WASHINGTON (AP) - Heads up: Drones are going mainstream. Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or... more »
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The government turned up the pressure Tuesday on the head of a small Florida church who plans to burn copies of the Quran on... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The chancellor and president at Louisiana State University felt pressured by the Senate president and the risk of losing major financing for the school if they did not settle a lawsuit in favor of a private contractor represented by a state senatorm, according to school... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said a cluster... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says crews will begin drilling later this week to try and take the pressure off of a blown-out well spewing 42,000 gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. BP was leasing the Deepwater Horizon, the offshore oil rig that exploded last... more »
The North of Crowley Water Corporation is asking customers not to let their water run, at least through Monday, as a means of protecting pipes.
Officials say they are already experiencing low water pressure and this could set the stage for a deadly scenario as firefighters need "high" pressure... more »
In an effort to ease the congestion of Acadiana's electrical grid during the forecasted cold snap over the next few days, SLEMCO is in the process of shifting the electrical load of some of its customers to substations that fall outside the immediate vicinity of Lafayette.
"Our customers will... more »