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  • People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

    August 30, 2014 9:32 PM

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police. The rally was the latest effort by people wanting to shed more light on the Aug. 5 shooting of John Crawford III... more »
  • Suit drive being held for people leaving prison

    July 3, 2012 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No longer using that suit and tie? Louisiana's corrections department says you can donate it to men and women leaving prison who need something to wear for job interviews. The department is seeking donations of dress clothing as part of the fifth annual National Suit... more »
  • People Close to Case: Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed

    February 26, 2012 3:28 PM

    A federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster has been delayed for a week to allow more time for settlement talks, according to two people close to the case. The two people told The Associated Press the decision was made Sunday during a conference call between parties in... more »
  • Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

    January 5, 2012 9:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, ending the year on a three-month run of declines that point to stronger hiring in 2012. Weekly applications dropped by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week, the Labor Department said. That's 11 percent lower... more »
  • Movement to Treat Fetuses as People Gains Ground

    June 5, 2011 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Eager to prove their pro-life credentials in the increasingly Republican South, conservative lawmakers are pushing to define a fetus as a person from the moment of conception and spur a direct challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision. By... more »
  • More People Applied for Unemployment Benefits

    April 28, 2011 8:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign the job market's recovery is slow and uneven. Applications for unemployment benefits jumped 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 429,000 for the week ending April 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the... more »
  • 247 People on Terror Watch List Buy Guns in 2010

    April 28, 2011 8:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says nearly 250 people suspected of ties to terrorism bought firearms in 2010. The purchases were permitted under federal law. The 247 people who were allowed to buy weapons did so after going through required background checks. About the same number of people suspected of... more »
  • More People Applied for Jobless Benefits Last Week

    December 2, 2010 9:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the broader trend in layoffs points to a slowly healing job market. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment aid rose last week by a seasonally adjusted 26,000 to 436,000. The previous week's claims were revised up... more »
  • Two People are Dead after Colliding with a Train

    October 8, 2010 5:48 AM

    A husband and wife are dead this morning in Crowley after being hit by a train. It happened just after 4:30am at the Sydney Richard Highway 90 intersection. According to sheriff's official the couple was killed on impact. The train hit the car and pushed it a 1/2 mile down... more »
  • ACLU Requests NOLA Police Records

    October 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ACLU of Louisiana says complaints from residents spurred a request for New Orleans Police Department records on a practice of stopping and getting identification from people not accused of doing anything wrong. A news release Wednesday says the ACLU has been told that police stop... more »
  • California's Heat Wave Left Tens of Thousands of People Without Electricity

    September 28, 2010 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's heat wave has left tens of thousands of people without electricity. Southern California Edison says more than 27,000 of its customers were without power Tuesday morning, mainly in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Most have been blacked out for eight to 16 hours as... more »
  • Fewer Applicants for People Being Affected by Moratorium

    September 21, 2010 1:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There have been far fewer applicants than expected for money from a $100 million fund BP PLC set up to help deepwater rig workers after a federal moratorium on drilling prompted by the massive oil spill. With nine days left to apply, a spokesman for the... more »
  • Gator season opens, prices bite

    September 1, 2010 6:47 PM

    Trappers are heading back into the rivers and bayous for 30 days of gator trapping. Every year, Louisiana Wildlife officials hand out a set number of tags. Every time a trapper catches a gator, they slap on a tag and collect their cash. This year might be a little different.... more »
  • 7 People Arrested in FBI's Investigation of Corruption

    August 20, 2010 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seven people arrested in the FBI's investigation of corruption in city and state courts in Baton Rouge received sentences Thursday that ranged from three years in prison to probation. "I feel the victim in this case was the city of Baton Rouge," U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Man Accused of Shooting at People Pleads Not Guilty

    August 12, 2010 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who federal prosecutors say fired a shotgun at three black men in a racially-motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina has pleaded not guilty to all five counts he faces. Roland Bourgeois Jr., a 47-year-old white man from Columbia, Miss., is accused of opening fire... more »
  • A Plane Carrying 9 People has Crashed

    August 10, 2010 11:35 AM

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A plane carrying nine people - including former Sen. Ted Stevens and former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe - crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday. It was unclear whether Stevens or O'Keefe were among the dead. Reports from officials in Alaska... more »
  • 96,000 Little People Play 'n Go Campsites Recalled

    August 5, 2010 3:44 PM

    About 96,000 Little People Play 'n Go Campsites, manufactured in China and imported by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., because the plastic Sonya Lee figure can break at the waist and expose small parts that pose a choking risk. An additional 14,000 are being recalled in Canada. The company has... more »
  • 324 people have reported illnesses blamed on spill

    July 26, 2010 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says 324 people have reported illnesses blamed on oil or dispersants from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. That includes 241 people - or about three-quarters of the total - involved in spill cleanup or offshore work, and 83... more »
  • Here's A Look At Races People Are Qualifying In

