited for Worker's Death

    July 11, 2012 10:44 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Federal regulators have cited a Pineville general contracting company for alleged workplace safety violations stemming from an employee's death. The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/NnGfsy ) that the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommended a $4,900 penalty for Migues Deloach Company. Jonathan Kyle West, a... more »
  • Casino summit set for May 8-10 in Biloxi

    March 12, 2012 7:28 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Southern Gaming Summit will put the spotlight on Louisiana during part of its event May 8-10 in Biloxi, Miss. The May 9 session is a collaboration of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association and Louisiana Casino Association. Wade Duty, executive director of the Louisiana association, will... more »
  • Shreveport Man Gets Life for Infant's Death

    February 14, 2012 10:10 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Shreveport man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his infant son. Grady Thornton was convicted last week of second-degree murder for the killing of his 3-month-old son, Terrell. The Times ( http://bit.ly/y20Pni ) reported that Thornton was sentenced Monday... more »
  • Mardi Gras Beads Donation for a Good Cause

    February 12, 2012 5:51 PM

    Starting Monday, February 13, and continuing through the end of March, The Arc of Acadiana and Lafayette Auto Dealers Association (LADA) will be sponsoring a Mardi Gras Bead Drive. The campaign will kick off February 13 and continue until March 31. The beads will be collected, detangled, recycled and resold,... more »
  • McNeese May Study Need for New Jail in Jeff Davis

    February 11, 2012 1:29 PM

    McNeese State University will be asked to lead a study that would determine whether a new jail is needed in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports ( http://bit.ly/qjfACs ) the study would include projected construction costs as well as the impact of overcrowding and operational expenses at the existing... more »
  • Upgrade Set for Rosa Hart Theater in Lake Charles

    February 5, 2012 2:22 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Renovations are being planned for the Rosa Hart Theater. Officials of the Lake Charles Civic Center tell the American Press (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the work will be done in two phases. Dressing rooms will be revamped in the first phase, followed by reworking of the theater's two... more »
  • Fleming: Cuts proposed for Barksdale fleet

    February 4, 2012 1:58 PM

    U.S. Rep. John Fleming is urging the Obama administration to not cut the fleet of A-10C war planes stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. Fleming says that under the proposed 2013 military budget, 24 A-10C planes are slated to be cut from the Air Force Reserve's 917th Fighter Group based... more »
  • Oops. Cops look for 4 mistakenly released inmates

    January 20, 2012 9:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Five inmates were mistakenly released from the Caddo Parish jail after federal prosecutors took over the drug case against them, and four of them remained on the loose Thursday night. They're among 13 people arrested Nov. 15 and booked on state drug charges. Five Shreveport residents... more »
  • Angels 4 Paws

    January 13, 2012 9:02 AM

    Angels 4 Paws Adoption Day Jan. 14th Angels 4 Paws is having their monthly adoption day Sat.Jan 14th, from 10a-1pm. They will have small to large dogs that are in need of homes. Give them a visti at Tractor Supply - 204 Odd Fellows Rd in Crowley, Louisiana!! ... more »
  • 116 Higher costs found for I-49 extension

    December 12, 2011 11:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport newspaper's review of costs associated with the three most complete sections of the Interstate 49 North extension in Louisiana finds at least $8 million in extra expenses, often because of planning errors. The sections at issue are part of a 36-mile extension of the... more »
  • Interpol Issues Red Notices for Arrest of Gadhafi

    September 9, 2011 9:14 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Interpol has issued red notices for the arrest of the former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the country's ex-head of military intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi. The move comes in response to a request by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, which is seeking... more »
  • Police: Bike in Roadway Blamed for Officer's Death

    September 9, 2011 6:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police investigators say a fatal accident involving a Ball police officer traveling almost 90 mph was caused by a bicycle lying in the road. Officer Russell A. "Roscoe" George died in a crash early on the morning of June 26 on U.S. Highway 165 in... more »
  • Walk for Hope

