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  • Corps repairs damage from 2011 flooding

    October 2, 2012 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's damage from last year's historic Mississippi River flood to repair still. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced the repairs. The work includes: - $2.8 million in sheet piling wok to deal with seepage on the Mississippi River levee near the Huey P. Long... more »
  • Small fire sends smoke from Dubai's largest mall

    August 21, 2012 9:31 AM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Officials in Dubai say a small blaze at one of the world's largest malls brought fire crews to the scene but was quickly brought under control. The emergency measures at the Dubai Mall on Tuesday were closely watched following upgraded planning around the Gulf... more »
  • DNR geologist: Gas may be bubbling from salt dome

    July 16, 2012 11:16 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH, La. (AP) - A top geologist at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says bubbling gas in bayous in Assumption Parish may be connected to a salt dome deep underground. The Advocate reports that Madhurendu Kumar, director of DNR's geological oil and gas division, told residents last week... more »
  • WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 million Syrian emails

    July 5, 2012 7:44 AM

    LONDON (AP) - The secret-spilling group WikiLeaks said Thursday it was in the process of publishing material from 2.4 million Syrian emails - many of which it said came from official government accounts. WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison told journalists at London's Frontline Club that the emails reveal interactions between the Syrian... more »
  • Cameron still rebuilding from Rita and Ike

    July 2, 2012 8:29 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Cameron Parish Administrator Tina Horn says she never thought it would take so long to recover from disaster. The parish was battered in 2005 by Hurricane Rita and in 2008 by Hurricane Ike. Horn says the parish is still working on a new $12.6... more »
  • Wheelchair stolen from campground Found

    May 7, 2012 10:57 AM

    A stolen wheel chair has been returned to its rightful owner. The chair was dropped off overnight this weekend at the Scott Maintenance Building. Lacey was on vacation with her family in Scott when her wheel chair was stolen. Lacey's wheel chair was purple, custom made to fit her... more »
  • Student accused of stealing textbooks from dorm

    March 28, 2012 9:21 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Grambling State University police say a 25-year-old student is accused of stealing textbooks from a dormitory, fighting a policeman who chased him down, and kicking the officer in the groin after a second policeman hit him with a stun-gun. The Ruston Daily Leader reports that Joshua... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to theft from naval base store

    March 23, 2012 6:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Covington man has pleaded guilty to a charge he embezzled roughly $50,000 from a store on the Naval Support Activity base in New Orleans. Forty-year-old Gary Massie faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea Thursday... more »
  • Rain Flushes Salt Water from Louisiana Canals

    February 12, 2012 1:39 PM

    Recent heavy rain has helped push out salt water that had been creeping north from the Gulf of Mexico and threatened the salt-sensitive rice crop in southwest Louisiana, where many farmers depend on surface water from canals to irrigate their fields. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/zu6Efm ) that figures from... more »
  • Louisiana's 2nd Gulf Dead Zone from E La to Ala

    February 2, 2012 8:41 AM

    A new study finds that Louisiana's second Gulf of Mexico dead zone stretches at least from the Chandeleur Sound off Louisiana to Alabama's Dauphin Island - and could be bigger. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says it could check only as far as Dauphin Island last year. Officials hope to... more »
  • Love from above for Shaylen

    January 31, 2012 6:06 AM

    Love from Above for Shaylen" Benefit Saturday, will be held on February 4, 2012 in the Carencro Community Center, Corporate Sponsors/Donations. Shaylen Richard is a sweet five year old girl that lost both of her parents, Amber Chaisson Richard & Roderick "T-Pap" Richard, in a tragic motorcycle accident on October... more »
  • Cajun Country Braces for Floodwaters From River

    May 13, 2011 9:35 AM

    BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) - Cajun country residents threatened by Mississippi River flooding were packing their things Friday as they anxiously awaited word on when federal engineers could open a massive spillway that would inundate hundreds of thousands of rural acres and swamp thousands of homes. The Army Corps of... more »
  • 15th Victim Dies From Injuries After NYC Bus Crash

