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  • Family Shooting Suspect was Off Medicines

    June 9, 2012 9:14 PM

    A man charged with fatally shooting his sister and wounding her boyfriend was a paranoid schizophrenic who was off his medication, his brother says Joseph Voisin, 44, has been arrested for killing Mary Voisin, 47, and wounding Christopher Smith, 45, Thursday at their home in Gray, La. Sam Voisin, the... more »
  • Home Depot laying off 225 more in Baton Rouge

    March 30, 2012 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Home Depot will lay off 225 workers in its customer support and distribution operations in Baton Rouge over the next 18 months. Company spokesman Stephen Holmes told The Advocate that the layoffs will hit 90 workers at Home Depot's distribution facility for online purchases.... more »
  • Death penalty off table in Dutchtown slaying

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors in Ascension Parish say they have decided not to seek the death penalty against a man accused in a 22-year-old kidnapping, rape and slaying of an 18-year-old Dutchtown woman. The Advocate reports prosecutors agreed Monday to reduce a first-degree murder charge against 56-year-old Tolbert Morris... more »
  • New Orleans to lead off War of 1812 celebration

    March 8, 2012 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - City officials are touting the long list of events coming to New Orleans in April to kick-off the nation's three year commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The celebration of the War of 1812 and the bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner... more »
  • Montana Rain Could Taper Off but Flood Woes Remain

    May 30, 2011 8:04 AM

    UNDATED (AP) - Forecasters say another 3 inches of rain may have fallen in flooded areas of Montana but it's expected to taper off today. More rain fell Sunday on already soaked communities, adding to more than a week of floods that brought as much as 8 inches to central... more »
  • Chicago Off to 1st Conference Final Since '98

    May 13, 2011 10:25 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Turns out, the Chicago Bulls are more than just a one-man team. Derrick Rose sure had plenty of help in this one. Next up: the Eastern Conference final, against Miami and the Big Three. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points, Rose doled out 12 assists in more of... 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 »
  • Brees Shakes Off INTs, Leads Saints to 17-14 Win

    December 28, 2010 6:30 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints showed the high-flying Atlanta Falcons they're not ready to give up their crown just yet. That's right, Who Dat going back to the playoffs: The reigning Super Bowl champs. Facing a team that had won eight in a row and... more »
  • Judge's Son's Trial Postponed, wants AG Off Case

    October 27, 2010 12:28 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The trial of a judge's son has been postponed after the defendant hired a new lawyer who wants the state attorney general's office off the case. Wilford D. Carter II has pleaded not guilty to seven misdemeanor offenses but his trial was delayed Monday after... more »
  • Louisiana Judge Ordered Off Attempted Murder Case

    October 22, 2010 10:51 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State District Judge Mike Canaday ordered Judge Wilford Carter removed from attempted murder cases pending against four men accused of shooting at a police lieutenant whom Carter has publicly criticized. Canaday's ruling came Wednesday during a hearing at which Lake Charles Police Lt. Arnold Bellow... more »
  • UL Homecoming Week Kicks Off

    October 17, 2010 11:16 PM

    Lots of red around town this week...it's homecoming week at UL Lafayette. Festivites kicked off Sunday morning with the customary homecoming mass at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church on the university's campus. That was followed by "Ragin' Cajuns Bowling" Sunday afternoon at Lafayette Lanes. Festivities will continue... more »
  • Louisiana Corrections Agency may Sell off State Prisons

    October 14, 2010 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Corrections is contemplating the sale of prisons to cut costs during difficult budget times. State Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc that everything has been put on the table. LeBlanc said he is looking for creative ways to chop his budget. The state... more »
  • Chevron Gets Permission to Drill Off UK Coast

    October 1, 2010 10:57 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Britain has granted Chevron Corp. permission to begin the first new deepwater drilling in the North Sea since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, brushing aside calls for a U.S.-style moratorium on off-shore drilling. The decision, confirmed on Friday, means that Chevron can begin drilling an exploratory... more »
  • Gun goes off at famous French Quarter restaurant

