LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say an 18-year-old member of the Coushatta Indian Tribe has paid $250,000 in restitution after setting fire to the Coushatta Convenience Store in Elton. A news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office says Jordan Hawk John of Kinder had been ordered to pay for... more »
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish has been given $5.4 million to replace water meters damaged after Hurricane Katrina. The funding, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, reimburses the parish for the cost of fitting out new meters. Water driven by Katrina flooded almost all of the New Orleans... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of a key methamphetamine ingredient that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
It was the largest civil penalty under the Controlled Substances Act.... more »
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - Health problems had kept Jimmy Rhymes in bed for days. But when his wife phoned to say former New Orleans Saint Rickey Jackson was dropping by, he had a daughter help him to the front porch - even though he thought his wife was kidding. Or,... more »
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's office said Friday that former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff will host a one-hour television special later this month to promote the state and oil company BP is footing the bill. Crews will be in Biloxi next week to film performances by Hasselhoff,... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota has paid a record $16.4 million fine for a slow response to its accelerator pedal recall. A Transportation Department official says the Japanese automaker paid the fine on Tuesday. The company agreed to the fine on April 19 and had 30 days to pay it. The... more »