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  • No leashes for cats, Gretna council rules

    June 15, 2014 4:28 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The City Council has amended its leash law to exempt cats. But Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reported Councilman Joe Marino III may introduce a measure requiring collars for the animals. Complaints about residents walking dogs without leashes prompted Marino to look at the ordinance. That's when he found... more »
  • No Bus Service on Mardi Gras

    March 3, 2014 9:51 AM

    Due to the Mardi Gras Holiday, the Lafayette Transit System will not offer any service on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The suspension of services include Daytime, Night Owl and Para-transit. Bus services will resume as scheduled on Ash Wednesday, March 5.
  • NO to spruce-up cemeteries

    September 2, 2013 4:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There is no even ground in Holt Cemetery. Every inch of the potter's field, resting in the shadow of live oaks and Delgado Community College, has been hollowed by generations of New Orleans' poor burying their dead. Headstones range from professionally carved to hand-scrawled. Bones often... more »
  • NO plans session for disaster contractors

    June 24, 2013 7:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - City officials will hold a briefing Wednesday for individuals and businesses seeking to do disaster-related business with the city. The session, which will focus on debris removal, is planned for 4-5:30 p.m. at the Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board office, 2100 Leon C. Simon Blvd.... more »
  • Trial postponed for alleged N.O. drug ring members

    May 23, 2013 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the trial of several alleged members of a violent New Orleans drug ring, including a man once described by police as one of the city's most dangerous criminals. That man, alleged ringleader Telly Hankton, and 12 other defendants were indicted last... more »
  • Lafayette Bars Go Smoke-Free for a Night; Could Change be in the Air?

    November 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    A smoking ban in Lafayette bars and gaming facilities was brought up again Wednesday night, but it wasn't at a council meeting, but rather at the bars themselves. The advocacy group, "Let's Be Totally Clear" sponsored a smoke-free event in downtown Lafayette Wednesday night. It coincides with The Great... more »
  • DA: No criminal act by Terrebonne sheriff

    May 30, 2012 10:25 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish district attorney says Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois did not commit a criminal act when he called a deputy and urged him to not arrest a Texas man pulled over for drunk driving. District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. said he doesn't think Bourgeois' call to... more »
  • NO man arrested on child porn charge

    May 18, 2012 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans man has been arrested on a charge of pornography involving juveniles. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 30-year-old Daniel R. Ponder was arrested earlier this week as part of a joint investigation involving his office's High Technology Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Baton... more »
  • No big winners in Wed. Lotto, Powerball drawings

    April 19, 2012 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $525,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $550,000... more »
  • Passenger traffic up at NO airport

    March 29, 2012 9:40 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Louisiana's major airport has started off 2012 with an increase in passenger traffic over the year. CityBusiness of New Orleans says the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport had 661,584 passengers in January compared with 643,021 in January 2011. The number of passengers leaving the airport... more »
  • Historic preservation expert to speak Sunday in NO

    March 7, 2012 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A National Park Service expert in historic preservation will make a free presentation Sunday about advances in historic preservation with a special focus on New Orleans. Kirk A. Cordell has been head of the park service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches since... more »
  • No Tobacco at LSU Health Sciences Center

    March 4, 2012 3:11 PM

    Don't light up or take a chew of tobacco at the LSU Health Sciences Center. That's the word from LSU officials who say the center's New Orleans campus has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on the use of tobacco products inside the buildings or outside on the center's grounds. The policy... more »
  • No big winners in Wed. Lotto, Powerball drawings

    March 1, 2012 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $875,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $925,000... more »
  • Lafayette Fire

    January 28, 2012 2:04 PM

    Lafayette Fire Department responded to a fire this morning on 2327 Moss Street to a reported house fire. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the front windows of the dwelling. Firefighters entered the dwelling and extinguished the fire within fifteen minutes. The house sustained heavy fire... more »
  • New police chief for NO bridge

    January 19, 2011 8:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter E. Maggiore has been hired as the chief of the Crescent City Connection police force. According to a Wednesday news release, Maggiore served as deputy chief for the bridge's police department since 2008. The bridge police are responsible for providing security and traffic management for... more »
  • 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 »
  • Jindal says 'no' to increased health care fees

