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  • Dunkin taking doughnut breakfast sandwich national

    June 3, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Even as fast-food chains tout their healthy offerings, they're also coming up with fatty new treats to keep customers interested. Case in point: Dunkin' Donuts is adding a doughnut breakfast sandwich to its national menu next week. The sandwich, which comes with fried eggs and bacon... more »
  • The Scripps National Spelling Bee

    May 20, 2013 8:49 AM

    Every year, the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette and Kiwanis Club of Acadiana sponsor an expense-paid trip to the National Spelling Bee for the Grand Champion of our Regional Spelling Bee, which was recently held on March 16. The grand champion is Damien Handy, a 7th grade student from Scott Middle... more »
  • Fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

    April 24, 2012 9:20 AM

    National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The Louisiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are taking the initiative to help local residents get rid of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Drop off for these medications will... more »
  • Hernando's mayor cited as national good example

    April 3, 2012 9:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two national health organizations say the mayor of Hernando, Miss., is doing a great job of helping residents get healthier. Chip Johnson will join officials from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute for a teleconference Tuesday about their state-by-state... more »
  • Students at J. Wallace James will take part in national reading challenge

    March 1, 2012 11:02 AM

    Scott, LA Students at J. Wallace James are reading in the halls, reading in the malls, preparing to take part in "Read The Most From Coast To Coast," on March 2, 2012, Dr. Seuss's Birthday. "Read The Most From Coast To Coast," a national reading event set for March... more »
  • National Birth Rate Lower

    November 17, 2011 12:53 PM

    ATLANTA - Health officials say the national birth rate continues to drop. Declines were seen in most age groups and for all races, with the rates for teens and women in their early 20s at the lowest point since record-keeping began in the 1940s. U.S. births have been dropping since... more »
  • Military Families Reflect on Lives Lost

    August 8, 2011 12:09 AM

    Sunday in Acadiana, military families reflected on lives lost in Afghanistan. Everyday thousands of troops are constantly training to protect us and our country from any potential threats. In Breaux Bridge, the Louisiana National Guard was doing just that, learning more about decontamination and hazmat situations. "Obviously dirty... more »
  • LA National Guard Trains Regional Hazmat Troops

    August 6, 2011 2:40 PM

    Three Louisiana National Guard units - about 250 soldiers - are training to become a regional team to find and treat victims of hazardous material disasters and clean up contamination. During exercises this weekend, troops will set up decontamination tents and equipment up in a drill designed to be completed... more »
  • Aqua Dam & HESCO Baskets Installed in Morgan City

    May 17, 2011 1:51 AM

    Near the shores of Lake Palourde in Morgan City, crews are working to give the Siracusaville levee more elevation. On the east side of the levee, members of the Army National Guard are working to install HESCO baskets, that will give the levee a few more feet of protection from... more »
  • BREAKING NEWS: Source: Al-Qaida Head Bin Laden Dead

    May 1, 2011 11:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday. President Barack Obama was expected to address the nation on the developments Sunday... more »
  • Ihop National Pancake Day!

    March 1, 2011 6:19 AM

    Ihop will serve free pancakes all day today! It's part of the company's Philanthropic National Pancake Day. The restaurant hopes the program will raise $2.3 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.
  • National Urban League brings 2012 convention to NO

    December 3, 2010 9:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - National Urban League president Marc Morial says the group will hold its 2012 national conference in his hometown. Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, says he expects the event to attract more than 10,000 visitors and have an economic impact of about $10 million. This... more »
  • Analysis: Jindal Book About National Aspirations

    November 14, 2010 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Anyone still questioning whether Bobby Jindal's sights reach well beyond the Louisiana Governor's Mansion or that this state is but a stepping stone to his larger political ambitions should check out his book when it's released on Monday. In "Leadership and Crisis," Jindal talks immigration... more »
  • Democrats and Republicans Look Ahead

    November 2, 2010 11:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans marched confidently to the brink of House control Tuesday night in midterm elections shadowed by recession, promising a conservative majority certain to challenge President Barack Obama at virtually every turn. The GOP gained Senate seats, as well, but a takeover there appeared out of reach. "I'll... more »
  • Republicans Closing In on House and Senate

