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  • Report: Churchill Downs seeks to sell Fair Grounds

    September 14, 2014 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Advocate reports that Churchill Downs Inc. is trying to sell New Orleans' Fair Grounds racing track. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper reports that Churchill Downs, which has owned the Fair Grounds and 11 off-track betting facilities since 2004, has hired JPMorgan Chase to... more »
  • Company seeks chief for proposed gas plant

    August 30, 2014 8:56 PM

    MONKEY ISLAND, La. (AP) - Southern California Telephone & Energy executives say they are seeking a president to operate the company's proposed liquid natural gas facility at Monkey Island in Cameron Parish. Company CEO Greg Michaels told The American Press that SCT&E is seeking someone experienced in the permitting process... more »
  • Leesville seeks more funding for airport work

    August 2, 2014 1:35 PM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - City officials have approved removal of a hill near the Leesville municipal airport if more funding can be found for the project. The American Press reports the City Council delayed accepting bids for the work in July because they exceeded an engineer's estimate. The low bid... more »
  • Sheriff seeks info on car in missing girl case

    July 6, 2014 2:23 PM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a white Chrysler Concord that might be connected with the disappearance of a 12-year old girl. Talaija Dorsey has been missing from her home in the St. James community since Tuesday. The Advocate reports that the... more »
  • Group seeks transparency in college's search

    June 1, 2014 12:44 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - A group affiliated with Louisiana College is finding that interested parties want to more transparency and greater outside involvement in the search for the next president of the private Baptist school in Pineville. The group Louisiana College Alumni and Friends created and distributed an eight-question survey... more »
  • New Orleans Catholic seminary seeks to raise $25M

    May 4, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans is seeking to raise $25 million to renovate its seminaries, where priests are trained. Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans services 100 students from 14 Catholic dioceses. Officials tell WWL-TV that the project will provide 40 student rooms, plus... more »
  • French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening

    April 12, 2014 8:08 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with his... more »
  • JSU seeks legal action against Grambling, SWAC

    March 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson State wants to take Grambling State, the Southwestern Athletic Conference, or both to court to recover up to $600,000 lost because Grambling's football team refused to travel to Jackson State. The Clarion-Ledger reports that documents obtained through an open records request show that Jackson State... more »
  • Port Allen chief seeks funds for new police cars

    February 10, 2014 8:41 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The purchase of vehicles for the Port Allen Police Department will take center stage as the City Council ponders whether to amend the recently adopted 2013-14 budget in order to give Police Chief Esdron Brown more than $200,000 to replace a portion of his distressed... more »
  • New system seeks to ease traffic snarls in La.

    February 5, 2014 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State police say a new statewide training system will get roads reopened more quickly following accidents. The Advocate reports the Traffic Incident Management system developed by the Federal Highway Administration is already in place in 33 states. The system aims to make sure all first... more »
  • Man seeks delay bribery scheme trial

    February 4, 2014 7:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette private investigator who allegedly orchestrated a bribery scheme to get favorable treatment for DWI defendants in the local court system is asking a federal judge to push back his scheduled March 10 trial. Five others, including three former employees of the 15th Judicial District... more »
  • Hospital seeks extension of tax

    January 20, 2014 7:03 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - St. Charles Parish Hospital is seeking voter approval to renew a $2.6 million property tax mostly dedicated to operating the parish's ambulance service and the Luling hospital's emergency room. The Times-Picayune reports the Parish Council has scheduled the referendum May 3. The 2.48-mill tax would be... more »
  • Police jury seeks increase in court cost

    January 10, 2014 9:55 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury wants the state Legislature to approve an increase in court costs to help fund the coroner's, district judge and district attorney's offices. The Police Jury is asking the Legislature to consider imposing a $10 increase on all criminal cases, including... more »
  • Ex-La. sheriff seeks delay in reporting to prison

    August 20, 2013 4:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle is seeking to extend the deadline for him to begin serving a prison sentence for accepting bribes from a businessman whose company oversaw construction of the parish jail. Hingle is scheduled to report to a prison in Edgefield, S.C.,... more »
  • Central board seeks to continue property tax

    July 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - On Nov. 16, voters in Central will get a chance to decide whether to let the school district sell $13.1 million in construction bonds, with about $8.1 million dedicated to Central High School. The Advocate reports the Central School Board voted unanimously Monday to place this... more »
  • Terrebonne seeks ways to stop synthetic drug sales

