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  • Fired aide's lawyer: complaint is sex assault

    December 30, 2010 9:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against fired mayoral aide Rick Seaton, his attorney confirmed Thursday. The attorney, Marty Stroud of Shreveport, said the investigation is in its early stages, and sexual assault covers a broad spectrum of possible allegations. Mayor Cedric Glover... more »
  • Woman flagging traffic at wreck is killed by truck

    December 27, 2010 9:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A woman hit the side of the I-220 bridge in her car, then was hit and killed Monday by a tractor-trailer as she tried to flag traffic around the wreck in the dark, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said. The tractor-trailer overturned, scattering plywood across the... more »
  • A Baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset

    October 26, 2010 6:47 AM

    A baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset today. Her mother, Ashley Huval is charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. She's accused of negligence that caused bodily injury to her 8-month old daughter who struck her head against the wooden part of the sofa. Huval... more »
  • New York Police: 77-year-old is Beaten for Comics, Dies

    October 19, 2010 11:06 AM

    MEDINA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 77-year-old New York man was beaten as thieves broke into his home to steal his valuable comic book collection and later died of a heart attack. Medina Police Chief Jose Avila said Tuesday that Homer Marciniak did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the... more »
  • 2010 UL Homecoming Court

    October 19, 2010 9:44 AM

    The 2010 UL Lafayette Homecoming Queen is Danika Arenibas. Five girls were nominated by various groups on campus. Arenibas was nominated for the Homecoming court by Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. She is a senior in public relations. Arenibas is the current secretary of Kappa Delta sorority and is chairman... more »
  • Music & Market in Opelousas

    October 15, 2010 10:11 AM

    A new season of Music & Market is underway in Opelousas, offering continuous entertainment every Friday. Today music lovers can head over to Courthouse Square. Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys will take to the stage followed by the Mustard Greens. There will also be an Astronomy viewing. Grounds open... more »
  • Pope John Paul II Academy is having a Fall Fest on Oct 31

    October 14, 2010 11:13 AM

    Mark your calendars for a family-friendly festival on October 31st! Hosted by Pope John Paul II Academy at the De La Salle Christian Brothers' property, this event will feature old-fashioned, family fun, with terrific music and food from vendors in the area. Costume contests will be held for children, who... more »
  • Gulf moratorium is over but drilling has to wait

    October 13, 2010 10:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day after the end of the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling, the Gulf oil industry was a mix of furious activity and tortured waiting around. Companies that are helping the industry meet new regulations are scrambling to keep up with increased business while oil-rig workers... more »
  • Last of Chilean miners is raised safely to surface

    October 13, 2010 9:32 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night - a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been... more »
  • Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is Saying Goodbye to the White House

    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 »
  • Pineville's New Chief of Police is to be decided in October

    September 20, 2010 10:47 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields has finished initial interviews with all seven candidates to become the city's next chief of police. Fields says, that he completed all of the interviews on Thursday and will spend this week evaluating the candidates before likely narrowing down the field to several... more »
  • LSU announces Friday that its overall enrollment is up

    September 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's flagship university has boosted its enrollment, even as budget cuts have slashed programs and services at the campus. LSU announced Friday that its overall enrollment is 28,771 this semester, a 3 percent increase from last year when the school had 27,992 students. The... more »
  • Swing Bridge Near Loreauville is Officially Historic

    September 16, 2010 11:07 AM

    LOUREAUVILLE, La. (AP) - A one-lane swing bridge near Loreauville is officially historic. Members of the grass-roots group Save Vida Bridge recently got a certificate stating that the Vida Shaw bridge built in the 1930s is on the National Register of Historic Places. Member Danny David Jr. tells The Daily... more »
  • Deadline to Apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program is Sept. 23

    September 14, 2010 12:06 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Time is running out for catfish farmers and others to sign up for a U.S. Department of Agriculture program offering training, cash benefits and government-funded consultation that might include advice to get out of the business. The deadline to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for... more »
  • Judge: Military's ban on gays is unconstitutional

    September 9, 2010 9:48 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge in Southern California on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of gay and lesbians. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips granted a request for an injunction halting the government's "don't ask,... more »
  • The Smell Test: Officials Say Gulf Seafood Is Safe & Your Nose Knows It