    November 2, 2010 10:28 PM

    In the 435 U.S. House races, the Republicans have won 138 seats and are leading in the races for 74 seats. The democrats have won 87 seats and are leading in the races for 51 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 0 seats. In... more »
  • Latest AP Bulletin of National Election Results

    November 2, 2010 10:16 PM

    BC-Elected-Partial,1079 (AP) 11-02-10 22:14,, BULLETIN: (AP) McCain, GOP, elected Senate, Arizona. BULLETIN: (AP) Lankford, GOP, elected House, District 5, Oklahoma. BULLETIN: (AP) Manzullo, GOP, elected House, District 16, Illinois. BULLETIN: (AP) Grassley, GOP, elected Senate, Iowa. BULLETIN: (AP) Camp, GOP, elected House, District 4, Michigan. BULLETIN: (AP) Fleming, GOP, elected... more »
  • Republicans Gaining Seats in House

    November 2, 2010 10:05 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House control within reach, Republicans piled up gains Tuesday night in a drive to forge a new conservative majority midway through President Barack Obama's term. They added Senate seats, as well, but seemed likely to fall short of taking over. "We've come to take our government back,"... more »
  • Latest AP Bulletin of National Election Results

    November 2, 2010 10:02 PM

    BC-Elected-Partial,1104 (AP) 11-02-10 22:00,, BULLETIN: (AP) Ryan, GOP, elected House, District 1, Wisconsin. BULLETIN: (AP) Miller, GOP, elected House, District 1, Florida. BULLETIN: (AP) Shuster, GOP, elected House, District 9, Pennsylvania. BULLETIN: (AP) Graves, GOP, elected House, District 6, Missouri. BULLETIN: (AP)... more »
  • 4-H National Youth Science Day

    October 4, 2010 10:34 AM

    4-H will have their 3rd annual 4-H National Youth Science day on Wednesday October 6th. This years experiment, 4-h2o, youth will learn about carbon dioxide and discover how we as a nation can reduce our environmental impact. For more information visit, www.4-h.org/nysd or www.lsuagcenter.com
  • LA National Guard Use Down Time To Unwind

    September 21, 2010 12:11 PM

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - With the constant mission of escorting convoys, and conducting special operations, 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment does not get a day off, but Soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard's "Task Force Bandit," used what down time they had to unwind from the daily grind... more »
  • Relief Task Force Finishes Mission in Haiti

    September 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    An earthquake relief task force led by the Louisiana National Guard has wound up its mission in Haiti. Sgt. Rebekah Malone says a closing ceremony was held Wednesday in Port au Prince, and the 72 guardsmen who have run the operation since May are expected back in Alexandria this weekend.... 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 »
  • Louisiana National Guardsmen Show LSU Pride

    September 7, 2010 11:43 AM

    Despite the 120-degree temperatures, swirling dust storms and the distance, love for Southeastern Conference football is strong in the deployed Louisiana National Guard with 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), headquartered in Shreveport, La. The friendly bantering of SEC... more »
  • Third Annual National Suit Drive

    September 6, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state corrections department is looking for donations of suits, dress shirts, shoes and sportswear to help men leaving prison have something to wear for their job searches. The department and Refined by Fire Ministries are partnering with Men's Wearhouse to collect clothes during... more »
  • National Guardsmen Adding Peace of Mind to Franklin Residents

    September 1, 2010 1:42 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. - For nearly 400 residents in Franklin, La., more than half a mile of Hesco baskets placed by Louisiana National Guardsmen are adding peace of mind against future storms, Aug. 27. In 2008, Hurricane Ike caused flooding along evacuation route Highway 90 that affected numerous homes.... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard Transfer of Authority Ceremony

    August 17, 2010 12:25 PM

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - As the U.S. sets the conditions to meet President Barack Obama's policy to reduce troops in Iraq, a Louisiana National Guard company took on a new role to help facilitate the needs of the responsible draw down during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp... more »
  • UPDATE-Holdup attempt ends in suicide on I-10

    August 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    UPDATE-BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Bay St. Louis police say the man who killed himself on Interstate 10 after an attempted holdup in Louisiana was a Louisiana National Guard soldier assigned to help with the oil spill. Deputy Chief Mike DeNardo identifies him Wednesday as 24-year-old John Paul Loupe... more »
  • Launch to put Katrina Levee Breaches on National Register of Historic Places