    March 26, 2011 11:53 PM

    Dozens strolled through Downtown Lafayette Saturday to raise awareness and money for a good cause. The Autism Society of Acadiana held their 5th annual "Walk for Hope and Family Fun Day" at Parc International. After the 1-mile walk, folks enjoyed live music, food and games... and each others company.... more »
  • 12th Annual Race for the Cure

    March 20, 2011 12:07 AM

    The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held at Girard Park in Lafayette Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there. "I pray to God that they find another cure." Patricia Hebard's life changed forever in August of 2005 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I... more »
  • Court date set for man arrested after chase

    February 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - A state judge in Bossier Parish has set an Aug. 8 trial for an Oregon man accused of trying to kill a state trooper after a high-speed chase in 2007. The Bossier Press-Tribune reported that 33-year-old Adam Jackson, of Portland, will stand trial on charges filed... more »
  • Housing aid extended for Ike, Gustav victims

    February 18, 2011 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials are extending disaster housing aid for victims of hurricane Ike and Gustav by five months. The extension, announced Friday, will help about 1,743 families in Louisiana. The victims have been receiving disaster aid since the hurricanes hit in the fall of 2008. The rental... more »
  • Shreveport officer cited for hit-and-run

    February 10, 2011 9:10 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport Police have cited a patrol officer with one count of hit-and-run involving a department-issued police car. Crash investigators began an inquiry after an officer noticed damage to the car's front driver's side door and fender. During the probe, police spokesman Sgt. Bill Goodin says investigators... more »
  • Feds develop policy for offshore fish farming

    February 9, 2011 9:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration said on Wednesday it supports the farming of fish in federal waters, but that the practice needs to be done in a safe and scientifically sound manner. In the Gulf of Mexico, businesses have proposed growing fish on unused oil and natural... more »
  • Miss. mulls car tag for Super Bowl champ Saints

    January 20, 2011 9:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted a trial delay for a longtime New Orleans political operative who is gravely ill with cancer. Mose Jefferson, brother of former Congressman William Jefferson, is charged with conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal government grant money earmarked... more »
  • New police chief for NO bridge

    January 19, 2011 8:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter E. Maggiore has been hired as the chief of the Crescent City Connection police force. According to a Wednesday news release, Maggiore served as deputy chief for the bridge's police department since 2008. The bridge police are responsible for providing security and traffic management for... more »
  • Jindal asks for study of SUNO, UNO merger

    January 18, 2011 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked the state's top higher education board to research a possible merger of the University of New Orleans campus with the Southern University-New Orleans campus. Jindal also is asking the Board of Regents to consider whether that merged campus should then... more »
  • "Waiting for Superman" Screening Spurs Education Discussion

    January 13, 2011 12:03 AM

    Educators from across Acadiana are taking a hard look at our public education system Wednesday night -- by watching a film. Hundreds of people, from teachers, superintendents, school board members to parish leaders filled the Grand Theater in Lafayette to watch the documentary "Waiting for Superman." After the screening there... more »
  • Warehouse where 8 died was set for demolition

    December 29, 2010 8:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The abandoned New Orleans warehouse where eight homeless squatters died in a fire was on a list of properties slated for demolition, a city official said Wednesday. Jeff Hebert, the city's director of blight policy, said the city had tried since 2007 to get the property... more »
  • New jobs for Lake Providence

    December 28, 2010 9:29 PM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - State officials say Myriant Technologies will build a new 392,000-squre-foot acid plant at the Port of Lake Providence that will create about 50 new jobs and hundreds more in the project's construction phase in the parish with Louisiana's highest unemployment rate. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined... more »
  • 5 teenagers arrested for Jefferson Parish murder

    December 27, 2010 9:28 PM

    HARVEY, La. (AP) - Five teenage suspects who said they were "looking for someone to rob" are in custody following a police chase after a 39-year-old man was shot to death, the Jefferson Parish sheriff's office said. "These five thugs, who just decided to choose these people as victims, walked... more »
  • Wesley Snipes again asks for a new tax trial

