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  • Alaska wildfire grows, spurs evacuations

    May 25, 2014 9:32 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Officials say a massive wildfire burning in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage has grown in windy conditions and mandatory evacuations are underway. Alaska Interagency Management Team spokeswoman Michelle Weston says 1,000 structures are in the area under evacuation, but she doesn't have a number of... more »
  • Thibodaux Airport grows steadily

    May 11, 2014 12:21 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Thibodaux officials are hoping to maximize the city's airport, a facility that was once considered useless. The Daily Comet reports the Thibodaux Municipal Airport has received several upgrades over the last two years and now could see a possible future expansion. The airport, about three miles... more »
  • Opposition grows to Toledo Bend water deal

    January 9, 2012 10:03 AM

    MANY, La. (AP) - Opposition is growing to the proposed contract to sell water from Toledo Bend Reservoir to a private company in Texas. More than 500 people have submitted comments to the Sabine River Authority of Louisiana. The newspaper reports only a dozen lean toward support should the contract... more »
  • Factory Output Grows for 5th Straight Month in January

    February 16, 2011 9:22 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Factories produced more goods for the fifth straight month in January as strong auto sales spurred demand for new cars and trucks. But overall industrial production fell for the first time in 19 months. The Federal Reserve says output by the nation's factories, mines and utilities dipped... more »
  • Lotto jackpot continues to grow

    January 6, 2011 6:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nobody won last night's $375,000 Louisiana Lotto jackpot or the $60,000 Easy 5 drawing. The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says 19 Lotto tickets had five of the six numbers drawn. Each of those is worth $1,615. Saturday's Lotto drawing will be worth an estimated $400,000. Last... more »
  • Enrollment Grows as Well as the Need for Student Housing

    November 26, 2010 9:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - There are few images of college life more idyllic than a tree-shaded campus. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with its stands of Century Oaks, pines, cypress and more, is a beautiful example of that. But the university's enrollment is also growing and to deal with... more »
  • McNeese State Enrollment Grows by 3.4 Percent

    September 21, 2010 7:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Officials say McNeese State University has reached its second-highest enrollment in the past seven decades 8,941 students, a growth of 3.4 percent this semester. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president of academic affairs, says this is the third consecutive enrollment increase. Enrollment for the fall... more »
  • Community Draws Closer to Faith as Oil Spill Grows

    May 30, 2010 3:50 PM

    BOOTHVILLE, La. (AP) - The reality that the Gulf oil leak could keep flowing for months was setting in for some somber churchgoers in Louisiana. In Plaquemines Parish near the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Rev. Theodore Turner said Sunday some of his congregants are getting desperate because BP... more »
  • Political Patience Wanes as Gulf Oil Spill Grows

    May 12, 2010 9:26 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Political patience was whittling away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from pouring oil into the Gulf where crews tried the latest solution - submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker. In... more »

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