    August 4, 2010 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans organization has launced an effort to have two spots where levees failed during Hurricane Katrina placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Levees.org announced the effort at a news conference Wednesday in the Lower 9th Ward, where many of Katrina's more than... more »
  • Bear Attack at Yellowstone National Park

    July 28, 2010 1:57 PM

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials say one person was killed and two others were injured in a bear attack at a campground north of Yellowstone National Park. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim says Park County officials reported a male was killed and two others were injured... more »
  • Lafayette Buffalo Wild Wings Donating to National Wildlife Federation Relief Effort

    July 26, 2010 12:26 PM

    To support the National Wildlife Federation's Oil Spill Relief Effort Buffalo Wild Wings will be donating 10 percent of net sales to National Wildlife Federation 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, July 26th, 2010. As organizations from around the world band together to support the wildlife and people of the... more »
  • National Guard Will Begin Heading For The Border

    July 19, 2010 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say National Guard troops will begin heading for the southwest border Aug. 1 to help secure it. The troops will train and be fully deployed by September and should be on the border for a year. They will be stationed in Arizona, California, New Mexico... more »
  • New National HIV And AIDS Strategy

    July 13, 2010 3:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration unveiled a new national HIV and AIDS strategy Tuesday that officials said reflects a nation at a turning point in its fight against the epidemic. While medical breakthroughs have greatly improved quality of life for the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, the U.S.... more »
  • LA National Guard Monitoring Dispatch Of Skimmers

    July 2, 2010 3:55 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says Louisiana National Guard troops will monitor the dispatching of skimmers to deal with the Gulf oil spill. Expressing frustration with a lack of information from the Coast Guard on how many skimmers are working at a given time, Jindal said about 20... more »
  • LA National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad

    June 14, 2010 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana National Guard unit is in charge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. Tresa L. Allemang, a guard spokeswoman in Iraq, says in an e-mail that the 199th Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took over garrison command earlier this month. Lt.... more »
  • Lafayette Represented in Spelling Bee

    June 3, 2010 10:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - With a touch of "serendipity," the search for a champion speller was under way. Fourteen-year-old Allison Black of Ider, Ala., looking just a tad nervous in her pink blouse and black skirt, stepped to the microphone Thursday morning and spelled the word correctly to kick off the... more »
  • La. National Guard Troop Returning From Iraq

    May 21, 2010 9:32 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - More than 160 soldiers of Louisiana National Guard's 1083rd Transportation Company are scheduled to return home Saturday after a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Denis Ricou says friends and family will welcome the troops home Saturday night as they arrive at... more »
  • National Intelligence Director Resigns

    May 20, 2010 6:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's national intelligence director, Dennis Blair, says he is resigning after 16 months in the job. In a message to his work force, Blair says his last day will be May 28. Blair, a retired Navy admiral, is the third director of... more »
  • 17,500 National Guard Troops to Help States with Oil Spill

    May 4, 2010 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has approved the federal mobilization of up to 17,500 National Guard troops to help various states with the oil spill. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has granted requests to send troops of up to 6,000 by Louisiana, 3,000 by Alabama, 2,500 by Florida and 6,000 by... more »
  • LA National Guard Participates in Oil Spill Operations

    May 4, 2010 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard participated in oil spill operations with St. Bernard Parish officials and Oil Mop, LLC., at the Breton Sound Marina in Hopedale, La., May 3. Guardsmen from the 1022nd Engineer Company, of the 527th Engineer Battalion, were tasked with keeping track of the... more »
  • Knitting for Soldiers in Eunice

    March 17, 2010 7:22 PM

    A group of women is teaming up to help soldiers overseas keep warm in the upcoming winter months. Volunteers send 140 helmet liners and gators—which are neck warmers, to the 10 th Mountain Division Last month, but now they are turning their focus to the soldiers in the 256 th... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard Helps Hard-Hit Communities

    January 12, 2010 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard is assisting local communities that have been affected by the freezing temperatures that hit the area over the past week. At the direction of the Governor in response to emergency requests for assistance received by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security... more »
  • Last Few Goodbyes in Crowley

    January 8, 2010 4:06 PM

    Soldiers lined up so their familiescould hear their nameS call out loud the last time before deployment. After roll call, one last moment with those who mean the most. Wives had a chance for one final embrace with her husbands. One final kiss from a child thier dad. ... more »
  • January 4, 2009 PHI, Inc. Helicopter crash