    August 31, 2010 7:44 PM

    Scientists and FDA officials are trying to put the message out that gulf seafood is safe to eat and if you don't believe it, try smelling the food. Experts in the field of seafood testing have assembled in New Orleans to show KATC that people can actually smell oil... more »
  • Obama: Iraq War is Ending, Baghdad to Chart Future

    August 28, 2010 4:10 PM

    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama said the withdrawal ofD THUNDERSTORMS. ps from Iraq means "the war is ending" and Baghdad is in position "to chart its own course." Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to highlight Tuesday's formal end to U.S. combat missions in... more »
  • `Tax lady' Roni Deutch says lawsuit is political

    August 24, 2010 9:53 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in election-year politics by filing a civil lawsuit accusing her law firm of false advertising and misleading consumers. Deutch said in a statement Tuesday she will fight the $34 million lawsuit filed a day... more »
  • Newseum in Washington is Opening an Exhibit on How Katrina was Reported

    August 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, the Newseum in Washington is opening a special one-year exhibit on how the disaster was reported. The museum about news and the First Amendment also has produced a film featuring reflections from journalists. Two newspapers shared... more »
  • For Gulf Tourism, Problem is Perception - Not Oil

    August 22, 2010 6:39 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Officials along the Gulf Coast say tourists are staying away from their beaches and other attractions becauigh occupancy ratar the region is coated in oil. Experts say that perception could take years to overcome and cost billions of dollars. The BP oil spill has been plugged... more »
  • Second Iowa Farm is Recalling Eggs

    August 20, 2010 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A second Iowa farm is recalling eggs due to salmonella poisoning. The FDA says the recall is related to an ongoing investigation of an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people. Iowa's Hillandale Farms said Friday that it was recalling its eggs after laboratory tests confirmednce,"... more »
  • Tropical Depression 5 is Back in Louisiana

    August 17, 2010 5:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tatters of Tropical Depression 5 are back in Louisiana, bringing flash flood watches to much of Louisiana. National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Bannan (BAN-uhn) says the slow-moving low was north of Baton Rouge by Tuesday afternoon. A flash flood watch extended as far southwest as... more »
  • US is Toughening Scrutiny of Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 8:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government said Monday it is toughening environmental reviews for all new deepwater oil drilling, ending an easy path to oil riches that allowed BP to drill its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico with little federal scrutiny. The step is meant to help redress a... more »
  • 2010-11 Hunting Regulations Pamphlet is Available

    August 16, 2010 4:54 PM

    The 2010-11 Hunting Regulations pamphlet is available on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Web site at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/regulation s. The pamphlet includes the 2010-11 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) regulations, WMA lottery hunts and physically challenged hunts, deer season dates, mandatory deer tagging information, and information on license... more »
  • Gulf Driller to Light Up Cigar After Job is Done

    August 15, 2010 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man with pinpoint accuracy who is drilling the relief well meant to plug BP's runaway well is looking forward to finishing his mission and celebrating with a cigar, a dinner party with his crew and a trip somewhere quiet to unwind with his wife. John... more »
  • `Toy Story 3' is highest-grossing animated film

    August 13, 2010 10:01 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Toy Story 3" is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The third movie in the Pixar series about cowboy Woody, space ranger Buzz Lightyear and the toys' owner, Andy, has crossed more than $920 million at box offices worldwide since opening June 18, according... more »
  • Lafayette House Is "Green," First of It's Kind In Southeast U.S.

    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 »
  • Marsh Across the LA Coast is Healing Itself

    August 11, 2010 6:51 PM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in the bay where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans coated in oil from the massive Gulf oil spill. More than a dozen scientists interviewed by... more »
  • Social Network MySpace is Revamping its Home Page

    August 11, 2010 5:49 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The once-dominant social network MySpace is revamping its home page. It's looking a little more like its more popular and populous rival, Facebook, even as it attempts to set itself apart. In simplifying its user home page, MySpace is making users' stream wider and more prominent.... more »
  • Crabs provide evidence that oil is tainting Gulf food

    August 9, 2010 9:05 PM

    BARATARIA, La. (AP) - To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to... more »
  • College Tuition Is Going Up

    August 4, 2010 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges, under a newly passed law that allows the hikes in exchange for... more »
  • `Glee' co-creator says Paul McCartney is a big fan

    August 2, 2010 9:20 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy says he thought he was being "punked" when a fan note arrived from Paul McCartney. But Murphy discovered that the pop legend is indeed an admirer of the hit Fox TV show and wants his music to be part of it.... more »
  • Testing for gulf spill kill effort is delayed

