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  • Jennings to name center for slain officer

    April 12, 2014 2:44 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The City Council is moving ahead with plans to name the city's new police training facility in honor of an officer who died in the line of duty. Mayor Terry Duhon told The American Press that the request to name a national guard armory for officer... more »
  • Wife drowned at start of S La rampage buried without name of husband who killed her

    December 31, 2013 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mourners are remembering the first person killed in a rampage across two Louisiana parishes last week. Forty-three-year-old Denise Perry's funeral was held Monday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Miss. Her obituary dropped the name of the husband who authorities said strangled and drowned her,... more »
  • What's in a Name? One Man's Struggle to Gain an Identity

    October 25, 2012 11:55 PM

    Your identity not only defines who you are, but is necessary in every day life. But one man in St. Martinville was born without a legal name and the woman who took him in -- the woman he calls mom --- has tried for 19 years to give him an... more »
  • Covington council to name acting mayor

    September 11, 2012 7:37 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Covington City Council will officially appoint Council President Sam O'Keefe as acting mayor while Mayor Mike Cooper continues his recovery from emergency surgery. Cooper underwent colon surgery Aug. 28. While successful, officials say he continues to recover at the hospital. He hopes to be discharged... more »
  • Rainbow Casino to change name

    June 11, 2012 5:24 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg will take on the Isle of Capri brand next year, the owners say. The Vicksburg Post reports that the information was contained in the St. Louis-based gaming and entertainment company's quarterly financial report. The change will take effect by the end... more »
  • Atchafalya Bridge has Second Name

    October 2, 2011 1:39 PM

    Some call it the Long Bridge, the Basin Bridge, or the Almost Home Bridge. We're talking of course about the bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin, KATC'S Chris Welty found out what the bridges name really is. Everyday, thousands of cars drive the 18 and a half miles over the... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Domestic Dispute

    July 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound. Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... more »
  • Obama Expected to Name New Joint Chiefs Head

    May 30, 2011 8:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to introduce Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as his choice to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a Rose Garden announcement Monday. Dempsey is an accomplished veteran of the Iraq war. He would succeed Navy Adm. Mike Mullen as the president's top... more »
  • VHS to create 'slave name' database

    March 4, 2011 8:14 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Historical Society will draw from its vast collections to create a database of slave names to help scholars and family historians examine centuries of the state's slave-holding past. "Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names" will tap some of the more than... more »
  • Obama to Name Sperling to Top Economic Post

    January 7, 2011 6:29 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will name Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council on Friday, a move that will place a veteran policy and political player in the White House to work with a divided Congress. The role gives Sperling broad oversight of the administration's economic... more »
  • 1 More Name on MS Roll of Katrina's Casualties

    August 28, 2010 3:47 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The names of 170 victims of Hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi were sandblasted on a memorial in preparation for ceremonies Sunday marking the storm's five-year anniversary. It would have been 169 if not for a chance encounter. Dennis Cowart, who designed the memorial, was tasked with... more »
  • BP Gas Station Owners Divided Over Whether to Change Name

    July 30, 2010 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation. Some who have... more »
  • US Gas Stations: Stay BP or Change Name to Amoco?

    July 30, 2010 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation. Some who have... more »
  • City of Opelousas Hopes to Find Missing Contest Winner

    November 13, 2009 2:09 PM

    (Opelousas, LA) City of Opelousas Special Project Manager Darryl Wagley says the City is issuing its first "missing person" alert. That's because the final winner in the 'Name the EventCenter' Contest has yet to be found. Last week, a drawing was held after eight people submitted the same winning name.... more »
  • Local Company Provides Free Home Care to Veterans

    November 9, 2009 2:30 PM

    A First Name Basis Home Care, founded in Lafayette with offices in New Orleans, Mandeville and Baton Rouge, provides non-medical home care to its clients. The company assists seniors with their daily needs in their homes, often avoiding placement in assisted livings or nursing homes. A company sponsored program... more »
  • New Center Name to be Unveiled at Opelousas Council Meeting

    November 2, 2009 11:59 AM

    (November 2, 2009) - The official name of the City of Opelousas' new civic center will be unveiled to the public this week during the City Council Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, at 4:00 pm. The new name is the result of a month long community wide... more »

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