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  • "Domestic" Situation Turned Suicide

    October 15, 2011 12:02 PM

    We first told you yesterday about a "domestic" situation in St. Martin Parish. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to Butte La Rose yesterday afternoon and blocked off roads to the area for three to four hours. The Sheriff's Office says the incident "started domestic," but only one... more »
  • Residents Return from Costly Evacuation

    May 31, 2011 12:18 AM

    For the Breaux family in Butte La Rose, Memorial Day was more like move-in day. When the mandatory evacuation went into effect for their area last week, the Breaux's packed up almost everything in their home because their flood insurance only covers the structure, not the contents of their house.... more »
  • Butte LA Rose Evacuates

    May 14, 2011 11:57 PM

    In other parts of Acadiana, most notably, lower Saint Martin Parish, many residents have already evacuated ahead of the impending floods, and those who haven't are certainly doing so now. With the spillway open it is now a race against time for the residents of Butte La Rose. ... more »
  • Residents in Butte La Rose Brace for Floods

    May 11, 2011 3:34 AM

    Many in Butte La Rose spent this past weekend packing up their camps, after officials urged residents to self-evacuate. Among those still moving things out Tuesday, was David Blansett, who wasn't packing up a camp, instead he was leaving his home. "We don't want to take a chance, we're... more »
  • 88-Year-Old Rose Bowl Stadium Getting a Face Lift

    October 12, 2010 11:08 AM

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Pasadena City Council on Monday approved a $152 million renovation plan for the 88-year-old Rose Bowl stadium. The council also approved 30-year lease extensions with UCLA and the Tournament of Roses to continue playing at the bowl. Construction will run in three phases beginning... more »
  • Oil Prices Rose Wednesday

    October 6, 2010 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) -Oil prices rose Wednesday as the dollar continued to weaken and stocks held their ground after Tuesday's big rally. Benchmark crude rose $1.07 to $83.89 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained $1.35 to settle at $82.82 on Tuesday. Gasoline pump prices climbed... more »
  • Ford says its U.S. sales rose 46 percent

    October 1, 2010 12:48 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Ford says its U.S. sales rose 46 percent in September as it saw strong sales of redesigned cars and trucks. Ford had expected sales to rise significantly from September of 2009, when sales dropped as last summer's Cash for Clunkers program came to an end But Ford... more »
  • Oil Prices Rose Wednesday

    September 29, 2010 3:42 PM

    Oil prices rose Wednesday after the government reported inventories fell last week, though supplies remained well above the five-year average. Benchmark crude for November delivery gained $1.20 to settle at $77.86 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Meanwhile, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline didn't... more »
  • LA's Unemployment Rate Rose to 7.6 Percent

    September 21, 2010 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in August from 7.2 percent in July. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says that Louisiana was one of 27 states that recorded an increase last month, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The agency says there were 8,600... more »
  • Global Vaccine Sales Rose by 16 Percent Last Year

    August 13, 2010 12:06 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A healthcare market research publisher says global vaccine sales rose by a healthy 16 percent last year. Kalorama Information reports that sales shot up to $22.1 billion, from $19 billion in 2008. The firm's researchers are forecasting vaccine sales will rise at a compound annual rate... more »
  • Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May

    June 18, 2010 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday, at the same time, the state added 11,100 jobs last month, one of the best numbers on a percentage basis in the United States. The April unemployment rate... more »
  • Unemployment Claims in Louisiana Rose 11.2 Percent

    June 4, 2010 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time unemployment claims in Louisiana rose 11.2 percent last week. The Louisiana Workforce Commission blames the jump on a typical seasonal pattern involving educational services, health care and social assistance. The agency says there were 5,166 initial claims for benefits for the week ending May... more »

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