March 26, 2013 5:45 AM
Lafayette fire and emergency officials were called to a house fire at 11:22 p.m. Monday night. Upon arrival to the house, at 223 Helen Street, heavy flames were coming from the rear of the structure. The Lafayette firefighters put the fire out within fifteen minutes of arriving. The house sustained... more »
November 13, 2012 9:15 AM
There was a major house fire in the 3200 block of Stakes road in Crowley. The owner of the home was just waking up when they smelled the smoke. Although the owners were home, no one was hurt.
Acadia parish officials are still investigating the cause of the fire. more »
October 29, 2012 3:49 AM
There are reports of a structure on fire at the location of 5018 E Old Spanish Trl in New Iberia. There are no injuries known at this time. There will be more details when it becomes available. more »
October 10, 2012 5:04 AM
A fire began just after 2:30am at a house located at 99 Ambroise in Lafayette,La. There are no known injuries at this time. There is a crew en route to provide more details. more »
October 9, 2012 7:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux lawmaker seeking a November special legislative session to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget-cutting moves is encountering opposition from the governor's allies who lead the House and the Senate. Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard, an independent, has only a few weeks to gather the support... more »
August 21, 2012 10:42 PM
A Lawtell family of six escaped a house fire Sunday night with nothing but their lives. Denise Ned grew up in the home on Courville Lane and was now raising her four daughters and taking care of her 35-year-old brother there. The home and everything inside was a total loss.... more »
August 19, 2012 9:41 PM
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Robbers shot and robbed a man, then set his house on fire, but he escaped by jumping from a window 14 feet above ground, Grand Isle police said. Robbers got into the house about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, demanding money, and the man was shot in... more »
July 27, 2012 8:27 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of fiscal conservatives in the Louisiana House has set up a political action committee as part of continuing efforts to revamp the state's budget. More than two dozen House members are involved with the group, calling itself the Budget Reform Campaign. The effort,... more »
July 24, 2012 10:04 AM
July 16, 2012 7:46 AM
Luckily the trailer on Zin Zin Road in between Henderson and Breaux Bridge is abandoned and no one was inside when a fire broke out just after one o'clock Monday morning.
Crews from the Henderson and Breaux Bridge Volunteer Fire Departments were on scene working to battle the blaze.... more »
July 3, 2012 8:37 AM
Healing House is starting their annual Martini Tour this summer! There are 8 local restaurants participating in "tini Tuesday" from July 8th until August 21st, 2012. At each of these restaurants they will be competing to be the ABSOLUT favorite martini. On each Tuesday there will be a printable coupon... more »
June 20, 2012 9:23 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A leader of the conservative House Republicans at odds with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal over financial issues is leaving his other legislative assignment to focus on budget matters. Lake Charles Rep. Brett Geymann announced this week that he's resigned from the House Natural Resources committee... more »
May 10, 2012 7:07 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House expects to spend much of the day Thursday debating next year's $25 billion budget. The spending plans would pay for agency operating expenses and programs in the new fiscal year that begins July 1. At issue among conservative lawmakers is how much... more »
April 23, 2012 12:11 AM
In Rayne an overnight fire killed four children, all under the age of 8 and their mother is under arrest. Shaqueta McDade is looking at four counts of negligent homicide and police say her children were home alone when the fire started.
"It was so bad. It was like... more »
April 17, 2012 9:56 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House has agreed to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned.
Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann, of West Monroe, says he's pushing the proposal because of the dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke.
Louisiana... more »
April 6, 2012 10:41 AM
BAKER, La. (AP) - A Baker Fire Department spokesman says faulty vehicle wiring started a blaze that destroyed a house and two nearby vehicles. Department spokesman Howard Ward tells The Advocate investigators found that the fire started in one vehicle's engine compartment, spreading first to the other vehicle and then... more »
April 5, 2012 8:19 PM
Both the Louisiana State House and Senate passed the teacher tenure bill and the next stop is the governor's office.
After weeks of teacher protests and debate by lawmakers, one part of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform has passed and it's expected to be signed into law almost immediately.... more »
April 5, 2012 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state House is supporting a proposal to shorten voting hours on most election days in Louisiana. Currently, poll hours run from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The measure by Baton Rouge Rep. Franklin Foil would push back the opening of polls to 7 a.m.... more »
March 30, 2012 11:56 AM
You might see a lot of blue shirts around Lafayette tomorrow for the fourth annual Family Adventure Day. It's a community fundraiser put on by the Healing House designed to give back to families in Acadiana.
