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  • New law lets deputy mayor take water board post

    June 21, 2014 4:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill allowing New Orleans Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant to become executive director of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board. Grant was chosen to lead the board late last year, but his appointment was held up by concerns that the... more »
  • House conservative leader gives up committee post

    June 20, 2012 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A leader of the conservative House Republicans at odds with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal over financial issues is leaving his other legislative assignment to focus on budget matters. Lake Charles Rep. Brett Geymann announced this week that he's resigned from the House Natural Resources committee... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Fights for Post Office Reform Bill

    May 4, 2012 8:59 PM

    The financial woes of the US Postal Service hit home in Lafayette Friday, with a visit from US Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu toured the Moss Street Post Office and Processing Center as part of her drive to halt the closing of thousands of post offices. Right now a moratorium... more »
  • 2 interviews set for dean post at Nicholls

    March 12, 2012 7:22 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Public interviews are set this week for the two remaining candidates seeking the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Nicholls State University. The candidates are John Doucet, who is filling the dean's post on an interim basis; and Abbey Zink, interim... more »
  • Body discovered near post office

    March 5, 2012 10:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA. (AP) - Lafayette Police are investigating the death of a man whose body that was found lying on the side walk near the post office. A news release says that the body of 30-year-old Russell Lambert Jr., was found about 2 a.m. Monday. The body was spotted by... more »
  • Thefts in Crowley

    July 2, 2011 2:37 PM

    Is picking up the daily paper part of your daily routine? Thursday night, someone in Crowley picked up more than a paper, they picked up the whole stand! The Crowley Post Signal says "They were trying to open the armored head where the money is and they had difficulty,... more »
  • Obama to Name Sperling to Top Economic Post

    January 7, 2011 6:29 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will name Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council on Friday, a move that will place a veteran policy and political player in the White House to work with a divided Congress. The role gives Sperling broad oversight of the administration's economic... more »
  • Feds clear BR police of post-Katrina misconduct

    January 4, 2011 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has cleared Baton Rouge police officers who were accused of harassing African-Americans, using unnecessary violence and conducting illegal searches after Hurricane Katrina. The move, reported by WAFB-TV on Tuesday, was confirmed by the current and former Baton Rouge police chiefs. "After... more »
  • Jury convicts 3 officers in post-Katrina death

    December 9, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Thursday convicted three current or former New Orleans police officers but acquitted two others in the death of a man during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. The jury of seven women and five men on convicted former officer David Warren of manslaughter in... more »
  • P T S D : Invisible but Real

    November 11, 2010 11:02 AM

    People who live through extraordinary events have a hard time opening up about it. Therapist Marc D'Aunoy says this is the underlying factor that soldiers suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have in common. D'Aunoy says the inability to "talk about it" is a trait that runs through society at... more »
  • 2 woman working at a Tennessee post office were shot and killed Monday

    October 18, 2010 12:45 PM

    HENNING, Tenn. (AP) - Two women working at a West Tennessee post office were shot and killed Monday during a possible robbery attempt, authorities said. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department told The Associated Press that the shooting happened Monday morning at the post office in Henning. Officers are searching... more »
  • iPhone Shuts Down LA Post Office

    September 15, 2010 11:35 AM

    SWARTZ, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish deputies closed a post office in Swartz after a customer told workers he heard something ticking in an outside mailbox and deputies confirmed something was ticking or beeping. Maj. James Purvis tells The News-Star that it turned out to be an Apple iPhone being... more »
  • Feds probing post-Katrina 'shoot looters' claim

    August 27, 2010 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating allegations that New Orleans police were told after Hurricane Katrina to "take the city back and shoot the looters." Police spokesman Bob Young said Friday that federal officials have asked police for information and for permission to interview officers about the alleged... more »
  • New not guilty pleas in post-Katrina case

    August 19, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five current and former New Orleans police officers have pleaded not guilty to a new indictment by a federal grand jury earlier this month. The Times-Picayune reports the officers entered their new pleas on Thursday. The new indictment altered only one charge against former officer David... more »
  • Head of Alcohol and Tobacco Suddenly Leaves Post

    August 16, 2010 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control left his post after Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff confronted him about an ongoing investigation into the office. Jindal's spokesman, Kyle Plotkin, says the governor agreed with Murphy Painter's decision to resign from the commissioner's... more »
  • Mississippi man enters plea in post-Katrina attack

    August 12, 2010 9:38 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 pleaded not guilty Thursday to all five counts he faces. Roland Bourgeois Jr., 47, who is white, from Columbia, Miss., is charged with firing... more »
  • Thad Allen Starts to Finalize His Plans For Leaving Post

    August 11, 2010 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's point man on the oil spill in the Gulf is starting to finalize his plans for leaving the post. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday he wants to get several things done before he leaves and hopes to turn the job... more »
  • Cops Could Face Death in Post-Katrina Shootings

    July 14, 2010 6:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four New Orleans police officers could face the death penalty after being accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the latest twist for a corruption-plagued department that already faces several federal investigations. The four officers were charged along... more »
  • HBO's Post-Katrina Drama "Treme" Picked Up 2nd Season

    April 13, 2010 5:01 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says its new drama "Treme" (truh-MAY') has been picked up for a second season just days after its series premiere. The show is set in New Orleans in fall 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina. "Treme" tracks the lives of a diverse group of residents... more »
  • Santa's Mail Canceled

    November 20, 2009 9:04 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A group of volunteer "elves" in Alaska's frigid interior has set out to save a popular holiday letter service featuring the North Pole's most beloved icon. The group is looking to counter a decision by the U.S. Postal Service to end a program begun in 1954... more »

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