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  • 3 finalists for next Delgado chancellor

    March 27, 2012 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The search for a new chancellor at Delgado Community College is down to three finalists. CityBusiness of New Orleans reports the candidates are Jonathan Guevaerra, chief executive of Community College of D.C. in Washington; Teresa Smith, a vice president and chief financial officer at Tallahassee Community... more »
  • State employees could get pay raises next year

    March 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has opened the door for pay raises for some state employees in the next fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says agencies aren't getting money to pay for salary boosts. But The Advocate reports that Rainwater says agencies can give... more »
  • Beads vs. Footballs Next Year in New Orleans

    February 25, 2012 11:07 PM

    New Orleans, which prides itself on its ability to handle huge sports and cultural events, may get its biggest test next year when the Super Bowl arrives in the middle of Carnival. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, falls on Feb. 12, 2013, with parades traditionally about two weeks before that... more »
  • What's Next for Edwin Edwards

    January 13, 2011 11:59 PM

    Many people in Edwin Edwards' home town of Crowley are excited about his release from prison Thursday. But probably no one is more ecstatic than Edwards himself. "He's been looking forward to being out for a long time," said Leo Honeycutt, Edwards' biographer. Honeycutt said that at 83... more »
  • Next Phase of Gulf Spill Damage Assessment Starts

    September 30, 2010 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal and state government agencies and BP have entered a new and important phase in determining how much damage has been done to the ecosystem by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Wednesday, the government and BP said they had started to determine how much... more »
  • Seeking Nominations for Louisiana's Next Poet Laureate

    September 24, 2010 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is seeking nominations for Louisiana's next poet laureate. Past poet laureates selected include Brenda Marie Osbey and Darrell Bourque, whose term ends in May.
  • Car explodes next to a major Mexican television network office

    August 27, 2010 10:12 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A major Mexican television network says a car has exploded in front of its offices in a northern state where officials are investigating the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants. The Televisa network reports that the explosion happened early Friday in front of its... more »
  • Bogue Chitto State Park Opens Next Week

    August 19, 2010 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's newest state park opens next week. The Louisiana Office of State Parks says Bogue Chitto State Park, located outside of Franklinton, will host its grand opening on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along with the official ribbon cutting, the park is... more »
  • Louisiana Shrimpers Worry About Prices for Next Season

    August 16, 2010 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters Monday in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don't know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don't believe the seafood is safe. Perhaps the biggest... more »
  • Next from Irrational Games: 'BioShock: Infinite'

    August 12, 2010 9:57 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The game studio behind the original "BioShock" is coming out with another follow-up to the award-winning, wildly popular 2007 horror shooter - but not until 2012. While Irrational Games' original "BioShock" was set in an underwater metropolis called Rapture, "BioShock: Infinite" takes place in Columbia, a... more »
  • Roller Coaster Inquiry May Wrap Next Week

    July 21, 2010 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says officials hope to finalize an investigation into the July 11 Dixie Landing roller coaster death by next week. Twenty-one-year-old Lindsay Zeno of Lafayette died at a Baton Rouge hospital after falling 30 feet from the Xtreme roller coaster. Browning... more »
  • Well Cap's Trial Ends With No Word on What's Next

    July 17, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's 48-hour trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico ended Saturday with no word on what happens next. BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said the company would communicate if the trial was stopped. With no word as 3:25 p.m. EDT... more »
  • Investigation Of Deepwater Horizon Set To Resume Next Week

    July 14, 2010 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next week. The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a... more »
  • BP Capturing 630,000 Gallons A Day-Could Double Next Week

    June 9, 2010 2:21 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest announcement on how much oil is being captured from the gushing BP oil well on Wednesday raised additional doubts about the validity of government estimates on how much crude actually has been spewing into Gulf waters. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who is in charge... more »
  • Families Of The 11 Workers Killed Will Visit White House Next Week

    June 4, 2010 6:23 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The families of the 11 workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf will visit the White House next week. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama as he toured the Gulf... more »
  • Erin Brockovich Will Travel To LA Coast Next Week To Investigate Claims

    June 3, 2010 6:14 PM

    GULF COAST - Erin Brockovich will travel to the Louisiana coast next week to investigate claims by workers hired by BP that oil spill clean-up efforts have made them seriously ill. Brockovich will also meet with residents, property owners and local businesses that have been economically impacted by the Gulf... more »
  • 2014 Superbowl in New Jersey

    May 25, 2010 5:32 PM

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - Check the antifreeze, grab the mittens, make sure the airport's not snowed in. We're going to the Super Bowl. In New Jersey! NFL owners voted Tuesday to put the 48th Super Bowl in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands Stadium that this season will become home to... more »
  • Scientists Watching Where Oil Spill Headed Next

    May 19, 2010 9:11 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists are anxiously awaiting signals about where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may be heading next. And federal officials acknowledge the government could have been more aggressive in overseeing the drilling, while efforts to contain the spill are proving increasingly difficult. The House... more »
  • Five Names In The Hat To Be The Next Legislative Auditor

    March 17, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Five people have applied to be the state's new legislative auditor, to lead the office that reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies. Among the applicants is Daryl Purpera, who is working as the interim legislative auditor, since Steve Theriot retired in... more »

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