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  • App helps track university's plant life

    September 13, 2014 1:59 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A University of Louisiana-Lafayette professor has developed an app that helps people identify the diverse plant life as they walk through the campus. The Advocate reports Arborgraphia is the brainchild of Douglas Williams, a professor of instructional technology and director of the University's Center for Innovative... more »
  • Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight

    June 29, 2014 5:23 PM

    PRINCETOWN, N.Y. (AP) - When Maggie McNally-Bradshaw and husband Curt hop on their electric motorcycles and twist the throttles, they get a rush like no other. Or maybe a WHOOSH! "There is that sense of being at the beginning of something new, and part of our future as far as... more »
  • Man helps after pickup plunges into Pontchartrain

    June 1, 2014 9:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man said he didn't stop to think before jumping into the water to help a motorist whose pickup truck careened off a causeway and into Lake Pontchartrain. Alvin Pike told NOLA.com/The Times Picayune that he saw the accident happen while driving Saturday from his... more »
  • Gulfport group helps human trafficking victims

    February 3, 2014 6:21 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 100 people across Mississippi have been rescued from human trafficking by a single organization. Susie Harvill, CEO of Advocates for Freedom in Gulfport, tells The Sun Herald the organization has rescued 105 victims in the state since it began in January 2011 and most... more »
  • Program helps students pursuing research work

    September 25, 2012 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU and Baton Rouge Community College are teaming up with the help of a federal grant to make sure more students earn degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. LSU says the five-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund the... more »
  • Grant helps disabled residents

    May 29, 2012 9:36 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A grant from the Handicap Accessibility Program will help low-income Terrebonne Parish residents with disabilities to improve their home's handicap accessibility. The $25,000 grant comes from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. Kelli Cunningham, Community Development division administrator, told the Courier that people who qualify for the... more »
  • National Guard helps recycle Xmas trees for marsh

    March 15, 2012 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Call it a springtime Christmas present for the wetlands. Louisiana National Guard helicopter crews carefully placed more than 100 bundles of recycled Christmas trees between guidelines in the Bayou Sauvage National Wetland Refuge to help fight erosion. In all, the bundles held about 5,000 trees that... more »
  • Pamela Anderson Helps With Abandoned Animals Due to Oil Spill

    August 2, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 50 dogs, some of them abandoned by owners after the BP oil spill are on their way to new homes in Virginia, courtesy of an animal welfare group and actress Pamela Anderson. Anderson, the honorary chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was... more »
  • Essence Fest Helps Sustain New Orleans Amid Spill

    July 2, 2010 5:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For all the talk of the BP oil spill scaring tourists away from Louisiana and the beaches of Mississippi, Alabama and western Florida, one city in the region has stayed full of visitors since the crisis began. New Orleans has seen steady convention traffic and a... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard Helps Hard-Hit Communities

    January 12, 2010 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard is assisting local communities that have been affected by the freezing temperatures that hit the area over the past week. At the direction of the Governor in response to emergency requests for assistance received by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security... more »
  • KTDY DJ Helps Kick Off 2010 With A Blood Drive

    December 28, 2009 9:38 AM

    Lafayette, LA- It's a bird! It's a plane! No, It's a deejay! United Blood Services is starting 2010 off with a bang. "JayCee" Falcon, KTDY 99.9 deejay, will sit on the billboard in front of United Blood Services and will not come down until 99.9 pints of blood are drawn!... more »

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