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  • Coast Guard medevacs 36-year-old man from cruiseship

    May 10, 2014 10:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 36-year-old passenger from the Carnival Dream 173 miles southeast of Main Pass. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report a passenger was reportedly suffering from acute appendicitis and needed immediate medical attention. ... more »
  • Iberia Parish Shooting on South Hopkins Street

    April 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Hopkins Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Deputies report a 15 year old male and an adult identified as Dequasis Jean Batiste were wounded during an exchange of gunfire. Witnesses tell the Sheriff's Department, an unknown... more »
  • Texas Brine plans new barrier south of sinkhole

    January 3, 2014 6:59 AM

    BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) - Texas Brine Co. says it's repairing and raising a sunken section of levee along the southern side of a sinkhole in Ascension Parish, and will build another levee behind it. A 200-foot-long section of levee sank and cracked from micro-earthquakes dating back to late October.... more »
  • Miss. River reopens south of New Orleans

    July 8, 2013 8:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities are still for a tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River, prompting the closure of a stretch of the river south of New Orleans over the weekend. The Mississippi from its mouth to mile-marker 10 was reopened Sunday night to alternating one-way vessel traffic after... more »
  • S. College Rd Extension Finally Moving Forward

    April 19, 2012 10:45 PM

    An extension of Lafayette's South College Road is finally moving forward after years of delays. It's the third and final goal for Lafayette Consolidated Government, after Camelia Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue extensions were completed. City-Parish government has wanted to extend the road all the way to Kaliste Saloom for... more »
  • Thunderstorms shuffle through south-central US

    March 21, 2012 5:54 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Storms shuffled through parts of the south-central United States again Tuesday, bringing more heavy rain, damaging winds and thunder so loud some people in Oklahoma mistook it for an earthquake. Forecasters said the slow-moving storm system that socked the region Monday could cause more flash floods,... more »
  • South Region March for Life

    January 10, 2012 9:23 AM

    South Region March for Life hosted by Iberia Right to Life will be held in New Iberia on January 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm. A Silent Eucharistic Procession will be held from Grotto on Main Street to St. Peter's Church. There will be a Mass for Life at the... more »
  • Vote and vote often Lafayette as Tastiest Town of the South

    January 6, 2012 12:41 PM

    Lafayette is currently in the running to be named Southern Living Magazine's Tastiest Town of the South. As of 11:30 Friday morning, Lafayette has more than 40,000 votes, but Louisville, Kentucky is trailing close behind. Lafayette isn't the only Louisiana city in the running, New Orleans is also competing... more »
  • Lee's remnants cause twisters, flooding in South

    September 6, 2011 7:05 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The destructive remnants of Tropical Storm Lee slithered farther north Tuesday morning after spawning tornadoes, flooding numerous roads, sweeping several people away and knocking out power to thousands. Record amounts of rain have fallen in parts of Tennessee, and more was expected. Flash flood watches and warnings... more »
  • A weakened Lee still poses flood threat in South

    September 5, 2011 9:23 AM

    SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) - While Lee's winds have lost some of their punch, forecasters warn that its slow-moving rain clouds pose a worse flooding threat to inland areas with hills or mountains in the coming days. The massive storm system dumped more than a foot of rain in New Orleans... more »
  • GOP hopefuls descend on South

    June 17, 2011 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As Republicans gather in this conservative bastion to hear from the party's presidential candidates, they'll also be sending a not-so-subtle message to President Barack Obama - the South is GOP territory. No fewer than five GOP hopefuls were appearing at the four-day Republican Leadership Conference, planning... more »
  • Mississippi River Flooding-Louisiana,127 Backwater Floods Less Than Feared in South LA

    May 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans has launched a charity drive to aid victims of Mississippi River flooding. The "NOLA Pay it Forward" fund, announced by Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday, will include help for those affected by the opening of the Morganza spillway gates, which eased... more »
  • Storms Kill 77 Around South, Including 61 in Alabama

    April 28, 2011 7:40 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A wave of tornado-spawning storms strafed the South on Wednesday, splintering buildings across hard-hit Alabama and killing at least 77 people in four states. Some 61 people died in Alabama alone, including 15 in Tuscaloosa when a massive tornado barreled through the area. Sections of the... more »
  • Census Estimates Show More Blacks Moving to South

    February 16, 2011 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - American blacks who a century ago began leaving the South to escape segregation and racism are returning, lured by better jobs and quality of life and perhaps by something more intangible - a sense of home. The Southern U.S. region - primarily metropolitan areas such as Atlanta,... more »
  • Frozen South: Could be days before thaw comes

    January 11, 2011 6:13 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - It could be days before icy, treacherous conditions improve for areas of the South hit by a wintry blast that sent cars sliding off the road, emptied grocery shelves and had officials nervously watching ice-laden powerlines and tree limbs. Snow ranging from several inches to more... more »
  • Blast of Winter Weather Grips Parts of the South