Healing House is a place where children and their families can heal after... more »
March 28, 2012 6:29 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House backed a proposal Tuesday to give a dollar-for-dollar state tax rebate to people who donate money to nonprofits that give scholarships to help students attend private and parochial schools. The proposal by Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, is part of Gov. Bobby... more »
February 14, 2012 9:50 AM
An early morning fire in Jeanerette leaves one man dead. A mobile home caught fire, says officials. Firefighters received a call around 4:16 A.M. in the 600 block of Hebert Street. It is unknown what caused the fire and officials have not released the deceased man's name. The State Fire... more »
January 29, 2012 1:14 PM
There are reports of a house fire in Jeanerette, no details as of this time, but we do have a crew in route. More on the story on our 5:30 newscast. more »
January 28, 2012 2:04 PM
Lafayette Fire Department responded to a fire this morning on 2327 Moss Street to a reported house fire. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the front windows of the dwelling. Firefighters entered the dwelling and extinguished the fire within fifteen minutes. The house sustained heavy fire... more »
January 17, 2012 9:20 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities have identified Shreveport man who died in a weekend house fire in the city. The Times reports that Sunday's fire killed 28-year-old Delma Walpool. Shreveport Fire Department says much of the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firefighters searched for victims and as... more »
January 12, 2012 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senate President John Alario and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley released their committee assignments Wednesday, naming a bipartisan mix of committee chairmen, after months of behind-the-scenes work in consultation with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. In the Senate, the top budget-crafting job went to Mandeville Republican Jack... more »
January 8, 2012 8:30 PM
Around Acadiana when you hear that expression, you might think UL and LSU, but one family puts a different spin on it.
When you think house divided you don't really think Alabama and LSU, but for one Lafayette family that's just the case.
Gordon Broussard is an avid... more »
January 4, 2012 7:19 PM
For months, vacant or abandoned homes across Kaplan have been going up in flames. Police said the frequent house fires started in February 2010, since then nine homes have burned.
Police believe at least five of those are arson, many of them set within the last few months.
... more »
January 3, 2012 11:30 PM
In Abbeville, a daring rescue by police officers on Christmas Eve was recognized by the Mayor and Council Members.
Less than two weeks ago, a home on Charity Street caught fire. Abbeville Senior Patrol Officer Joshua J. Hebert said when they arrived on scene the back of the house... more »
January 3, 2012 7:12 PM
A Milton family is left homeless after a Tuesday morning fire destroyed their house. After smelling smoke from their air vents, the family called 911 for help. Investigators say by the time they arrived, the fire was out of control. It took two hours and four fire departments to put... more »
January 3, 2012 4:44 PM
Another fire happened today, this one in Iberia Parish.
The Fire Department received an emergency call around noon today. Crews arrived at a house in the 900 block of Providence Street. Ten men, two fire engines, and one emergency response vehicle came to the scene.
Officials arrived to... more »
December 15, 2011 8:49 AM
A homeowner received a rude awakening after a car slammed into his home early Thursday morning.
This all happening in the 300 block of Goldman Street just off of the Evangeline Thruway around 2:30 Thursday morning. The driver lost control, hitting a lamp pole before hitting the home.
... more »
November 14, 2011 7:37 PM
Some politicians still battling it out before run off elections this weekend. Monday, incumbent Rickey Hardy finally faced Vincent Pierre in a debate, as each candidate hopes to clench the LA House District 44 seat this Saturday.
You could say this debate is a long time coming, as Rep.... more »
October 26, 2011 7:02 PM
Governor Bobby Jindal made his endorsements for House and Senate leaders, giving the snub to one Acadiana law maker.
The Governor's endorsements came early this year, with one-fifth of the legislature still undecided because of runoff elections.
"The timing of this seems very odd. One would think Jindal... more »
July 14, 2011 11:50 PM
A house fire in Youngsville affects two homes in the 100 block of Cleopatra Lane. Firefighters said the fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. Thursday night and smoke could be seen for miles.