    January 6, 2010 3:02 PM

    The National Transportation Safety Board will open its public docket Thursday on a January 2009 helicopter accident that killed 8 persons. On January 4, 2009, a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter (N748P), operated by PHI, Inc., crashed into swampy terrain just north of the Gulf of Mexico coastline near Morgan City,... more »
  • A Last Taste of Home

    January 5, 2010 7:14 PM

    Members of the 156th in Crowley were treated to their last home-cooked meal for a year. "Doesn't get better than this." Words muttered by National Gaurd Specialist Donald Thibodeaux in between bites. Soldiers of the 3rd battalion of the 156th infantry brigade savored all they could. They... more »
  • Ceremonies set for 256th deployment

    December 30, 2009 11:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Ceremonies are planned throughout the state next week as about 3,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare to deploy for duty in Iraq. The main headquarters ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7, at Lafayette's Cajundome Convention... more »
  • Family receives Thanksgiving Basket from National Hook-up of Black Women

    November 25, 2009 12:56 PM

    Members of the Lafayette Chapter of National Hook-up of Black Women visited two residents in the Moss Street Housing Development to distribute Thanksgiving Basket filled with many Thanksgiving favorites. The first picture is of Desiree Hardy and her 3 girls and 1 grandchild. The second is of Twanna Livings... more »
  • 225th Engineer Brigade Return Home

    November 17, 2009 12:00 PM

    La. Guardsmen return home after Iraq deployment 225th Engineers welcomed at reception PINEVILLE, La. - After a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, approximately 120 Soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard's 225th Engineer Brigade were welcomed home during a special reception at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, La.,... more »
  • Community Foundation of Acadiana releases Giving Back Catalog

    November 13, 2009 1:46 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Community Foundation of Acadiana has released its second annual Giving Back Catalog in conjunction with National Philanthropy Week. The catalog was started last year as a project of the Foundation to help increase giving during the holiday season. The catalog features needs from 54 nonprofit organizations from... more »
  • Louisiana Guard assists with flood operations in Bossier Parish

    November 4, 2009 2:37 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. -Louisiana National Guardsmen have been assisting with flood abatement operations since Saturday, Oct. 31, when flood waters threatened neighborhoods in Bossier City, La. Since Saturday evening, approximately 400 Louisiana Guardsmen have been running around-the-clock operations to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bossier City... more »
  • Louisiana Guardsmen get surprise visit from NFL players

    October 29, 2009 9:33 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard were greeted by four NFL players in a special visit during pre-deployment training at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, La., Oct. 23. New Orleans Saints players Mark Brunell, Jonathan Goodwin, Zachary Strief and Jonathan Stinchcomb surprised members of the LANG's... more »
  • Workshops planned for families of deploying soldiers

    October 23, 2009 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A series of workshops is planned for families of soldiers in the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is to deploy in January. The purpose of the workshops is to share information with family members regarding programs and support available to them... more »
  • Geraldo Live to cover Jeff Davis Deaths

    October 20, 2009 7:57 AM

    There will be national coverage for a series of unsolved deaths in Jefferson Davis parish. Geraldo Rivera will air coverage about the unsolved deaths on his show Geraldo Live on Fox News. It airs this Saturday, October 24th at 9 pm. Michael Dubois, a relative of one of the victims,... more »
  • UL students plan to attend march for equality in Washington, D.C. this weekend

    October 7, 2009 2:47 PM

    Lafayette students, including the founder of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Acadiana, will be traveling to Washington, DC this weekend to participate in an equality march. About 100,000 people are expected to attend the march on the National Mall, focusing attention on the need for... more »
  • Jindal asks for rejection of unfunded mandates

    October 1, 2009 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal sent a letter to Louisiana's congressional delegation urging them to oppose any national health care overhaul that would require states to pick up part of the tab. Jindal sent the letter Wednesday, echoing the concerns of several governors who say they... more »
  • Grambling School Grants

    September 21, 2009 9:49 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University has gotten $1.5 million to attract more minority students to biomedical science programs. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant is for training opportunities to students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or computer science. M.A. Himaya, head of the university's physics... more »

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