    March 14, 2011 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK - A 15th victim has died after a tour bus crashed on a New York City highway in a horrific weekend accident. Police say a 70-year-old man died from his injuries at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. His name and the names of 14 other victims haven't been released.... more »
  • WWL-TV: $606 missing from NOPD evidence room

    February 9, 2011 9:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendant Ronal Serpas tells WWL-TV that they've opened a criminal investigation of money missing from the department's property warehouse. Serpas says the evidence commander discovered that $606 was missing when she checked to see whether drugs had accidentally been put into a double-keyed... more »
  • From Elementary Reading Level To LSU

    January 19, 2011 8:21 PM

    Kenny Hilliard was a star on the football field at Patterson High but he struggled as a student. Hilliard read on a third grade level his freshman year of highschool until he was introduced to elementary level reading program called "Fast Forword". "At one time I couldn't read a book... more »
  • Motorcycle Plunges 60 Feet From On-ramp

    December 29, 2010 8:07 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Mandeville police say a 34-year-old motorcyclist from Florida died when he hit an on-ramp side wall, throwing 135 feet away and 50 to 60 feet down. Police Capt. Ron Ruple tells The Times-Picayune that Seth Garcia of Cocoa died about 2:30 a.m. Christmas Day. He says... more »
  • Official: Hostages released from Wis. high school

    November 29, 2010 10:08 PM

    MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say two dozen people have been released from a Wisconsin high school classroom where a student armed with a handgun had held them hostage. The office of Emergency Management Director Eric Burmeister says all 23 students and a teacher who were taken hostage about 3... more »
  • A Baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset

    October 26, 2010 6:47 AM

    A baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset today. Her mother, Ashley Huval is charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. She's accused of negligence that caused bodily injury to her 8-month old daughter who struck her head against the wooden part of the sofa. Huval... more »
  • NPR gets earful from listeners on Williams firing

    October 22, 2010 9:50 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - NPR and its public radio stations around the country got an earful from listeners and angry citizens in the middle of pledge season Friday over its firing of commentator Juan Williams, receiving thousands of complaints and scattered threats to withhold donations. Still, a number of major stations... more »
  • State removes children from Clinton group home

    October 22, 2010 9:42 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - Two state agencies have removed all of the children in their care from a Clinton group home after a youth was injured earlier this month. Louisiana Department of Social Services spokesman Trey Williams said the agency placed a moratorium on the introduction of additional children at... more »
  • Adopt a Pet from Acadiana Petfinder

    October 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    The12th annual Bark in the Park is Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 10am to 3pm in Girard Park. Adopt a pet! LACC has many wonderful animals available for adoption. As part of progressive changes happening at the shelter, veterinary care is now provided by a dedicated and full-time veterinarian.... more »
  • Sale of video game "Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City" must be halted

    October 19, 2010 3:13 PM

    SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian court says worldwide sales of the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City" must be halted because it allegedly uses a song without the composer's consent. The Third Civil Court in the city of Barueri says Rockstar Games and Brazilian... more »
  • Inmate escapes from Baton Rouge courthouse

    October 19, 2010 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Deputies are searching for a 34-year-old man who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office,said Demond Cook was being transported to the court Tuesday by deputies from the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office for sentencing when... more »
  • Man charged with throwing cat from balcony

    October 18, 2010 9:39 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Louisiana man reportedly threw his roommate's cat off a sixth-floor balcony in Panama City Beach, killing the animal. The roommate reportedly called police Sunday night, saying 26-year-old Bobby Dewayne Johnson, of Baton Rouge, had been chasing and throwing the cat around the condo... more »
  • 101st Airborne member killed, was from La.

