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  • Bobby Womack makes his return with 'Bravest Man'

    July 2, 2012 7:00 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bobby Womack has been frustrated. He's relaunching his career after what amounts to a two-decade, self-imposed exile and he can't get his doctor to cooperate. There's so much to do, Womack says in a gravelly voice, which has aged like the most expensive single-malt whiskey. Yet... more »
  • House fire kills man, injures his mother

    December 8, 2010 9:57 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says a house fire near Alexandria killed a 58-year-old man and seriously injured his 93-year-old mother. Browning tells The Town Talk that Michael Normand and Ruth Normand were trapped in their blazing house Tuesday night. He said deputies got Ruth Normand... more »
  • Obama-Military's Ban On Gays Will End On His Watch

    October 14, 2010 5:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the military's ban on gays serving openly in the military will end on his watch. Speaking at a town hall meeting of young adults Thursday, Obama said he believes anyone who wants to serve in the military should be allowed to do... more »
  • Serial Rapist Wants His Stuff Back

    October 4, 2010 7:47 PM

    Now to the case you may remember as the "Southside Serial Rapist." Randy Comeaux, who was convicted of raping 6 women in the 1980s and 90s will once again face a judge this month. It's going to be a video tele-conference and in that conversation Comeaux will plead his... more »
  • Superintendent Burnell Lemoine gives his Monthly Update

    October 4, 2010 10:58 AM

    Superintendent of Schools, Burnell Lemoine was on GMA this morning giving a monthly update. Lemoine tell us about a grant the Parish is receiving. Watch the video to find out what the grant will be used for!
  • Teen accused of Killing His Parents Pleads Guilty by Reason of Insanity

    September 22, 2010 12:21 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in the deaths of his parents has pleaded of not guilty by reason of insanity. The News-Star reports the teenager entered his plea Wednesday before state District Judge Daniel Ellender in Monroe. The teen is accused of killing... more »
  • Catholic School Boy Takes His Own Life At School

    September 16, 2010 7:32 PM

    A student shot himself inside his Catholic School outside of Lake Charles Thursday morning. It happened in Moss Bluff. The boy died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound-- was pronounced dead at 10:38am at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. School was cancelled for the rest of the day at St. Theodore Holy... more »
  • Chancellor of UNO Relieved of his Duties

    September 16, 2010 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The chancellor of the University of New Orleans said Thursday that he was relieved of his duties by the LSU system, which runs UNO. Timothy Ryan said LSU system president John Lombardi summoned him to the system's flagship Baton Rouge campus Thursday morning and told him... more »
  • LA's Top Education Leader Won't Take His Pay Raise of $22,000

    September 15, 2010 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top education leader won't take his pay raise this year because of the state's budget troubles. Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek will keep his $377,000 pay package, without adding the 6 percent boost he could have gotten. The raise would have given him another... more »
  • Tony Hayward Defended His Company's Safety Record

    September 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward defended his company's safety record Wednesday in the face of questions from British lawmakers, and said the Gulf of Mexico oil spill should not lead to a universal ban on deepwater drilling. Hayward gave evidence to a British parliamentary committee, months after... more »
  • 15-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult In The Deaths Of His Parents

    September 14, 2010 4:36 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A state grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old, who will be tried as an adult in the deaths of his parents. The News Star says the panel Monday handed up two counts of second-degree murder against Dalton Fletcher, who was arrested in class Friday at... more »
  • Reggie Bush Will Be Stripped of his 2005 Heisman Trophy

    September 7, 2010 5:38 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday that 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush is expected to be stripped of the award by the end of the month The former Southern Cal running back would become the first player in the 75-year history of the award to have the... more »
  • Feinberg Says No-Sue Requirement Was His Idea

    August 22, 2010 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The new administrator for claims by Gulf oil spill victims says it was his idea, not BP's, to require that anyone who receives artinal settlement from the $20 billion compensation fund give up the right to sue the oil giant. But Ken Feinberg told reporters Sunday... more »
  • Thad Allen Starts to Finalize His Plans For Leaving Post

    August 11, 2010 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's point man on the oil spill in the Gulf is starting to finalize his plans for leaving the post. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday he wants to get several things done before he leaves and hopes to turn the job... more »
  • Jindal's Budget Vetoes Hit His Political Foes

    June 28, 2010 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget vetoes fell heavily on the pet projects of lawmakers who crossed his administration this session, leading to complaints Monday that Jindal used the budget for political retaliation. Lawmakers also bristled at Jindal's removal of $24.9 million for coastal parishes battling the... more »
  • Jindal Is Reshuffling His Cabinet Staff

    June 25, 2010 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is reshuffling his cabinet staff in the wake of his top budget adviser's resignation. The governor's office announced Friday that Social Services Secretary Kristy Nichols will become Jindal's deputy chief of staff. Nichols will be taking the job currently held by Paul... more »
  • Obama will outline his specific plans prime-time tonight

    June 15, 2010 11:44 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama is poised to seize the handling of oil spill damage claims from BP, his chief spokesman said Tuesday, as Obama sought to reassure people he's up to the enormous challenge of helping them recover from the environmental disaster. He will outline his specific... more »
  • CEO of BP Will Make His First Appearance On Capitol Hill

    June 8, 2010 1:33 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tony Hayward, the embattled CEO of BP, will make his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the catastrophic Gulf oil spill when he testifies before a congressional committee next week. Hayward is scheduled to appear at a House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee hearing June... more »
  • Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating

    June 1, 2010 12:59 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage. According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's friends and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we... more »
  • LA Attorney General Asking to Boost His Budget For Lawsuits Over Oil Spill

    May 28, 2010 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking state lawmakers to boost his budget by $27 million over two years and to broaden his authority to hire outside attorneys so he can prepare for a lawsuit over the Gulf oil spill. Caldwell has yet to say who... more »
  • Jindal Describes His Education Agenda

    April 19, 2010 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal clearly isn't trying to make friends with Louisiana's teacher unions. The governor describes his education agenda this legislative session as a way to improve school, teacher and student performance. It could just as easily be described as a list of everything the... more »
  • Gov. Jindal Freezes Many State Budget Under His Control

    March 25, 2010 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has partially frozen state spending on travel, supplies, contracts and other services in agencies under his control. Jindal ordered the limited spending freeze Thursday as he prepares to cope with an expected multimillion deficit for the current budget year, which ends June... more »
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Kill His Ex-Girlfriend

    March 11, 2010 3:38 PM

    On March 10, 2010 The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to an aggravated battery complaint at the 900 block of Hebu Lane, New Iberia. Deputies spoke to the initial caller who advised that a Harrison Jones, her boyfriend, had placed gunpowder in a light bulb and screwed it into a... more »

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