    December 8, 2010 9:50 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Actor Wesley Snipes made a last-minute request for a new trial a day before he is scheduled to report to prison for failing to pay taxes. Snipes' attorney Daniel Meachum has said he received an e-mail from a juror who claims three others on the panel... more »
  • Friend: ND murder-for-hire suspect discussed plan

    December 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A woman who hired an Oklahoma City handyman for remodeling projects and became his friend told a North Dakota jury Monday that the man told her about a plan to beat a Fargo dentist with a hammer, but she didn't think he was serious. Michael Nakvinda... more »
  • Miss. preparing for its Civil War commemoration

    December 3, 2010 9:38 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State and local tourism officials are hoping Civil War commemoration events, including re-enactments and conferences, will draw money-spending visitors to Mississippi over the next four years. The state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict from 2011 to 2015. "It is economic development. We want... more »
  • Former BR student arrested for Facebook threat

    December 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David Moulder on Wednesday, acting on reports that Moulder made threats on Facebook on Nov. 23. According to a news release... more »
  • New 'Walking Dead' already given life for season 2

    November 8, 2010 10:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - AMC network is rewarding its new zombie drama "The Walking Dead" with life for a second season after just two episodes have aired. The series premiered Halloween night as an instant hit, drawing 5.3 million viewers. The second episode, which aired Sunday, was seen by 4.7... more »
  • Protesters interrupt Netanyahu New Orleans speech

    November 8, 2010 9:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hecklers interrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a prominent American Jewish group on Monday, the same day his government said it would move ahead with hundreds of new housing units in disputed east Jerusalem. The five Jewish-American and Israeli protesters stood up and held... more »
  • Lanky, brooding Superman for contemporary world

    October 27, 2010 9:59 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The big "S" is still on his chest, but the new Superman coming to the shelves of book stores next week is not exactly the chipper and bright-eyed optimist of lore. Instead, the kid from Krypton featured in "Superman: Earth One" that was released to comic book... more »
  • For Obama, election politics no laughing matter

    October 27, 2010 9:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he's staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on "The Daily Show" despite host Jon Stewart's attempts to draw out the president's humorous side with a few of his... more »
  • EPA names director for Oil Spill Restoration Panel

    October 26, 2010 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Florida native and consultant on environmental and land issues has been given the job of executive director for a panel set up to handle ecosystem restoration from the BP oil spill. John Hankinson Jr. will handle the daily affairs of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration... more »
  • Trial starts for Avoyelles ex-sheriff

    October 26, 2010 10:19 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The federal conspiracy trial of former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt and his wife and sister is under way. Bill and Tracy Belt are accused of pocketing profits from jailhouse telephones; Julie Bernard is charged with lying to the FBI. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell is... more »
  • Home for the Holidays - Phone bank Today

    October 25, 2010 9:46 AM

    The Acadian Homebuilders Association and KATC's annual Home for the Holidays event is officially underway. This year's home is located off E-Broussard Road in Lafayette Parish. This evening volunteers with habitat for humanity will man our phone bank. You can call in to purchase your ticket from 4pm to 7pm.
  • Wills for Heroes

    October 23, 2010 9:54 PM

    The Lafayette Bar Association had volunteer attorneys on hand Saturday to help members of the Lafayette Police Department obtain wills, living wills and powers of attorney. It was put on through a partnership with a national organization called "Wills for Heroes."
  • Chevron will apply for drilling permits soon

    October 22, 2010 10:10 AM

    Now that the moratorium is lifted Chevron says it may be one of the first companies to ask permission to drill in the gulf. Chevron executives say they will apply for drilling permits within the next week, for several deep-water projects. The government says it hasn't received any new applications... more »
  • Opening arguments for Taser trial

    October 21, 2010 10:06 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent used force that was unreasonable and unwarranted when he shocked a handcuffed prisoner nine times during an arrest, Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils told a jury of three men and nine women Thursday. Nugent, 24, is on trial for... more »
  • Jan. trial set for racketeering case

