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  • Fair sculpture may get new life

    June 1, 2014 12:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After languishing in a Kenner storage facility for decades, a sculpture created for the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair will be shipped to its creator in New York for repairs in advance of its eventual return to Kenner. "The Wave," a two-ton bronze sculpture by artist... more »
  • Hospice of Acadiana Get Healthy with Red's Play Video

    January 9, 2014 8:15 AM

    Hospice of Acadiana invites the community to "Get Healthy with Red Lerille". This event will take place on January 23, 2014 at the Hospice of Acadiana Conference Center (2600 Johnston Street). Red Lerille will give his 5 secrets to a great life from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is... more »
  • Landrieu: La. get $63.5M for hurricane recovery

    March 22, 2012 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Louisiana is getting about $63.5 million in hurricane recovery funds that will be spent on levees, the Port of New Orleans, raising homes and to fix other damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Landrieu said Wednesday that $55 million will go... more »
  • State employees could get pay raises next year

    March 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has opened the door for pay raises for some state employees in the next fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says agencies aren't getting money to pay for salary boosts. But The Advocate reports that Rainwater says agencies can give... more »
  • New Iberia Teen to Get Rare Marrow Transplant

    February 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    A New Iberia, La., teenager says he's missed a lot of life to hospital stays for sickle cell disease. In spite of eight-hour blood transfusions every three weeks, 16-year-old Ollie Green can be stricken at any time with instant, debilitating pain. On Feb. 24, he's scheduled for a bone marrow... more »
  • Casino workers may get oil spill funds

    March 4, 2011 8:08 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The group charged with administrating BP's $20 billion Gulf oil spill fund says it will start processing claims from casino workers next week. Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington lawyer who oversees the fund, said Friday through a spokeswoman that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility will begin processing... more »
  • New Orleans moves to get rid of last FEMA trailers

    December 30, 2010 9:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The era of the FEMA trailer - a symbol of the prolonged rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina - might be drawing to a close in New Orleans. Citing the remaining 221 trailers as blight, New Orleans officials have told the last remaining residents to be out by... more »
  • Retired archbishop may get out of hospital

    December 27, 2010 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond says retired Archbishop Philip Hannan is expected to be moved from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility. The 97-year-old Hannan was hospitalized Dec. 19 because of shortness of breath, after more than a week in bed because of pneumonia. Aymond... more »
  • St. Bernard Port to get more Rebuilding Money

    November 11, 2010 6:59 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish port is getting more money to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the St. Bernard Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District about $1.9 million to repair office spaces in a warehouse. FEMA has given the port $12.4... more »
  • Panel Accused Transocean of Thwarting Their Effort to get Documents and Witnesses

    October 5, 2010 3:36 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill and how to improve safety and oversight accused rig owner 2010-10-05 on Tuesday of thwarting their efforts to get to critical documents and a witness. The co-chair of... more »
  • Fresh Debate Over Whether Women in Their 40s Should Get Mammograms

    September 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by as much as 26 percent. The benefit is much greater than has been seen... more »
  • N.O. Council says It's Time to get Rid of FEMA Trailers

    September 21, 2010 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's time to get rid of nearly 260 FEMA trailers remaining of the 23,300 installed after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans five years ago, several City Council members say. The trailers spoil the city's image of recovery, Housing and Human Needs Committee members agreed during Monday night's... more »
  • LA Will Get $147 Million in Federal Funds to Aid Teachers and Other Educators

    September 14, 2010 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Louisiana will get $147 million in federal funds to aid teachers and other educators. Duncan said Monday that the funds stem from a $26 billion federal bill that backers called a state stimulus measure. The legislation includes a $10... more »
  • Key Device in Gulf Spill Didn't Get Recertified

    August 25, 2010 8:33 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A critical device at the center of an investigation to resign as governor last sumon didn't undergo a rigorous recertification process in 2005 as required by federal regulators, a worker responsible for maintaining the equipment told investigators Wednesday. Mark Hay of rig-owner Transocean said the blowout preventer... more »
  • Allstate Companies Get Homeowner Rate Hikes

    August 18, 2010 11:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana homeowners who get their insurance coverage from five companies owned by Allstate Corp. will start paying higher rates in either November or December. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon recently approved rate increases ranging from 2.9 percent to 11.6 percent, depending upon which of the Allstate umbrella... more »
  • Lt. Govs to Get Close View of Spill Response

    July 14, 2010 8:20 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Some of the nation's lieutenant governors were expecting to only hear lessons about the Gulf region's recovery from a devastating hurricane at an annual meeting along Biloxi's white sands this month. Now, they'll be right in the middle of the region's latest disaster: the BP oil... more »
  • Apologetic BP ADs Get Criticism, Not Sympathy

    June 6, 2010 2:05 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - An apologetic advertising campaign by BP PLC for the oil spill polluting the Gulf of Mexico is going over about as well as the tar balls and rust-colored froth washing ashore in the Florida Panhandle. The new radio, TV, online and print ads feature BP CEO Tony... more »
  • LSU Coaches Set To Get A Raise

    January 21, 2010 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Pay raises for baseball coach Paul Mainieri, football defensive coordinator John Chavis and others are up for approval next week by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Mainieri, who led the baseball team to a national championship last year, would get a $100,000 pay raise receiving... more »

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