NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Jail inmates have returned to a menu that includes pizza, oatmeal, vegetables, chicken and other hot meals with the recent delivery of kitchen equipment paid for by the Iberia Parish Council. Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Toby Hebert addressed the Iberia Parish... more »
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's most volatile volcano started erupting Tuesday, after scientists warned that pressure building beneath its dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years. A 2-month old baby reportedly died as panicked villagers fled the area. Up to 20 people were injured by hot ash... more »
It's that time of year when the temperatures are soaring. Those numbers are in the mid-to-high 90's and the heat index in reaching 110-degrees. The hot summer days are also a time when folks often participate in out-door activities. But, officials are warning of the dangers that may come along... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has opened a telephone line to assist taxpayers affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The hot line is designed to answer questions about BP payments or help anyone with filing or payment hardships because of the spill. The number is... more »
Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi (tah-KEH'-roo koh-bah-YAH'-shee) has been freed after a night in a New York jail over a hot dog scuffle. Kobayashi wore a black T-shirt bearing the message "Free Kobi" as he pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn on Monday to... more »
BATON ROUGE - With recent temperatures reaching into the 90's and a heat index above 100 degrees, the Louisiana Department of Social Services reminds parents and caregivers that leaving children unattended in a car can be deadly.
Between 1989 and 2010, DSS reports that 16 children in Louisiana have... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the few federal officials whose... more »