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  • DEA Collects 242,000 Pounds of Old or Unwanted Prescription Drugs

    October 5, 2010 5:14 PM

    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 »
  • Friday Or Later Before Efforts In Gulf Can Resume

    August 31, 2010 3:29 PM

    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 »
  • 4 Teens Died: Railroad Crossing Had No Crossbars or Signal Lights

    June 22, 2010 11:28 AM

    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 »
  • LA Will Protect Wetlands With or Without Permission

    May 24, 2010 1:09 PM

    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 »
  • Morgan City Man Arrested For Inappropriate Sexual Act

    December 30, 2009 3:03 PM

    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 »
  • River Ranch Trick-or-Treat Time

    October 31, 2009 2:40 PM

    The Shops at River Ranch will have Trick-or-Treating available from 3-6pm.
  • Halloween 2009 poses special risks for pedestrians and motorists

    October 26, 2009 10:35 AM

    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 »

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