    October 21, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new trial date has been set for the racketeering case against former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and longtime political operative Mose Jefferson. An order issued Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle reschedules the start of the trial for Jan. 31, 2011. The trial... more »
  • Manhunt for Paul Collins Junior now into its 19th Hour

    October 20, 2010 6:26 AM

    The manhunt for Paul Collins Junior is now in its 19th hour (started at 10:30am Tuesday). Collins is an accused murderer who escaped from prison yesterday. St. Martin Parish deputies say Collins jumped off the roof of the jail and got away. Deputies say correctional officers were escorting inmates... more »
  • Suspension for Dangerous Hits Using the Helmet

    October 19, 2010 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will immediately begin suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets. The league's announcement comes one day after its vice president of football operations told The Associated Press said such penalties could be forthcoming. The NFL said such discipline will be... more »
  • New York Police: 77-year-old is Beaten for Comics, Dies

    October 19, 2010 11:06 AM

    MEDINA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 77-year-old New York man was beaten as thieves broke into his home to steal his valuable comic book collection and later died of a heart attack. Medina Police Chief Jose Avila said Tuesday that Homer Marciniak did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the... more »
  • Go to Bat for The Family Tree Softball Tournament

    October 19, 2010 7:43 AM

    The Family Tree Information, Education and Counseling Center is have their 2nd Annual "Go to Bat for The Family Tree" Softball Tournament at Pelican Park in Carencro. This tournament will be November 14th, 2010 from 9am - until. Local businesses and groups will play on amateur/co-ed softball teams to... more »
  • New online resource debuts for Nazi-era looted art

    October 18, 2010 2:29 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Nazis stripped hundreds of thousands of artworks from Jews during World War II in one of the biggest cultural raids in history, often photographing their spoils and meticulously cataloguing them on typewritten index cards. Holocaust survivors and their relatives, as well as art collectors... more »
  • LSU's Student Body President Pleas For Jindal to Come Home in a New Hampshire Newspaper

    October 18, 2010 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Complaining that Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana, LSU's student body president sent a personal plea to Jindal in a New Hampshire newspaper, asking the governor to come home and work on the state's budget problems. "Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Octomom's Doctor in Court For Implanting Her With Too Many Embryos

    October 18, 2010 1:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fertility doctor who treated octuplets mother Nadya Suleman is at a licensing hearing in Los Angeles to face allegations that he implanted her with too many embryos. Wearing a gray suit and a blank expression, Dr. Michael Kamrava sat quietly alongside his lawyer at... more »
  • New Scam Involves Call For Bail Money

    October 17, 2010 7:48 PM

    Lafayette Police have received at least three complaints from citizens receiving phone calls believed to be scams. The scam artists are contacting the victims and advising that a relative has been incarcerated and money is needed for bail. In one instance the victim was advised... more »
  • Food for Seniors Pickup Change in St. Martin Parish

    October 15, 2010 6:18 PM

    St. Martin Parish "Food for Seniors" pickup has been changed from October 27 to October 20th. The time and the place of the pickup will remain the same. Food for Seniors is a branch of Catholic Charities. This affects Breaux Bridge, Arnaudville, Cecilia and Henderson, St. Martinville and Coteau Homes.
  • Fee, tax increases proposed for New Orleans

    October 14, 2010 9:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is proposing a city budget that is almost $30 million less than last year, but that will still require hikes in sanitation fees and property tax millages. In his budget message Thursday, Landrieu said the $483 million budget he's proposing for... more »
  • New Rules for 401(k)

    October 14, 2010 2:08 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Quarterly 401(k) statements are going to start offering more guidance about exactly where your money is going. The Department of Labor says it will require companies providing 401(k) accounts to lay out all the fees and other charges in plain language beginning Jan. 1,... more »
  • CVS Pays $75 Million in Fines for Repeated Sales of Meth Ingredients