    October 14, 2010 8:57 AM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Military officials at Fort Campbell say improvised explosives killed a U.S. Army truck driver. Spc. Matthew C. Powell of Slidell, La., was assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). A news release from the post... more »
  • Under Cover Cop Buys Drugs From Night Club Dancer

    October 11, 2010 3:24 PM

    According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon a local night club dancer got more than a tip last Thursday evening when dealing with one of her patrons. Agents who were working in an undercover capacity with the Vermilion / Narcotics Task force traveled to the Paradise Club located on the by-pass... more »
  • LA Experiencing 726% Increase in Wildfires Compared to Last Year

    October 11, 2010 2:42 PM

    There has been 726% increase in wildfires compared to this time last year. KATC's Chris Paulsen will have the latest on how the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is handling the increase and what you can do to prevent them at 5 and 6. The Image is... more »
  • Oilfield Worker Receives $4 million from Transocean

    October 11, 2010 12:13 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal jury has ordered Transocean to pay more than $4 million in damages to an oilfield worker injured in an offshore rig accident. The judgment entered Tuesday capped a trial for the lawsuit that 32-year-old Dan Averette filed over the July 14, 2007, accident aboard... more »
  • No allergy spike from Katrina mold

    October 8, 2010 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new study finds the mold that pervaded New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina didn't lead to a general increase in mold allergies. Tulane University researchers examined 529 patients who got a skin test for mold sensitivity at Ochsner Health System between December 2005 and December 2008.... more »
  • Adopt a Pet from Acadiana Petfinder

    October 6, 2010 10:46 AM

    Oreo (the white and black dog) is a male Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler/Jack Russell Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Lafayette, LA. This sweet puppy would love to come home and show you how smart he is and how much he loves to learn new tricks. Come by today and... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish judge Pulled From Murder Case

    October 4, 2010 12:16 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish judge has been pulled from a murder case because of what another judge called the "untenable discord" between him and prosecutors in the case. Judge Robert Wyatt rejected prosecutors' allegations that Judge Wilford Carter could not be fair or impartial about 33-year-old... more »
  • Travel advice from former Homeland Security Chief

    October 4, 2010 7:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says Americans planning trips to Europe need to pay close attention to the security alert for Europe. Chertoff, who headed the agency during the Bush administration,tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the State Department's alert means tourists should take commonsense precautions,... more »
  • Alcohol, Not Politics, Has Stopped Ozzy From Playing In Israel Until Now

    September 27, 2010 11:47 AM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Ozzy Osbourne said Monday that alcohol, not politics, has stopped him from playing in Israel until now. Osbourne is in Israel this week as part of this year's international Ozzfest tour, along with Soulfly and Korn. Tuesday's performance will be his first ever in the Holy Land.... more »
  • BP Working to Estimate Amount of Oil Spewed From Well

    September 24, 2010 5:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil giant BP is working behind the scenes to formulate its own estimate for how much crude spewed from its well in the Gulf of Mexico, as it prepares for a potential legal fight with the U.S. government over fines. The company has carefully avoided accepting... more »
  • From Fine Dining to Comfortable Cooking

    September 23, 2010 5:08 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Danny Landry carved out a niche for himself as a chef in New Orleans over about 12 years, working mostly at fine dining venues such as Restaurant Isadora and the Bombay Club in the French Quarter. The Kaplan native and graduate of the University of Louisiana... more »
  • Wages Earned By Spill Cleanup Will Not Be Subtracted From Claims

    September 21, 2010 4:48 PM

    The administrator of the fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says he will waive a requirement that wages earned by spill cleanup workers be subtracted from their claims of lost revenue. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is doling out the $20 billion fund that BP set... more »
  • Contractor Not Immune From Liability For Failed Floodwall During Hurricane Katrina

    September 15, 2010 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that a government contractor isn't immune from liability for its work on a New Orleans floodwall and levee system that failed during Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday's ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revives claims against Washington Group International... more »
  • Grant to Catalog Thousands of Invertebrates Collected From Gulf

    September 14, 2010 12:28 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Biologists at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory are working to catalog thousands of invertebrates collected from the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi Press reported the laboratory, located Ocean Springs, has received $190,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation. GCRL museum curator Sara LeCroy says... more »
  • Lingering Ill Effects From Repeatedly Taking Antibiotics

