NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish school system's bond rating has been raised to AA from A-plus by the ratings firm Standard & Poors. School Board bond attorney Grant Schlueter tells The Advocate that few school systems in Louisiana have attained AA ratings. The highest rating an organization... more »
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Salvage crews plan to cut a sunken fishing boat in half before raising it as the investigation continues into the May 18 collision that killed three crewmen on the fishing boat. Ben Landry, spokesman for the fishing boat Sandy Point's owner, Omega Protein Inc., said Inland... more »
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night - a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Investigators looking into what went wrong in the Gulf of Mexico step closer to answers now that a key piece of evidence is secure aboard a ship. Engineers took 29½ hours to lift the 50-foot, 300-ton blowout preventer from a mile beneath the... more »
It was a successful tel-event at the KATC studios and the Mall of Acadiana Sunday, raising well over $180,000 for Hospice of Acadiana.
For five hours the hospice telethon aired on TV-3. Thirty-two prizes were given away throughout the event, including a football autographed by saint's quarterback, Drew Brees,... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A concert organized to benefit Louisiana's wetlands and fishermen affected by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has raised just over $300,000. David Freedman, general manager of WWOZ and a member of the Gulf Relief Foundation's board, said Friday that the first distribution... more »