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  • Forum set on Gulf restoration

    August 31, 2014 1:36 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - State coastal restoration officials plan a public meeting Sept. 11 in Houma to get feedback on proposed spending of money from fines levied in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Courier reports projects will be funded through the Restore Council using money... more »
  • Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case

    July 26, 2014 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a... more »
  • 2 lottery tickets worth thousands set to expire

    July 18, 2014 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two $10,000 Powerball lottery tickets purchased in Louisiana are set to expire next month. Lottery officials say no one has claimed the prizes won Feb. 15. The winning tickets were purchased at Brothers Food Mart on Jefferson Highway in Jefferson and Tallulah Truck Stop on... more »
  • Intentionally Set Jefferson Blvd. Fire

    June 15, 2014 1:34 PM

    Just before 3 a.m. on June 15, Lafayette Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of Jefferson Boulevard. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the commercial structure was fully engulfed in flames. Fire officials battled the roof high blaze for about a half an hour before... more »
  • July 9 hearing set in BP employees' criminal case

    May 31, 2014 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has set a July 9 hearing in the manslaughter case against two BP employees charged in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 offshore rig workers. BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine were indicted on 22... more »
  • Unclaimed Powerball prize set to expire Feb. 27

    February 13, 2014 4:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The winner of a $10,000 Powerball prize has until Feb. 27 to claim it or the money goes into the lottery's unclaimed prize fund, which is returned to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch-off games and player promotions. The Louisiana Lottery says... more »
  • 160 law enforcement workers set for La. Marathon

    January 17, 2014 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than 160 law enforcement agents will be on hand throughout the racecourse of this weekend's Louisiana Marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The Advocate reports that a marathon official said no credible threats have been received leading up to Sunday's event, which comes... more »
  • Bond set for suspects in fatal store shooting

    November 11, 2013 10:13 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police say a customer walked into the Exxon Food Fast convenience store over the weekend and found the clerk dead behind the check-out-counter. KSLA TV reports the suspect, 22-year-old Adrian Little, was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security facility Saturday night. Bond was... more »
  • Drawdown set for Chicot Lake

    August 29, 2013 4:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries officials have scheduled a drawdown for Chicot Lake, just north of Ville Platte, to help control nuisance aquatic vegetation. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the drawdown will begin Tuesday. During the drawdown, the lake's water level will... more »
  • Memorial service set for bank hostages

    August 20, 2013 4:44 AM

    ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - A memorial prayer service is planned for Tuesday outside Tensas State Bank in memory of the two employees who died after being shot during a standoff at the bank last week. The service marks one week since 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed walked into the bank... more »
  • Inauguration set for Gretna officials

    June 24, 2013 7:54 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - City officials will be sworn-in in ceremonies on July 1 at the Mel Ott Multipurpose Center in Gretna. The ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. To be sworn-in are Belinda Cambre Constant as mayor; Arthur Lawson as chief of police; and City Council members Wayne Rau,... more »
  • Grand Isle man shot, house set ablaze

    August 19, 2012 9:41 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Robbers shot and robbed a man, then set his house on fire, but he escaped by jumping from a window 14 feet above ground, Grand Isle police said. Robbers got into the house about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, demanding money, and the man was shot in... more »
  • Court meeting set for New Orleans police agreement

    July 26, 2012 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is expected to hold a status conference on the new agreement between the city of New Orleans and the Justice Department aimed at reforming the troubled New Orleans Police Department. Officials said the meeting was set for 10 a.m. before U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Nov. vote set to fill Vermilion board vacancy

    July 9, 2012 7:22 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Vermilion Parish voters will decide on Nov. 6 who will replace retired Vermilion Parish School Board member Bill Searle. The Advocate reports the school board approved the election date in a special board meeting last week. Searle, a retired farmer from Gueydan, served on the board... more »
  • Street work set to begin in N.O.

