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  • Time to stock up on hurricane items

    May 20, 2013 10:21 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Shoppers can prepare for the hurricane season while saving some pennies during the Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The 2013 sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. May 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. May 26. Louisiana law spares those shopping for hurricane-related purchases from... more »
  • NASA rover flexes arm for first time on Mars

    August 21, 2012 9:43 AM

    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - NASA's Mars rover has taken another small step for robot-kind. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California say the rover Curiosity flexed its robotic arm Monday for the first time since before its November launch. They say they'll now spend weeks testing and... more »
  • First time the charm for Mega Millions player

    April 11, 2012 9:38 AM

    DOWNSVILLE, La. (AP) - The first time was the charm for Donald Clark. Though the Downsville resident said he never played the Mega Millions lottery before, he decided to buy a few tickets at a West Monroe convenience store because of the buzz for the March 30 drawing. His winning... more »
  • Louisiana matters more this time as primary nears

    March 23, 2012 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Twenty delegates are up for grabs in Saturday's Republican presidential preference primary, but state party chairman Roger Villere says something else is also at stake: "Perception of momentum." With Mitt Romney not yet able to lay claim to the GOP nomination, Newt Gingrich and Rick... more »
  • Woman Says Guidance, Not Jail Time Needed

    February 11, 2012 7:39 PM

    A 23-year-old man whose pit bull killed her miniature schnauzer needs help and guidance, a 92-year-old woman told a judge. Prosecutors said Michael Kopynec should enter a year-long pretrial diversion program shortly after Naomi Montrue Smith's statement on Friday. According the Advocate ( http://bit.ly/wfaBnP ) Smith told the judge that... more »
  • Judge allocates time for start of oil spill trial

    February 7, 2012 7:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has set aside nearly seven hours for opening statements in a trial over the deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Monday's order by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier divides up 400 minutes... more »
  • St. Helena sheriff to enforce bar closing time

    January 25, 2012 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Sheriff Nat Williams has promised the St. Helena Parish Police Jury that bars and clubs will have to stop selling alcohol at 1 a.m. and be closed by 2 a.m. from now on. The Advocate reports Williams' pledge to enforce the parish's closing-time ordinances came after... more »
  • Judge gives McAllister, Nissan more time in suit

    January 6, 2012 10:33 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge in Mississippi is giving attorneys for former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. more time to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit over the football star's failed Jackson auto dealership. A court filing late Thursday said that... more »
  • James Owns Crunch Time as Heat Top Bulls in Game 2

    May 19, 2011 7:51 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Right from the start, LeBron James made it clear he was going to attack and no one was going to stop him. Point taken. James came up big down the stretch with nine of his 29 points in the final 4:27, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the... more »
  • Inmate Gets More Time for Prison Assault

    January 7, 2011 6:14 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A prison inmate convicted of assaulting two correctional officers has been sentenced to an additional 95 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi also on Thursday ordered 34-year-old Howard Harris to serve three years of supervised released following his prison term. Harris, an inmate... more »
  • Derrick Todd Lee Gets More Time for Appeal

    December 1, 2010 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorneys for alleged serial killer Derrick Todd Lee have until April 15 to prepare the latest appeal of his conviction and death sentence for a murder in 2002. State District Judge Richard Anderson told attorney Gary Clements that may be his last deadline. As he... more »
  • One More Time, but with Fewer Candidates

    October 28, 2010 7:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A night after six Senate candidates took part in a debate on one New Orleans television station, another station airs the second and last major candidate debate with the two best known candidates. Republican incumbent David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, are to... more »
  • US Investigative Panel meets for 5th Time on Spill

    October 4, 2010 5:46 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Federal investigators will be looking for key information about pressure tests, decision making and BP's safety culture when the next round of hearings begins Monday to determine the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill. The weeklong hearings near New Orleans will... more »
  • Missouri Man Wins Lottery For Second Time

    September 28, 2010 6:13 PM

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The odds against winning $1 million in the Lottery: Astronomical. How about doing it twice? It happened to a man from Bonne Terre, Mo., Missouri Lottery officials said Tuesday. Ernest Pullen, 57, won $1 million with a "100 Million Dollar Blockbuster" Scratchers ticket in June. And... more »
  • LA National Guard Use Down Time To Unwind

