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  • Driver dies when pickup hits tractor-trailer

    April 27, 2014 6:53 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 26-year-old Farmerville died when his pickup truck hit a tractor-trailer head-on. Trooper Albert Paxton says investigators don't know why 26-year-old Richard Stanley's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado crossed the center line of Louisiana Highway 15 north of Farmerville on Friday. He says investigators... more »
  • Alcohol-infused ice cream hits problems at Capitol

    April 13, 2014 3:13 PM

    Lobbyists representing an alcohol-infused ice cream maker brought sweet treats Thursday to the State Capitol. Legislators looked curiously at the BuzzBars, but they still raised concerns about making them legal in Louisiana. For a second time this session, House Bill 471 ran into problems in the House Judiciary... more »
  • Bullet hits school bus, flying glass scrapes girl

    December 18, 2012 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Treme neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl. Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not... more »
  • Lightning hits assisted living facility

    July 6, 2012 7:06 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - An employee at a Covington-area assisted living facility is being credited with preventing a major fire after lightning struck the building. A news release from fire officials in St. Tammany Parish says that Kory Buras, an employee of Village in the Oaks retirement community and assisted... more »
  • Metro Airport traffic hits three-year high

    January 25, 2012 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More passengers flew in and out of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport in 2011 than in any of the past three years, with over 809,000 total passengers using the airport. The airport said it had 404,735 passengers boarding aircraft in 2011 and 405,116 disembarking aircraft.... more »
  • Barge hits New Orleans bridge

    October 27, 2011 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Chef Menteur Pass bridge in New Orleans is closed after a barge hit the structure Wednesday. The Coast Guard says a cement barge being towed by the Shannan C and Portier I struck the bridge about 11:15 a.m. The accident has closed the waterway indefinitely... more »
  • Indonesia Tsunami Toll Hits 343 as Bodies Found

    October 28, 2010 7:36 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343 Thursday as more bodies were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors. Officals said hundreds of missing people may have been swept out to sea. Elsewhere in Indonesia,... more »
  • BP CEO hits back at media and politicians

    October 25, 2010 9:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley accused some politicians and the media on Monday of being too hasty to pin all the blame on his company for the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill - and emphasized the need for deep-water drilling. In his first major public speech since... more »
  • Suspension for Dangerous Hits Using the Helmet

    October 19, 2010 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will immediately begin suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets. The league's announcement comes one day after its vice president of football operations told The Associated Press said such penalties could be forthcoming. The NFL said such discipline will be... more »
  • Re-Styled Version of Elvis' Hit "Suspicious Minds" Hits Radio Stations

    October 18, 2010 12:21 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A re-styled version of the Elvis Presley hit "Suspicious Minds" hit radio stations on Monday, part of an album being released later this year featuring newer, more contemporary takes on many of his hits. "Suspicious Minds" is the first single off "Viva Elvis-The Album," set... more »
  • Search For 2 LA Men Resumes After Hermine Hits Texas

    September 9, 2010 11:13 AM

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Authorities are set to resume their search for two men swept down a central Texas river by floodwaters fueled by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine. New Braunfels police Lt. John Wells said the search would resume Thursday for 28-year-old Nikos Paraskevopoulos of Alexandria, La.,... more »
  • Woman hits patrol car, husband hits her

    September 7, 2010 9:35 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office says a woman was arrested after running into a deputy's patrol car - and her husband was booked with hitting her. A sheriff's office report says 49-year-old Anita G. Meeks and 50-year-old Michael Meeks were still in their car Sunday... more »
  • BP says cost of Gulf of Mexico spill hits $8B

    September 3, 2010 9:45 AM

    BP says it has so far spent $8 billion responding to the disastrous oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The company said Friday that the total included $399 million paid to settle 127,000 claims from businesses and other affected by the oil spill.The oil company said more than... more »
  • Texting Driver Hits 3

    August 31, 2010 10:19 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - Authorities say three Hahnville High School students remain hospitalized from a wreck when a driver lost control while allegedly texting on her cell phone. St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies said that one boy was sitting on a curb, another was one standing on the curb and... more »
  • Biography of Edwin Edwards Hits 35,000 Sales

    August 13, 2010 6:24 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Author Leo Honeycutt says he's happily surprised that sales of his biography of former Gov. Edwin Edwards have hit 35,000. He says that 10,000 copies of "Edwin Edwards, the Authorized Biography" sold in the first two weeks after publication in December. Abbeville Library Director Charlotte Trosclair... more »
  • Jimmy Buffett Show on Gulf Postponed, Hits Tourism

    June 29, 2010 9:54 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Realty companies and hotels on Alabama's oil-stricken coast were hit with another wave of cancellations and lost business Tuesday after the free beachfront Jimmy Buffett concert was postponed because of the threat of Tropical Storm Alex. With coastal tourism business already off by about half... more »
  • Car Hits Apartment, Burst Into Flames

    June 12, 2010 11:49 AM

    Around 2:30 Saturday morning a car traveling in the 1000 block of Kaliste Saloom Road veered off and hit an apartment. Chief Leonard Blackwell with the Lafayette Fire Department says the car's gas tank ruptured causing it and the apartment to go up in flames. Three people were inside the... more »

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