    September 13, 2010 4:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An antibiotic can temporarily upset your stomach, but now it turns out that repeatedly taking them might have lingering ill effects - by triggering changes in all those good germs that live in your gut. Nobody yet knows if that leads to later health problems. But the... more »
  • LA Wants Permission to Jam Airwaves From Prison

    September 13, 2010 3:17 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The man responsible for keeping contraband out of a South Carolina prison was nearly killed in what authorities say was an attack ordered by an inmate using a smuggled cell phone. Corrections Department Capt. Robert Johnson was shot six times in his home in March. Now... more »
  • BP Receiving Strong Criticism About Claims Process

    September 13, 2010 12:42 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion victims compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is considering making a significant concession following strong criticism from residents about the claims process. The issue involves the current requirement that wages people have... more »
  • Researchers Say Oil On Sea Floor Believed To Be From BP

    September 13, 2010 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers say they've found patches of oil believed to be from the BP leak on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. Some of these are two inches thick. University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye (JOY) says she and her colleagues have found oil as much as... more »
  • Chicago Mayor Daley hears from Oprah Winfrey

    September 8, 2010 10:11 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's decision to not run for another term prompted a call from someone else who's famous name is synonymous with the nation's third-largest city: Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey was among the notables who have called Daley since his announcement Tuesday that he would give up... more »
  • 2 Sisters Crabbing Rescue Shrimpers from Burning Boat

    September 8, 2010 2:55 PM

    CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Two sisters who were out crabbing rescued three shrimpers from a burning boat. The Courier reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman of Houma saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux. When they got... more »
  • Coast Guard: Sheen not likely from active oil leak

    September 3, 2010 9:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day after a fire on an offshore oil platform off the central Louisiana coast, federal investigators went aboard to make sure no oil is leaking from the site. The Coast Guard said Friday that no oil is believed to be leaking from the platform, which... more »
  • Mile-Long Oil Sheen Spreading From Site of Platform

    September 2, 2010 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The site of the explosion is west of where BP's massive spill occurred. The Coast Guard... more »
  • Feds to remove temporary cap from Gulf well

    August 27, 2010 9:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government said engineers will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap that stopped oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that crews can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's... more »
  • Lessons Learned From Katrina

    August 26, 2010 4:09 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The head of FEMA tells a congressional panel that the agency learned from Hurricane Katrina to be more flexible in reviewing and approving federal funding for storm repair and rebuilding projects. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate on Thursday told a panel led by U.S.... more »
  • Dead Fish Likely killed from Lack of Oxygen

    August 24, 2010 4:32 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - State officials say thousands of dead fish floating at the mouth of a shipping channel likely died from a seasonal lack of oxygen - and not the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Bettween 5,000 and 15,000 dead fish were found Sunday, collected in pockets of spill... more »
  • Tonight I-10 West Reduced to 1 Lane From Mile Marker 122.5 to 121.5 Between 8 pm and 6 am

    August 24, 2010 4:08 PM

    Interstate 10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Butte Larose, in St. Martin Parish for the installation of communications equipment beginning tonight, August 24, 2010. The right lane will be closed between mile marker 122.5 and mile marker 121.5 between... more »
  • Jindal Wants a $173 Million From BP to Monitor Seafood

    August 19, 2010 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
  • BP Has Removed Logos From About 200 Vehicles

    August 19, 2010 5:35 PM

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas... more »
  • Report of Agencies to Repay Loan Money From Katrina

    August 19, 2010 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 61 percent of the $822 million in federal funds borrowed by storm-wrecked communities after hurricanes Katrina and Rita won't have to be repaid. But that leaves more than $296 million owed to the federal government. Financially struggling sheriffs, school boards, parish councils and other... more »
  • AP Poll: BP Image Recovering From Spill, Still Low

    August 18, 2010 11:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP's image, which took an ugly beating after the Gulf oil spill, is recovering since the company capped the well, though the oil giant's approval level is still anything but robust. A majority of Americans still aren't convinced it is safe to eat seafood from parts of... more »
  • Tonight on KATC-Gulf Coast Claims Facility Takes Over From BP