Homeowner Justin Sizemore said he was sitting in his living room watching television, when he noticed... more »
June 26, 2011 4:36 PM
This year's 2011 St. Jude Dream Home winner is, Lou Sonnier of Duson, La. Thank you and Congratulations Lou! more »
June 21, 2011 5:59 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House reinvigorated a proposal Monday to renew the 4-cent cigarette tax, trying to sidetrack Gov. Bobby Jindal's veto of the measure. A super-majority of the House and Senate backed the extension earlier this session. But Jindal vetoed the measure, and the House refused... more »
June 5, 2011 12:45 PM
Around 3:30 this morning the Scott fire department responded to a fire at 454 Roger Road in the Scott area. Upon arrival the structure was fully engulfed in flames. Shortly after arriving a portion of the home had collapsed. Fire crews were able to get the fire under control around... more »
May 19, 2011 6:56 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are considering a Jindal administration proposal to raise retirement costs for state workers, which would eat into paychecks that have been frozen at the governor's request for several years. The House Retirement Committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal Thursday. The bill would cost... more »
May 11, 2011 12:19 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An emergency ban on the sale of fake bath salts will be put into Louisiana law, if legislators agree to a proposal that has received the backing of the House Criminal Justice Committee. In a January emergency order, Gov. Bobby Jindal outlawed a half-dozen dangerous... more »
April 24, 2011 2:31 PM
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - A powerful explosion has destroyed a vacant house on New York's Long Island. No one was seriously injured in the Easter morning blast, but 21 people from nearby homes have been taken to hospitals for evaluation. The force of the explosion was strong enough to knock... more »
April 17, 2011 6:49 PM
No one is hurt in a Sunday afternoon house fire in Lafayette.
The flames broke out around 12:30 in the 100-block of Orleans Street. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to contain the blaze. Investigators say a pot left unattended on the kitchen stove sparked the fire.
The... more »
April 11, 2011 12:24 AM
It's almost that time of year, the St. Jude Dream Home is ready for someone to move in, and that someone could be you!
An open house was held Sunday, where visitors could take a look at the grand prize. One lucky person will win the home located on... more »
April 8, 2011 11:39 PM
It's a widely shared opinion - north and south Louisiana are practically two different states. But some politicians, including Governor Bobby Jindal, are pushing to put northern and southern parishes in the same congressional districts.
After the 2010 Census Louisiana lost a congressional district, and must now consolidate from... more »
March 27, 2011 12:10 AM
The Kaplan Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out Saturday morning.
It started at around one am at West 10th and North Wilson Avenue. The structure was an abandoned building and no one was hurt. It's unclear what caused the fire.
March 24, 2011 9:37 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Plans to reshape state lawmakers' 144 districts are up for debate in the House and Senate redistricting committees. Both the House and Senate governmental affairs committees will meet Thursday to vote on proposed maps to redesign their chambers' political boundary lines. Among the major points... more »
February 17, 2011 8:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury will resume deliberating Tuesday in the trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker charged in a plot to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs. Jurors deliberated for more than nine hours Wednesday and Thursday without... more »
February 7, 2011 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama prodded American businesses to do their share to help the economy, calling on executives to "get in the game" and begin investing nearly $2 trillion accumulating on their balance sheets. The president, in a speech Monday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called for... more »
January 21, 2011 4:23 PM
Opelousas firefighters battled a house fire at an abandoned home last night for nearly two hours. Asst. Fire Chief John C. Saucier says they arrived at 808 North Main Street at 8:56, two minutes after a passerby reported the fire.
Saucier says a police officer and a couple of... more »
January 13, 2011 12:29 PM
"My father, Edwin Edwards, has been released from federal prison after 8 years 2 months and 21 days. He was released at 5 o'clock this morning. He arrived at Ecumenical House at approximately 8:30a.m. After doing all required paperwork and getting all instructions he was released to home confinement for... more »
January 13, 2011 11:18 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards was released Thursday from federal prison and spent two hours at a Baton Rouge halfway house, before leaving with his daughter for an undisclosed location. Edwards served eight years for a corruption conviction. The four-term former governor arrived in Baton Rouge... more »
January 12, 2011 11:22 AM
Faith House is hosting a community wide garage sale to be held February 19, 2011 at Cajun Field from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Registration begins at 8:00 am. Simply load up your car with any items to sell, come to Cajun Field and rent one parking spot for $20.00... more »
January 9, 2011 4:40 PM
State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced today that a Crowley man died in his home as the result of a fire.
The Crowley Fire Department was dispatched at 2:59am to 1815 James Street. Firefighters entered the burning building and found the body of Bryan Alcock (Dob. 3-29-1966). He... more »
January 4, 2011 10:12 PM
On Wednesday, Jan. 5, our nation's capitol will undergo a massive change as 96 new members of Congress will be sworn-in. And an overwhelming 87 of those new lawmakers are Republican. Louisiana's own Jeff Landry will be representing District 3, and is one of those freshman Republicans.
Sent by... more »
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 »
November 19, 2010 7:24 AM
Fire officials are on the scene of a major house fire in Crowley.