    July 9, 2012 5:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state is set to begin reconstruction work on Monday on several New Orleans streets in areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. All are in the city's 9th Ward. Barrier Construction Co. is the contractor for the $2.4 million project, which involves segments of Forstall,... more »
  • Oyster Workshops Set in Houma, Belle Chasse

    June 23, 2012 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two workshops on rules for harvesting, selling and processing oysters are planned June 26-27 in southeast Louisiana. The free sessions are sponsored by the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the state Department of Health and Hospitals. Topics include harvesting tags and requirements, refrigeration... more »
  • Closing arguments set in Baldwin lawsuit

    June 14, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury is set to hear closing arguments in the trial for Stephen Baldwin's lawsuit against fellow actor Kevin Costner over their multimillion dollar business dispute in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lawyers for Costner and his business partner,... more »
  • Arraignment set in Monroe mall shooting

    May 16, 2012 9:15 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The two Monroe men will be arraigned on June 25 for their involvement in a weekend shooting at Pecanland Mall that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital. The News-Star reports Christopher Coleman and Nicholus Lawson, both 18, were booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center charged with... more »
  • St. James Parish hearing set on expropriation

    April 6, 2012 11:11 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - St. James Parish Council members have set a public hearing for May 2 on a proposed ordinance to expropriate 13 acres of land near the Convent courthouse as a site for building a community center and emergency supplies warehouse. The Advocate reports Parish President Timmy Roussel... more »
  • Trial date set for Allen school board member

    April 4, 2012 10:57 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A July 16 trial date has been set for an Allen Parish School Board member accused of stealing more than $2,100 from an area casino where he worked. The American Press reports 46-year-old Keith Welch of Oakdale pleaded not guilty last April. He was arrested on... more »
  • La. Medicaid trial dates set

    March 26, 2012 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit that the state Attorney General's Office filed in 2010 against more than 100 drug manufacturers, alleging they illegally inflated prescription drug costs paid by Louisiana taxpayers through the Medicaid program, is headed to trial next year. The Advocate reports state District Judge Wilson... more »
  • First votes set on voucher, tenure bills

    March 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's the first big test of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's clout in the new Legislature: A House panel hears his ambitious attempt to overhaul teacher job security protections and expand a publicly funded voucher program for private school tuition. The package being considered Wednesday by... more »
  • Casino summit set for May 8-10 in Biloxi

    March 12, 2012 7:28 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Southern Gaming Summit will put the spotlight on Louisiana during part of its event May 8-10 in Biloxi, Miss. The May 9 session is a collaboration of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association and Louisiana Casino Association. Wade Duty, executive director of the Louisiana association, will... more »
  • 2 interviews set for dean post at Nicholls

    March 12, 2012 7:22 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Public interviews are set this week for the two remaining candidates seeking the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Nicholls State University. The candidates are John Doucet, who is filling the dean's post on an interim basis; and Abbey Zink, interim... more »
  • Education Summit Set in Lafayette

    February 12, 2012 2:19 PM

    Public input on the direction of public education will be sought in a conference set Feb. 28 in Lafayette. The Advocate reports ( ) the session will include community members, business leaders and educators. Angela Morrison, chief of community impact for the United Way of Acadiana, said the program... more »
  • Upgrade Set for Rosa Hart Theater in Lake Charles

    February 5, 2012 2:22 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Renovations are being planned for the Rosa Hart Theater. Officials of the Lake Charles Civic Center tell the American Press ( the work will be done in two phases. Dressing rooms will be revamped in the first phase, followed by reworking of the theater's two... more »
  • Offshore lease sale set for June

    January 26, 2012 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Department of Interior says it has set a June date for the next Gulf offshore oil and natural gas lease sale. The sale will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The sale will take place in... more »
  • Highway widening project set for Ascension

    October 17, 2011 6:34 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - A project to widen a 2.3-mile section of Louisiana Highway 73 in Ascension Parish that ties into Interstate 10 will begin late this month, state highway officials said. The Advocate reported the $15.5 million project will be discussed at a state Department of Transportation and Development... more »
  • Biggest Air Assault Yet Set for Texas Blaze

    September 9, 2011 9:00 AM

    BASTROP, Texas (AP) - Firefighters are planning their biggest aerial assault yet on a massive Texas wildfire that has destroyed nearly 1,400 homes and charred tens of thousands of acres. On Friday morning they plan to deploy a converted DC-10 jetliner capable of dropping 12,000 gallons of fire retardant on... more »
  • Sentencing Date Set in Town of Ball Fraud Case

    April 18, 2011 7:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal prosecutor is asking U.S. District Judge Dee Drell to give lesser sentences to four town of Ball officials who cooperated in a disaster-fraud investigation involving former Mayor Roy Hebron. In motions filed Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cytheria Jernigan asks Drell for leniency in sentencing... more »
  • Med center: Groundbreaking Set, Arguments Continue