    August 18, 2010 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Ken Feinberg, Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, will host public meetings in Houma and Kenner, Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 18. Mr. Feinberg will detail the claims process that will be in place when the Gulf Coast Claims Facility... more »
  • Brazil honors 'Girl from Ipanema' writer

    August 16, 2010 9:47 PM

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil has posthumously given the rank of ambassador to a poet and songwriter who penned the famous Bossa Nova anthem, "Girl from Ipanema." The Foreign Ministry bestowed the honor on Vinicius de Moraes, a one-time diplomat who was the poetic force behind Bossa Nova in the... more »
  • Beaumont Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Crash

    August 16, 2010 3:17 PM

    Evangeline Parish- Early this morning, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 1161 near Snooks Road that left a Beaumont, TX, man in critical condition. This afternoon the man succumbed to his injuries. According to investigating troopers, on August 15, 2010, at about 2:30... more »
  • Israel to Purchase F-35I Fighter Jets From US

    August 15, 2010 3:33 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's defense minister has given the go-ahead to a $4 billion purchase of advanced American F-35I fighter jets. Ehud Barak's office says Barak approved the purchase of the stealth fighters along with spare parts and services. Military officials said Israel would purchase around 20 of the Lockheed... more »
  • Next from Irrational Games: 'BioShock: Infinite'

    August 12, 2010 9:57 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The game studio behind the original "BioShock" is coming out with another follow-up to the award-winning, wildly popular 2007 horror shooter - but not until 2012. While Irrational Games' original "BioShock" was set in an underwater metropolis called Rapture, "BioShock: Infinite" takes place in Columbia, a... more »
  • Judge Temporarily Barred Officials From Enforcing Women Getting Abortions to Have an Ultrasound

    August 12, 2010 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily barred Louisiana state officials from enforcing part of a new law that requires women getting abortions to have an ultrasound exam. Women won't have to view the ultrasound or receive a copy of it while a temporary restraining order issued... more »
  • 250 soldiers from LA 256th Infantry back in the U.S.

    August 11, 2010 11:24 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 250 soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Team are back in the United States after eight months in Iraq. The soldiers arrived Saturday in Gulfport and have a week of demobilization training at Camp Shelby before they return to Louisiana. They... more »
  • Brubeck gets nod from another jazz great

    August 9, 2010 9:30 PM

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Jazz legend Dave Brubeck turns 90 on Dec. 6, but the birthday celebrations got off to an early start on the closing day of the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival. With Wynton Marsalis' quintet playing "Happy Birthday" to a New Orleans beat, festival producer and founder George... more »
  • 16 bodies recovered from China coal mine

    August 5, 2010 10:30 PM

    BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese state news agency is reporting that no survivors have been found among the 16 miners trapped by a lethal gas leak in a coal mine in central China four days ago. The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday that workers had retrieved 16 bodies from... more »
  • Dangerous Heat Wave From Texas to New York

    August 5, 2010 11:41 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous heat wave baked a large swath of the nation from Texas to New York on Thursday, forcing football players to move practice sessions into the evening and election officials in Tennessee to lure voters with air-conditioned polling places. High humidity had the heat index... more »
  • Money Stolen From Abbeville Country Club

    August 4, 2010 6:05 PM

    Over $3,000 dollars has been stolen from the Abbeville Country Club and authorities are hoping you know something. The building was broken into late Sunday or early Monday. Police say the suspect entered through the roof and disarmed the alarm.. If you have any information call the Vermilion... more »
  • Seafood and Booze Taken From Breaux Bridge Restaurant

    August 4, 2010 5:56 PM

    Crazy Bout Crawfish Restaurant in Breaux Bridge was buglarized around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. Over 100 pounds of frozen crawfish, 30 pounds of alligator and 50 pounds of shrimp were stolen. Bottles of Crown Royal and beer were also missing. The thief or thieves are believed... more »
  • Message from Joey Durel About LUS Fiber