Several fire trucks were called to the blaze at 406 East 2nd Street early this morning. It is unknown at this time what is the cause of the blaze or if anyone was in the home.... more »
November 17, 2010 10:32 AM
TV star Christian Kane who stars in the TNT series "Leverage" is releasing a country music song called "House Rules" which he cowrote with a Louisiana native. Kane visited local radio station 97.3 The Dawg Wednesday morning. GMA's Tracy Wirtz and GMA camera girl Lauren snuck in for a meet-and-greet... more »
November 3, 2010 8:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans reaped a windfall from independent voters and tea party activists to seize control of the House in midterm elections, gained seats in the Senate and served notice Wednesday they will confront President Barack Obama with a conservative agenda to cut government and spur private-sector jobs. "We've... more »
November 2, 2010 11:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans marched confidently to the brink of House control Tuesday night in midterm elections shadowed by recession, promising a conservative majority certain to challenge President Barack Obama at virtually every turn. The GOP gained Senate seats, as well, but a takeover there appeared out of reach. "I'll... more »
November 2, 2010 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have moved within reach of retaking control of House, as they captured three more hotly contestsed seats held by Democrats in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Overall, Republicans have wrested 22 seats from Democratic control and are leading in races to take away another 40. Democrats have claimed... more »
November 2, 2010 10:28 PM
In the 435 U.S. House races, the Republicans have won 138 seats and are leading in the races for 74 seats. The democrats have won 87 seats and are leading in the races for 51 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 0 seats. In... more »
November 2, 2010 10:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House control within reach, Republicans piled up gains Tuesday night in a drive to forge a new conservative majority midway through President Barack Obama's term. They added Senate seats, as well, but seemed likely to fall short of taking over. "We've come to take our government back,"... more »
November 1, 2010 3:27 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Six of Louisiana's seven congressional districts have contested elections on Tuesday's ballot. A look at the districts, their candidates and the campaigns (Fundraising totals are based on latest available data from the Federal Election Commission through Oct. 13): 1ST DISTRICT INCUMBENT: Steve Scalise, Republican from... more »
October 16, 2010 7:29 PM
If you were out in Lafayette, you might have noticed a lot of gold t-shirts roaming around. Most of those shirts came in an extra small size. More than 200 parents taxied their kids around the parish for one thing: a stamp. "It ends up to be almost a thousand... more »
October 7, 2010 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pushing back against accusations that the administration blocked government scientists from telling the public just how bad the BP oil spill could become. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House never tried to withhold "the most accurate and timely information" on the... more »
October 4, 2010 3:20 PM
A house fire in Breaux Bridge injures two. A man and his one year old son were burned and flown to the Baton Rouge Burn Unit after a kitchen fire. Family members say the fire started as the man was cooking with oil on the stove. The two are said... more »
October 1, 2010 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is saying goodbye to the White House and President Barack Obama. Without specifically mentioning the Chicago mayor's race he intends to enter, Emanuel told Obama he's "energized by the prospect of new challenges." And he said he's eager to see what... more »
September 30, 2010 5:06 PM
We're responding to a major residential fire, fully engulfed in flames at N. University and Keeling. Pictures to come soon. Live with KATC's Jim Hummel at 5:00. We are being told by our crew on the scene, University is closed by Willow. more »
September 29, 2010 10:33 AM
Healing-House is having their Family Adventure Day, October 16th from 9am - 6pm. The Family Adventure Day will take place throughout the city of Lafayette.
For a family of 4 this is only $40 which includes: Adventure Day Map featuring 20 locations with a free activity at each location, and... more »
September 16, 2010 6:47 PM
Over 60 properties will be up for grabs this weekend, and interested buyers will get to name their own price. The Louisiana Land Trust Auction is selling State owned land that was once used for the Road Home Program.
"It's properties that people just didn't see fit to repair.... more »
August 31, 2010 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House investigators have recommended that three lawmakers be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on a huge financial overhaul bill. The independent House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the member-run House ethics committee pursue potential rules violations by Republicans John... more »
August 28, 2010 10:41 PM
BULLETIN (AP) - Cedric Richmond, Dem, nominated U.S. House, District 2, Louisiana. more »
August 26, 2010 6:32 PM
Burglars are terrorizing an Iberia Pariah town. Jeanerette police and marshals are working with residents to catch the criminals. Thursday, local officials held a town hall meeting to reassure the community that they are working to keep them safe.