    August 2, 2010 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says engineers have delayed until Tuesday a test on whether it can begin pumping mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of choking it for good. The company said in a statement Monday the test was pushed back a day after a... more »
  • Dispersant is Less Toxic Than Oil Alone

    August 2, 2010 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new federal study of chemical dispersants used to break up oil in the Gulf of Mexico shows that when mixed with oil, the dispersant is less toxic to aquatic life than oil alone. The study also show that when mixed with oil, the dispersant used in... more »
  • "Dead Zone" in the Gulf is One of the Largest Ever Measured

    August 2, 2010 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say this year that the "dead zone" area that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever measured. The large area of low oxygen that chokes marine life comes in addition to the massive BP oil spill. Microbes that... more »
  • Coast Guard is Investigating an Oil Spill in Locust Bayou

    July 29, 2010 6:43 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is investigating an oil spill in Locust Bayou. It says about 2,400 gallons of light crude oil spilled from an above-ground storage facility owned by Energy 21, and about 500 gallons got into the water. The spill was reported Thursday near Point... more »
  • BP Cleanup Worker From Acadiana Is Missing

    July 26, 2010 6:13 PM

    Tonight a BP cleanup worker from Acadiana is missing. Deputies in Grand Isle are looking for Brandon Mouton of Eunice. He was last seen Thursday morning at eight on a barge. The Coast Guard says they've stopped searching because it's being classified as a missing person because... more »
  • Nissan is Recalling 51,100 Cube Hatchbacks

    July 26, 2010 4:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Nissan is recalling 51,100 of its Cube hatchbacks in the United States and Canada because of possible problems with fuel spilling during rear end collisions. In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan Motor Co. said Monday tests conducted by NHTSA safety regulators found... more »
  • Woman's Foundation, Inc. is Celebrating its 30th Anniversary

    July 22, 2010 5:20 PM

    Woman's Foundation, Inc. is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. The Foundation is a local non-profit organization, whose mission statement is "to promote the total well-being of women and their families". In their 30 years they have served 450,000 people throughout Acadiana. The Woman's Foundation, Inc. has contributed to the... more »
  • McCray is Returning to New Orleans

    July 22, 2010 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Defensive end Bobby McCray is returning to New Orleans only one month after the Saints unexpectedly waived him. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says McCray signed a one-year contract on Thursday, the same day fifth-round draft choice Matt Tennant signed a four-year deal. McCray, a six-year... more »
  • ...THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT...

    July 22, 2010 2:51 PM

    Update: HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A missing baby who was inside a car when it was stolen Thursday has been found safe and reunited with her mother. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE HARRIS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT. A 3 MONTH OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN... more »
  • Jindal Is Stressing That The BP Oil Spill Is Far From Over

    July 20, 2010 5:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is stressing that the BP oil spill is far from over for Louisiana, even if the well is capped. Jindal held a news conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, just after another of his aerial tours of Gulf waters. He said tens of... more »
  • Seepage detected two miles from BP's oil cap is coming from another well.

    July 20, 2010 4:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government's oil spill chief says seepage detected two miles from BP's oil cap is coming from another well. There are two wells within two miles of BP's blowout, one that has been abandoned and another that is not in production. There around 27,000 abandoned wells... more »
  • Oil Well Is Leaking At The Top

    July 19, 2010 3:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House spokesman says BP's ruptured oil well is leaking at the top, along with seepage about two miles away. Robert Gibbs also says officials are monitoring bubbles that can be seen on an underwater camera. Leaks could mean the cap on the well has to... more »
  • BP To Start Choking Off Oil Gusher

    July 14, 2010 5:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government gave BP the green light Wednesday to try choking off the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher with an untested metal cap after a daylong delay to satisfy worries about whether the project might make the leak worse. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said... more »
  • YMCA Is Now Known Officially As Just "The Y"

    July 12, 2010 3:48 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - The YMCA is now known officially as just "the Y." The Chicago-based U.S. nonprofit announced Monday that it is changing both its logo and name to "the Y," marking its first branding change in 43 years. The switch comes after more than two years of research indicated... more »
  • RANT: Do You Think Arizona's Law Is Unconstitutional

