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  • Feds drop charges that ex-cop sold stolen goods

    June 4, 2012 7:07 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have dropped all charges against a former Monroe police officer who had been accused of putting 14,000 stolen items for sale on eBay. The News-Star reports that U.S. District Judge Robert James granted a prosecution motion Friday to dismiss without prejudice all charges against... more »
  • Safe Kids: Things That Might Help Colic

    April 18, 2011 8:16 AM

    Dr. Scott dropped in and gave tips on things that could help with colic.. Things that might help: -Swaddling -Swings -Breast feeding -White noise -Car rides
  • Kinect: Microsoft promises tech that learns you

    November 4, 2010 5:03 PM

    "Technology," says Microsoft's Alex Kipman, "is making us less human." Specifically, it's too hard to learn. Instead, Kipman asks, "What if technology had to learn you?" As director of incubation for Microsoft's console group, Kipman led the development of Kinect, the new motion-control system for the five-year-old Xbox 360. Kinect... more »
  • Indonesia Volcano that Killed 33 Erupting Again

    October 28, 2010 7:31 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Officials say the Indonesian volcano that has killed 33 people this week is erupting again. No new injuries or damage are reported. The latest rumblings of Mount Merapi come as rescuers cope with a rising death toll from a tsunami in another part of the... more »
  • Archaeologist Finds 200 Settlements that Date Back to 1600 B.C.

    October 12, 2010 11:36 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian archaeologist claims to have found the well-preserved ruins of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization in Russia's North Caucasus. Andrey Belinskiy said Tuesday that in the past five years the Russian-German expedition he heads has excavated around 200 settlements that date back to 1600 B.C.... more »
  • ACLU Requests NOLA Police Records

    October 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ACLU of Louisiana says complaints from residents spurred a request for New Orleans Police Department records on a practice of stopping and getting identification from people not accused of doing anything wrong. A news release Wednesday says the ACLU has been told that police stop... more »
  • Suit Filed Against DHH For Budget Cuts That Could Send Thousands To Nursing Homes

    September 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • LSU announces Friday that its overall enrollment is up

    September 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's flagship university has boosted its enrollment, even as budget cuts have slashed programs and services at the campus. LSU announced Friday that its overall enrollment is 28,771 this semester, a 3 percent increase from last year when the school had 27,992 students. The... more »
  • LA Lawmakers Disputing New Report That Moratorium Has Not Increased Unemployment

    September 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are disputing a new report from the Obama administration that says deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico has not increased unemployment in the region. The report was released at a Senate hearing today. It says the moratorium imposed after the BP oil spill... more »
  • Federal Judges Have Agreed to a Pilot Project That Could Televise Some Trials

    September 14, 2010 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's federal judges have agreed to a pilot project that could televise some civil trials - 16 years after the judges ended a similar experiment. Appeals court judge David Sentelle told reporters Tuesday that many of the details remain to be worked out, but that cameras... more »
  • Military bans video game that 'kills' US troops

    September 8, 2010 10:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Military bases across the U.S. have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and "shoot" U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Gamers are scoffing at the decision, saying that advanced technology has made it commonplace in the gaming... more »
  • Crabs provide evidence that oil is tainting Gulf food

    August 9, 2010 9:05 PM

    BARATARIA, La. (AP) - To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to... more »
  • BP Says It May In the Future Drill In The Same Reservoir That Blew

    August 6, 2010 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC says it may in the future drill in the same Gulf of Mexico oil reservoir that blew its top and caused one of the world's worst spills. Officials said Friday at a news briefing in New Orleans that the company hasn't closed the door... more »
  • RANT-Should it be a worldwide law that new mothers nurse for at least six months?

    August 4, 2010 12:50 PM

    RANT: The benefits of breastfeeding are well known-- both for newborns and their mothers. But supermodel Gisele Bunchen created such a stir, saying it should be a worldwide law that new mothers nurse for at least six months. What do you think? We could air your thoughts at 10:00 tonight!... more »
  • Jindal Is Stressing That The BP Oil Spill Is Far From Over

    July 20, 2010 5:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is stressing that the BP oil spill is far from over for Louisiana, even if the well is capped. Jindal held a news conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, just after another of his aerial tours of Gulf waters. He said tens of... more »
  • Man That Abducted 4-year-old Killed Himself

    July 8, 2010 12:31 PM

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Man That Abducted 4-year-old Killed Himself Authorities on Thursday said 38-year-old Paul S. Smith of Hawk Point, Mo., was the suspect in the case. He died late Wednesday at a St. Charles hospital. Smith was a convicted sex offender. Police tracked him down after noticing new... more »
  • Jindal Vetoed Bill That Would Have Made Economic Development Disclose More Info.

    June 24, 2010 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has rejected a bill aimed at getting more information about the numbers of jobs and types of businesses being recruited by the state's economic development office. Jindal vetoed the measure by Chalmette Rep. Nita Hutter on Wednesday, at the urging of his... more »
  • BP forced to removes cap that was containing oil

    June 23, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says an underwater robot bumped into the venting system. That sent gas rising through vent that... more »
  • BP Needs More Proof To Support Claims That Oil Plumes Are Underwater In Gulf

    June 1, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, (AP) - A spokesman for BP PLC says the company needs more proof to support claims by scientists that huge plumes of oil are suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. CEO Tony Hayward said Sunday there was "no evidence" of the plumes and that all the oil... more »
  • Owner of Chimpanzee that Mauled Friend Has Died

    May 25, 2010 1:12 PM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman whose chimpanzee mauled and blinded her friend last year has died, her attorney said Tuesday. Sandy Herold died Monday night of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, lawyer Robert Golger said. Herold's 200-pound chimpanzee, Travis, who went berserk in February 2009 after Herold asked... more »
  • Oily Shrimp Investigated

    May 18, 2010 6:26 PM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say it could be some time before they finish investigating oil that was found on a shrimper's catch, closing fishing between Cocodrie and Louisiana's barrier islands. Fishing reopened Monday after authorities found that the oil did not come from the wild well spewing crude... more »
  • Overhaul Of Agency That Regulates Offshore Drilling

    May 18, 2010 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar conceded Tuesday that the government failed to hold the oil industry accountable and ensure safety in offshore oil drilling. Salazar, in his first appearance before Congress since the April 20 Gulf accident, promised an overhaul of the agency that regulates offshore oil drilling... more »
  • Proposal: Split Agency That Oversees Offshore Drilling

    May 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is proposing to split up an Interior Department agency that oversees offshore drilling, as part of its response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called for a plan to split the Minerals Management Service in two. One agency would be... more »
  • Bill That Would Let Gay Parents Adopt Children Together Was Rejected

    April 27, 2010 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to let gay parents adopt children together in Louisiana was rejected Tuesday by a Senate judiciary committee, a move expected to kill the bill for the legislative session. Senators on the Judiciary A Committee voted 3-1 against the bill, siding with opponents from... more »
  • No Violations: Drilling Rig That Exploded

    April 22, 2010 4:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three recent federal inspections turned up no violations at an offshore drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. The Minerals Management Service said it inspected the Deepwater Horizon in February, March and on April 1. Spokeswoman Eileen Angelico says the rig moved... more »
  • Change That Works in Lafayette

    November 14, 2009 7:14 PM

    Supporters of Presidents Obama's healthcare reform bill got together today at St. James Baptist Church in Lafayette. It was a part of a grass roots movement making its way across the nation. The group traveled from New orleans to spread their message. They focused on senior citizens... more »

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