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  • French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening

    April 12, 2014 8:08 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with his... more »
  • Evangeline Parish Going Nuts for Squirrel Season

    October 5, 2012 6:29 PM

    Before deer or dove season, there's squirrel season. And in Evangeline Parish, the heart of squirrel hunting, many people will tell you it's the best time of year. Many hunters and their families packed up and headed out Friday for opening day on Saturday, and there's one place in town... more »
  • Initial Stretch of Bike-Hike Trail Opened

    February 25, 2012 11:33 PM

    Good news for bikers and hikers in Lafayette, the first segment of the Atakapa -ishak trail opened today. The initial phase is a one-point-two-mile trail connecting Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette with Beaver Park along the Vermilion River. The goal is to continue into St. Martin Parish, near Lake... more »
  • Louisiana College delays law school opening

    August 10, 2011 9:30 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana College has decided to wait until the fall of 2013 to open its new law school in Shreveport. J. Michael Johnson, the founding dean of LC's Judge Paul Pressler School of Law, told The Town Talk the delay gives the college more time to renovate... more »
  • St. Landry Parish's New Visitor Information Center Opening Today

    May 23, 2011 6:10 AM

    St. Landry Parish's new visitor information center will hold its grand opening today. Green construction and the Parish's Rich Culture are highlights of the new facility located just north of Opelousas off I-49 at exit 23. The ceremony begins at 1:00pm.
  • Slow opening of spillway continues in Louisiana

    May 15, 2011 1:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities have announced plans to open two more gates of Louisiana's Morganza Spillway, increasing the diversion of Mississippi River water that will flood rural areas along the Atchafalaya River basin, while easing flood threats to Baton Rouge and, New Orleans. The first two massive Morganza... more »
  • Flood Gates will Start Opening Today Across Louisiana

    May 9, 2011 6:13 AM

    This morning at 8 am, the Bonnet Carre spillway by New Orleans will be opened diverting water from the Mississippi into Lake Ponchartrain. Closer to home the Morganza Spillway, up in Pointe Coupee Parish will likely open Thursday allowing for increased flow from the Mississippi into the Atchafalaya River.
  • Jazz Fest's Thursday opening has local flair

    May 5, 2011 5:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The second - and final - weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opens with a day traditionally set aside for local talent. Louisiana music fans can get listen and dance to mostly Louisiana-based performers, including Lucinda Williams, Amanda Shaw, Delfeayo Marsalis, Charmaine... more »
  • Grand Opening today of Parc Independence

    October 26, 2010 10:57 AM

    Grand Opening today of Parc Independence, which is Lafayette's first handicap accessible playground where barriers for play have been removed. It is a safe and adaptable playground where children of all abilities can gather and enjoy interaction and fun. It's been more than 4 years in the making. It's funded... more »
  • Opening arguments for Taser trial

    October 21, 2010 10:06 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent used force that was unreasonable and unwarranted when he shocked a handcuffed prisoner nine times during an arrest, Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils told a jury of three men and nine women Thursday. Nugent, 24, is on trial for... more »
  • Newseum in Washington is Opening an Exhibit on How Katrina was Reported

    August 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, the Newseum in Washington is opening a special one-year exhibit on how the disaster was reported. The museum about news and the First Amendment also has produced a film featuring reflections from journalists. Two newspapers shared... more »
  • Opening Reception for Gallery Artist in New Iberia

    July 20, 2010 1:54 PM

    There will be an opening reception for gallery artist Margo Mire Baker and Valerie Milner Graham at Clementine Restaurant in New Iberia. The reception will take place Saturday, July 31 from 6-8PM. The exhibit is titled "Divergent Views of the Capricious Gulf Coast."
  • Shipbuilding Academy Opening in Pascagoula

    June 8, 2010 4:37 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Officials in south Mississippi broke ground Tuesday for a Jackson County Maritime Trades Academy that will help train more people for shipbuilding jobs. The facility was funded by a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mike Petters, president of Northrop... more »

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