Concordia Parish - Last night, a crash involving two vehicles killed a man from Ferriday, LA that was not wearing his seatbelt. Two juveniles, in his vehicle, were also injured that were not properly restrained. The driver of the other vehicle is suspected of driving while impaired.
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GARY, Ind. (AP) - U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off the mill's access to vital iron ore. The company says in a letter to its customers that it has idled the Gary Works complex's blast furnaces... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - At the end of the day Wednesday, the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass to an African American pastor for the first time. The nation's largest Protestant denomination voted Tuesday to elect the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. to lead them. It's an important step... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Defense Department for failing to create a searchable database of medals recipients, a potential solution to identifying and prosecuting people who falsely claim to have received the honors. Witnesses from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a privately run medals database joined... more »
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - State officials say thousands of dead fish floating at the mouth of a shipping channel likely died from a seasonal lack of oxygen - and not the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Bettween 5,000 and 15,000 dead fish were found Sunday, collected in pockets of spill... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The first firm evidence of what likely caused the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil blowout - a devastating sequence of equipment failures - drives home a central unsettling point about America's oil industry: key safety features at tens of thousands of U.S. offshore rigs are barely regulated.... more »