    September 24, 2010 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Friday lunches can get a bit rowdy at Galatoire's, the stately French Quarter restaurant that has been serving up French Creole cuisine for more than 100 years. A New Orleans tradition for the city's blue bloods, politicians and powerbrokers, this Friday's lunch dished up a new... more »
  • Comedy Talk Show Host Plan to Hold Opposing Political Rallies

    September 17, 2010 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is hosting a "million moderate march" in Washington - for people who think shouting is annoying - but faux political nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive against those "dark, optimistic forces." Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The... more »
  • New Broadway Production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"

    September 10, 2010 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Director Julie Taymor (TAY'-mor) is giving high marks to U2's Bono and the Edge for their work on the new Broadway production "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark." The pair wrote the songs for the musical. They previewed a tune from the show on ABC's "Good Morning... more »
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Kicks off "Let's Move"

    September 8, 2010 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama kicks off the next phase of "Let's Move!" - her initiative to reduce childhood obesity - at a Slidell elementary school. Mrs. Obama told students at Brock Elementary on Wednesday that the new phase will focus on improving nutrition and physical fitness.... more »
  • Coast Guard Backing Off Its Earlier Report of Oil Sheen Spreading

    September 2, 2010 5:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is backing off its earlier report that an oil sheen about a mile long was spreading following a platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said Thursday afternoon that crews was unable to confirm the oil sheen.... more »
  • Second Harvest Food Bank-Hunger Action Month Kick Off

    August 31, 2010 11:19 AM

    Community leaders Second Harvest Food Bank member agency representatives and others gathered August 31 to reflect on the achievements of the greater Lafayette community and Second Harvest Food Bank in the five years following Hurricane Rita, and share the outlook for the fight against hunger in south Louisiana. Second Harvest... more »
  • US Navy Says 4 Ships Robbed Off Iraqi Coast

    August 15, 2010 3:30 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Navy says four commercial ships anchored near the southern oil hub of Basra have been robbed in a rare attack off the Iraqi coast. Lt. John Fage, a spokesman for the Navy's Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, said Sunday that two men armed with AK-47 rifles... more »
  • BP's Plans to Drill off Britain's Shetland Isles

    August 2, 2010 10:55 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP's plans to drill for oil off Britain's Shetland isles and the Libyan coast are facing opposition after the company's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Environmental campaigners and some European lawmakers on Monday called for for a U.S.-style moratorium on deepwater drilling. Greenpeace says a Gulf-style... more »
  • BP Plans Off Libya, Shetlands Meet Opposition

    August 2, 2010 9:22 AM

    LONDON (AP) - BP's plans to drill for oil off Britain's Shetland isles and the Libyan coast are facing opposition after the company's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Environmental campaigners and some European lawmakers on Monday called for for a U.S.-style moratorium on deepwater drilling. Greenpeace says a Gulf-style... more »
  • Louisiana Casinos Just Finished an Off-Year

    July 28, 2010 1:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana casinos and video poker businesses just finished an off-year, at least by recent standards. The take from players - the amount lost at card tables, slot machines, roulette wheels and the like in state-licensed casinos, along with video poker machines in truck stops, off-track betting... more »
  • Lindsay Lohan Off To Jail

    July 20, 2010 12:10 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Lindsay Lohan was taken into custody Tuesday - a bit late, but without incident - to begin serving her jail sentence for a probation violation. The actress rose and was handcuffed behind her back after a brief hearing. She arrived at court about 10 minutes... more »
  • Off Death Watch, BP's Future Still Open Question

    July 18, 2010 3:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The future of BP PLC has shifted in recent days from a death-watch discussion to a debate about how valuable the British oil giant will be after it finishes paying for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. BP gained temporary control of its broken... more »
  • Road Listing In Opelousas Water Will Be Turned Off 7/8

    July 7, 2010 4:55 PM

    THURSDAY, JULY 8 The water will be off after 8AM for several hours. It is anticipated the the outage should not be longer than several hours with the possibility of being off for the entire day. Please take necessary actions to prepare for being without water for the entire... more »
  • Education Department to Lay Off 31

