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  • Angola prison rodeo hits half-century mark

    April 26, 2014 2:03 PM

    ANGOLA, La. (AP) - They're often thrown like rag dolls or risk being gored by bucking bulls and broncos. But in those few seconds in the spotlight of the rodeo, they are part of the world again. Some of Louisiana's most violent criminals are the stars of the Angola Prison... more »
  • Baton Rouge to mark start of 2014 with a stick

    December 30, 2013 6:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New York City drops a crystal ball. In New Orleans, it's a fleur-de-lis. For the first time, Baton Rouge will mark the start of the year with, what else, a red stick. The Advocate reported the city's official New Year's celebration, Red Stick Revelry, will... more »
  • Former Priest Arrested, Neighbors Say They Had "Suspicions"

    March 23, 2012 7:33 PM

    A former priest, living in Duson, is now accused of sexually abusing children while working for the church. 56-year-old Mark Broussard is charged with two counts of aggravated rape and 52 counts of sexual battery, after the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said a 34-year-old man came forward and accused the... more »
  • 4 parades mark Fat Tuesday

    February 21, 2012 10:55 AM

    Four Mardi Gras parades were rolling across the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Diamonds rolls through Bay St. Louis at 1 p.m. At the same time, South Mississippi's largest parade - the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Parade - will take to the streets in Biloxi, followed... more »
  • Brees Sets Passing Mark, Saints Top Falcons 45-16

    December 27, 2011 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints' locker room. It was quite a night for Brees and the Saints - a record and a rout. Brees set... more »
  • UL Researchers Find Gator Fat Makes a Good Biodiesel

    August 23, 2011 11:57 PM

    The hiss of an alligator could soon have something to do with the hum of a diesel engine. Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have found that gator fat, which is typically thrown out at meat processing plants, makes great biodiesel. "Everybody's buzzing about putting a gator... more »
  • Social Services Gets Poor Mark in Audit

    May 10, 2011 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Social Services received a "D" grade for the way it policed programs under its jurisdiction in the last fiscal year, according to a legislative auditor's report released Monday. The report cited nine areas, in which auditors found poor financial controls in... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty to bribery plot

    February 18, 2011 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a former New Orleans city official in a kickback scheme involving contracts for the city's crime surveillance program. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Dwaine Hodges helped a businessman, Mark St. Pierre, funnel payoffs to Anthony Jones, who... more »
  • New School Board President

    January 5, 2011 7:00 PM

    Tonight three new members of the Lafayette Parish School Board were sworn into office. Board members then unanimously elected Mark Babineaux as school board president. This is the first time since 2007 the board has had a new president.
  • Mark Twain is back on the best-seller lists

    October 19, 2010 3:59 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - It's never too late: Mark Twain is back on the best-seller lists. Pre-orders for the first of three planned volumes of his autobiography, released in full upon the centennial of Twain's death, have for the past few days placed the book in the top five... more »
  • The Mark W. Graham Foundation Golf Tournament

    October 18, 2010 9:47 AM

    The Mark W. Graham Foundation Golf Tournament will be at the The Wetlands on Saturday October 30th. Registration begins 8:30am and Tee-Off is at 10:30am. This is a 3-man scramble, sponsors and players are wanted. All the proceeds are to benefit local area high school seniors and soldiers who... more »
  • John Lennon's Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Parole

    September 7, 2010 5:27 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York parole board has decided not to release Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon nearly 30 years ago. The board made the decision after interviewing him today by teleconference at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New... more »
  • Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

    August 16, 2010 11:52 PM

    No doubt about it some will have their reservations about eating seafood from the Gulf in the wake of the crude disaster, but there are efforts underway at the state and federal levels to ensure oil does not make it to the marketplace. Waters open to commercial fishing are... more »
  • Saints add Mark Bradley to the Roster

    August 6, 2010 11:16 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to contract terms with free agent wide receiver Mark Bradley. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the move on Friday, says the club has a one-year deal with the five-year veteran and has waived receiver Matt Simon to make... more »
  • Vermilion Parish police jury blocks delay in tax election

    February 18, 2010 7:27 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage... more »
  • Patterson couple charged with cruelty to a Juvenile

    December 18, 2009 5:04 PM

    Mark Joseph Derouen, 24 yoa and Ashley Derouen, 23 yoa of 111 Marin Ln, Patterson, La, have been arrested on warrants charging them each with one count of Cruelty to a Juvenile, following a week long investigation into abuse and neglect of a 3 year old . The child is... more »
  • Obama Meets with Simonton President to Discuss Energy Efficiency Issues

    December 16, 2009 9:38 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »

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