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  • Lafourche voters could send library money to jail

    August 29, 2013 4:14 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Over the objections of the library system's director, the Lafourche Parish Council has approved a ballot measure in which voters will decide whether to redirect tax money from libraries to build a new jail. Tuesday night's vote by the council means the decision goes to voters... more »
  • Corps agrees to send more water to Atchafalaya

    April 17, 2013 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a request to send more water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin. The governor's office tells The Advocate the move is aimed at improving water quality in the swamp. The Atchafalaya River... more »
  • Saudis to send 2 women to London Games

    July 12, 2012 5:51 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Olympic officials tell The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia will send female athletes to the games for the first time at the London Olympics. Two officials with knowledge of the decision spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the official announcement had not yet... more »
  • 98 inmates send Father's Day cards to their kids

    June 18, 2012 9:25 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Nearly 100 inmates at Phelps Correctional Center sent Father's Day cards to their children. Assistant Warden Jolene Constance tells the American Press the new program aims to remind offenders of what is waiting for them on the outside, to help fathers connect with their children... more »
  • SW La. woman hopes to send Mardi Gras to troops

    January 25, 2012 9:42 AM

    HATHAWAY, La. (AP) - A soldier's wife in Hathaway is on a mission to send a little Mardi Gras to troops in the Middle East. Sherri Arrington's goal is to gather enough Carnival novelties and other Louisiana souvenirs to decorate a dining hall for nearly a thousand troops at a... more »
  • Falcons Eager to Send Message to Super Bowl Champs

    December 27, 2010 12:24 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The defending Super Bowl champs have been looking up at the Atlanta Falcons for more than two months. About time for the New Orleans Saints to send a message. "We've got an opportunity late in the year to maybe re-establish the balance of power," Saints fullback Heath... more »
  • Suit Filed Against DHH For Budget Cuts That Could Send Thousands To Nursing Homes

    September 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Congressional bill to send $400M to Louisiana

    August 6, 2010 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana stands to receive more than $400 million in new health care and education aid from a pending $26 billion stimulus bill in Congress, but lawmakers and lobbyists sizing up the cash may be disappointed if they're angling for new spending plans. The money will... more »
  • Alex Could Send Skimmers Back To Port

    June 29, 2010 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tropical storm plowing across the far side of the Gulf of Mexico could send oil skimmers back to port and make containment booms useless, even from some 500 miles away. But the rough weather also might give nature a hand in breaking down crude from... more »
  • Lawmakers Send 6 Amendments to Ballot

    June 22, 2010 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are asking voters to consider a series of constitutional changes on the election ballot in November, including retirement, property tax and criminal trial issues. The constitutional amendments were given final legislative passage by lawmakers before they ended their three-month regular session this week. Among... more »

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