    June 11, 2010 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Education is laying off 31 employees because of budget cuts. The department announced the layoffs Friday. They will take effect July 1 and include positions in management and finance, the regional education centers, and the school and community support office. Superintendent... 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 »
  • Feds Approve New Gulf Oil Well Off LA

    June 2, 2010 11:42 PM

    Federal regulators approved Wednesday the first new Gulf of Mexico oil well since President Barack Obama lifted a brief ban on drilling in shallow water, even while deepwater projects remain frozen after the massive BP spill. The Minerals Management Service granted a new drilling permit sought by Bandon Oil and... more »
  • Gaylord Entertainment Co. Lays Off Employees After Historic Floods

    June 2, 2010 11:07 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gaylord Entertainment Co. is laying off more than 1,700 employees as a result of flooding that inundated the Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry House and other properties in May. In a conference call with investors on Wednesday, CEO Colin Reed said the company informed 1,743... more »
  • Off Kilter Scales & Gas Pumps Could Cost Both Consumers & Sellers Money

    May 30, 2010 4:03 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Ever stop to think about how much difference a slightly off-kilter scale or gas pump could cost you and other customers? Nationally, the stakes could be a staggering $7 trillion - for both customers and sellers. That estimate comes from the National Institute of Standards and... more »
  • Police Took a Gun Off a JetBlue Pilot

    May 21, 2010 12:37 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say they took a gun off a JetBlue pilot at Logan International Airport after he allegedly told an acquaintance he might harm himself. The incident occurred Thursday, and the pilot was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation. The airline says no passengers were... more »
  • Senate Backs Up on Rainy Day Fund

    May 12, 2010 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed the use of the state's "rainy day" fund to help close a $319 million deficit and rebalance this year's budget. The Senate voted 35-zero Tuesday to authorize the use of as much as $198 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund... more »
  • Schwarzenegger Withdrawing Support of Plan to Drill off California Coast

    May 3, 2010 5:29 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is withdrawing his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking during a news conference Monday, Schwarzenegger said television images of the oil spill in the Gulf have changed... more »
  • Coast Guard Says Crews May Set Fires to Burn Off Oil

    April 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews may set fires to burn off oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a wrecked offshore drilling platform. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry says the burn would be done far offshore and could happen as soon as Wednesday. She... more »
  • BP Drilling Later This Week to Relieve Pressure Off Blown-Out Well

    April 27, 2010 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says crews will begin drilling later this week to try and take the pressure off of a blown-out well spewing 42,000 gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. BP was leasing the Deepwater Horizon, the offshore oil rig that exploded last... more »
  • Coast Guard Calls Off Search For 11 Missing

    April 23, 2010 6:20 PM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is calling off its search for 11 workers missing since an explosion on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast. Rear Adm. Mary Landry calls it a very difficult decision. The Coast Guard said Friday crews had spent three days searching a... more »
  • Lafayette Household Chemical Drop-Off Day

    April 15, 2010 4:20 PM

    If you live in the city of Lafayette or in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish, city-parish government would like you to attend their household chemical drop-off day this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Cajun Field parking lot. Residents can properly dispose of old household chemicals such as... more »
  • Person Drives Off New Orleans' Bridge

    March 24, 2010 6:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A person has driven off the Judge Seeber bridge, which spans New Orleans' industrial canal, after running a red light and driving through barricades and cones that were set up for construction work. Witnesses who were fishing nearby told WWL-TV they saw the car, heard a... 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 »
  • Arnaudville may experience low water pressure

    February 22, 2010 11:48 AM

    The town of Arnaudville may experience low water pressure on February 23 and 24, 2010 due to crews working on main lines.
  • KTDY DJ Helps Kick Off 2010 With A Blood Drive

    December 28, 2009 9:38 AM

    Lafayette, LA- It's a bird! It's a plane! No, It's a deejay! United Blood Services is starting 2010 off with a bang. "JayCee" Falcon, KTDY 99.9 deejay, will sit on the billboard in front of United Blood Services and will not come down until 99.9 pints of blood are drawn!... more »

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