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  • Sugarcane league: Keep ATVs out of cane fields

    August 22, 2013 4:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The American Sugar Cane League warns off-road riders to stay out of sugarcane fields and off of farm roads during planting season. President Mike Daigle says in a news release that it's hard to see nearby ground from the huge combines used for planting -... more »
  • Fans White Out Cajun Field, Despite Tough Loss

    October 23, 2012 11:58 PM

    It was a tough game for the UL Ragin Cajuns Tuesday night on national television. The Cajuns lost to Arkansas State at home, the game was broadcast on ESPN2. But to build up support for the Cajuns, Coach Hudspeth had asked fans to "white out" Cajun field. And he certainly... more »
  • Well Blow out North of Intracoastal City

    July 18, 2012 6:42 AM

    There is an explosion just North of Intercoastal City caused by a well blowout of an underground natural gas pipeline. A representative with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's office says they are in the process of evacuating a 1/2 mile radius around the area. It is a lightly populated area. Highway... more »
  • Warm winter brings out turkey gnats early

    April 16, 2012 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter poultry specialist Theresia Lavergne says turkey gnats have begun swarming, so poultry should be kept in barns or sheds during the day. She says the tiny black flies are likely to be a problem until early May. Lavergne says they can disturb poultry,... more »
  • RANT: Louisiana Phasing Out LEAP Tests

    December 12, 2011 11:42 AM

    RANT: No more LEAP testing. In three years, the test used to decide whether 4th and 8th graders would advance to the next grade level will be phased out. Now the question, how should we determine whether students should advance to the next grade in these key grades? The new... more »
  • Mayor: marsh fire hot spots out

    September 12, 2011 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says Louisiana National Guard helicopters have extinguished what appeared to be the last three hot spots from a marsh fire that hazed the city with smoke for most of a week. He says that means the helicopters and their huge water... more »
  • Out-of-Date Weather Information Used the Day Student Dies

    April 18, 2011 11:31 AM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame said Monday that football staff responsible for advising whether it was safe to practice outside used out-of-date weather information the day a student videographer fell to his death when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds. Declan Sullivan, a... more »
  • Bridge blockade claims thrown out

    December 28, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out the remaining claims in a lawsuit that said police violated people's constitutional rights by firing warning shots to stop them from crossing a bridge to escape flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Having dismissed about 90 percent of the claims in September,... more »
  • Retired archbishop may get out of hospital

    December 27, 2010 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond says retired Archbishop Philip Hannan is expected to be moved from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility. The 97-year-old Hannan was hospitalized Dec. 19 because of shortness of breath, after more than a week in bed because of pneumonia. Aymond... more »
  • Voters Out Before Dawn for Election Day 2010

    November 2, 2010 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters Tuesday in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others digging in their heels against resurgent Republicans. Expectations took hold in both camps that the political order was in... more »
  • TSA rolling out new pat-down technique at airports

    October 28, 2010 9:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration is changing the way it pats down passengers at airports - moving from the screener's traditional hand pat to more of a hand-sliding motion, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The TSA regularly reviews and updates its screening procedures, agency spokeswoman Kristin Lee... more »
  • Chefs plan night to support Gulf seafood

    October 27, 2010 9:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 150 chefs from around the nation are planning to show their support for Gulf of Mexico seafood by cooking and serving it in what's been dubbed "America's Night Out for Gulf Seafood." The Dec. 1 event will see prominent chefs serving seafood to diners,... more »
  • Boo at the Zoo Sold Out

    October 17, 2010 12:03 AM

    Many Acadiana families are already in the Halloween spirit. Kids in costume came out to "Boo at the Zoo and Elmo Too" Saturday at the Zoo of Acadiana. The not-so-spooky day offers candy, games and live entertainment. One of the biggest crowd pleasers--a costume contest. Tickets are sold... more »
  • Most of the Miners are out

    October 13, 2010 12:49 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - More than half of Chile's trapped miners are now up and out of their half-mile-deep dungeon. No. 17 came up into the desert sun more than 13 hours after the rescue capsule dubbed "Phoenix" extracted the first miner. He is Omar Reygadas, a 56-year-old... more »
  • Out of the Darkness Community Walk

    October 4, 2010 9:50 AM

    The America Foundation for Suicide Prevention will have their Out of the Darkness Community Walk on October 9th. The event will take place at Parc Sans Souci from 8am - Noon. There will be music, breakfast snacks, coffee, and drinks. Along with a raffle filled with wonderful prizes. Tickets for... more »
  • 5 years after Hurricane Rita, some left out of Recovery

