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  • Sinkhole forces hard choice on longtime neighbors

    July 8, 2013 10:22 AM

    BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) - Neighbors in tiny Bayou Corne, La., face a wrenching decision after a huge sinkhole opened up near their community: Do they stay put, or should they pack up and move? The sinkhole resulted from a collapsed underground salt dome cavern about 40 miles south of... more »
  • Weather forces soybean delays in the Miss.-La.

    June 17, 2013 9:06 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Farmers may be in for a wild ride during this year's soybean season. Farmer Noble Guedon tells The Natchez Democrat heavy April rains caused a delay in planting for many area farmers. National Weather Service data shows some areas of the Miss-Lou received 20 inches of... more »
  • Family court forces changes in 21st JDC

    March 18, 2013 9:06 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Plans are under way to convert two divisions of the 21st Judicial District Court, which serves Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes, from general jurisdiction to family court. Chief Judge Bob Morrison tells The Advocate the move would help divorce, custody and related cases flow more... more »
  • Acadiana Marine Killed in Afghanistan

    June 9, 2011 8:07 PM

    Acadiana is mourning the loss of a fallen Marine. Twenty-one-year old Corporal Matthew Richard from Iota was killed in Afghanistan. His mother says three marines and a sailor knocked on their door in full dress around 6'oclock Thursday morning to deliver the grim news. His mother says Mathew's... more »
  • Gulf states join forces to boost economy

    August 26, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials, organizations and businesses from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi are forming a new economic development coalition for the Gulf Coast. Dubbed "Ready 4 Takeoff," the coalition is calling for federal government purchases of seafood for the military, schools and other agencies to help the Gulf... more »

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