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  • Unconstitutional laws remain on Louisiana's books

    September 28, 2014 2:40 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Another state law was recently declared unconstitutional - but unless the Legislature specifically takes action to remove it, language allowing Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson to get a special boost in retirement will remain in law books. A notation at the bottom of that specific... more »
  • Major hurdles remain to end veteran homelessness

    November 12, 2012 4:03 AM

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. Lute has post-traumatic stress disorder from the 1983 bombing... more »
  • Many drugs remain legal after "bath salts" ban

    July 25, 2012 8:11 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up. Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines... more »
  • Federal judge: Vt. nuclear plant can remain open

    January 20, 2012 9:44 AM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's only nuclear plant can remain open beyond its originally scheduled shutdown date this year, despite the state's efforts to close the 40-year-old reactor, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha in Brattleboro is a win for the Vermont... more »
  • Montana Rain Could Taper Off but Flood Woes Remain

    May 30, 2011 8:04 AM

    UNDATED (AP) - Forecasters say another 3 inches of rain may have fallen in flooded areas of Montana but it's expected to taper off today. More rain fell Sunday on already soaked communities, adding to more than a week of floods that brought as much as 8 inches to central... more »
  • Remains found in Catahoula Parish remain nameless

    October 26, 2010 9:52 PM

    HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said while the investigation into the death of a young girl whose remains were found earlier this month by two hunters has progressed, the remains have yet to be identified. Kelly tells The News-Star that deputies have been working with the... more »
  • Questions remain for job recovery in Louisiana

    August 31, 2010 9:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 10 months with only part-time work, New Orleans resident James Wicht finally scored a job - in a different profession, 1,200 miles away, in a town of 3,700. "You have to go where the jobs are," he said. During the 30 years Frank Loria has... more »
  • Republican Candidate Hunt Downer Will Remain in Race

    August 31, 2010 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican candidate Hunt Downer says he won't end his bid for the GOP nomination in the southeastern Louisiana-based 3rd Congressional District, despite suggestions he should drop out. Downer, a former Louisiana House speaker, fell far behind opponent Jeff Landry in last week's Republican primary. Landry... more »
  • School Closure List

    January 7, 2010 7:09 PM

    As of 6:30am Friday: Calcasieu Parish Schools Acadiana Christian Academy in Opelousas Pope John Paul II Academy in Carencro Good Shepard Montessori Campuses in Opelousas and Port Barre Also, Bethel Baptist school is closed today due to power outage.

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