    September 23, 2010 9:12 AM

    CAMERON, La. - First Baptist Church in Cameron will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday, five years and one day after Hurricane Rita nearly obliterated the town. Such upbeat milestones have been rare in Cameron, which has seen its population shrink from roughly 1,500 to 280 residents since Rita and Hurricane... more »
  • Update: Possible Hate Crime Investigated by FBI

    September 21, 2010 4:23 PM

    Update: The FBI has joined the investigation, but they're not leading it. It's also being investigated by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and fire department. Sheila Thorne with the FBI tells KATC they're interested as it relates to a possible hate crime due to the proximity of the car to... more »
  • Millions to Steelmaker Throwing LA's Construction Budget Out of Balance

    September 20, 2010 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration's plan to give $30 million to steelmaker Nucor for an iron and steel plant in St. James Parish is throwing the state's construction budget out of balance. To make the numbers work, some of the new construction projects lawmakers and the administration... more »
  • KISS Drummer Peter Criss Speaks Out On Male Breast Cancer

    September 17, 2010 12:54 PM

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss wants other men to know that they too can get breast cancer. The rock star best known for the ballad "Beth" beat the disease that's rarely found in men three years ago. He's participating in a walkathon for the... more »
  • Dozens of Bats Filmed Flying out of Shreveport Apartment Complex

    September 14, 2010 12:16 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Cody Mikesell says bats are driving him out of a Shreveport apartment complex. KSLA-TV reports it filmed dozens of bats flying out of the complex about an hour after dusk. Mikesell says he and other tenants have been complaining since March about the noise and the... more »
  • Minister Backs Out of Burning Qurans on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 5:03 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Christian minister in Fla. cancels plan to burn Qurans on Sept. 11, heeding to outcry.
  • Trump Offering to Buy out Investors for Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero

    September 9, 2010 4:44 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump is offering to buy out one of the major investors in the real estate partnership that controls the site near ground zero where a Muslim group wants to build a 13-story Islamic center and mosque. In a letter released Thursday by Trump's publicist, the... more »
  • Vanity Fair reporter speaks out about Palin story

    September 8, 2010 10:19 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The controversy over a Vanity Fair article about Sarah Palin continued Wednesday with the reporter disputing a conservative activist's claim that she tried to prevent him from mistaking her child for Palin's. Reporter Michael Joseph Gross acknowledged last week that he mistook a child with... more »
  • Figuring Out What Makes Tropical Storms Form Into Hurricanes

    September 2, 2010 12:58 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - NASA scientists are flying into Hurricane Earl to gather data about what makes some tropical storms intensify while others fizzle. The flight is part of a six-week NASA research mission to collect information that could help forecasters accurately predict how strong a hurricane will be.... more »
  • Acadia Parish be on the Lookout for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    August 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Wayne Melancon is advising business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100.00 dollar bills. According to Sheriff's Melancon, Detectives are presently investigating the passing of a $100.00 counterfeit bill in the Morse area. Melancon stated that the bill is of such a good quality that... more »
  • LA Out of "Race to the Top"

    August 24, 2010 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lost its second bid to get a slice of the billions of dollars in federal education grant money available in the "Race to the Top" competition. The state was not chosen Tuesday by the U.S. Education Department for the latest round of the $4.4... more »
  • BP finishes pumping cement into blown-out well

    August 5, 2010 9:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP finished pumping fresh cement into its blown-out oil well Thursday as it aimed to seal for good the ruptured pipe that for months spewed crude into the Gulf of Mexico in one of the world's worst spills. A day before, crews forced a slow torrent... more »
  • Food Given to Oil Spill Victims

    July 27, 2010 6:54 AM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Feed the Children is teaming up with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to help 2,800 families affected by the BP oil spill. Payton and some of his fellow Saints coaches, as well as country music artist Sammy Kershaw, were scheduled to be in Venice on... more »
  • Feds: Largest Medicare Fraud Bust Carried Out

    July 16, 2010 9:22 AM

    Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects. Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36 people... more »
  • $20 Billion From BP Being Paid Out Early August

    July 15, 2010 12:25 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The $20 billion that BP has set aside to pay for losses caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start making payments in early August. Ken Feinberg, who is in charge of paying individuals and private businesses for their lost income, told a meeting... more »
  • Avondale Shipbuilding Yard Closing-Wiping Out 5,000 Jobs

