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  • GOP, Democrats unite to seek fundraising changes

    July 26, 2014 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican and Democratic parties rarely agree, but they've found common ground on an issue that hits both of them in the pocketbooks. Leaders of the two state parties are aligned in their push to get fundraising rules changed, so the parties can compete with... more »
  • Troopers Seek A Hit and Run Vehicle which Struck a Child Play Video

    July 5, 2014 9:00 PM

    On Friday, July 4, around 1:30 p.m. Louisiana State Troopers responded to a hit and run crash on LA Hwy 988, River Road. The preliminary investigation discovered a hit and run involving a 7 year old juvenile, from Brusly, riding a bicycle on LA Hwy 988 (River Rd.) north of... more »
  • Authorities seek woman in Prairieville fraud case

    July 10, 2013 9:06 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish authorities are searched for a woman accused of illegally withdrawing money from a woman's bank account. Sheriff's deputies tell The Advocate the fugitive has been seen on surveillance video at Regions Bank in Prairieville using the victim's identification while withdrawing approximately $7,400 from the... more »
  • Council members to seek 2nd vote on sewer buyout

    December 26, 2012 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen said they intend to place back on the council's agenda the proposed $6 million buyout plan for Scotlandville residents living next to a foul-smelling sewage treatment plant. The proposed deal to relocate 44 Scotlandville families and build a buffer... more »
  • Authorities seek man in triple killing in Larto

    August 21, 2012 9:11 AM

    LARTO, La. (AP) - A manhunt is under way for a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three people near Larto. Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said authorities are looking for Lee John Ponthieux Jr., 42, of Larto, identified as a suspect in the slayings of John Ellard Jr.,... more »
  • UPDATE: Detectives Continue to Seek Shooters

    July 1, 2012 1:19 PM

    Lafayette, LA - Detectives have determined that the persons of interest stopped in a vehicle near the shooting were not involved. They continue to seek information about the incident and the identity of the suspects involved. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers... more »
  • NYC mayor's aides seek to cool his parked SUVs

    June 27, 2012 7:11 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's aides are getting creative about trying to keep his parked SUVs cool in hot weather. The New York Post reports that workers put a room air conditioner in a window of one of his SUVs to see if it would fit.... more »
  • Some Caddo residents seek Shreveport water

    May 28, 2012 10:45 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Some residents living north of Wallace Lake in northwestern Louisiana want to tie into the city of Shreveport's water supply as a precaution in case their wells run dry. Last summer's drought has some concerned that the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer might get low. So the residents along... more »
  • Downsville parents seek charter school

    May 21, 2012 9:35 AM

    DOWNSVILLE, La. (AP) - Parents in Downsville say they want to preserve their community school and they are willing to charter the school to ensure they do. The News-Star reports the Union Parish School Board recently accepted an application for Downsville Charter School which would create a kindergarten through 12th... more »
  • Obama seeks to undercut Romney's record on jobs

    May 14, 2012 6:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks to undermine the central rationale for his Republican rival's candidacy: his business credentials. At the center of the push -... more »
  • Lawmakers seek more education about refund cards

    April 11, 2012 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - JPMorgan Chase officials said Tuesday that they will do more to educate Louisiana residents receiving tax refunds on debit cards about how they can avoid fees for accessing their money. Louisiana's revenue department has replaced refund checks with pre-paid Chase Visa cards for taxpayers who... more »
  • Monroe councilmen seek later date for trial

    March 29, 2012 10:45 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Attorneys for Monroe City Councilmen Robert Stevens and Arthur Gilmore are asking a judge to push back their trial date so they can have more time to prepare. Stevens and Gilmore, convicted in May of racketeering and bribery, are awaiting a ruling by U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Petitions seek to close Newellton bar

    March 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    NEWELLTON, La. (AP) - Two petitions are being circulated to close a popular roadside bar in Tensas Parish that has been the site of three homicides since 2010. However, the bar's owner, Robert Welch, said he has no plans to close and he has spent money beefing up security at... more »
  • Welsh to Seek State Help as Crime Spikes

    February 11, 2012 1:32 PM

    Officials in this small town in southwest Louisiana are asking for state help in fighting a wave of violent crime that has killed three young men in less than a year. The American Press reports ( ) Police Chief Tommy Chaisson told the Town Council earlier this week that... more »
  • Fewer Seek Unemployment Aid as Job Market Improves

    February 2, 2012 9:31 AM

    The number of people seeking unemployment aid fell last week, a sign that companies are cutting fewer jobs and likely stepping up hiring. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment applications fell 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped for the third straight week... more »
  • Police seek suspect in Alexandria slaying

    January 6, 2012 9:36 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman. Jacqueline Bazert was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her stepfather. Sgt. Bruce Fairbanks says the slaying is believed to have happened either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Details about Bazert's death have not... more »
  • BP Wouldn't Say Whether it Will Seek Permits to Drill in Gulf

    October 13, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP wouldn't say Wednesday whether it will seek new permits to drill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico now that the moratorium imposed after its massive spill has been lifted. Other oil companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, have made clear their intentions to begin drilling... more »
  • Prosecutors seek delay in rackteering trial

    September 30, 2010 10:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors ask a federal court to delay a racketeering trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker and a longtime political operative. Trial is scheduled Monday for former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and Mose Jefferson, a brother of former Congressman William Jefferson. But on Thursday, prosecutors asked... more »
  • Sen. Troy Hebert will not seek re-election in 2011

    June 21, 2010 11:35 AM

    "It's time for me to leave the Legislature, and I'm going to leave on my own accord and my own two feet and on my own terms. That's more than some people can say." --Sen. Troy Hebert, I-Jeanerette, announcing that he won't seek re-election in 2011. Hebert is known for... more »

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