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  • Man accused of setting church fire during service

    May 21, 2013 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Charles Parent says that when a man set fire to church doors during a service, some churchgoers put out the fire and others followed the man until police arrested him. Parent's news release Monday evening did not identify the 36-year-old man.... more »
  • Program Helps Service Members Keep Their Pets

    March 8, 2013 4:26 PM

    Instead of giving up their dogs for good, a foster program is helping service men and women come home to their pets. Staff Sergeant Bethany Morgan-Taylor is back at Fort Polk after serving a tour overseas. Her dogs have been living in Lafayette with a foster parent through a... more »
  • Acadiana Woman Victim of Tax Refund Fraud; Tips to Protect Yourself

    March 1, 2013 7:11 PM

    Imagine filing your federal taxes and a message comes back saying you've already filed. This year alone, the Internal Revenue Service is investigating more than 500 cases of identity theft refund fraud. The IRS is cracking down and has hired three thousand employees to focus solely on identity theft... more »
  • Disney Shuts Down Web Movie Service

    November 20, 2012 4:37 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a small world after all - at least when it came to the number of people who wanted to check out Disney's Web movie service. So Disney Movies Online is shutting down. In an email to users The Walt Disney Company says the site... more »
  • Storm-crippled NYC subway creaks back into service

    November 1, 2012 8:13 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York tried to resume its normal frenetic pace Thursday, getting back much of its vital subway system after a crippling storm, but was still slowed by gridlocked traffic. Commuters lined up at Penn Station to board uptown trains at 6 a.m. Technology worker Ronnie Abraham... more »
  • US Forest Service gives Southern $120K

    October 11, 2012 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell is visiting Southern University for the 20-year celebration of its urban forestry program and the ribbon-cutting for a new outdoor forest classroom. He is attending events Thursday and the ribbon-cutting Friday. Southern's campus, on a Mississippi River bluff, has... more »
  • Queen of the Mississippi to launch service

    August 3, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including... more »
  • Summit Service learning, student art highlight UL summit

    April 17, 2012 9:43 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University will play host to students and faculty from its fellow University of Louisiana System institutions later this week when the system holds its first Academic Summit. It takes place Thursday and Friday at the Lake Charles campus. It will feature presentations... more »
  • Baker school health service approved

    April 4, 2012 10:54 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - The Baker School Board has voted to employ Health Care First LLC to provide student health services within the school system. During Tuesday's 20-minute debate, board member Troy Watson expressed concern about how the health services would be paid for and how the company's billing practices... more »
  • Baton Rouge 311 service hotline to improve

    March 12, 2012 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say the East Baton Rouge 311 hotline to report complaints, like traffic signal outages, trash pickup and damaged sidewalks, is being upgraded to ensure faster, more efficient responses. Since 2005, the city-parish has operated the hotline, where people with the 225 area code can... more »
  • Acadia sheriff joins notification service

    January 24, 2012 10:29 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has signed on to Nixle, a company that sends neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by Web, email and cellphone. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, tells The Advocate the free service allows authorities to send alerts on... more »
  • Free Towing Service Hopes to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Streets

    December 29, 2011 11:50 PM

    With New Year's celebrations happening all over Acadiana this weekend, police and an Acadiana business are reminding party-goers to always have a safe way home. Usually the sound of your vehicle being towed isn't what you want to hear after a night out. But Guy's Towing Service is just... more »
  • New Iberia Company Cited For Safety Violations Following Worker's Death

    August 25, 2011 12:05 AM

    Estis Well Service LLC, of New Iberia is disputing various safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), following the death of an employee back in March. 30 year old Skye Sonnier was killed while working on a barge in Iberville Parish, when... more »
  • Obama to Be Nation's Consoler at Memorial Service

    January 12, 2011 6:43 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is again stepping into his role as national consoler. He and first lady Michelle Obama are flying to Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday to honor the victims of Saturday's mass shooting. The president is expected to speak of the victims in personal terms and remind... more »
  • Man Starts Taxi Service to Help Community

    January 11, 2011 10:56 PM

    One man in Abbeville started a new business, not only to make a little money, but to make a difference in his community. Up until now there was no taxi service in Abbeville, but David Trahan is taking on that responsibility and much more. "You call me, I'm there,"... more »
  • Outdoor Annual Veterans' Day Service

    November 8, 2010 9:53 AM

    Outdoor Annual Veterans' Day Service will be at the Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette this Thursday, November 11th from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. There will be 2 guest Vietnam-era veteran speakers, military gun salute, five local KC assembly honor guards, patriotic music by Acadiana vocalist Jodi Bollich. Refreshments... more »
  • Library Launches Free Tutoring

    August 18, 2010 6:51 PM

    The State Library of Louisiana today launched the free educational service HomeworkLouisiana, an online tool that connects Louisiana K-12 students, adults preparing for the GED and college students to a live tutor online for one on one help with homework. It also offers studying and test preparation in all core... more »
  • Hulu Launches $10 Video Subscription Service