    April 18, 2011 5:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical center in New Orleans is taking place amid continued arguments over the size and cost of the new facility. The medical center will replace the Katrina-shuttered Charity Hospital. Gov. Bobby Jindal and directors of the board set up... more »
  • Court date set for man arrested after chase

    February 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - A state judge in Bossier Parish has set an Aug. 8 trial for an Oregon man accused of trying to kill a state trooper after a high-speed chase in 2007. The Bossier Press-Tribune reported that 33-year-old Adam Jackson, of Portland, will stand trial on charges filed... more »
  • Warehouse where 8 died was set for demolition

    December 29, 2010 8:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The abandoned New Orleans warehouse where eight homeless squatters died in a fire was on a list of properties slated for demolition, a city official said Wednesday. Jeff Hebert, the city's director of blight policy, said the city had tried since 2007 to get the property... more »
  • March against sexual violence set in New Orleans

    October 26, 2010 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans residents will join faculty, staff and students for an annual march designed to draw attention to the problem of sexual violence. According to a Loyola news release, Wednesday evening's event will begins on the Loyola main campus and conclude at a chapel on Tulane's... more »
  • Jan. trial set for racketeering case

    October 21, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new trial date has been set for the racketeering case against former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and longtime political operative Mose Jefferson. An order issued Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle reschedules the start of the trial for Jan. 31, 2011. The trial... more »
  • More Controversy Over Woman Set to be Stoned

    October 11, 2010 11:59 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian authorities have arrested two foreigners as they were interviewing the son of a woman who could face death by stoning on an adultery conviction, the state news agency reported Monday. Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi said the two had entered the country on tourist... more »
  • Funeral Arrangements Set

    October 10, 2010 12:15 AM

    Funerals will be held Sunday and Monday for the Crowley couple killed in a train accident Friday morning. The victims were 29-year-old Joshua Kade Feverjean and his wife, 37-year-old Natalie Feverjean. The accident happened on Sidney Richard Road off Highway 90 outside of Crowley. Deputies say the train... more »
  • 10th Annual Bayou Vermilion Festival Set For October 3rd

    September 29, 2010 9:52 AM

    The Bayou Vermilion Festival will be this Sunday October 3rd from 10am - 6pm. There will be Cajun and Zydeco bands, festival food, water activities, children's crafts, wooden boats and antique car displays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for members and students (6-18); and childern 5 and under get... more »
  • Council Members set to Hear Former Housing Authority Board Members

    September 21, 2010 5:57 PM

    Lafayette council members will hear from three men dismissed last month from the Lafayette housing authority board tonight. Joe Dennis, John Freeman Jr and Leon Simmons are listed on the council agenda. They say they were unfairly let go following a questionable audit of the housing authority. ... more »
  • La. 87 Drain Replacement-Detour Set

    September 20, 2010 12:36 PM

    La. 87, 0.4 of a mile west of La. 3182 (Bayside Bridge), in Iberia Parish will be closed for cross-drain replacement beginning Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The detour will consist of La. 3182, La. 182 and La 320. DOTD appreciates your patience and... more »
  • Arraignment Set For Teenager in Deaths of Parents

    September 16, 2010 10:44 AM

    In Monroe, Louisiana, a 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in connection with the second-degree murder of his parents will be arraigned on Sept. 22. A spokeswoman with the Ouachita Parish District Attorney's Office said the arraignment date was set Wednesday afternoon. The teen is being held at the... more »
  • Obama Set to Commemorate Katrina Anniversary

    August 29, 2010 12:43 PM

    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is aiming to underscore his commitment to a region weary of calamity as he travels to New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Obama ends his Martha's Vineyard vacation Sunday and heads to the Gulf, five years to the day... more »
  • Libertarians Set to Hold 1st Party Primary in LA

    August 18, 2010 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Libertarians are making history next week in Louisiana, holding their first primary election in the state after two candidates aligned with the party signed up for the Senate race. Anthony "Tony G" Gentile, an oil refinery supervisor from the New Orleans suburb of Mandeville, will... more »
  • Metal Detectors Set for Iberia Schools

    August 9, 2010 8:50 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish high schools and middle schools soon will be using metal detectors. Superintendent Dale Henderson said that each high school will receive two metal detectors, while middle schools and the alternative school will get one each. The metal detectors are portable, and Henderson said... more »
  • Court Date Set for Snake Farm Suspects