    October 14, 2010 2:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of a key methamphetamine ingredient that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking, federal prosecutors said Thursday. It was the largest civil penalty under the Controlled Substances Act.... more »
  • "Walk for the Fallen" Moves Through Acadiana

    October 13, 2010 12:54 PM

    This Friday, fifteen Airmen will walk through Acadiana in remembrance of Fallen Soldiers. They're on an 860-mile trek. Here's the details: What: 15 active-duty Airmen will pass near Lafayette this Friday and Saturday on their 860-mile trek from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to Hurlburt Field in Florida.... more »
  • Gonzales seeks Grant for New Police Station

    October 12, 2010 7:44 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Gonzales City Council has approved a resolution to work with the Ascension Parish government on a $1 million Community Development Block Grant that will help fund a new police station. The city has also set aside $3 million in its capital outlay budget to fund... more »
  • Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities

    October 12, 2010 7:18 AM

    Organization Louisiana Workforce Commission is having a Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on October 21st from 9am-12pm. This event is to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. For more information call, 337-262-5353.
  • Judge orders pit bull killed for biting

    October 11, 2010 9:48 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Lafourche Parish judge has ruled that a pit bull that bit a 12-year-old boy without provocation must die. The Comet reports that the dog's owner, Marie Bermudez, agreed to the order handed down Monday by Judge Walt Lanier. The dog named Duke bit the boy's... more »
  • New Health Risk for Women on Hormone Pills

    October 11, 2010 5:19 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Women who use hormone pills after menopause may have a new health issue to worry about. An analysis of government research suggests that kidney stones should be added to the list. The research looked at 24,000 postmenopausal women who were taking either hormones or dummy pills. The... more »
  • Payton Says Recent Injuries No Excuse for Inconsistency Caused by Players

    October 11, 2010 5:04 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Sean Payton says he has no interest in citing bad breaks, injuries or bad bounces on the football field as reasons that his normally high-powered offense isn't putting up points at its usual pace. The New Orleans Saints' head coach says he and Drew Brees... more »
  • Gas for Guns

    October 11, 2010 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Four Baton Rouge churches will be offering more than spiritual counseling and messages for redemption next week. They'll be handing out gas cards to anyone who turns in an illegally held handgun or assault weapon. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced the "Gas for... more »
  • Total State Revenues for 2010-2011

    October 11, 2010 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, LA - The September 2010 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenues for 2010-2011 to-date (July - September) are $1.707 billion, for a decrease of $140 million or 8 percent compared to last year. Total revenues this time last year were $1.847 billion, which was $320... more »
  • Shriners Hospital in Shreveport Dropped Plans for a Partnership with LSU

    October 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shriners Hospital in Shreveport has dropped plans for a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, now that the national nonprofit has decided to bill insurance companies. The Shreveport hospital began the talks with LSU after the Shriners announced in 2009 that it was among six... more »
  • Dealership Readies for Life After Mercury

    October 10, 2010 6:57 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A longtime car dealer in suburban New Orleans is preparing for business after the Mercury brand is gone. The general manager of Marshall Bros. Lincoln-Mercury Inc. says the firm will begin construction of a new dealership building in January. Scott Preston told CityBusiness of New Orleans... more »
  • Ferry Will Stay Open for Now

    October 9, 2010 11:54 PM

    Driver's in St. Landry Parish can continue using the Melville Ferry, but only for a little while longer. The ferry was scheduled to close for good Saturday, October 9, but the date has been pushed back until the end of the soybean harvest at the end of the year---December... more »
  • Bear Tips for Hunters

    October 8, 2010 5:09 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds hunters that bears are actively foraging at this time of year in preparation for the winter. Louisiana black bear populations throughout the state are growing and their ranges are expanding, as noted in record numbers of trail camera photos capturing activity... more »
  • Gretna Federal Credit Union Employee Arrested for Theft