    August 3, 2010 2:49 PM

    Message from jJoey Durel: I wanted you to see the Fiber commercial out on TV now. I believe this is just the first step in reminding us all of how important Fiber is to Lafayette's future - and why it is so important. We are a unique community of families,... more »
  • Autopsy Shows a LA College Dean Died From an Overdose

    July 30, 2010 4:18 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey says an autopsy shows a Louisiana college dean died in April from a prescription drug overdose. The body of Greg Leader, dean of the pharmacy school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was found April 19 in a room at... more »
  • Two Inmates Escape From LPCC

    July 28, 2010 3:41 PM

    On Monday July 26, 2010 two inmates from LPCC who were working at the Community Corrections Campus located at 100 Poydrus Street in Lafayette left the facility without permission. At approximately 2:30pm inmates Shannon Taylor and Charles Luquette were noticed missing from their assigned area on the Community Corrections Campus.... more »
  • BP Cleanup Worker From Acadiana Is Missing

    July 26, 2010 6:13 PM

    Tonight a BP cleanup worker from Acadiana is missing. Deputies in Grand Isle are looking for Brandon Mouton of Eunice. He was last seen Thursday morning at eight on a barge. The Coast Guard says they've stopped searching because it's being classified as a missing person because... more »
  • Gulf Coast Tourism Needs More Advertising Money From BP

    July 26, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says the Gulf Coast tourism business needs more advertising money from BP PLC to bring back visitors staying away because of the oil spill. He told the U.S. Tourism and Travel Advisory Board in New Orleans that a tourism recovery will... more »
  • BP Offering Scientist Contracts Barring Them From Releasing Findings

    July 23, 2010 5:47 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - BP is offering some Gulf Coast scientists lucrative consulting contracts that bar them from releasing their findings on the company's massive oil spill for three years. The oil giant is gathering a team of experts to battle hundreds of lawsuits filed since the April 20 spill. Several... more »
  • Teen's Body Recovered From Mississippi River

    July 23, 2010 9:20 AM

    DELTA, La. (AP) - The body of a Tallulah teenager has been sent to the New Orleans Coroner's Office for an autopsy, and officials are still investigating the actual cause of her death. Officials said they recovered the body of 17-year-old Jacqueline Foster shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. Louisiana Department... more »
  • Jindal Is Stressing That The BP Oil Spill Is Far From Over

    July 20, 2010 5:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is stressing that the BP oil spill is far from over for Louisiana, even if the well is capped. Jindal held a news conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, just after another of his aerial tours of Gulf waters. He said tens of... more »
  • Seepage detected two miles from BP's oil cap is coming from another well.

    July 20, 2010 4:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government's oil spill chief says seepage detected two miles from BP's oil cap is coming from another well. There are two wells within two miles of BP's blowout, one that has been abandoned and another that is not in production. There around 27,000 abandoned wells... more »
  • Judge Refuses to Withdraw From Drilling Ban Case

    July 19, 2010 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge who overturned the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling has refused to disqualify himself from the case. Several environmental groups had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to withdraw from the case because of his investments in several oil and... more »
  • 3 From La. Lose Appeals of Abduction Convictions

    July 16, 2010 10:12 AM

    A federal appeals panel has upheld the convictions of three Louisiana residents for their roles in an abduction in New Orleans that ended in Mississippi with one man dead and another injured. Edward James Pugh, Barron Lecour Borden and Torenda A. Whitmore, all of New Orleans, were each convicted in... more »
  • $20 Billion From BP Being Paid Out Early August

    July 15, 2010 12:25 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The $20 billion that BP has set aside to pay for losses caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start making payments in early August. Ken Feinberg, who is in charge of paying individuals and private businesses for their lost income, told a meeting... more »
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney Recuperating From Heart Surgery

    July 14, 2010 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he underwent heart surgery last week and is recuperating. In a statement, Cheney said he had been experiencing increasing congestive heart failure and after consultations with his doctors, he had received an implantable pump to improve heart function. He said the... more »
  • Recalled Children's Jewelry From Justice and Limited Too