    July 13, 2010 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In the worst economic blow for the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corp. said Tuesday that it will shut its Avondale shipbuilding yard in 2013, wiping out up to 5,000 jobs. The Los Angeles-based company said it would consolidate construction of Navy amphibious... more »
  • Toyota Lashed Out at Instructor During Big Recall

    July 10, 2010 4:12 PM

    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois professor whose congressional testimony about unintended acceleration of certain Toyota vehicles caused a firestorm that his university scrambled to handle amid the automaker's recall. That's according to electronic messages obtained by The Associated Press from Southern Illinois University. The school's auto-technology program has long... more »
  • Environmentalist Asking To Throw Out Judge's Decision To Lift Moratorium

    July 2, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Several environmental groups are asking a federal judge to throw out his order overturning a six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico because of his investments in several oil and gas companies. A court filing Friday by the groups asks U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Volunteers Ready but Left Out of Spill Cleanup

    July 2, 2010 5:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast... more »
  • Ex-FEMA Director Could Help BP Out of its Disaster

    June 28, 2010 8:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - James Lee Witt, America's go-to guy for disaster response, knows how to take an unpopular organization and turn it around. If BP hires the former Federal Emergency Management Agency director to help with community relations, it could further a makeover of the oil giant's Gulf Coast image.... more »
  • The Vampires are Out and About

    June 17, 2010 12:47 PM

    BROUSSARD, LA- Attention all Twilighters....An Eclipse will rise on Thursday, June 17th at Walmart in Broussard and United Blood Services will be joining in on the vampirisms by collecting life saving blood donations from 3:30pm-6:30pm. All donors will receive a Limited Edition Black "Eclipse" Blood Donor t-shirt. If you can't... more »
  • Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast

    June 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - As President Barack Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast Monday, the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of independent victims' compensation fund that the president is demanding. Obama spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters traveling... more »
  • Man Out On Bail For Allegedly Killing Girlfriend Back In Jail

    June 10, 2010 11:17 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A state judge on Wednesday revoked the $250,000 bond set for a man charged with killing his girlfriend last year, ordering the defendant held in jail until his July trial. In rescinding Larry J. Snyder Jr.'s bond, District Judge James Best described him as an... more »
  • Inspectors Trained To Sniff Out Seafood Tainted By Oil

    June 7, 2010 5:50 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - William Mahan bends over a bowl of raw shrimp and inhales deeply, using his left hand to wave the scent up toward his nose. Deep breath. Exhale. Repeat. He clears his palate with a bowl of freshly cut watermelon before moving on to raw oysters. Deep... more »
  • Second Oil Containment Box On Blown-Out Well

    May 11, 2010 5:03 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A BP spokesman says a second, smaller oil containment box known as a "top hat" is being brought to the site of a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. Spokesman Bill Salvin tells The Associated Press the box will be lowered to... more »
  • Diversion Project Opened To Full Capacity to Keep Out Oil

    May 10, 2010 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana and parish officials are getting almost all the fresh water they can into southeastern wetlands to try to keep out oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. Chris Macaluso of the state Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration says the Davis Pond diversion... more »
  • 42 Families Out of Homes Because of Gas Well

    April 28, 2010 2:00 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - About 42 Caddo Parish families are still out of their houses while work continues at a natural gas well where pressure rose to a dangerous level more than a week ago. Authorities tell The Times of Shreveport that it will be at least another day before... more »
  • UPDATE: Simmesport Gas Station Fire is Out

    April 27, 2010 6:23 PM

    A large fire at Maddie's Truck Sop in Simmesport is forcing the closure of Highway One. It started at 10:30 this morning. a Preliminary investigation suggest it started as an electrical fire. Several businesses were evacuated, including a nursing home and two daycares. In addition all nearby... 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 »
  • Time Running Out For $20,000 Powerball Winner

    March 24, 2010 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Time is running out for a Powerball winner to claim a $20,000 prize. The winning ticket, purchased at a truck stop on Highway 1 South in Port Allen, is set to expire April 22 unless the prize is claimed by 5 p.m. on that date. The... more »
  • Saints Fan's Decked Out House

    January 29, 2010 1:55 PM

    One woman from St. Mary Parish says she is the biggest Saints fan-- a belief that is supported by a giant collection of Saints items. Marilyn Burgess started her collection 35 years ago, and now it takes up the whole first floor of her home. "It was like... more »
  • White Lake Fishing Permits To Be Given Out By Lottery

    January 14, 2010 6:39 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for a lottery drawing for fishing permit access to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) between March 15 and Aug. 15, 2010. A total of 100 permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning... more »

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