    July 27, 2010 8:38 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - Arraignment for an Allen Parish couple charged with defying a state snake permit law and mistreating animals has been set. District Attorney Todd Nesom sid that 44-year-old David Beauchemin and his 23-year-old wife, Tawni, will be arraigned on Sept. 2. The Beauchemins are charged with 21... more »
  • In Preparation For Bonnie Youngsville Has Set Up Sand Bag Sites

    July 23, 2010 11:23 AM

    City Councilman A. J. Bernard (Youngsville's Emergency Coordinator) met with Mayor Wilson Viator and Youngsville city staff this morning to review the status and predictions surrounding Tropical Storm Bonnie. All indications are that this storm might turn out to be a significant rain event for the City of Youngsville. Just... more »
  • Investigation Of Deepwater Horizon Set To Resume Next Week

    July 14, 2010 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next week. The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a... more »
  • House Special Election Date Set

    July 2, 2010 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An October special election date has been set to fill a Caddo Parish-based seat in the Louisiana House. Rep. Wayne Waddell, a Republican, is resigning Aug. 1 to take a new job as director of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport. House Speaker Jim... more »
  • Trawling Limits Set in Mississippi Sound

    June 21, 2010 10:45 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has ordered the immediate reduction of maximum trawling times for shrimping vessels using skimmer trawls to 30 minutes. Officials say the tow time reduction from 55 minutes to 30 minutes for skimmer trawls was ordered because of reports of high... more »
  • Senate Special Election Date Set

    June 14, 2010 8:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A special election to fill a New Orleans-based seat in the Louisiana Senate will be held in October. New Orleans Sen. Ann Duplessis, a Democrat, is leaving the position June 27 to take a new job in the administration of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.... more »
  • Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast

    June 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - As President Barack Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast Monday, the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of independent victims' compensation fund that the president is demanding. Obama spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters traveling... more »
  • Date Set For Suit Against Drilling Moratorium

    June 11, 2010 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has set a hearing for June 21 on a lawsuit aimed at nullifying the six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The suit, which names the federal government as defendant, was filed earlier this week by Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc.,... more »
  • Sentencing Set in Attorney Theft Case

    May 25, 2010 9:27 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A former Monroe attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from his clients will be sentenced next month. Bernard Grenrood pleaded guilty in March to six counts of theft in excess of $500 and was supposed to have been sentenced Monday. However, state District... more »
  • Trial Set for Man Accused in Death of Minister

    May 21, 2010 9:56 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The trial of a man accused of killing a Thibodaux priest nearly 18 years ago will likely go forward in August, though a judge ruled two months ago he can not be sentenced for the crime because he was a juvenile at the time of the... more »
  • Funeral for Concordia Deputy Set for Friday

    May 20, 2010 10:24 AM

    FERRIDAY, La. -Funeral services will be held Friday for a Concordia Parish sheriff's deputy who was killed in a traffic accident. John T. Mott Jr. of Ferriday died in the crash Sunday on La. Highway 568. He was 41. The Alexandria Town Talk reports Mott's funeral will be at 2... more »
  • Sentencing Set in Extortion Case

    May 18, 2010 9:54 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Mike Thompson, the former director of the Poverty Point Reservoir District, is scheduled to be sentenced June 16. The News-Star reports Thompson was found guilty Jan. 20 of extorting state resources for his personal benefit. A jury deliberated for nearly four hours before convicting Thompson on... more »
  • Special Shrimp Season Set in Some Louisiana Areas Because of Oil Spill

    April 29, 2010 1:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As the Coast Guard burns oil from a spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana opens a special shrimp season so trawlers can get to work before oil reaches the coast. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says parts of Breton and Chandeleur sounds known... more »
  • Coast Guard Says Crews May Set Fires to Burn Off Oil

    April 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews may set fires to burn off oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a wrecked offshore drilling platform. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry says the burn would be done far offshore and could happen as soon as Wednesday. She... more »
  • LSU Coaches Set To Get A Raise

    January 21, 2010 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Pay raises for baseball coach Paul Mainieri, football defensive coordinator John Chavis and others are up for approval next week by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Mainieri, who led the baseball team to a national championship last year, would get a $100,000 pay raise receiving... more »
  • Funeral Arrangements Set For Eula Savoie

    January 7, 2010 5:36 PM

    Opelousas, LA. - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Eula M. Savoie, 83, will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church followed by interment in the Myrtle Grove Cemetery in Opelousas, LA. The very Reverend... more »

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