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  • Once laid off, she now is a NASA scholar

    March 7, 2012 6:25 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A student at Southwest Tennessee Community College, laid off from her job during the recession, has been chosen by NASA to attend a three-day on-site event. Erin Mullinax is one of 92 community and junior college students from across the country to be part of an... more »
  • Manhunt for Paul Collins Junior now into its 19th Hour

    October 20, 2010 6:26 AM

    The manhunt for Paul Collins Junior is now in its 19th hour (started at 10:30am Tuesday). Collins is an accused murderer who escaped from prison yesterday. St. Martin Parish deputies say Collins jumped off the roof of the jail and got away. Deputies say correctional officers were escorting inmates... more »
  • Ferry Will Stay Open for Now

    October 9, 2010 11:54 PM

    Driver's in St. Landry Parish can continue using the Melville Ferry, but only for a little while longer. The ferry was scheduled to close for good Saturday, October 9, but the date has been pushed back until the end of the soybean harvest at the end of the year---December... more »
  • Smart Phones Will Have To be Hearing Aid Compatible

    September 29, 2010 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The blind will have greater access to the Internet through smart phones, and devices such as iPhones and Blackberrys will have to be hearing aid compatible, under legislation Congress has sent to the president. Mark Richert of the American Foundation for the Blind says the measure was... more »
  • Alcohol, Not Politics, Has Stopped Ozzy From Playing In Israel Until Now

    September 27, 2010 11:47 AM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Ozzy Osbourne said Monday that alcohol, not politics, has stopped him from playing in Israel until now. Osbourne is in Israel this week as part of this year's international Ozzfest tour, along with Soulfly and Korn. Tuesday's performance will be his first ever in the Holy Land.... more »
  • What now for Gulf? Fire complicates drill debate

    September 3, 2010 9:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - What now for the Gulf? News of another oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico, so soon after the BP oil spill, has set off a wave of anxiety along the Gulf Coast and prompted calls for the government to extend its six-month ban on deepwater... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • Food Stamps Online Application Now Available

    July 30, 2010 12:52 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that Louisianians can now apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and other forms of assistance online. "Louisianians can now apply for, complete a verification interview and receive benefits without stepping into a DCFS office," said Ruth Johnson, DCFS... more »
  • Price Gouging Laws Are Now in Effect

    July 23, 2010 4:21 PM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)---Louisiana price gouging laws are now in effect following the state of emergency declaration from Governor Bobby Jindal in response to Tropical Storm Bonnie. Price gouging is when a seller prices merchandise much higher than is reasonable or fair. The price gouging statutes prohibit the raising of prices... more »
  • Officials Intend To Leave The Cork In Place For Now

    July 19, 2010 4:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil and gas are leaking from the cap on BP's ruptured oil well, but federal officials intend to leave the cork in place for now. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says Monday afternoon that the leaks are so far not a major concern. He also says... more »
  • YMCA Is Now Known Officially As Just "The Y"

    July 12, 2010 3:48 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - The YMCA is now known officially as just "the Y." The Chicago-based U.S. nonprofit announced Monday that it is changing both its logo and name to "the Y," marking its first branding change in 43 years. The switch comes after more than two years of research indicated... more »
  • Mississippi Sound Is Now Completely Closed

    July 2, 2010 11:15 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Sound is now completely closed to all commercial and recreational fishing. On Thursday night, the state Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality closed the last open portion of Mississippi's territorial marine waters. Any fish, shrimp, crabs or oysters caught in... more »
  • "Cyberbullying" is now a misdemeanor in La

    June 21, 2010 3:42 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers have unanimously agreed to create the misdemeanor crime of "cyberbullying" - to ban harassing or intimidating someone under the age of 18 by text message, e-mail or posts on social networking sites like Facebook. The House and Senate gave final passage to the bill (House Bill 1259) by... more »
  • Strawberries sold in LA required to have "farm of origin" label

    June 16, 2010 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Strawberries sold in the state are now required to have a "farm of origin" label affixed to their packaging. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says the labeling will let consumers know they're getting the freshest product possible. The bill by Rep. Stephen E. Pugh, of Ponchatoula,... more »
  • BP: 2,000 Barrels a Day Now Captured From Oil Leak

    May 18, 2010 9:21 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - BP says its mile-long tube siphoning oil from a blown-out well is bringing more crude to the surface. In a news release Tuesday, BP PLC says the narrow tube is now drawing 2,000 barrels a day for collection in a tanker, double the amount when it... more »
  • Black Bear Is Now In The Monroe Zoo

    May 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana black bear that strayed into human territory one time too many is now in the Monroe Zoo. Police and the state wildlife agents caught the 350-pound, 5-year-old animal Tuesday in woods within a mile of a major highway through Lafayette. Maria Davidson, large carnivore... more »
  • Louisiana Price Gouging Laws are Now in Effect

    April 29, 2010 5:05 PM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)---Louisiana price gouging laws are now in effect following the state of emergency declaration from Governor Bobby Jindal in response to the oil spill along the Louisiana coast. Price gouging is when a seller prices merchandise much higher than is reasonable or fair. The price gouging statutes prohibit... more »
  • Amtrak: New Orleans To Los Angeles Can Now Download Podcast

    April 12, 2010 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - Passengers riding on Amtrak's Sunset Limited long-distance train between New Orleans and Los Angeles can now download a podcast which provides an interpretive tour of the communities and regions through which they are traveling. Amtrak, the National Park Service, and the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences... more »

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