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  • Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

    October 4, 2012 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some New Orleans residents and elected officials are pushing back against tour operators who send out-of-towners into the city's Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops when the levees failed. The devastation... more »
  • Senators take their hand at next year's budget

    May 28, 2012 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana senators are crafting their version of the state's more than $25 billion operating budget for next year, deciding Monday whether to back the deep cuts proposed by their counterparts in the House. Senators have said they expect to restore some of the money stripped... more »
  • Fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

    April 24, 2012 9:20 AM

    National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The Louisiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are taking the initiative to help local residents get rid of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Drop off for these medications will... more »
  • RI foreclosures take heavy toll on rental market

    March 29, 2012 8:13 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new report says foreclosures in Rhode Island have taken a heavy toll on renters in a state with a large stock of multi-family homes, shrinking the inventory of available apartments and driving up prices. The nonprofit HousingWorks RI coalition found that nearly a third of... more »
  • Men take toddler on alleged drug run

    December 20, 2010 9:34 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Three men have been arrested after a police stop found over a pound of marijuana in their car along with a 3-year-old child. State police say that just before 9 a.m. Sunday, troopers in Hammond pulled over a sports utility vehicle that was impeding traffic. WWL-TV... more »
  • Lawyers Battling to Take the Lead in Lawsuits Against BP

    October 7, 2010 3:47 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More than 100 lawyers are battling for the biggest chunks of what is likely to be a multibillion-dollar settlement for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims, jockeying for spots on the elite team that will control the plaintiffs' cases. A judge will pick 12 to 15 lawyers... more »
  • Obama Scheduled to Take Part in MTV/BET Produced Youth Town Hall Meeting

    October 5, 2010 6:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The MTV and BET networks say President Barack Obama is scheduled to take part in a youth town hall meeting broadcast from Washington on Oct. 14. MTV and BET are producing the program. The one-hour program will air live at 4 p.m. Eastern time. It also... more »
  • LA's Top Education Leader Won't Take His Pay Raise of $22,000

    September 15, 2010 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top education leader won't take his pay raise this year because of the state's budget troubles. Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek will keep his $377,000 pay package, without adding the 6 percent boost he could have gotten. The raise would have given him another... more »
  • Judges take court cases on the road

    September 7, 2010 9:20 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • Could take 6 weeks to cap Assumption well

    August 19, 2010 9:40 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a well control crew has given up trying for a controlled burn at a wild well in Assumption Parish, and drilling a relief well could take three to six weeks. Trooper Bryan Zeringue says La. 70 will remain closed from La. 1 and... more »
  • Opelousas Theft: Smooth Criminals Take Mowers

    August 10, 2010 11:29 PM

    The Opelousas Police Dept. is trying to track down two smooth criminals who hit Progressive Heavy Equipment off I-49 earlier this week. The suspects, one black- one white, rolled up in a pickup truck with a trailer attached-- then they stole two lawn mowers. This is the third time... more »
  • 3 New Cases-DHH Urges Take Precautions Against Mosquitos

    August 4, 2010 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health department confirms three new cases of West Nile virus - two serious infections that can damage the brain or spinal cord, and one without any symptoms. The Department of Health and Hospitals says that brings the year's total so far to three serious... more »
  • Oil Spill Claims Would Be "Crazy" To Bypass Fund And Take Their Chances In Court

    July 19, 2010 1:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund says fishermen and others with lost income claims would be "crazy" to bypass the fund and take their chances in court. Ken Feinberg said at speech Monday that that he will be much more generous than... more »
  • US to Take More Control of Spill Response Website

    July 4, 2010 3:07 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The US government is expected to take over control of the central information website on the Gulf oil spill response that has been run jointly by various agencies and BP for the 2½ months since the rig explosion. The Department of Homeland Security wants a one-stop shop... more »
  • Coastal Region Economically And Environmentally Will Take Months Rather Than Years To Restore

    June 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Obama's point man overseeing the cleanup of the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico expects a plan to restore the coastal region economically and environmentally will take months rather than years. U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says there are already numerous studies that... more »
  • Powerful Current Could Take Oil To Florida

    May 18, 2010 12:19 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Government scientists are surveying the Gulf of Mexico to determine if oil from a massive spill off Louisiana has entered a powerful current that could take it to Florida. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco says aerial surveys show some tendrils of light oil close... more »
  • John Larry Snyder To Make Court Appearance In St. Landry Parish

    January 19, 2010 3:26 PM

    The Gonzales man accused of murdering Krotz Springs native Davina Chapman last summer will be in a St. Landry Parish court house Thursday. John Larry Snyder, has been charged with murder in Point Coupee Parish, but will be in Opelousas to face a charge for simple kidnapping. Chapman's body... more »

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