TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Barreling through the presidential campaign's competitive states, President Barack Obama will detour deep in the South on Labor Day, long enough to offer a presence and promises of help to those flooded out by Hurricane Isaac. Obama will mix politics and presidential empathy on a holiday... more »
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting at an area campground that left a New Iberia teen dead. Sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Ryan Turner tells The Advertiser the shooting took place around 9 p.m. Monday at the KOC Kampground in New Iberia. Turner says... more »
Labor Day will forever have a new meaning for Shannon Bourque of Breaux Bridge, who went into labor early Monday morning.
By 8:00 a.m., she had given birth to her second child, Laison, who weighed in at 8 lbs 5 oz.
"I'm just so glad that he's out... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is celebrating Labor Day in Detroit, previewing his ideas for job creation and economic growth at a rally with thousands of supportive labor union members. Obama's speech at an annual event sponsored by the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO was serving as a dress rehearsal for... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are gearing up to saturate the streets this Labor Day weekend in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities during a holiday that is considered especially dangerous for motorists. Jamie Ainsworth, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, tells The... more »
Louisiana State Police had an increased number of troopers on patrol this Labor Day holiday. This extra allocation in manpower was due to overtime availability made possible by federal grants via the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Louisiana State Police investigated zero fatality crashes this Labor Day weekend. Last year, there... more »
WASHINGTON — BP aims to permanently seal the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well in the second week of September, a US official said Thursday, as pressure concerns further delayed final "bottom kill" operations.
"We should be looking somewhere in the week after Labor Day," US spill chief Thad... more »