    July 6, 2010 5:17 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) - The federal government took a momentous step into the immigration debate Tuesday when it filed a lawsuit seeking to throw out Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants, calling it a law that blatantly violates the Constitution. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Phoenix sets the stage for... more »
  • Jimmy Buffett Is Just Another Mad Gulf Coast Native

    July 6, 2010 4:17 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Singer Jimmy Buffett is just another mad Gulf Coast native when it comes to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but with an exception: He's got millions of fans and a way to help lift spirits over the seemingly endless crisis. Buffett and his Coral Reefer... more »
  • Oil Found In Texas Is Indeed From Spill

    July 6, 2010 3:15 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Test results confirmed Tuesday that all the tar balls found over the weekend on beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast are from the Gulf oil spill, officials said. Officials first announced Monday that five gallons of tar balls had been found Saturday on the Bolivar Peninsula -... more »
  • Mississippi Sound Is Now Completely Closed

    July 2, 2010 11:15 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Sound is now completely closed to all commercial and recreational fishing. On Thursday night, the state Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality closed the last open portion of Mississippi's territorial marine waters. Any fish, shrimp, crabs or oysters caught in... more »
  • BP Is Moving Extremely Cautiously With Relief Well

    June 28, 2010 11:31 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - BP says the rig drilling the relief well that's the best hope of stopping the Gulf oil spill has made it within about 20 feet horizontally of the blown-out well that's gushing crude. BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells said Monday that the rig is going to... 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 »
  • New Gulf Spill Cleanup Head Says Job is to Listen

    June 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who inherited the Gulf oil spill response from BP's embattled CEO said Wednesday that Americans have been too quick to blame his company for the environmental disaster now in its third month. "I'm somewhat concerned there is a bit of a rush to justice... more »
  • Idol is Coming to The Big Easy

    June 21, 2010 9:10 PM

    Once again, aspiring singers will have the incredible opportunity to audition in cities across the country to become the next American Idol as the No. 1 show on television begins auditions for its milestone 10th season on Saturday, July 17 in Nashville, TN. The search for the next singing superstar... more »
  • "Cyberbullying" is now a misdemeanor in La

    June 21, 2010 3:42 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers have unanimously agreed to create the misdemeanor crime of "cyberbullying" - to ban harassing or intimidating someone under the age of 18 by text message, e-mail or posts on social networking sites like Facebook. The House and Senate gave final passage to the bill (House Bill 1259) by... more »
  • Biking and walking is on the rise

    June 16, 2010 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration more than doubled transportation spending on bicycling and walking last year as it seeks to coax Americans out of their cars, according to a Federal Highway Administration report released Wednesday. Spending on biking and walking projects rose from less than $600 million in 2008... more »
  • Obama: Drilling Moratorium is Necessary

    June 15, 2010 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he understands the difficulties stemming from a six-month moratorium on new permits for deepwater drilling but tells the nation that he has to ensure the safety of those who work on the oil rigs at sea. Obama on Tuesday said he had proposed... more »
  • Prince is getting a lifetime achievement honor

    June 15, 2010 1:10 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - This month's BET Awards will be a royal affair: Prince is getting a lifetime achievement honor. The 52-year-old joins the likes of James Brown, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and Al Green in being honored by the BET Awards, which will celebrate its 10th year in Los... more »
  • Young Girl is 20th Ark. Flash Flood Victim Found

    June 14, 2010 10:59 PM

    LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) - Crews on Monday found the body of a young girl who was the 20th victim of a flash flood that devastated a popular Arkansas campground, but they continued searching because it wasn't clear whether the girl was the last person reported missing. Officials had said earlier... more »
  • LA National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad

    June 14, 2010 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. Tresa L. Allemang, a guard spokeswoman in Iraq, says in an e-mail that the 199th Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took over garrison command earlier this month. Lt.... more »
  • UPDATE: Lafayette Man Killed-Son is Suspect

    June 7, 2010 11:13 AM

    UPDATE: The Webster Parish Sheriff's office has reported that they have located Timothy Rogers, he was found in their parish deceased from an apparent self-inflected gunshot. --------------------------- At 5:00 A.M. this morning, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's office received a call from Webster Parish Sheriff's office concerning Timothy Rogers,... more »
  • Coast is Clear According to Mississippi Gov.