    June 29, 2010 9:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Online video site Hulu, under pressure from its media company parents to generate a bigger profit, launched a subscription service Tuesday with complete access to back episodes of popular television shows. For $9.99 a month, subscribers can get the entire current season of "Glee," "The Office,"... more »
  • Minerals Management Service Director Resigns

    May 27, 2010 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the troubled agency that oversees offshore drilling resigned under pressure Thursday, Democratic sources said, as President Barack Obama moved more aggressively to take charge of the Gulf oil spill. The departure of Minerals Management Service Director Elizabeth Birnbaum came just hours before Obama's planned... more »
  • Service To Honor 11 Lost Crew Members of Deepwater Horizon

    May 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    Transocean on May 25 will hold a memorial service to honor the 11 lost crew members of the Deepwater Horizon. The service will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi starting at 1 p.m. CDT. The event will be a time of remembrance and honor, bringing... more »
  • KATC Wins LAB Community Service Award

    May 19, 2010 2:10 PM

    Today KATC-TV3 won a Louisiana Association of Broadcasting Award for the St. Jude Telethon.
  • New Orleans: Nonstop Flights to Milwaukee on AirTran

    May 19, 2010 9:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - AirTran Airways is launching nonstop service between New Orleans and Milwaukee. The airline announced Tuesday that its nonstop flights between the two cities will begin Oct. 7. Milwaukee is the third city to get nonstop service to and from New Orleans on AirTran. Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington... more »
  • Memorial Service for Blair Manuel: Oil Platform Worker Presumed Dead

    April 27, 2010 12:48 PM

    A memorial service for Blair Manuel, 56, a Eunice native presumed dead in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, will be held in early May. The service, according to his mother, will be on May 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Manuel was... more »
  • DOTD changes Customer Service Center hours of operation

    January 14, 2010 11:24 AM

    The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that they will change the operation hours of the DOTD Customer Service Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting January 19, 2010. "We adjusted the hours of operation to meet... more »
  • United Blood Services is asking you to donate

    January 6, 2010 12:48 PM

    The recent holiday season, high patient usage, and a lack of blood donations have caused an urgent and critical need for blood. Local hospitals are experiencing a high increase in blood usage and United Blood Services is down to a one day supply to service all local hospitals. Your blood... more »
  • 2 Entergy units short of having enough money to eventually close nuclear plants

    January 6, 2010 11:05 AM

    Two Louisiana power utilities owned by Entergy Corp. are short $235.5 million for the projected costs of eventually closing two nuclear generating plants - and the power provider wants slight increases in customer rates to close the gap. According to a Tuesday filing with the Louisiana Public Service Commission,... more »
  • David Vitter's amendment to prevent restricting mammograms

    December 2, 2009 1:31 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today introduced an amendment to the Senate health care bill that would prevent the new United States Preventive Service Task Force recommendations from restricting mammograms for women. In November, the USPSTF released a series of recommendations that stand in stark contrast to common-held... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Boustany announces grant to Vermilion coastal protection

    December 1, 2009 1:36 PM

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $217,782 grant to construct coastal protections in Vermilion Parish. "Rebuilding our coast throughout Southwest Louisiana is a monumental project, but we are making progress," Boustany said. "With the end of... more »
  • First Annual Bodacious Christmas Bash to Benefit St. Joseph Diner

    November 23, 2009 2:01 PM

    Lafayette Catholic Service Centers and Bodacious Productions are kicking off the holidays with the first annual Bodacious Christmas Bash, a fundraiser and goods drive benefiting St. Joseph Diner and Toys for Tots. St. Joseph Diner serves lunch to those in need 364 days a year, providing an average of 60,000... more »
  • Santa's Mail Canceled

    November 20, 2009 9:04 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A group of volunteer "elves" in Alaska's frigid interior has set out to save a popular holiday letter service featuring the North Pole's most beloved icon. The group is looking to counter a decision by the U.S. Postal Service to end a program begun in 1954... more »
  • Twilight Blood Drive

    November 12, 2009 11:51 AM

    Lafayette, LA- Attention all Twilighters....A New Moon will rise Thursday, November 19th, at The Grand Theatre 16 on Johnston Street and United Blood Services will be joining in on the vampirisms by collecting life saving blood donations from 8:30pm until Midnight. The first 10 donors will receive a general admission... more »
  • Offshore rigs restore production following Ida

    November 10, 2009 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring production following Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management Service's Continuity of Operations Plan team is monitoring the operators' activities. This team will be activated until operations return to normal. ... more »
  • LRA selects 2009 Restaurant Legends Award recipient

    October 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    METAIRIE, La.-The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name Boubekeur Aliouche of Café Vermilionville in Lafayette as a 2009 recipient of the Restaurant Legends Award. The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees who make up the backbone of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more... more »

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