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  • Base development credit ready for floor vote

    February 29, 2012 10:07 AM

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Businesses and communities around Alaska are one step closer to getting economic incentives to develop areas around the state's military bases and facilities after the House State Affairs Committee cleared the bill on Tuesday. Its sponsor, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said HB316 is modeled after laws... more »
  • Southern Miss regroups, ready for SE Louisiana

    September 16, 2011 10:44 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora has a knack for rallying the troops, but he didn't plan on having to do it this early in the season. After an eyebrow-raising 26-20 loss to Marshall in its conference opener last week, Southern Miss (1-1) is looking to regroup... more »
  • Shreveport-Bossier shelters ready for 8,500

    June 14, 2011 10:10 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Officials in the Shreveport-Bossier City area say they will be ready with shelter space for about 8,500 people if a threatening Gulf coast storm prompts an evacuation this hurricane season. The Times of Shreveport says state officials have made shelter improvements since 2008, when poor shelter... more »
  • Obama Administration not ready to lift moratorium

    September 30, 2010 6:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday imposed new rules to make offshore drilling safer, but said it was not yet ready to lift a temporary ban on deepwater drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called offshore drilling inherently risky and said, "We will only lift the moratorium when I,... more »
  • Feeding Stranded Residents and First Responders During Katrina Leads to Chef's New Ready-To-Eat Meals

    September 29, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chef John Besh's two restaurants were spared when Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans five years ago, but the storm almost wiped him out anyway. Besh had just taken out a large loan to pay off his partners when the storm shut him down and sent... more »
  • New Iberia Growth

    August 25, 2010 6:06 PM

    New Iberia is moving forward with its initiative to grow and prosper. Wednesday, city and state officials met with residents about the "Louisiana Development Ready Community" program. "This is about the business community, the private citizenry and the government coming together, to grow," said Mike Tarantino with Iberia Industrial... more »
  • Ships Ready to Leave Leaky Well as Storm Brews

    July 22, 2010 7:15 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico prepared Thursday to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug BP's ruptured oil well to a near standstill. Though the rough weather was hundreds... more »
  • Volunteers Ready but Left Out of Spill Cleanup

    July 2, 2010 5:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast... more »
  • Getting Ready for Festival International De Louisiana

    April 19, 2010 12:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette is getting ready for the annual Festival International de Louisiana. The festival returns to downtown Thursday through Sunday. Kim Neustrom, vice president of marketing on the Festival's board of directors, says there will be an increased focus on children's activities Saturday and Sunday. And for... more »

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