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  • Covington chief applicant pool includes 5 on force

    July 30, 2013 8:36 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Five members of the Covington Police Department - including interim Chief Jack West - are in the pool of 16 applicants approved to take the police chief's exam Aug. 13. All but two of the applicants live in Louisiana. The names of those who pass the... more »
  • La. father, son drown in Tenn. mountain pool

    July 6, 2012 9:08 AM

    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) - A Louisiana man and his teenage son have drowned in a Tennessee mountain waterfall pool while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Carter County authorities identified the victims as 42-year-old Dwight F. Cope and 15-year-old Dagan Cope, both of Breaux Bridge, La. According to the Johnson City... more »
  • 50,000 bass to be released into Lacassine Pool

    April 20, 2012 9:29 AM

    LACASSINE, La. (AP) - Next week 50,000 largemouth bass fingerlings will be released into the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Louisiana to improve fishing. The release will take place on Aug. 26 at the Lacassine Pool, a 16,000-acre area of freshwater marsh. Richard Meyers, the refuge manager, says the... more »
  • Antitrust suits target La. pool products company

    January 16, 2012 9:53 AM

    EW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana company that bills itself as the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool products is becoming an Olympic-size target for plaintiffs' lawyers filing antitrust lawsuits. In November, Pool Corp. settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission that the Covington-based company used its "monopoly power"... more »
  • Livingston Parish Child Drowns in Pool

    August 5, 2010 8:49 AM

    MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a 4-year-old Maurepas (MOH'-run-pah) child drowned in a swimming pool. Deputies said that Kyle Farris was found unresponsive in the family pool shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the child apparently went outside without his parents' knowledge, climbed the ladder... more »
  • Pool Closure at Chicot

    July 26, 2010 4:27 PM

    The day use pool at Chicot will be closed Tuesday, July 27, due to lifeguard availability; the pool will be open Wednesday, July 28, - Sunday, Aug.1, during normal operating hours. Effective Aug. 2, the pool will be closed for the season.
  • Sulphur Man Drowns in Home Pool

    July 6, 2010 8:41 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old Sulphur man died in an apparent accidental drowning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said that Abbie Higginbotham was found Sunday afternoon in an aboveground pool in his backyard. Detectives are still investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine an exact... more »
  • Power Transmission Pool Worried About Summer

    June 21, 2010 7:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Acadiana utilities say that although they avoided rolling blackouts last week, there's still worry about the rest of the summer. Emily Pennel is spokeswoman for the Southwest Power Pool, a nonprofit group that regulates transmission lines in eight states including Louisiana. She said that the group... more »
  • 1 Year Old Drowns in Neighbors Pools

    June 9, 2010 9:52 AM

    FENTON, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say a 1-year-old boy drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said the boy was reported missing from his Felton home just off U.S. Highway 165 at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by his father, Deputy Chris Schexnayder. The child was... more »
  • Woman and Boy Drown in Swimming Pool

    May 26, 2010 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 45-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool. Capt. Carl Kelley said officers and firefighters responded to a call for help at 7:28 p.m. Tuesday. When the officers arrived, Kelley tells The Advocate that the woman and... more »
  • Cow in Pool Rescue

    November 18, 2009 11:47 AM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Call it udder shock. A South Carolina woman who heard a giant splash in her backyard discovered a 650-pound cow had fallen into her swimming pool. WSPA-TV reports that the cow fell into Kathy Wydareny's covered pool on Monday night. The Anderson resident says the cow... more »
  • U-Touch: Non-Profit Pool Game Fundraiser

    September 21, 2009 2:43 PM

    Saturday, September 26, 2009 10am - 3pm White Diamond Billiard Hall 984-3818 Joseph Simien, Exeutive Director of U-Touch, explains that you do not have to wait 24-hours to report a missing child or adult. This organization is deisgned to lessen the "Down Time" concerning any missing person. U-Touch... more »
  • Opelousas Child Drowns Over Weekend

    September 21, 2009 9:07 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say 12-year-old boy from Opelousas apparently drowned in Vinton over the weekend. Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton disappeared from a party Saturday and was found floating in swimming pool. Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office lead... more »

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