    January 9, 2011 12:25 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A blast of winter weather gripped parts of the South on Sunday, bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain that coated bridges and roads and causing hundreds of flight cancelations. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in preparation for severe conditions. He said the... more »
  • Cause of Early Morning Lafayette Fire Unknown

    January 2, 2011 3:05 PM

    From the Lafayette Fire Department: At 5:21 this morning, Lafayette Fire Department responded to 320 South Pierce Street to a reported structure fire. When firefighters arrived, heavy flames were coming from the back of the house. Firefighters battled the blaze for approximately thirty minutes. The early morning fire caused heavy... more »
  • Update: School Evacuated Following Gas Line Rupture

    November 19, 2010 1:07 PM

    Update: The gas line that ruptured is said to be a "small" one operated by Gulf South. It runs through Erath and Delcambre and is 2800 feet long. Officials say it's an old line, and they've been working on replacing it since October. State Police say the situation is controlled,... more »
  • Auditions Planned For South Pacific

    October 26, 2010 3:20 PM

    Auditions for IPAL's South Pacific will be held Sunday, November 7, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m, and Monday, November 8, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Essanee theater, 126 Iberia St. in New Iberia. The show will have a large cast, and parts are available for singers, dancers, and... more »
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club at South Regional Library Tonight

    October 12, 2010 1:12 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Beginning in October, the South Regional Library will be hosting a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. The inaugural meeting will be held Tuesday, October 12th and will feature Douglas Adams' iconic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.... more »
  • Midwife Progam At Lafayette College

    October 4, 2010 11:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting... more »
  • 28th South West Louisiana Zydeco Festival

    September 1, 2010 6:31 AM

    PLAISANCE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's oldest zydeco festival gears up this week with a parade and a free jam session at what organizers say is one of the oldest zydeco clubs still standing. The 28th Annual Original Southwest "La-La" Zydeco Music Festival on Saturday in Plaisance will culminate three days... more »
  • Hopes of Bringing Whooping Cranes Back Into South LA

    August 19, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to bring whooping cranes back into south Louisiana, establishing a flock that lives and breeds on state-owned land in Vermilion Parish. Whoopers are the world's most endangered crane, with just under 400 birds in the wild and fewer than... more »
  • 3D South 2010 Summer Camp

    August 3, 2010 4:02 PM

    This free camp is for high school students from around the state of Louisiana. The students will receive training on how to use the latest 3D design software. 25 will be accepted into this camp, and will get to participate in hands on instruction with industry experts, in Manufacturing, Architecture,... more »
  • Cardiovascular Institute of the South Extends Care to Youngsville

    July 26, 2010 12:31 PM

    YOUNGSVILLE- To make cardiovascular care more accessible for the Youngsville community, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) announces the opening of a new clinic located at 1516 Chemin Metairie, Suite 100 B. Dr. Wade May will begin seeing patients at this new location on Monday, July 26. CIS is... more »
  • Benefit for Family Hit by Drunk Driver in S.Africa

    July 12, 2010 8:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Sammy Kershaw and other artists have scheduled a July 20 concert to raise money for the family of Lafayette siblings hit by a drunk driver while in South Africa to see the World Cup. The June 16 accident killed 24-year-old Nicole Murphy and severely injured her... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 5, 2010 7:09 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • Paris Hilton Arrested in South Africa for Pot

    July 2, 2010 5:16 PM

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Two South African police officers say that Paris Hilton was detained in the city of Port Elizabeth, while in possession of marijuana. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, since they were not authorized to release Hilton's name before she appears in court. One officer said... more »
  • Rabies Confirmed in South West Louisiana Horse

    July 1, 2010 9:10 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says a Jefferson Davis Parish horse has been confirmed to have rabies. The horse, a 6-year-old thoroughbred mare from the Jennings area, was taken to LSU's veterinary school in Baton Rouge on June 27 after exhibiting abnormal facial twitching symptoms. Strain said... more »
  • Minor Rig Explosion South of Cocodrie

    June 11, 2010 3:00 PM

    The US Coast Guard confirms a crew boat transporting 15 passengers to a rig 15 miles south of Cocodrie, hit the rig too hard and caused a natural gas leak around 11:20 Friday morning. The leak was secured immediately. All crew members were evacuated and treated as a precaution.
  • South Korean Ship Sinks At Border

    March 26, 2010 1:05 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's military scrambled naval vessels to the western waters near the disputed maritime border with rival North Korea late Friday after an explosion ripped a hole in the bottom of a military ship, officials and news reports said. The ship, on a routine patrolling... more »
  • Identity Sought in Armed Robbery

    February 19, 2010 12:57 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect for a recent robbery. On February 17, 2010, at approximately 4:00 am, the suspect approached an employee on the exterior of the business at 101 South College Road and forced the employee back inside at... more »
  • Cow in Pool Rescue

    November 18, 2009 11:47 AM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Call it udder shock. A South Carolina woman who heard a giant splash in her backyard discovered a 650-pound cow had fallen into her swimming pool. WSPA-TV reports that the cow fell into Kathy Wydareny's covered pool on Monday night. The Anderson resident says the cow... more »

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