    October 8, 2010 2:53 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Leslie Leblanc, a former teller with the Jefferson Parish Employees Federal Credit Union was arrested for allegedly stealing $31,000. The Times-Picayune reports that the 24-year-old River Ridge woman was booked Wednesday with theft. Vicki O'Brien, president and chief financial officer to the credit union, says they... more »
  • A Mock Jazz funeral at LSU for Budget cuts

    October 8, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wearing black and holding signs such as, "Goodbye LSU hello Louisiana State Community College," several hundred students, faculty and staff led a funeral march for education. Billed as a jazz funeral, Thursday's event came one day after higher education officials learned that colleges' share of... more »
  • Woman's Trial for Drowning baby Delayed

    October 8, 2010 10:48 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The trial of a Kenner woman accused of drowning her newborn baby in Lake Pontchartrain has been postponed. Days before jury selection 23-year-old Ciara Craig was set to start, the judge pushed her second-degree murder trial back to Dec. 6. The move was because the prosecution... more »
  • Justin Harrison's Golf For Life

    October 8, 2010 9:25 AM

    LOPA is having a golf for life tournament at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, on October 11th at 11am. For more information call, 800-521-GIVE or visit, www.lopa.org
  • 71-year-old woman indicted in murder-for-hire case

    October 7, 2010 9:39 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted a 71-year-old woman accused of paying someone $1,000 to kill her husband so she could sell his land. Bobbie Loretta Luttrell faces one count of first-degree murder in the July 25 death of her husband, Ernest Luttrell, 73.... more »
  • Students Rally Today Against Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    Several dozen UL students and professors gathered in the quad to rally against state budget cuts. Student carried hand made signs, one read, "some cuts don't heal." The group Link for Literacy organized the event. They say, since 2008, higher education has been slashed by 45%, with an additional 35%... more »
  • Coast Guard searches for N.O. bridge jumper

    October 6, 2010 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard and New Orleans Harbor Police are searching the Mississippi River for a woman who reportedly jumped from the bridge connecting the river's east and west banks. The Coast Guard received a call just before 1 p.m. Wednesday from an off-duty Coast Guard... more »
  • Semifinalists for Presidency at the University of Louisiana at Monroe

    October 6, 2010 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two administrators from Texas, one from South Carolina and one from the University of Louisiana System are semifinalists for presidency of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The UL system says the search committee plans to recommend at least two finalists next Wednesday, after on-campus... more »
  • New Orleans Man Arrested for Allegedly Killing Slidell-Area Barber

    October 5, 2010 12:28 PM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a New Orleans man for allegedly killing a Slidell-area barber during a botched robbery attempt in 2008. Yosvani Harvey, 19, had already been booked into Orleans Parish Prison on unrelated auto theft and gun charges when he was arrested... more »
  • UPDATE-Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old Calif. Girl Reunited with Mother

    October 5, 2010 11:03 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. - An 8-year-old girl who was abducted while playing outside a Fresno home escaped from her captor Tuesday morning after a driver cut off the suspect's vehicle, police said. Elisa Cardenas was found in Fresno about 11 hours after she disappeared around 8:30 p.m. Monday, triggering a... more »
  • Aeroframe Takes on Maintenance for US Airways

    October 5, 2010 9:31 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Aeroframe's operation at Chennault International Airport has been selected to handle airframe base maintenance on US Airways A330 aircraft. The maintenance work will begin this week. Aeroframe took delivery of the first plane from the company on Sunday. Aeroframe CEO Roger Porter says the work... more »
  • US Investigative Panel meets for 5th Time on Spill

    October 4, 2010 5:46 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Federal investigators will be looking for key information about pressure tests, decision making and BP's safety culture when the next round of hearings begins Monday to determine the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill. The weeklong hearings near New Orleans will... more »
  • Chiropractor Sentenced To Three Years For Fraudulent Claims

    September 30, 2010 9:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - A licensed chiropractor and former owner of Scott Oaks Chiropractic Clinic located in Scott, La., was sentenced today to three years in prison, for submitting fraudulent claims to health insurers for services that were never performed, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Richard Montalbano, 64, of... more »
  • Johnson & Johnson and FDA Shouldered Blame For "Phantom Recall"