    December 2, 2010 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't support increased fees on health care services in Louisiana as a way to help balance the state's budget. Jindal said Thursday that he considers state fee hikes on hospital visits, nursing home beds and medications - called "provider fees"... more »
  • No Big Winners in Saturday's Drawings

    November 14, 2010 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - None of the tickets sold for Saturday night's Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all the numbers necessary to win the big prizes. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $25 million jackpot. The prize goes... more »
  • Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety

    November 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The BP oil rig explosion and spill wasn't about anyone purposely trading money for safety, investigators on a special presidential commission said Monday. Instead it was more about seemingly acceptable risks adding up to disaster. Investigators at the commission's hearing outlined more than a dozen decisions that... more »
  • For Obama, election politics no laughing matter

    October 27, 2010 9:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he's staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on "The Daily Show" despite host Jon Stewart's attempts to draw out the president's humorous side with a few of his... more »
  • McDonough to be Number 2 Security Adviser

    October 22, 2010 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says President Barack Obama is naming Denis McDonough to be his No. 2 national security adviser. Obama intends to name McDonough on Friday as deputy national security adviser, a move that had been expected. McDonough will serve under the national security adviser, Tom Donilon,... more »
  • No jurors on 1st day of ex-cop's stun gun trial

    October 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield police officer charged with repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron Pikes, who was... more »
  • Payton Says Recent Injuries No Excuse for Inconsistency Caused by Players

    October 11, 2010 5:04 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Sean Payton says he has no interest in citing bad breaks, injuries or bad bounces on the football field as reasons that his normally high-powered offense isn't putting up points at its usual pace. The New Orleans Saints' head coach says he and Drew Brees... more »
  • No allergy spike from Katrina mold

    October 8, 2010 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new study finds the mold that pervaded New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina didn't lead to a general increase in mold allergies. Tulane University researchers examined 529 patients who got a skin test for mold sensitivity at Ochsner Health System between December 2005 and December 2008.... 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 »
  • No Big Lottery Winners

    October 4, 2010 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - None of the tickets sold for Saturday night's Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all the numbers necessary to win the big prizes. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $48 million jackpot. The prize goes... more »
  • Geographic Proximity no Longer Plays a Role in Oil Spill Claims

    October 4, 2010 12:09 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The administrator of the fund doling out money to Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims says geographic proximity to oil-impacted areas will no longer play a role in whether people and businesses are compensated. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the Gulf Coast Claims Facility,... more »
  • Man's Body Found in New Orleans Drainage Canal

    October 4, 2010 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans authorities are seeking the identity of a body found in drainage canal. Coroner's office Chief Investigator John Gagliano said that the body was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and that the man had drowned earlier in the day. He said foul play is not... more »
  • You're Australia's top model! Oops, no, you're not

    September 28, 2010 9:58 PM

    SYDNEY (AP) - The winner of "Australia's Next Top Model" gave a heartfelt acceptance speech in a live finale - before the host realized she had announced the wrong name. Host Sarah Murdoch on Tuesday night named 19-year-old Kelsey Martinovich the winner of season six of the Fox Television reality... more »
  • No bond for officers in Katrina police shootings

    September 23, 2010 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate has rejected another bid to set bond for four current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Defense attorneys on Thursday asked U.S. Magistrate Louis Moore Jr. to free their clients... more »
  • No Big Lotto, Powerball Winners

    September 23, 2010 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the Louisiana Lotto and multi-state Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers would have won or shared a $450,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $500,000 for the next drawing, on Saturday. Powerball... more »
  • Ex-Cop Pleads 'no contest' in Brutality Case

    September 23, 2010 4:38 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Rather than face trial for malfeasance in office, a former Eunice Police officer has entered a plea of no contest. Twenty-eight-year-old Micah C.Z. Arceneaux had been scheduled to go on trial later this week on charges of malfeasance and aggravated battery. His no contest plea, while... more »
  • Ex-cop pleads 'no contest' in brutality case

