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  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

    July 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive... more »
  • Lt. Melissa Cummings St.Mary Parish's Deputy of the Month for July '13

    September 5, 2013 8:38 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputies occasionally are called to act in a manner beyond routine expectations. The Deputy of the Month Award is presented to an employee of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office who exemplifies that standard. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert recognizes Lieutenant Melissa Cummings... more »
  • Jindal heading to New Mexico later this month

    April 17, 2012 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Secure in his second term, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is continuing to help other Republican candidates and organizations with their fundraising efforts. Jindal is scheduled to attend an April 27 luncheon to raise dollars for the Republican Party of New Mexico. An invitation... more »
  • 3rd month in a row, floods foil tree planting plan

    March 26, 2012 5:49 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - For the third month in a row, flooding has foiled plans to plant 10,000 hardwood trees along streams to restore part of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge. But the flooding is what was intended in the nation's largest flood plain restoration project, Chris Rice of... more »
  • Factory Output Grows for 5th Straight Month in January

    February 16, 2011 9:22 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Factories produced more goods for the fifth straight month in January as strong auto sales spurred demand for new cars and trucks. But overall industrial production fell for the first time in 19 months. The Federal Reserve says output by the nation's factories, mines and utilities dipped... more »
  • Wholesale Prices Rise for 7th Straight Month

    February 16, 2011 9:12 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Wholesale prices rose sharply in January due to higher costs for gas, pharmaceuticals and other goods. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, wholesale prices rose by the most since October 2008. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the Producer Price Index rose by 0.8 percent last... more »
  • I-49 Crash Turns Deadly

    January 23, 2011 1:19 PM

    A three month old is dead after a single vehicle accident on I-49 Saturday. A van carrying 10 people...four adults and six children flipped over after the driver lost control. Everyone inside was ejected from the van including a three month old child. Two people were listed in critical... more »
  • Did you know it's National Adoption Awareness Month!!

    November 22, 2010 9:30 AM

    It's National Adoption Awareness Month! There is a need for foster/adoptive parents in the Lafayette Region. The LA Department of Children and Family Services are excited to have had 640 foster care adoptions in the in the State of Louisiana. For more information on adoption/foster parents visit, more »
  • Woman Rescued from Filthy Shed Last Month Dies

    November 19, 2010 8:00 AM

    BAYOU BLUE, La. (AP) - A 69-year-old woman who was hospitalized last month after Lafourche Parish authorities found her living in filthy conditions has died. The Lafourche Sheriff's says in Thibodaux that the woman, Faye Miller, died Tuesday afternoon, less than three weeks after she was released from a specialized... more »
  • Alzheimer's Disease - FREE memory screening day today

    November 16, 2010 6:23 AM

    As you may know, November is Alzheimer's disease awareness month.The Alzheimer's foundation of America is hosting national memory screening day today. NMSD provides free, confidential memory screenings to individuals concerned about memory loss with the objective of early detection and intervention, with a goal of ensuring a diagnosis early... more »
  • 2 Indicted in Death of 16-Month-Old Girl

    November 11, 2010 7:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Addis man and a Baton Rouge woman as principals to second-degree murder in the 2007 beating death of the woman's 16-month-old daughter. A state judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for the child's mother, Shaelsie Jason, who is currently... more »
  • Water Theft Cost Opelousas $25,000 a Month

    September 21, 2010 7:55 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Officials say about 700 accounts, representing about 10 percent of all customers in Opelousas, have not been paying for water use, costing the city up to $25,000 a month. An electronic water metering system is finally up and running and the residents are now being required... more »
  • Second Harvest Food Bank-Hunger Action Month Kick Off

    August 31, 2010 11:19 AM

    Community leaders Second Harvest Food Bank member agency representatives and others gathered August 31 to reflect on the achievements of the greater Lafayette community and Second Harvest Food Bank in the five years following Hurricane Rita, and share the outlook for the fight against hunger in south Louisiana. Second Harvest... more »
  • Moratorium in its 3rd Month

    August 18, 2010 4:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ban on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is in its third month and the forecasts of thousands of lost jobs in Louisiana just haven't materialized. Why not? And could it still happen? It's a worry for the state's economy, for sure, and... more »
  • 7th Straight Month of Job Creation-Good Sign for the Economy

    August 6, 2010 12:09 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is hailing the seventh straight month of private job creation as a good sign for the economy. But he says the progress "needs to come faster." The president spoke at Gelberg Signs, a small business in Washington, D.C., that is expanding and hiring workers.... more »
  • Judge Refused To Delay Decision To Strike Down Moratorium

    June 24, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge in New Orleans has refused to delay his decision to strike down a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to stay his ruling while... more »
  • Month into Gulf Spill, Fishermen See Bleak Future

    May 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's been a month since a blown-out well started spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but the people who rely on those waters to make a living are just starting to realize the scope of the devastation. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig,... more »
  • DSS Kicks Off Adoption Month With Celebration at Governor's Mansion

    November 6, 2009 1:48 PM

    Events planned across state all month BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) will celebrate the 451 families who made adoptive commitments to 582 Louisiana children over the past year at the 11th Annual Adoption Celebration today (Friday, November 6) beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the... more »

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