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  • Krewe of Atlas will not roll in 2014

    January 30, 2014 8:43 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish will take place without the Krewe of Atlas. The cancellation is the latest in a string of cancellations that leaves the suburban Carnival season even more depleted than it was last year. Atlas, founded in 1969 and one of Jefferson's oldest... more »
  • Hammond's economy on 17-month roll

    July 6, 2012 7:34 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The city of Hammond's economy is on a 17-month roll, sales tax receipts indicate. The Advocate reports sales tax collections for the first half of the year are up 7 percent compared to the first half of 2011. The first six months of the year are... more »
  • Krewe of Centaur to roll in Shreveport

    February 10, 2012 9:14 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Carnival season parades aren't limited to the Gulf Coast: For instance, in northwest Louisiana, Shreveport's popular Krewe of Centaur's parade is set to roll Saturday afternoon. Shreveport police say the route includes a no-alcohol "family area" just north of the city's Veteran's Memorial Park. Three active-duty... more »
  • 1 More Name on MS Roll of Katrina's Casualties

    August 28, 2010 3:47 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The names of 170 victims of Hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi were sandblasted on a memorial in preparation for ceremonies Sunday marking the storm's five-year anniversary. It would have been 169 if not for a chance encounter. Dennis Cowart, who designed the memorial, was tasked with... more »
  • Time To Roll Back "Billions Of Dollars In Tax Breaks" For Oil Companies

    June 2, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says it's time to roll back "billions of dollars in tax breaks" for oil companies and use the money for clean energy research and development. Obama made the comments Wednesday in prepared remarks for a speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He said... more »

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