    July 13, 2010 5:25 PM

    About 137,000 pieces of imported children's jewelry sold at two stores popular with preteen girls - Justice and Limited Too - were recalled Tuesday for high levels of cadmium, the latest in a series of recalls involving the toxic metal. The voluntary recall, announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety... more »
  • Texas Beach Tar Balls Were From BP Oil Spill

    July 13, 2010 1:14 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have confirmed that tar balls found on a second Texas beach were from the massive Gulf oil spill. Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said Tuesday that tar balls found on a Galveston beach last week are from the blown-out BP... more »
  • American Authors, Journalists and Publishers Protected From Foreign Libel Suits

    July 13, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - American authors, journalists and publishers would be protected from some foreign libel suits under legislation approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would prevent a U.S. federal court from recognizing or enforcing a foreign judgment for defamation that is inconsistent with the free speech guarantee... more »
  • Smallest Victims Biggest Challenge In Rescuing Birds From Oil

    July 12, 2010 1:13 PM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - The smallest victims are the biggest challenge for crews rescuing birds fouled with oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. There's no way to know how many chicks have been killed by the oil, or starved because their parents were rescued or died struggling in... more »
  • Newly Discovered Clay Fragment From The 14th Century B.C.

    July 12, 2010 12:44 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Archaeologists say a newly discovered clay fragment from the 14th century B.C. is the oldest example of writing ever found in antiquity-rich Jerusalem. Dig director Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University says the 2-centimeter (0.8-inch) long fragment bears an ancient form of writing known as Akkadian wedge script.... more »
  • Two Bodies Pulled From Lake Pontchartrain

    July 12, 2010 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified two bodies pulled from Lake Pontchartrain as a man and woman from Kenner. John Gagliano, chief coroner's investigator, tells The Times-Picayune Monday that 42-year-old Lynette Williams and 58-year-old Herbert Glass each died from a single gunshot wound to the... more »
  • Transferring Oil From Broken Well an Option for BP

    July 9, 2010 9:13 AM

    THEODORE, Ala. (AP) -- The first of two relief wells being drilled to stop the Gulf oil gusher could be done by the end of the month, BP officials say, but if that doesn't succeed, one backup being considered is transferring the crude to non-producing underwater wells that are miles... more »
  • Oil Found In Texas Is Indeed From Spill

    July 6, 2010 3:15 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Test results confirmed Tuesday that all the tar balls found over the weekend on beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast are from the Gulf oil spill, officials said. Officials first announced Monday that five gallons of tar balls had been found Saturday on the Bolivar Peninsula -... more »
  • Waves From Hurricane Alex Damaged Alabama Steel Booms

    July 1, 2010 3:59 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Six-foot waves from Hurricane Alex have damaged a new, $4.6 million system meant to prevent oil from flowing into Perdido Bay. The structure is composed of more than 3,000 feet of long steel pipes that are strung together in Perdido Pass between dozens of pilings... more »
  • LA Gained 10,300 Non-Farm Jobs From April-May

    June 24, 2010 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana gained 10,300 non-farm jobs from April to May though state officials warn the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill hasn't yet hit. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Thursday that the state - on a non-seasonally adjusted basis - still had 9,900 fewer... more »
  • Pelicans Rehabbed From Oil Spill Released in Texas

    June 23, 2010 9:34 PM

    ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - More than five dozen brown pelicans rehabilitated from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been released in Texas. The 62 pelicans arrived on Coast Guard cargo planes Wednesday and were taken to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge about 175 miles south of Houston.... more »
  • Rapides Parish Sheriff: Toddler Dies From Heat

    June 23, 2010 9:17 PM

    HINESTON, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy has died of heat exhaustion after being trapped inside a car. According to Chief Deputy Herman Walters, the child was playing outside with other children about 4 p.m. Monday when he apparently got into a car and... more »
  • Coast Guard Seizes Shrimp From 2 Boats in Gulf

    June 21, 2010 10:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it seized 30,000 pounds of brown shrimp after being tipped that boats were trawling an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Lady Monica and La Borrachita were boarded Sunday about 35 nautical miles south of Terrebonne... more »

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