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  • Walgreen fiscal 1Q profit sinks nearly 26 pct

    December 21, 2012 8:07 AM

    Walgreen says its fiscal first-quarter earnings sank nearly 26 percent as the nation's largest drugstore chain filled fewer prescriptions and absorbed costs tied to recent acquisitions and Superstorm Sandy. The Deerfield, Ill., company says it earned $413 million, or 43 cents per share, in the three months that ended Nov.... more »
  • RG3 nearly perfect; Redskins beat Eagles 31-6

    November 19, 2012 4:03 AM

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III's perfect game was broken up by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who batted away a pass intended for Joshua Morgan late in the first half. Otherwise, nothing the Washington Redskins rookie threw hit the ground. Fifteen attempts. Fourteen completions. Four touchdowns. Two hundred yards on the... more »
  • St. Bernard hospital nearly open

    June 25, 2012 6:34 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - In August the St. Bernard Parish Hospital is slated to open its doors seven years after Hurricane Katrina. The Times-Picayune reports that the 113,000-square-foot hospital and an adjoining 60,000-square-foot medical office building are nearly ready. For Wayne Landry, chairman of St. Bernard Parish's Hospital Service District,... more »
  • Marlboro maker "Altria" 1Q profit up nearly 4 pct

    April 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit rose almost 4 percent as higher prices and cost-cutting helped offset declines in cigarette volumes. The owner of the biggest U.S. cigarette maker reported net income of $973 million, or 48 cents per share, for... more »
  • Police seize nearly $300,000 in cash and jewelry

    March 23, 2012 10:19 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A 37-year-old Nevada woman was arrested and police in Bossier City, La., police seized more than $40,000 in cash and around $250,000 in jewelry found in her car. Police say Michelle Kaye Bennett of Henderson, Nevada, became disorderly following a Saturday night traffic stop for... more »
  • Biloxi casino says it's laying off nearly 3 dozen

    January 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Layoffs are on the way at a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino and at a shipyard. Northrop Grumman on Monday confirmed a WLOX television report that it laid off 76 workers on Friday. A company statement issued by spokesman Bill Glenn notes the cyclical nature of the... more »
  • Iberia Burglary Totals Nearly $50,000

    September 15, 2010 10:54 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Two stolen potted palm trees and an all-terrain vehicle are among stolen items recovered by Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies after a four-month rash of burglaries across the parish. Lt. Ryan Turner, spokesman for the sheriff, says that investigators have arrested four people, one of them... more »
  • New Orleans levee upgrades nearly ready

    August 27, 2010 9:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina floodedgo with Murray. cent of this city, the Army Corps of Engineers says billions of dollars of work has made the city much safer and many of its defenses could withstand a storm as strong as the deadly 2005 hurricane. Surprisingly,... more »
  • Prison inmates wrongly received $9 million in tax credits

    June 23, 2010 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 1,300 prison inmates wrongly received more than $9 million in tax credits for homebuyers despite being locked up when they claimed they bought a home, a government investigator reported Wednesday. The investigator said 241 of the inmates were serving life sentences. In all, more than 14,100... more »
  • VW Recalls Nearly 16,000 Mini-Vans

    June 11, 2010 5:27 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 16,000 Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors. The German automaker says the recall affects 2009 minivans, which are jointly developed with Chrysler LLC and built at Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario, plant. Chrysler recently announced a recall of... more »
  • Police Issue Nearly 100 Speeding Tickets

    May 27, 2010 10:08 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - State troopers and Shreveport police officers wrote more than 100 tickets during a speeding crackdown on Interstate 49. The agencies stepped up patrols on I-49 near Interstate 20 after Shreveport officers reported dangerous driving. Officers were out from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. State troopers... more »
  • Saints Flag Auctioned Off Online Raises Nearly $7,000 For Charity

    March 5, 2010 3:14 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A New Orleans Saints flag that Indiana's governor displayed outside his office from losing a Super Bowl bet is heading to Louisiana after it sold in an online auction for $6,852. The governor's office says Bryan Bossier Sr. of Alexandria, La., won the flag as bids in... more »

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