AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home. The latest is Texas Gov.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A long-brewing battle over the volume of music blasting out of French Quarter bars is going before New Orleans City Council members. A council committee on Tuesday was set to review a proposed ordinance governing the placement of loudspeakers in Quarter businesses. It's the latest attempt... more »
CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - The first two days of Louisiana's white-shrimp season produced wide-ranging catches for Terrebonne Parish shrimpers. In Chauvin, Lilly Bishop told The Courier that there were some nice sized shrimp in the catch she and boyfriend Darren Martin brought back to sell, but the volume was low.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state health department will reshuffle dollars within its budget to fill a $19 million shortfall that has emerged in the state's Medicaid program, without making new budget cuts, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday. Also, the Department of Health and Hospitals plans to reverse cuts... more »
Lafayette police are still searching for suspects in the murder of a UL freshmen.
20-year old Kenny Donnelly, a member of the National Guard from Alexandria was killed after being attacked in his home on Mckinley Street Thursday.
A roommate of his, also 20 years old and from... more »
A Massachusetts congressman is asking BP to accept the government's latest estimate of how much oil spewed from the company's blown-out Gulf well as a basis to determine how much it may face in civil fines. Rep. Ed Markey sent a letter Wednesday to the head of BP's U.S. operations... more »
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The risky effort to contain the Gulf oil gusher hit a snag Wednesday when a saw became stuck in a thick pipe on a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the goal was to free the saw and... more »
ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP hopes to know by Thursday afternoon whether its latest attempt to plug a blown-out undersea well with heavy mud may finally slow the oil that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC was pumping heavy mud into the leaking well off Louisiana's coast... more »