PARIS (AP) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's legal problems are not over. French judges decided Wednesday not to drop pimping charges against the former International Monetary Fund chief, according to his lawyers, who had sought to have the case thrown out. They quickly vowed to appeal. Strauss-Kahn, 63, is fresh off a... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL plans to keep looking at plays from recent seasons after a league investigation found the New Orleans Saints paid bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games. League spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday the NFL... more »
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The role of black Civil War troops in gaining the freedom of black Americans was pushed to a distant corner of the national memory for decades. But the little-known story of the more than 200,000 blacks who served in the Union forces is one that... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor after the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks underground, settling for the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana and parish officials are getting almost all the fresh water they can into southeastern wetlands to try to keep out oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill.
Chris Macaluso of the state Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration says the Davis Pond diversion... more »
GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - The Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has received a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to keep Tony the tiger. Maria Davidson, the department's large carnivore program manager, told The Advocate the permit was needed after a 2006 legislative action gave... more »
Due to the creation of a new board, "Keep Lafayette Beautiful," a local affiliate of the national litter control organization keep America beautiful, three (3) positions are available to serve on the Keep Lafayette Beautiful board of directors for a two-year term. The board of directors will serve as an... more »