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  • Former La education official dies in plane crash

    October 18, 2014 6:12 PM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - A former Louisiana education official and state senator has died in an on-the-ground airplane crash. Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop says funeral arrangements are incomplete for 77-year-old Edwards Barham of Oak Ridge. Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell says the longtime pilot died after his plane hit... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans official's sentencing Jan. 14

    October 11, 2014 4:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former chief financial officer at New Orleans Traffic Court has been convicted of 11 counts including money laundering and theft. A federal jury in New Orleans convicted Vandale Thomas on Friday. He will be sentenced Jan. 14 by U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr.... more »
  • Official: Teen arrested in Washington girl's death

    August 9, 2014 8:18 PM

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the mobile home park she vanished from last weekend. Kitsap County sheriff's Detective Earl Smith said at a news conference Saturday afternoon that deputies... more »
  • Official Says Obama to Seek $2B for Border Control

    June 28, 2014 10:08 PM

    President Barack Obama is seeking more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and asking for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. A White House official said Saturday that Obama plans to make... more »
  • LCP Unveils Official Horse Farm Park Plans Play Video

    May 18, 2014 7:29 PM

    The Horse Farm is one step closer to becoming a world class park, after official master plans were unveiled today at Party in the Park. Thousands of Lafayette residents came out to view year-long plans on what they want in a world-class park in the heart of Lafayette. ... more »
  • Official: Amtrak Crescent derails in SC, 4 hurt

    November 25, 2013 9:47 AM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A fire official says several cars of the New York-bound Amtrak Crescent carrying 218 passengers and crew has derailed overnight in South Carolina, leaving four people with minor injuries. Spartanburg County Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Barnett told The Associated Press that the derailment of the Amtrak... more »
  • Vaccinate horses, La. official says

    April 29, 2013 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is advising horse owners to vaccinate their animals for eastern equine encephalitis and west Nile virus as mosquito season kicks in. Strain said authorities have not found cases of either disease so far this year in sweeps across the state.... more »
  • Official: Restaurant inspections will improve

    December 21, 2012 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Office of Public Health is going statewide with a plan that officials say cut past-due restaurant and retail food inspections by at least one-third during a nine-parish pilot that began in February. Assistant Secretary J.T. Lane said Thursday that he's making other changes to... more »
  • Official City Lighting of the Christmas Tree

    November 20, 2012 7:14 AM

    Parc Sans Souci will be the place of the last party of the season. Downtown will have the Official City Lighting of the Christmas Tree. There will be a Toys for Tots drive held at the ceremony! It's suggested that the community bring a toy for a free bowl of... more »
  • Indicted school official attends board meeting

    November 2, 2012 7:39 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish School Board member attended his first meeting following his indictment by a federal grand jury last month in a conspiracy to extort money in exchange for his vote for a new school superintendent. Board member Quincy Richard Sr., who was indicted Oct.... more »
  • Official: Solar energy tax credit needs limits

    October 23, 2012 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway and the renewable energies industry faced off before legislators on the merits of a solar energy tax credit. On Monday, Holloway warned members of the Revenue Study Commission that the tax credit could become a state budget buster unless limitations... more »
  • Judge: Ex-SU official failed to prove case

    June 28, 2012 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful termination and retaliation case against the Southern University System Board of Supervisors, a board member and a former interim president of the system. The Advocate reports U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ruled Wednesday that Joseph Cedric Shelton,... more »
  • Land cost frustrates hospital official

    June 13, 2012 8:11 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Police Jury has voted to accept for consideration a $1.93 million appraisal for 14.8 acres it wants to sell for a new hospital site. The Advocate reports a jury committee had recommended March 15 that the jury sell the site at a... more »
  • Marksville official booked with animal cruelty

    May 23, 2012 7:48 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A Marksville city councilman is out on bond after being arrested Friday for neglecting his horses. Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson tells The Town Talk Elliot Jordan was booked with public intimidation, resisting an officer, cruelty to animals and posted a $2,500 bond after police investigated... more »
  • Oklahoma official confirms 6th tornado death

    April 16, 2012 10:25 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A state emergency official says a sixth person has died after a tornado ripped through the northwest Oklahoma town of Woodward. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain could not provide details about the victim's gender or age Monday. Two men and... more »
  • Former Livingston official booked on drug charges

    April 6, 2012 10:46 AM

    SATSUMA, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a former parish councilman and four other people were arrested on drug charges after a search turned up 1,700 prescription pain pills at the home of the former official. Chief Deputy Jason Ard told WBRZ-TV on Thursday that deputies found... more »
  • Saints Kicker Buys Home of Disgraced RR Official

    December 13, 2011 8:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints placekicker Garrett Hartley has purchased a new home for $1.1 million - a mansion in the English Turn area that was sold by Jim Bridger, the disgraced former general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. The sale went through not long after Bridger... more »
  • Former Credit Union Official Admits Fraud

    September 9, 2011 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former marketing director at Dow Federal Credit Union in Plaquemine has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to a charge of mail fraud. Ashley E. Braud admitted to U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola Thursday that she used credit union funds in August... more »
  • Official: New Center in Columbia Will Help Monroe

    May 30, 2011 7:49 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The head of Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice says that a new detention center should open in Columbia later this year or early next year - and that should let the one in Monroe cut dorm size from 16 juveniles to 12. Deputy Undersecretary Mary Livers... more »
  • Official: Hostages released from Wis. high school

    November 29, 2010 10:08 PM

    MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say two dozen people have been released from a Wisconsin high school classroom where a student armed with a handgun had held them hostage. The office of Emergency Management Director Eric Burmeister says all 23 students and a teacher who were taken hostage about 3... more »
  • 1st Official Gay and Lesbian Destination Guide for NOLA

    September 3, 2010 1:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's now an official gay and lesbian destination guide for New Orleans. The Navigaytour will launch just in time for the 39th Annual Southern Decadence Festival, which welcomes on average 100,000 attendees for events over the Labor Day weekend. The 32-page guide highlights events, attractions, restaurants,... 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 »
  • Obama Apologized to Official Shirley Sherrod

    July 22, 2010 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday apologized to former federal official Shirley Sherrod over her ouster in the midst of a racially tinged firestorm that ensnared the White House, Agriculture Department, NAACP and a blogger. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president expressed his regret, and told... more »
  • UPDATE-Public Official Threatened

    June 29, 2010 5:51 PM

    UPDATE-The victim in this case is identified as State Representative Bobby Badon from Carencro, LA. Representative Badon is working closely with investigators in this case and he has asked that all calls pertaining to this case be forwarded to the Carencro Police Department for a response. Representative Badon is concerned... more »
  • BP Official Takes 5th Amendment, Won't Testify

    May 27, 2010 9:16 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Hearings into the explosion and sinking of the BP-operated oil rig Deepwater Horizon continue on Thursday, but one BP witness will not be testifying. Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen said Robert Kaluza, BP's well site leader on the Deepwater Horizon, was scheduled to testify but has... more »
  • Opelousas Spice & Music Festival's 2010 Official Poster

    May 26, 2010 3:23 PM

    Adrian Fulton is the local artist who created the Opelousas Spice & Music Festival's 2010 official poster. The festival takes place June 4-6, 2010 in historic downtown Opelousas. Fulton draws from his many life experiences and all of the people he has met. He is best known for his... more »
  • Ex-prison Enterprises Official Sentenced

    May 13, 2010 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former director of Louisiana Prison Enterprises has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for witness tampering in a prison corruption investigation. James H. Leslie, 58, also was sentenced Wednesday to five months of home detention and fined $10,000 by U.S. District Judge... more »

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