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  • Trial postponed for alleged N.O. drug ring members

    May 23, 2013 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the trial of several alleged members of a violent New Orleans drug ring, including a man once described by police as one of the city's most dangerous criminals. That man, alleged ringleader Telly Hankton, and 12 other defendants were indicted last... more »
  • Program Helps Service Members Keep Their Pets

    March 8, 2013 4:26 PM

    Instead of giving up their dogs for good, a foster program is helping service men and women come home to their pets. Staff Sergeant Bethany Morgan-Taylor is back at Fort Polk after serving a tour overseas. Her dogs have been living in Lafayette with a foster parent through a... more »
  • Council members to seek 2nd vote on sewer buyout

    December 26, 2012 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen said they intend to place back on the council's agenda the proposed $6 million buyout plan for Scotlandville residents living next to a foul-smelling sewage treatment plant. The proposed deal to relocate 44 Scotlandville families and build a buffer... more »
  • Jindal pitches outsourcing to school board members

    November 8, 2012 5:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is seeking to rally support from local school boards in his push to outsource a public employee health insurance plan. The Jindal administration says it sent out a letter this week to school board members, describing the nearly $7 million in savings... more »
  • 3 DC Council members call on Mayor Gray to resign

    July 12, 2012 5:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday that he still believes he's the best person to lead the city despite revelations that he was elected with the help of a $650,000 in illicit funds, and he said he has no plans to resign. Three members of... more »
  • 2 New Orleans Council members skip meeting

    May 16, 2012 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans City Council members are staying away from the latest council meeting - effectively blocking the council from conducting business. Jon Johnson and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell had walked out of a council meeting earlier this month. With one council vacancy unfilled, the council had too... more »
  • Board members oppose program changes

    April 6, 2012 11:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two Lafayette Parish School Board members say they aren't happy with Superintendent Pat Cooper's plan to change the mission of the district's newest high school, Thibodaux Career and Technical High School. The Advocate reports board members Mark Allen Babineaux and Rae Trahan said Wednesday that they... more »
  • Members of deficit-reduction panel meet in private

    September 15, 2011 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress' debt reduction supercommittee said Thursday that their assignment of finding ways to reduce government red ink won't be simple. Emerging from a private breakfast meeting among the panel's members, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, told reporters: "We know that it will not be fun. We... more »
  • Members of NC church facing deportation after stop

    June 16, 2011 10:58 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - More than two dozen members of a Raleigh church are facing deportation after a traffic stop in Louisiana based on what their supporters say was illegal racial profiling rather than reasonable suspicion. Members of the Buen Pastor church and their supporters are planning a vigil in... more »
  • Lafayette Housing Authority Board members met Wednesday

    October 21, 2010 6:50 AM

    Three Lafayette Housing Authority Board members met for the first time Wednesday since being reinstated. Joe Dennis, Leon Simmons and John Freeman heard from auditors who drafted the unfavorable report for the housing authority. That report led to most of the board members being dismissed by city Parish President Joey... more »
  • Sentencing Delayed for Head of Defunct Movie Studio for Selling Nonexisting Tax Credits to Members of the Saints

    September 29, 2010 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sentencing is being delayed until Jan. 19 for the head of a defunct movie studio who pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. On May 13, Wayne Read pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds... more »
  • Council Members set to Hear Former Housing Authority Board Members

    September 21, 2010 5:57 PM

    Lafayette council members will hear from three men dismissed last month from the Lafayette housing authority board tonight. Joe Dennis, John Freeman Jr and Leon Simmons are listed on the council agenda. They say they were unfairly let go following a questionable audit of the housing authority. ... more »
  • 2 Members of Lousiana Cocaine Ring Sentenced

    July 2, 2010 9:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two members of a Lafayette-area cocaine trafficking group have been sentenced to federal prison. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Roderick G. Aaron, of Opelousas, to 20 years in prison and 29-year-old Monique J. Roberts, of Opelousas, to four years and nine months.... more »
  • Obama Meets With Family Members of Those Who Lost Their Lives In Rig Explosion

    June 10, 2010 5:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Family members of the 11 men killed in the Gulf oil rig explosion say they're satisfied President Barack Obama and lawmakers will help them get just compensation for their loss. Widows, parents and other relatives spoke at a news conference Thursday with senators who want to change... more »
  • House Members Expect A Full Day Of Haggling Over The $25 Billion Budget

    June 4, 2010 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House members expect a full day of haggling over the $25 billion budget bill to pay for state operations next year. House debate on the budget began Friday morning. The House and Senate remain in a near-stalemate over financing plans. To make the numbers work... more »
  • 4,400 Members of the U.S. Military Have Died in Iraq War

    June 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    As of Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at least 4,400 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,486 military personnel died as a result... more »
  • Service To Honor 11 Lost Crew Members of Deepwater Horizon

    May 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    Transocean on May 25 will hold a memorial service to honor the 11 lost crew members of the Deepwater Horizon. The service will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi starting at 1 p.m. CDT. The event will be a time of remembrance and honor, bringing... more »
  • Blue Cross to Cover H1N1and Seasonal Flu Vaccines

    November 19, 2009 11:55 AM

    Blue Cross to Cover H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Seasonal Flu Vaccines For Individual Members and Fully Insured Group Members Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) will cover the administration of H1N1 (swine) flu and seasonal flu vaccinations for its members. All individual members and fully insured group members... more »
  • FACEBOOK will memorialize profiles of dead members

    October 28, 2009 10:02 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Even when you're gone, your Facebook profile can live on. Facebook reminded users this week that it will "memorialize" profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it. The site will remove contact information and bar people from logging in as the deceased person.... more »

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