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  • Drawdown of False River to start Tuesday

    August 31, 2014 12:31 PM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has chosen a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects and drawdown of the river will begin on Tuesday. WBRZ-TV reports the police jury will oversee the drawdown which will take place over a three-week period with... more »
  • Cold and rains delay start to Miss. shrimp season

    June 7, 2014 4:40 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - After a cold winter and heavy spring rains, Mississippi authorities say shrimp just aren't big enough to catch yet. Officials with the Department of Marine Resources tell WLOX-TV that the cold and overabundance of fresh water has slowed the growth of shrimp. The state won't open... more »
  • 2014-2015 SMILE Head Start/Early Head Start Pre-Registration Play Video

    February 27, 2014 8:11 AM

    SMILE is hosting pre-registration for its early childhood development program for children, ages 0-5, and pregnant women. The program provides services, health/dental/vision/hearing screenings, developmental screenings, nutrition assessments, parental involvement, disabilities, family literacy, transition, training and technical assistance, and before/after care to working parents. The SMILE Community Action Agency will host... more »
  • Work to start on Terrebonne complex

    February 3, 2014 8:32 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The groundwork for the planned Terrebonne Parish government complex is complete, and officials are getting closer to starting construction. Parish Capital Projects Administrator Jeanne Bray tells The Courier workers have finished the roads, pipes and water lines that will connect the site to the parish grid,... more »
  • Wife drowned at start of S La rampage buried without name of husband who killed her

    December 31, 2013 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mourners are remembering the first person killed in a rampage across two Louisiana parishes last week. Forty-three-year-old Denise Perry's funeral was held Monday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Miss. Her obituary dropped the name of the husband who authorities said strangled and drowned her,... more »
  • Baton Rouge to mark start of 2014 with a stick

    December 30, 2013 6:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New York City drops a crystal ball. In New Orleans, it's a fleur-de-lis. For the first time, Baton Rouge will mark the start of the year with, what else, a red stick. The Advocate reported the city's official New Year's celebration, Red Stick Revelry, will... more »
  • Start Spring Safe with Electrical Safety

    March 20, 2013 9:10 AM

    PINEVILLE, La., March 20, 2013 March can bring windy weather and a desire to clean up lawns, plant flowers and trim trees. Cleco reminds everyone to remain safe around power lines and equipment as they complete outdoor work. "This time of year is a great time to begin... more »
  • Trial of man charged in infant's death to start

    July 23, 2012 5:52 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The long-delayed murder trial of a Shreveport man charged with beating his infant daughter to death is expected to begin Monday. The Times reports jury selection in the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Samuel Jordan is expected to take a week. Jordan was arrested in December... more »
  • Bridge work to start in Winn Parish

    April 9, 2012 8:23 AM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Work is scheduled to begin Monday to replace the southbound U.S. Highway 167 bridge crossing the Dugdemona River in Winn Parish. TheTown Talk reports the bridge is about two miles north of Winnfield. Traffic will be detoured onto the northbound bridge of U.S. Highway 167 during... more »
  • Rehberg claims START treaty guts Malmstrom nukes

    March 22, 2012 6:13 AM

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is claiming in mail to constituents that the Obama administration's New START treaty intends to strip Malmstrom Air Force Base of its entire contingent of nuclear missiles. Rehberg is locked in a big U.S. Senate battle with incumbent Democrat Jon Tester. The... more »
  • Local Parents start Clothing Company to Fulfill Niche

    March 1, 2012 7:22 AM

    Local Parents start Clothing Company to Fulfill Niche JV Clothiers specializes in gear for little fans LAFAYETTE - Two local couples have partnered to launch a children's clothing company to fill a void in the boys' collegiate apparel market. Marcus Mire, a local CPA, and wife Stephanie,... more »
  • Ousted Parish President Resigns to Start New Job

    December 15, 2011 8:10 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Several weeks after he was voted out of office, St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro is resigning to start a new job working for the state of Louisiana. Taffaro will resign Thursday morning as he prepares to become the state's new director of hazard mitigation and... more »
  • State police start new alert system

    August 12, 2011 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State police have implemented a new alert system that will make it easier and quicker for the public to receive emergency information. The agency said in a news release Thursday it will use Nixle a computer-based information sharing program that will allow State Police to... more »
  • Chile miners start new lives, adjust to freedom

    October 14, 2010 9:32 PM

    COPIAPO, Chile (AP) - The Chilean miners began their unfamiliar new lives as national heroes Thursday and got a taste of what awaits them outside the hospital doors - a swarm of reporters, TV producers, publicity agents and even soccer teams all desperate for a piece of their story. A... more »
  • BP Says it Plans to Start Deep-Cleaning Alabama's Beaches

    October 12, 2010 11:47 AM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP says it plans to start deep-cleaning Alabama's beaches next week. Company spokesman Ray Melick said Monday the process will begin as soon as a weekend of concerts and boat races wraps up in Baldwin County. Melick says the company doesn't want to interfere with... more »
  • Ex-Cop's Trial in Stun Gun Death to Start Monday

    October 10, 2010 6:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jury selection in the trial of a former Winnfield police officer accused of killing a handcuffed prisoner by repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun is set to begin on Monday. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron... more »
  • Public School Start Dates

    July 28, 2010 3:07 PM

    Public school start dates for public schools in Acadiana: AUGUST 10 St. Landry AUGUST 11 Jeff Davis St. Mary AUGUST 12 Lafayette Evangeline AUGUST 13 Acadia AUGUST 16 Iberia St. Martin Vermilian
  • "Static Kill" Should Start on August 2

    July 26, 2010 4:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's oil spill chief says workers expect to begin the two-step process of finally killing BP's blown-out well in a week. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says Monday that the so-called "static kill" - in which mud and cement are blasted into the top... more »
  • BP: Cap Should Start Choking Oil 'Soon' After Fix

    July 15, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After fixing a leak on a cap designed to plug up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP engineers readied Thursday to see if the new top is enough to contain the gusher. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said at a news briefing in... more »
  • Louisiana Legislative Session Begins Today at Noon

    March 29, 2010 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers begin their annual regular session Monday, grappling with a set of deep budget problems and nearly 2,000 pieces of legislation that propose everything from college tuition increases and looser gun restrictions to bans on energy drink sales to... more »
  • Pierre C-Shadeaux Doesn't Live Up To His Name

    February 1, 2010 6:40 PM

    Pierre C-Shadeaux did not see his shadow, therefore predicting a longer spring and a shorter summer. The furry forecaster "Pierre C-Shadeaux" has been pretty accurate throughout the years. We use the nutria on Cajun Groundhog Day instead of a Groundhog. The prognosticating began at sunrise at Bouligny Plaza in... more »

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