    September 30, 2010 4:37 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson executives and the Food and Drug Administration both shouldered the blame Thursday for a secret recall in which hired contractors quietly bought up defective painkillers to clear them from store shelves. J&J Chief Executive William Weldon told House lawmakers the company "made a mistake"... more »
  • 2-Cent Price Hike for First-Class Stamps Rejected

    September 30, 2010 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents - to 46 cents. The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference Thursday. In... more »
  • Schriever Man Faces Life in Prison for Child Rape

    September 30, 2010 8:31 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Schriever man faces life in prison after a Terrebonne Parish jury convicted him of sexually abusing a child. Thirty-nine-year-old Kim Crochet was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated rape following a two-day trial in state district court in Houma. He was accused of repeatedly having sex... more »
  • Attack-Heavy Campaigning For Republican Candidates Southeast LA Congressional Seat

    September 29, 2010 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The attack-heavy campaigning by the Republican candidates for a southeast Louisiana congressional seat has intensified in the days leading to Saturday's election. Hunt Downer's campaign has launched a series of differing jabs at his opponent and the front-runner, New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry. Downer's campaign... more »
  • Sentencing Delayed for Head of Defunct Movie Studio for Selling Nonexisting Tax Credits to Members of the Saints

    September 29, 2010 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sentencing is being delayed until Jan. 19 for the head of a defunct movie studio who pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. On May 13, Wayne Read pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds... more »
  • 10th Annual Bayou Vermilion Festival Set For October 3rd

    September 29, 2010 9:52 AM

    The Bayou Vermilion Festival will be this Sunday October 3rd from 10am - 6pm. There will be Cajun and Zydeco bands, festival food, water activities, children's crafts, wooden boats and antique car displays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for members and students (6-18); and childern 5 and under get... more »
  • Obama endorses using fines for Gulf rehabilitation

    September 28, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama endorsed a plan Tuesday to rehabilitate the Gulf of Mexico with some of the billions of dollars in water pollution fines expected from the companies responsible for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the government's point person... more »
  • Missouri Man Wins Lottery For Second Time

    September 28, 2010 6:13 PM

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The odds against winning $1 million in the Lottery: Astronomical. How about doing it twice? It happened to a man from Bonne Terre, Mo., Missouri Lottery officials said Tuesday. Ernest Pullen, 57, won $1 million with a "100 Million Dollar Blockbuster" Scratchers ticket in June. And... more »
  • Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for the Cayman Islands and Parts of Cuba

    September 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Cayman Islands and parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and the southern Florida coast as a new tropical depression approaches. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 35 mph (55 kph). The... more »
  • Central Schools to do Urine Test for Drugs

    September 28, 2010 10:53 AM

    CENTRAL, La. - The Central Community school system will test its students for drugs using hair samples, but not for at least two more weeks. The school board unanimously voted Monday to immediately restart urinalysis drug testing for students until a more-detailed policy for hair testing is crafted. Board President... more »
  • Man Arrested for '93 Alleged Rape, Murder and Dismemberment of a 15-Year-Old

    September 27, 2010 2:32 PM

    UPDATE- PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two men have been charged in the 1993 killing of a 15-year-old girl after the wife of one of them turned him in, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. Shannon Marshall told New Castle and Pennsylvania State Police that she went along when... more »
  • Anti-Terrorism Requirements for Financial Institutions

    September 27, 2010 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is proposing that banks report all electronic money transfers in and out of the country, expanding its anti-terrorism requirements for financial institutions. The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network says the new requirement would boost their ability to track the source of funding for... more »
  • 8 Candidates Vying for Lt. Governor's Seat

    September 27, 2010 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A crowded field of candidates is jockeying to fill the Louisiana lieutenant governor's seat and to be one step away from the governor's mansion But any winner in Saturday's special election will have to run again next year to hang onto the post. Eight candidates are... more »

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