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  • Thousands from UL help with Big Event Play Video

    October 26, 2014 12:08 AM

    Thousands of UL students and the United Way of Acadiana showed that beautifying Lafayette, can be a beautiful thing. Despite the tough hours and even tougher chores, students working the Big Event say it's all worth it to help their city. "When you first tell them it's at... more »
  • Tens of thousands stage Hong Kong pro-gov't rally

    August 17, 2014 2:01 PM

    HONG KONG (AP) - Tens of thousands of people, many wearing red as a sign of their patriotism to China, took part in a demonstration march in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a planned civil disobedience campaign by pro-democracy activists in the city. Demonstrators braved wilting heat to participate... 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 »
  • Thousands march in protest over Hong Kong's leader

    January 1, 2013 9:48 AM

    HONG KONG (AP) - Thousands of people marched in Hong Kong on the first day of 2013 to call for the city's Beijing-backed leader to step down over allegations he was untruthful about illegal renovations at his mansion. Police say 17,000 people gathered at the start of the march Tuesday.... more »
  • Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights

    October 29, 2012 7:55 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region... more »
  • New flood maps affect thousands in Livingston

    April 2, 2012 8:40 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - New federal flood insurance rate maps will go into effect Tuesday, affecting thousands of Livingston Parish homeowners. The Advocate reports many people whose homes have never flooded will be required by their mortgage companies to buy insurance that could cost more than $1,000 a year. Meanwhile,... more »
  • Power outage affects thousands; cause unknown

    March 7, 2012 5:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Entergy New Orleans scrambled to get power back to tens of thousands of customers and to find out what caused the power failure. Spokesman Philip Allison says 34,000 customers were without power about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. As of 5 p.m., the outage number was at about... more »
  • California's Heat Wave Left Tens of Thousands of People Without Electricity

    September 28, 2010 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's heat wave has left tens of thousands of people without electricity. Southern California Edison says more than 27,000 of its customers were without power Tuesday morning, mainly in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Most have been blacked out for eight to 16 hours as... more »
  • Audit Finds Former Head of LA High School Athletic Assoc. Fraudulently Spent Thousands of Dollars

    September 28, 2010 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit finds the former head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may have fraudulently spent thousands of dollars of association money including as much as $50,000 on cigars. The audit claims Tommy Henry, who served as LHSAA commissioner from 1983 until he... 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 »
  • Grant to Catalog Thousands of Invertebrates Collected From Gulf

    September 14, 2010 12:28 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Biologists at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory are working to catalog thousands of invertebrates collected from the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi Press reported the laboratory, located Ocean Springs, has received $190,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation. GCRL museum curator Sara LeCroy says... more »
  • Thousands of Fish Found Floating at MRGO

    August 23, 2010 6:04 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Thousands of dead fish have been found floating at the mouth of a shipping channel that connects the Port of New Orleans with the Gulf of Mexico. St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says the fish kill was found Sunday afternoon at the mouth of the... more »
  • Hundreds of thousands of fish washed ashore in Gulfport, Ms.

    July 20, 2010 3:57 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Marine biologists are trying to determine what caused the death of hundreds of thousands of menhaden that washed ashore Monday in Gulfport near Jones Park. Officials from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Marine Resources took samples of the fish to determine the... more »
  • Muddy Fourth Celebrated by Thousands

    July 4, 2010 3:49 PM

    COLFAX, La. (AP) - Louisiana has dozens of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, but for some the only way to go is to cover themselves in mud. Louisiana Mudfest celebrates its third year this weekend, with people from all over descending on Grant Parish to enjoy music, swimming,... more »
  • Effort To Save Thousands Of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    June 30, 2010 10:50 AM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An effort to save thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from dying in the oily Gulf of Mexico will begin in the coming weeks in a desperate attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will coordinate... more »
  • Catholic Charities Help Thousands of Fishermen

    May 25, 2010 9:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Since May 1, Catholic Charities has helped more than 4,600 people hurt by the oil spill. The Archdiocese of New Orleans said on Monday that as oil comes ashore and more fishing waters are closed, the church is looking at ways to help those communities. So... more »

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