"We hear your cry we feel your frustration, we're frustrated.... more »
August 19, 2010 7:45 PM
Some Vermilion Parish homeowners are struggling with a huge financial decision. Thursday afternoon, The Office of Community Development held a meeting in Abbeville to try to resolve a debate between 540 people across Louisiana and State officials.
It all started in 2008, after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, when residents... more »
August 19, 2010 9:16 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A 46-year-old Eunice woman has been sentenced to three years' house arrest after agreeing to plead no contest to charges of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband and his new girlfriend. State District Judge Alonzo Harris, in handing down the sentence... more »
August 11, 2010 6:51 PM
Now a story you might find on HGTV or read about in Architectural Digest. A house right here in Lafayette that is the first of it's kind in the Southeast.
When you think of "go green houses" you probably think states like California, maybe Arizona- where the earthy crunchy... more »
August 6, 2010 8:38 AM
PIERRE PART, La. (AP) - Authorities say a grandfather and two grandchildren -- a two-year-old and a four-year-old -- died in an early morning in a house fire in Pierre Part. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said that the grandmother was forced to jump from the second floor of the... more »
August 4, 2010 2:37 PM
Press Release: On August 4, 2010, at approximately 4:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2100 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway regarding an Armed Robbery. The victim, a 28 year old male of Florida, was walking in the parking lot of the Waffle House when... more »
August 2, 2010 6:46 PM
A Breaux Bridge mother is enduring yet another loss, after a home invasion. Kelly Breaux says her family came back from a weekend of camping on Sunday to find their home had been ransacked. She said the thieves took off with 3 laptops, a camera, cell phone and other small... more »
July 30, 2010 7:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House approved a bill Friday to boost safety standards for offshore drilling, remove a federal cap on economic liability for oil spills and impose new fees on oil and gas production. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil... more »
July 30, 2010 11:13 AM
Major house fire at 119 Romero Road off of Chemin Agreable in Youngsville. The house was engulfed in flames. There are no reported injuries. more »
July 28, 2010 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Saints will go marching in to the White House next month. President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints on Aug. 9. The Saints electrified their city and fans by beating the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in February. Obama is an avid sports... more »
July 26, 2010 1:54 PM
At 2:49 this morning, Lafayette Fire Department responded to 104 Silkwood Street to a reported house fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from a large window of the single family dwelling. Firefighters battled the blaze for approximately twenty minutes before getting it under control. The dwelling... more »
July 18, 2010 3:14 PM
Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, BP, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and partner agencies responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are scheduled to host an open house in Vermilion Parish Tuesday.
The open house will... more »
July 16, 2010 6:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to overhaul the debt-ridden federal program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses located in flood-prone areas. The National Flood Insurance Program, an arm of FEMA, has for more than four decades offered affordable flood insurance to people... more »
July 15, 2010 7:15 PM
UPDATE: Firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a blaze in Broussard just after seven this morning. They do know the fire started in a back bedroom.
The house is a total loss, however no one was home at the time it broke out. -------------------------------------- Firefighters were called out... more »
July 15, 2010 11:03 AM
Firefighters were called out to a fire at approximately 7:15am. A house was fully engulfed in flames on 204 Rue Plaisance in Broussard. It was said that a victim was trapped in the house, but there are no reports of any injuries. We'll have more details throughout the day. more »
July 2, 2010 6:36 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An October special election date has been set to fill a Caddo Parish-based seat in the Louisiana House. Rep. Wayne Waddell, a Republican, is resigning Aug. 1 to take a new job as director of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport. House Speaker Jim... more »
June 23, 2010 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday and then departed ahead of a scheduled war strategy session. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory remarks in a magazine interview. Officials... more »
June 22, 2010 8:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Tuesday it will immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against the Obama administration's moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had failed... more »
June 22, 2010 4:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House intends to immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against a moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had... more »
June 18, 2010 12:12 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Without debate, the House has sent Gov. Bobby Jindal legislation that would require him to preserve all documents his office handles regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. Jindal now has to decide whether to sign or veto the measure. The Jindal administration has gone... more »
June 15, 2010 10:20 PM
ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc says a 47-year-old man reportedly set fire to a house in the Galvez community and then killed himself with a shotgun to the head. LeBlanc tells The Advocate that the victim was identified as Michael D. Fielder. The incident,... more »
June 11, 2010 3:52 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The speaker of the state House is refusing to cut the state's income projections, despite economists' expectations the state will end the year with a budget defict. The refusal by House Speaker Jim Tucker to allow the Revenue Estimating Conference to revise its estimates Friday... more »