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  • Speculation Driving Gun & Ammo Sales

    February 25, 2013 7:09 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers have pre-filed a handful of firearms bills. One of those bills proposes that if federal laws pass, banning or restricting semi-automatic firearms, those laws would not be enforceable in Louisiana. That's if federal law tries to ban or restrict anyone from owning a semi-automatic firearm, magazine, accessory... more »
  • Investigators Suspect Fire is Politically Motivated

    November 8, 2012 10:48 PM

    A Leonville business burns to the ground; police say it could be arson and politically motivated. That fire happened early Wednesday morning. The flames broke out just hours after election results came in adding fuel to the fire that it was politically motivated. "It was completely down by... more »
  • African-American Museum breaks ground at National Mall

    February 22, 2012 5:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Frederick Douglass was black and that was enough for the Smithsonian Institution to bar the famed abolitionist from speaking at a lecture series intended to convince President Abraham Lincoln that he should end slavery as war divided the nation in February 1862. A century and a half... more »
  • State of the Union Responses

    January 25, 2012 8:55 PM

    Oil experts and U.S. officials shared their thoughts about parts of President Obama's State of the Union speech that highlighted energy policy. President Obama talked about finding ways that will allow the U.S. to relying more on American energy. Obama says his plan includes pushing his administration to open more... more »
  • Obama: "troops in Iraq will come home at the end of the year"

    October 21, 2011 10:31 PM

    "As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home at the end of the year." President Obama confirming all American troops will be pulled out of Iraq by year's end. Friday's announcement ends months of debate over whether the United States would maintain a force... more »
  • Vitter Picks Saints over President's Speech

    September 8, 2011 11:49 PM

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Thursday night with a speech on jobs and the economy. But not all lawmakers wanted to attend, and were even upset they had to miss out on another important event: the official start of NFL football. U.S. Senator David Vitter (R., La.) had... more »
  • Bin Laden Died in House Near Pakistan's Capital

    May 2, 2011 1:44 AM

    ISLAMABAD (AP) - Osama bin Laden was holed up in a two-story house 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy when four helicopters carrying U.S. anti-terror forces swooped in the early morning hours of Monday and killed him. Flames rose Monday from the building that was the apparent target of... more »
  • BREAKING NEWS: Source: Al-Qaida Head Bin Laden Dead

    May 1, 2011 11:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday. President Barack Obama was expected to address the nation on the developments Sunday... more »
  • New Judge in Threat Case Against President

    April 24, 2011 1:58 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A new judge has been assigned to sentence a man convicted of making death threats to President Barack Obama. Mikeal Minton has been given a May 20 sentencing date in Lake Charles before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi. The Advocate reported that Minton was scheduled to... more »
  • 'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown

    April 8, 2011 11:59 PM

    Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders forged an agreement late Friday night on a deal to cut about $38 billion in federal spending and avert the first closure in 15 years. Obama hailed the deal, a bit more than an hour before a... more »
  • Landrieu Responds to Presidents News Conference on Gas Prices

    March 11, 2011 7:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., responded to remarks made today by President Obama about skyrocketing gas prices, at a White House press conference. Sen. Landrieu said: "I share President Obama's concern about how the current crisis in Libya and the constriction of supply in... more »
  • VA Budget Request for 2010

    February 14, 2011 5:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - In announcing the proposed budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) during the next fiscal year, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki emphasized "making every dollar" count in the $132 billion budget proposal for VA. "We will continue to wisely use the funds that Congress... more »
  • Pres. Obama Calls for BOEMRE Reforms and Reorganization

    February 14, 2011 4:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama today announced his request for $358.4 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) in fiscal year 2012. This represents a $119.3 million, or 50 percent, increase above the 2010 enacted level, after adjusting for funding transferred to the Office... more »
  • Lt. Governor extends local invite to President Obama

    August 12, 2010 7:27 PM

    The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is coming-up Labor Day weekend. Among the new attractions, organizers are trying to construct the world's largest poboy- but that may be overshadowed by a visit from President Obama. It's all speculation at this time- Lt. Governor Scott Angelle extended the invite to his coworker... more »
  • Government Response to Crude Disaster: Local Reactions

    May 28, 2010 6:41 PM

    President Obama inspected Fouchon Beach Friday, which is threatened by the Gulf oil spill. The President also got a briefing at a Coast Guard station and a meeting with Governors and other officials. While President Obama toured Louisiana's coast residents inland are voicing their opinions about the government's response... more »
  • Obama Meets with Simonton President to Discuss Energy Efficiency Issues

    December 16, 2009 9:38 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »
  • Healthcare Reform has Employers Concerned

    December 15, 2009 7:14 PM

    Owners of Acadiana Business both big and small, fear what they face if health care reform passes. It could mean everything from paying more for employee insurance to possibly cutting staff to keep up with increasing cost. Small business owners say they have it the worst. In 2007 average... more »
  • Change That Works in Lafayette

    November 14, 2009 7:14 PM

    Supporters of Presidents Obama's healthcare reform bill got together today at St. James Baptist Church in Lafayette. It was a part of a grass roots movement making its way across the nation. The group traveled from New orleans to spread their message. They focused on senior citizens... more »
  • President to give pay raise to troops

    October 28, 2009 9:28 AM

    Troops are about to get a hefty pay raise. It's contained in a defense bill being signed today (October 28, 2009) by President Obama. The military pay increase of 3-point-4 percent exceeds inflation and is a half-percent more than even the president asked for. The 680-billion dollar package also includes... more »
  • White House to review La coastal restoration

    October 16, 2009 8:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's adviser on environmental issues says the White House will do a complete review of coastal restoration projects in south Louisiana and try to get the work moving more quickly. Nancy Sutley, the chairwoman of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality, says the... more »
  • KATC to cover Presidential Speech at UNO

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM

    Preparations are under way as President Barack Obama plans to speak at the UNO Rec Center today. The President will be discussing the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and what still needs to be done four years after the storm devastated the city and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. KATC's... more »
  • Lafayette Economy: "Not doing too Well"

    October 13, 2009 7:18 PM

    A Louisiana economist gives Lafayette a two year economic forecast. At Tuesday's annual business luncheon LSU's Loren Scott looks into his crystal ball and gives Acadiana businesses a look into the future. "Well, it's not doing too well." As the rest of the country gets back on its... more »

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