    September 22, 2010 9:03 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Rather than face trial for malfeasance in office, a former Eunice Police officer has entered a plea of no contest. Twenty-eight-year-old Micah C.Z. Arceneaux had been scheduled to go on trial later this week on charges of malfeasance and aggravated battery. His no contest plea, while... more »
  • Feds to help NO police evaluate murder cases

    September 22, 2010 9:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police will get help from a team of federal agents in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans to help determine... more »
  • Judge rules no rights violation in bridge blockade

    September 21, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon has ruled in favor of the police in the lawsuit alleging constitutional rights violations on the part of the Jefferson Parish police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. WWL-TV reported Tuesday that Lemmon dismissed most of the claims against... more »
  • BP fund czar: No deduction for spill cleanup wages

    September 20, 2010 9:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The administrator of the fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says he will waive a requirement that wages earned by spill cleanup workers be subtracted from their claims of lost revenue. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is doling out the $20 billion fund... more »
  • No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    September 9, 2010 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $350,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $375,000... more »
  • Proposed slogan: 'Low pants, no chance'

    September 6, 2010 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge Metro Council member wants the parish to boost a public awareness campaign against men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle has a slogan for the campaign: "Low pants, no chance." The Advocate reports... more »
  • Public Awareness Campaign in BR-"Low pants, no chance"

    September 6, 2010 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge Metro Council member wants the parish to boost a public awareness campaign against men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle has a slogan for the campaign: "Low pants, no chance." The Advocate reports... more »
  • No Connection Between New Pampers and Severe Skin Reactions

    September 2, 2010 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Government safety officials have not found a connection between a new kind of Pampers diapers and the severe skin reactions reported by some parents' groups. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that it has reviewed 4,700 complaints, but found no specific cause linking Pampers diapers with... more »
  • No Major Jackpot Winners in the LA Lotto and Multistate Powerball

    August 26, 2010 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No one won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $250,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $275,000 for Saturday. Meanwhile, Powerball players matching... more »
  • Feinberg Says No-Sue Requirement Was His Idea

    August 22, 2010 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The new administrator for claims by Gulf oil spill victims says it was his idea, not BP's, to require that anyone who receives artinal settlement from the $20 billion compensation fund give up the right to sue the oil giant. But Ken Feinberg told reporters Sunday... more »
  • No Winners in the Major Jackpots

    August 19, 2010 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $900,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $975,000... more »
  • Storm-Damaged NO Hotel to Reopen in Fall 2011

    August 18, 2010 11:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
  • Thad Allen Will No Longer Give Timeline Plugging Well

    August 18, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill said Wednesday he is no longer giving a timeline for completing the final stages of plugging BP's runaway well. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told reporters that he will give the order to complete the so-called... more »
  • Official says no reason to think fugitives in Ark.

    August 11, 2010 9:09 PM

    GENTRY, Ark. (AP) - A sheriff's department official says there's "no reason to believe" an escaped Arizona inmate and his fiancee are in a small Arkansas town. Law enforcement agencies swarmed Gentry, Ark., after a couple robbed a beauty salon there Wednesday. But Benton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Gay... more »
  • No bond for ex-cop accused in bridge shootings

    August 3, 2010 9:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday that a former New Orleans police officer accused of shooting two unarmed men days after Hurricane Katrina cannot be released before trial because he is dangerous and a flight risk. Magistrate Judge Louis Moore ordered Robert Faulcon, one of four defendants... more »
  • No One Won The Major Jackpots In The Lotto And Powerball

    July 29, 2010 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No one won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $550,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $625,000 for Saturday. Meanwhile, Powerball players matching... more »
  • No Plans of Evacuation for Cameron Parish at this Time

    July 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    Due to recent developments with tropical storm Bonnie and trajectory currently to our east Cameron OEP officials will continue to monitor the situation. There are no plans to issue any evacuations at this time for Cameron Parish. Residents living in travel trailers or mobile homes should continue to... 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 »
  • Eunice Woman: No Contest "Solicitation For Murder"

    July 7, 2010 4:40 PM

    A sentencing date has been set for a Eunice woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her estranged husband. Glynis Fournerat pled no contest to charges of "solicitation for murder" last month. Fournerat is scheduled to be sentenced August 17th. She will face anywhere between 5... more »
  • 4 Teens Died: Railroad Crossing Had No Crossbars or Signal Lights