    September 21, 2010 12:11 PM

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - With the constant mission of escorting convoys, and conducting special operations, 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment does not get a day off, but Soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard's "Task Force Bandit," used what down time they had to unwind from the daily grind... more »
  • N.O. Council says It's Time to get Rid of FEMA Trailers

    September 21, 2010 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's time to get rid of nearly 260 FEMA trailers remaining of the 23,300 installed after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans five years ago, several City Council members say. The trailers spoil the city's image of recovery, Housing and Human Needs Committee members agreed during Monday night's... more »
  • Man Shot By Father-N-Law Second Time in Five years

    September 10, 2010 11:50 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - DeSoto Parish sheriff's deputies say a man who refused to prosecute his father-in-law for a shooting five years ago has allegedly been shot by him again. Cpl. Dusty Herring said 74-year-old Alvis McKinney was booked Wednesday with third-offense DWI as well as aggravated battery against 39-year-old... more »
  • More Time To Buy Saints Ring

    September 9, 2010 11:31 AM

    New Orleans - You have more time to get in on a chance to win one of those Saints Super Bowl rings. The team announced Wednesday it is extending its ring raffle until September 20. The raffle was scheduled to end Thursday morning. The Saints also announced a... more »
  • Obama: US combat in Iraq over, 'time to turn page'

    August 31, 2010 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Claiming no victory, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly Tuesday night: "It's time to turn the page." Now, he said, the nation's most urgent priority is fixing its own sickly economy. From the Oval... more »
  • Man Gets Prison Time For Trafficking In Counterfeit Goods

    August 26, 2010 5:02 PM

    Shreveport, La.: Dwight Anthony Reed, 52, of Bossier City, La., owner of a retail store formerly located in Pierre Bossier Mall in Bossier City, La., was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today. Reed was also sentenced... more »
  • BP CEO Says It's Time To Scale Back Effort To Clean Up The Oil Spill

    July 30, 2010 1:13 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - BP's incoming CEO says it's time to scale back the massive effort to clean up the oil spill, but adds that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever. Bob Dudley was in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday to announce that former Federal Emergency... more »
  • No Plans of Evacuation for Cameron Parish at this Time

    July 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    Due to recent developments with tropical storm Bonnie and trajectory currently to our east Cameron OEP officials will continue to monitor the situation. There are no plans to issue any evacuations at this time for Cameron Parish. Residents living in travel trailers or mobile homes should continue to... more »
  • Former Independence Police Chief Has Escaped Prison Time

    July 16, 2010 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former Independence Police chief has escaped prison time for his role in arranging for unqualified voters to cast ballots in a February 2008 election. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Friday that 60-year-old Anthony P. Maurer, instead, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to... more »
  • Time To Roll Back "Billions Of Dollars In Tax Breaks" For Oil Companies

    June 2, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says it's time to roll back "billions of dollars in tax breaks" for oil companies and use the money for clean energy research and development. Obama made the comments Wednesday in prepared remarks for a speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He said... more »
  • Oil Is Hitting Mississippi For The First Time

    June 1, 2010 5:49 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says oil is hitting the state for the first time. Barbour said Tuesday that a two-mile long, three-feet wide strand of caramel-colored oil has been found on Petit Bois (Peh-tee Bwah) Island, a barrier island near the Mississippi-Alabama border. The discovery... more »
  • Time Running Out For $20,000 Powerball Winner

    March 24, 2010 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Time is running out for a Powerball winner to claim a $20,000 prize. The winning ticket, purchased at a truck stop on Highway 1 South in Port Allen, is set to expire April 22 unless the prize is claimed by 5 p.m. on that date. The... more »
  • DHH: H1N1 vaccination times have changed for Lafayette

    November 24, 2009 2:43 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals HAS CHANGED THE TIME OF ITS CLINICS IN LAFAYETTE PARISH. The department will provide H1N1 2009 flu vaccines to Lafayette Parish students on December 5, 2009 FROM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lafayette Parish School System has partnered with... more »
  • New Time Limit On Trains Blocking Intersections In Iberia

    November 19, 2009 6:23 PM

    There is a now a time limit on how long trains can block railroad crossings in Iberia Parish. The parish council unanimously decided, railroad cars cannot block a crossing for more than ten minutes without stopping to allow traffic to flow. Railroad companies will be fined $500 or owners could... more »

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