    July 7, 2010 6:50 PM

    Here's a look at races people are qualifying in: Parish of Lafayette SCHOOL BOARD D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7,D8,D9 Mayor Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville Duson Chief of Police Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville Councilman at Large Scott Brousard Alderman... more »
  • Inspire People Of Faith To Support Cleaner Energy

    July 7, 2010 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Where would Jesus drill? Religious leaders who consider environmental protection a godly mission are making the Gulf of Mexico oil spill a rallying cry. They hope it inspires people of faith to support cleaner energy while changing their personal lives to consume less and contemplate more.... more »
  • 4 people killed when a train collided with a van

    June 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Four people were killed when an Amtrak train collided with a van in southeastern Louisiana. Authorities say Amtrak's "City of New Orleans" en route to New Orleans from Chicago on Friday, hit the vehicle at a crossing north of Independence around 1:30 p.m. Tangipahoa Parish Chief... more »
  • BP comment about 'small people' causes anger

    June 16, 2010 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The BP chairman's comment that the oil giant cares about "the small people" has received an icy reception from residents along the Gulf Coast. BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters in Washington on Wednesday: "I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy... more »
  • BP Has Apologized to American People

    June 16, 2010 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has apologized to the American people for his company's devastating Gulf oil spill. Svanberg also expressed appreciation to Americans for their patience as the company works to end the spill. He made the remarks Wednesday following a meeting with President Barack Obama at... more »
  • People living near forests need to landscape for fire safety

    June 16, 2010 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU AgCenter forestry agent says people living near forests need to landscape for fire safety. Keith Hawkins says this includes fire-resistant yard plants. He says there's no fireproof plant, but baldcypress, red maple and sweet gum are less flammable than most. But ornamental junipers,... more »
  • Obama: Americans Praying for People of Gulf

    June 15, 2010 10:04 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says that Americans are praying for the people of the Gulf as they deal with the catastrophic oil spill. He said in his Oval Office speech Tuesday night that the country also prays that a "hand may guide us through the storm towards a... more »
  • Uncertain Whether Right People Are Buried In A Number Of Graves

    June 10, 2010 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon officials say it's uncertain whether the right people are buried in a number of graves at Arlington National Cemetery because of poor management and record keeping. Two defense officials say Army Secretary John McHugh will discuss problems with burials Thursday, when he releases the results of... more »
  • The People of the Gulf Coast "Are Going To Need Help From The Entire Country"

    June 7, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is reassuring Americans that "we will get through this crisis" in the Gulf of Mexico but that it will take time and effort. Surrounded by Cabinet members, Obama and top federal officials were briefed on the government's battle against an unprecedented oil spill... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest Drew More Than 85,000 People

    June 3, 2010 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers, sponsors and supporters have deemed the star-studded music festival a success, saying it drew more than 85,000 people to LSU's Tiger Stadium over the Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer Quint Davis says the event will return next year, again over the... more »
  • Virus Killed 3 and Made 40 Ill at State Mental Hospital

    May 10, 2010 4:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state health secretary says it was a virus that made 40 people ill at a state mental hospital, and investigators are still working to find out why three of them died. Doctors first thought that food poisoning had sickened patients and staffers at Central Louisiana... more »
  • Bill Would Prohibit People Convicted of Corruption From Bidding Government Projects

    April 13, 2010 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - People convicted of public corruption would be prohibited from bidding on state and local government construction projects, under a bill that received House committee approval Tuesday without objection. "We have a history of rampant corruption in Louisiana," said Rep. Walker Hines, D-New Orleans. "This bill... more »
  • 2 dead in I-10 wreck: Update

    November 30, 2009 8:47 AM

    Troop I Press Release: Rayne- Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a crash that claimed the lives of two people on Interstate 10 west of Rayne. Killed in the crash were fifty six year old Kenneth Hicks of Northport, AL and forty nine year... more »
  • Man Arrested for Several DWI's

    November 17, 2009 11:45 PM

    A Vermilion Parish man charged in a January accident that killed three people was in court Tuesday, but this trial for Todd Vincent is a completely different case. Vincent is facing his second offense driving while under the influence. Court records show this is his third DWI charge in three... more »
  • 3 more La. deaths blamed on flu

    November 10, 2009 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Health and Hospitals says three more people in Louisiana have died from complications of swine flu bringing the total to 33 deaths in the state since August. Health officials say the latest deaths include a man and a woman from the... more »
  • Local Faces Take Part In Boogie Nights At City Club

    October 23, 2009 11:07 AM

    Boogie Nights will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at City Club in River Ranch. The Lafayette Village People will perform at the event benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Performers include KATC's own Tom Voinche, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Terry Huval of LUS, Marcus Brown, Ben Berthelot, and councilman Keith Patin.
  • Team BeauSoleil claims People's Choice

    October 19, 2009 8:40 AM

    Congratulations to UL's Team BeauSoleil , competing in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The team took home top honors in the People's Choice Awards. They also took home first place for the Market Viability of its solar home. UL finished 19th place overall.

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