    June 6, 2010 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The governor of Mississippi says his state is not as bad off as its neighbors when it comes to the oil spill. Gov. Haley Barbour said on "Fox News Sunday" that "we have had virtually no oil" wash up on the Mississippi coast. He says media reports... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School Employee Is Accused Of Embezzling

    June 3, 2010 7:08 PM

    A Lafayette Parish School employee is accused tonight of embezzling more than $50,000 dollars. 59 year old Carol Thomas was charged with theft, injuring public records, public payroll fraud, obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. Thomas supervised the extended learning program for the school board. Police analyzed... more »
  • Oil. How dangerous is it?

    June 3, 2010 4:24 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Oil has now washed up on the beaches of three Gulf states. How dangerous is it? Not very. At least that's what health experts say when it comes to encounters with small amounts of oil by beachgoers. Government doctors say that if oil gets on bare skin,... more »
  • Federal Government Is Sending BP A $69 Million Bill

    June 3, 2010 3:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the federal government is sending BP a $69 million bill Thursday for costs so far in its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the bill is the first to be sent to the oil company, which... more »
  • Oil Is Hitting Mississippi For The First Time

    June 1, 2010 5:49 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says oil is hitting the state for the first time. Barbour said Tuesday that a two-mile long, three-feet wide strand of caramel-colored oil has been found on Petit Bois (Peh-tee Bwah) Island, a barrier island near the Mississippi-Alabama border. The discovery... more »
  • BP is in the middle of its first major pipe cut

    June 1, 2010 1:36 PM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen is saying that BP is in the middle of its first major pipe cut in the company's latest bid to contain the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Allen, the national incident commander, said Tuesday that it could be... more »
  • BP Does Not Know How Much Oil is Contained in Reservoir

    May 30, 2010 6:29 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP spokesman John Curry says the company does not know how much oil is contained in the vast reservoir nearly three miles beneath the seafloor. Curry said Sunday that the company didn't have time to properly analyze how much was in the discovery well. He says... more »
  • Oil Spill Frustration is Rampant

    May 25, 2010 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil spill frustration is rampant. The White House is being pounded for not acting more aggressively in the month-old oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The administration is hitting back, mostly at BP. Louisiana is threatening to take matters into its own hands. The truth... more »
  • State Not Waiting For Approval to Protect Coast

    May 23, 2010 8:15 PM

    ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state is not waiting for federal approval to begin building sand barriers to protect the coastline from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Jindal's defiant comments Sunday came as oil pushed at least 12 miles into the heart... more »
  • Scientists Waiting Anxiously To See Where Oil Slick Is Heading

    May 19, 2010 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists waited anxiously Wednesday to see where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico might be heading as efforts to contain the spill proved elusive. Tar balls that had floated ashore in the Florida Keys were not linked to the spill, the Coast Guard said... more »
  • Son of Huey P. Long Missing

    May 13, 2010 11:47 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say the son of former Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long is missing. Police say 88-year-old Palmer R. Long Sr. was last seen about 9 a.m. Wednesday leaving his residence in south Shreveport and heading to Minden. Long was driving a white Mercedes Benz E350.... more »
  • Black Bear Is Now In The Monroe Zoo

    May 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana black bear that strayed into human territory one time too many is now in the Monroe Zoo. Police and the state wildlife agents caught the 350-pound, 5-year-old animal Tuesday in woods within a mile of a major highway through Lafayette. Maria Davidson, large carnivore... more »
  • UPDATE: Simmesport Gas Station Fire is Out

    April 27, 2010 6:23 PM

    A large fire at Maddie's Truck Sop in Simmesport is forcing the closure of Highway One. It started at 10:30 this morning. a Preliminary investigation suggest it started as an electrical fire. Several businesses were evacuated, including a nursing home and two daycares. In addition all nearby... more »
  • Chemin Metarie: Is It A Dangerous Intersection?

    April 19, 2010 4:20 PM

    A KATC viewer writes: "I have anxiously awaited the opening of the the new Ambassador Caffery extention knowing it would drastically cut down on the thru traffic on my road, which it has. HOWEVER, the intersection they created at Chemin Metairie and Ambassador is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!" Do you think... more »
  • LA Receiving $81.4 Million To Fix Hwy Damage From Hurricanes

    April 14, 2010 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is receiving $81.4 million in emergency federal funding to fix highway damage from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. The state Department of Transportation and Development says $74.5 million will go to fix damage from Katrina and Rita. The other $7 million is being... more »

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