BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles says he is visiting all 82 offices statewide as part of a bid to improve efficiency. The Advocate reports Stephen Campbell, who took the job earlier this year, made the comment in response to criticism about wait... more »
The small town of Basile is mainly known for the Swine Festival, which is why trick or treating typically comes a few days early in the town of two thousand.
Basile resident, Brenda Chibodeaux, said "it's usually early, but not this early."
This year ghosts and goblins will... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.... more »
Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery Attorney Stuart Smith, representing commercial fishermen, environmental groups, public entities and businesses throughout the Gulf Coast states impacted by the DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe issued the following statement with toxicologist Dr. William Sawyer:
"The EPA is showing toluene and benzene levels appearing 20 to 30 times... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen was hauled off a
plane about to fly to the Middle East and arrested in the failed
attempt to explode a bomb-laden SUV in Times Square, authorities
said Tuesday. One official said he claimed to have acted alone.... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the FBI and other authorities are investigating the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing for possible connection to terrorist groups. Obama says the attack failed because of actions by ordinary citizens who alerted police, and he says justice will be done. The... more »
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Metairie's Krewe of Rhea has canceled its 2010 Carnival parade on Feb. 7, Super Bowl Sunday. Rhea captain Anna Marie Soto told The Times-Picayune Wednesday that krewe members felt turnout would be low, whether the 8-0 New Orleans Saints are in the game or not. They... more »