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  • After Almost 3 Months, Flood Victims Still Need Help Repairing Damage

    June 1, 2012 11:13 PM

    It's almost three months since parts of Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes experienced devastating flash flooding. And still, many homes sit with water damage and the owners are left without the help they need to clean it up. "Behind this wall we know there's mold and mildew and that's... 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 »
  • Six Months After the April 20 Deepwater Horizon Explosion

    October 20, 2010 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The crude has stopped gushing and coastlines are largely clear of the thick goo that washed ashore for months, but the impact of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history will no doubt linger for years. Six months after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon... more »
  • Former NO housing CFO gets 46 months

    October 7, 2010 9:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former chief financial officer with the Housing Authority of New Orleans has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison. Elias Castellanos, who now lives in Prescott Valley, Ariz., pleaded guilty in September 2009 to embezzling $900,000 from the public housing agency. U.S. District... more »
  • Opry returns to fixed-up digs 6 months after flood

    September 28, 2010 9:46 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Grand Ole Opry has ended its itinerant ways and returned home. A host of country music's enduring legends joined some of today's biggest names on stage Tuesday night to kick off the "Country Comes Home" celebration. They began with a stirring rendition of "Will The... more »
  • National Lampoon CEO gets 45 months for conspiracy

    September 8, 2010 10:02 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The former CEO of entertainment company National Lampoon Inc. has been sentenced in Philadelphia to nearly four years in prison in a stock price manipulation scheme. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Daniel Laikin plotted to artificially inflate the company's stock price by paying people to buy shares. They... 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 »
  • Months of Contention Over the Deployment of Equipment to Cleanup Oil

    August 13, 2010 3:50 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal and coastal Louisiana officials say they're moving toward an agreement that could end months of contention with federal authorities over the deployment of equipment to cleanup oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Friday's announcement came after Jindal and other parish leaders met in... more »
  • Coastal Region Economically And Environmentally Will Take Months Rather Than Years To Restore

    June 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Obama's point man overseeing the cleanup of the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico expects a plan to restore the coastal region economically and environmentally will take months rather than years. U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says there are already numerous studies that... more »
  • Birds Migrating Toward The Gulf Of Mexico In Coming Months

    June 29, 2010 11:32 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill prompts a new push to quickly increase wetlands habitat for birds migrating toward the Gulf of Mexico. "More than 50 million migratory birds traveling south in coming months will instinctively head toward the marshes and coastlands of the northern Gulf... more »
  • Federal tax incentives for home buyers extended three months

    June 16, 2010 3:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to give home buyers an extra three months to finish qualifying for federal tax incentives that boosted home sales this spring. The move by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would give buyers until Sept. 30 to complete their purchases and... more »
  • Road Closed: La 93 from Lafayette to Cankton

    October 30, 2009 9:08 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, November 4, 2009, La 93 in St. Landry Parish from the Lafayette Parish Line to the North city limits of Cankton will have intermittent lane closures for the next two months, weather permitting, while crews cold plane the existing asphaltic concrete pavement, patch, stabilize the base course, and... more »

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