    October 26, 2012 8:51 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish officials are looking for ways to help law enforcement authorities hold business owners responsible for selling synthetic drugs known as bath salts. The Courier reports that Greg Hood told fellow Parish Council members Wednesday that he met with state officials to discuss a law... more »
  • Houma man's family seeks answers in his death

    June 13, 2012 9:34 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Family members of a man who died after a weekend fight with police in a Houma Wal-Mart say they have met with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office to discuss the investigation into his death. The dead man was 41-year-old Randolph Bonvillian Jr. of Houma. Police said... more »
  • Lafayette group seeks hospital for veterans

    April 24, 2012 9:58 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette veterans group has resumed its efforts to push the former Our Lady of Lourdes hospital site to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a way to fill the need for expanded health services for area veterans. Tom Grote, co-chairman of the Veterans Action... more »
  • Holy Rosary Redevelopment Seeks Community Support in Restoration Effort

    February 13, 2012 10:56 AM

    One of the nation's most respected educators, Dr. Norman Francis, president of Xavier University in New Orleans, will be the keynote speaker at a Sunday, Feb. 26, fundraiser that will launch the capital campaign to restore the Holy Rosary Institute main classroom building. Holy Rosary Redevelopment will be hosting... more »
  • Tom Cruise's new film seeks extras

    February 9, 2012 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An action thriller with sci-fi elements and starring Tom Cruise is seeking extras. The project will be filmed in New Orleans and Baton Rouge from March to May. The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday that Universal Pictures has scheduled a Feb. 15 casting call for male and female... more »
  • Sheriff Seeks Money to Clean Up Meth Labs

    February 5, 2012 2:10 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish will seek about $20,000 in federal money to help the Sheriff's Office clean up clandestine meth labs. The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the money would come from the Environmental Protection Agency. Sheriff Tony Mancuso told the Police Jury his department doesn't have enough... more »
  • St. Landry Council Seeks Review of Contracts

    November 17, 2011 12:49 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted unanimously to ask the state Legislative Auditor's Office to review all contracts approved during the two terms served by parish President Don Menard. On Wednesday, council member Pam Gautreau questioned Menard's hiring of former Opelousas Mayor Mike Thibodeaux as... more »
  • Suit seeks to halt New Orleans levee work

    January 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit is threatening to slow down or even halt work to strengthen a canal that broke catastrophically during Hurricane Katrina. Homeowners with backyards along the 17th Street Canal filed a civil suit in state court on Jan. 5 to stop the work because they claim... more »
  • Government Seeks Stay of 'Don't ask, don't tell' Ruling

    October 20, 2010 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to take action on... more »
  • Ohio co. seeks to buy Northrop Grumman shipyards

    October 15, 2010 10:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Ohio company has written governors in three Southern states in a push to purchase the military shipbuilding division of Northrop Grumman Corp., pledging to keep a major Louisiana shipyard open. Cleveland Ship LLC sent letters this week through its Cleveland Shipbuilding Division to Govs. Bobby... more »
  • Gonzales seeks Grant for New Police Station

    October 12, 2010 7:44 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Gonzales City Council has approved a resolution to work with the Ascension Parish government on a $1 million Community Development Block Grant that will help fund a new police station. The city has also set aside $3 million in its capital outlay budget to fund... more »
  • Mexico Seeks Extradition of Ex-'Survivor' Producer

    June 23, 2010 9:55 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has formally requested the extradition of American reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman on charges of killing his wife at a Cancun resort, an official said Wednesday. The Foreign Relations Department official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on... more »
  • Attorney Seeks Consolidation of 100+ Oil Lawsuits

    May 19, 2010 10:41 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - An attorney is asking a federal judicial panel to quickly consolidate more than 100 lawsuits filed against BP and other companies responsible for the massive Gulf oil spill. Louisiana lawyer Daniel Becnel says legal chaos could break out in five Gulf Coast states if the lawsuits aren't... more »
  • East Feliciana Seeks $3M in Grant for Hurricane Work

    May 19, 2010 10:12 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Police Jury has requested a $3 million Community Development Block Grant to assist the parish's recovery from hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The grant request the jury approved Tuesday includes projects in the towns of Slaughter and Jackson and the villages of Wilson and... more »

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