    June 22, 2010 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - At least nine collisions have occurred at the railroad crossing where four teenagers died Friday, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The site near Independence has no crossbars or signal lights and has long been recommended by the state for closure. During... more »
  • Coroner Confirms: No Drugs in Drowned Teen

    June 15, 2010 10:20 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Coroner's Office releases an autopsy report confirming that a 14-year-old's drowning during a pool party at Alexandria Senior High was accidental. City Attorney Chuck Johnson said that the Police Department's investigation of Cornelius Thomas' drowning has been sent to the Rapides Parish District... more »
  • 5 Current, Former NO Officers Charged in Shooting

    June 11, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted three current and two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of a man and subsequent burning of his body in a car found near a police station after Hurricane Katrina. The 11-count indictment, handed up Friday, accuses... more »
  • Officials: No dead, oiled birds found in Texas

    June 7, 2010 9:49 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - Federal officials responding to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say no dead, oiled birds have been found in Texas. Authorities at an oil spill command center in Robert, La., said Monday that a tally it released Sunday was incorrect. Petty Officer 1st... more »
  • No Final Approval for Sand Berms, Jindal Upset

    June 1, 2010 9:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is complaining that Louisiana still lacks final federal approval for a project to build 40 miles of sand berms to protect coastal wetlands from an offshore oil spill. However, Jindal said Tuesday that federal incident commander Thad Allen has promised to decide by... more »
  • Price Remains Same for Fishing/Hunting Licenses & Boat Registrations

    April 28, 2010 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The cost of hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations will remain the same in Louisiana. The state House refused to allow the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to boost every fee it charges every two years, up to the annual percentage change in the... more »
  • Police Report No Major Incidents During Festival International

    April 27, 2010 6:50 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department reported only minor incidents occurring over the 5 day event of Festival International. Below is a list of the incidents reported and arrest made at the festival: A total of 2 arrestees were transported to the Lafayette Parish Correction Center. 1. 1 Arrest for Disturbing... more »
  • No Oil Leaks Found From Deep Water Horizon Rig

    April 23, 2010 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - No oil appeared to be leaking after a drilling rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday, though officials were trying to contain what spilled from the blast and prevent any threat to the coast's fragile ecosystem. The search continued... more »
  • Teacher Charged With Sex Scandal Update

    April 22, 2010 11:42 AM

    An English teacher from Acadiana High School that was charged with federal sex charges is no longer an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System. The school board accepted Stephen McKay Hurst's resignation without discussion at its Wednesday meeting . Hurst,37, is facing federal charges for allegedly videotaping students... more »
  • Attorney General No Decision On Health Care

    March 22, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic attorney general hasn't decided whether he'll challenge the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend. In a statement, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Monday that he's got his top staff researching the issue and he's conferring with other attorneys general around the country.... more »
  • State Government offices closed Friday in 42 Parishes

    February 12, 2010 8:44 AM

    Due to winter weather conditions, Commissioner Angele Davis announced that state government offices will be closed Friday, February 12th, 2010, in the following parishes: Ascension; Iberville; Livingston; Pointe Coupee; East Feliciana; West Baton Rouge; East Baton Rouge; West Feliciana; St. Landry; Evangeline; Avoyelles; Catahoula; Concordia; Grant; LaSalle; Natchitoches; Rapides;... more »
  • Rep. Charlie Melancon Says No One Owns "Who Dat?!?"

    January 29, 2010 6:36 PM

    This week has been a great one for Saints fans, as we've been celebrating our beloved team making it to the Super Bowl for the first time in team history. But some heavy-handed legal posturing by the NFL is threatening to put a damper on our celebration. Over... more »
  • Dauterive Hospital launches tobacco-free campaign

    November 9, 2009 2:02 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. - Dauterive Hospital is going tobacco-free on Feb. 12, 2010. As of that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted - inside or outside - on the property, including all parking areas. This initiative also will include the elimination of designated areas outside Dauterive... more »

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