WASHINGTON (AP) - A daylong, nationwide effort to get people to turn in old or unwanted prescription drugs has collected more than 121 tons of unused medicine. DEA officials said Tuesday that 242,000 pounds of pills have been collected at more than 4,000 prescription drug "take-back" sites across the country.... more »
MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says it will be Friday or later before efforts can resume to remove the failed blowout preventer from the deep water well that caused the huge Gulf oil spill. Allen told a news conference Tuesday in Myrtle Grove that... more »
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 »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Showing growing impatience with the federal government, Louisiana's top lawyer says the state will proceed with plans to protect its wetlands from the Gulf oil spill - with or without permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The action by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell could... more »
In St. Mary Parish, a Morgan City man is under arrest, accused of committing an inappropriate sexual act on a nursing home resident.
Arrested: 12/28/09 @ 4:30pm Location: Lagonda Rd., Bayou Vista Craig J. Carpenter, 34yrs old, Lagonda Rd., Bayou Vista Charges: Warrant Charging- 1.) Simple Battery 2.) Obscenity... more »
BATON ROUGE-The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is warning that Halloween 2009 in Louisiana poses special safety challenges to the thousands of young trick-or-treaters, adult party-goers and football tailgaters who will be walking or riding through neighborhoods after dark. "Halloween this year is both on a Saturday night and on the... more »