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  • U.S. Coast Guard -Rig Explosion Evacuation Effort

    October 4, 2010 12:01 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard official says the fact that more than 100 people escaped the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion alive is a sign that the evacuation effort went fairly well. Capt. James Hanzalik, chief of incident response for the Coast Guard's 8th District, told a... more »
  • Ford says its U.S. sales rose 46 percent

    October 1, 2010 12:48 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Ford says its U.S. sales rose 46 percent in September as it saw strong sales of redesigned cars and trucks. Ford had expected sales to rise significantly from September of 2009, when sales dropped as last summer's Cash for Clunkers program came to an end But Ford... more »
  • Candidates for U.S. Senate Political Forum Tonight in Crowley

    September 8, 2010 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Candidates for U.S. Senate have made their first appearance at a political forum, a sign that the state campaign season is heating up. Incumbent Sen. David Vitter, the Republican nominee on the Nov. 2 ballot, received the endorsement of the New Orleans area Alliance for Good... more »
  • 5 More U.S. Troops Killed Afghanistan

    August 31, 2010 11:58 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Roadside bombs and insurgent fire have claimed the lives of five more U.S. troops in Afghanistan today. NATO says four troops were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, while a fifth died in a battle with insurgents in the country's south. In all, 19... more »
  • VP Biden Returned to Iraq for Formal End to U.S. Combat

    August 30, 2010 11:44 AM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden returned to Iraq Monday to mark this week's formal end to U.S. combat operations and push the country's leaders to end a six-month postelection stalemate blocking formation of a new government. Wednesday's ceremony will signal a shift toward a greater U.S. diplomatic role... more »
  • Cedric Richmond, Dem, Nominated U.S. House, District 2

    August 28, 2010 10:41 PM

    BULLETIN (AP) - Cedric Richmond, Dem, nominated U.S. House, District 2, Louisiana.
  • Vitter and Melancon Report Fundraising Totals

    August 16, 2010 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter reports having nearly $5.4 million in his campaign coffers in advance of this month's primary election, twice as much as his main challenger Charlie Melancon. Melancon reported having $2.2 million on hand in the latest round of finance reports Monday that... more »
  • Bill Meant to Reduce Costs for U.S. Manufacturers

    August 11, 2010 3:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a bill meant to reduce costs for U.S. manufacturers and help them regain their footing in the shaky economy. The law would reduce and suspend tariffs on certain materials U.S. companies must import to make their products. It passed both houses of... more »
  • 250 soldiers from LA 256th Infantry back in the U.S.

    August 11, 2010 11:24 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 250 soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Team are back in the United States after eight months in Iraq. The soldiers arrived Saturday in Gulfport and have a week of demobilization training at Camp Shelby before they return to Louisiana. They... more »
  • Tropical Depression Putting Pressure on BP and U.S. to Evacuate Ships

    July 22, 2010 1:04 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said a cluster... more »
  • Widening of U.S. 171

    July 14, 2010 6:02 PM

    The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and state and local officials today celebrated the widening of the U.S. 171 corridor, which spans from Lake Charles to Shreveport. "The widening of U.S. 171, which travels the length of Louisiana's western border, will serve as a crucial north-south evacuation route as... more »
  • Chicago Approved Strictest Handgun Ordinance In U.S.

    July 2, 2010 12:48 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the Chicago City Council have approved what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the United States. Friday's 45-0 vote comes four days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it almost certain that Chicago's handgun ban would be overturned. The high court... more »
  • 4,400 Members of the U.S. Military Have Died in Iraq War

    June 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    As of Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at least 4,400 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,486 military personnel died as a result... more »
  • 2 Local Veterans Honored

    May 31, 2010 6:13 PM

    Two Lafayette soldiers-- Eddie Gautreau and Willie Celestine Jr.-- were honored and remembered this Memorial day at a service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. Eddie Gautreau was a private in the U.S. Army who fought in the Korean War. He passed away last year, but without a proper... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill Has Surpassed The Exxon Valdez As The Worst In U.S. History

    May 27, 2010 11:14 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Gulf oil spill has surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history, according to new estimates released Thursday, but the Coast Guard and BP said an untested procedure to stop it seemed to be working. A team of scientists trying to figure out... more »
  • Best and Worst Air Quality in the U.S.

    April 29, 2010 1:51 AM

    The U.S. areas with the best and worst air quality, according to the latest American Lung Association "State of the Air" pollution report: OZONE POLLUTION WORST: 1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif. 2. Bakersfield, Calif. 3. Visalia-Porterville, Calif. BEST: 1. Bismarck, N.D. 2. Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, Texas 3. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho SHORT-TERM PARTICLE... more »
  • THE RANT: Should Hand Guns Be Outlawed?

    March 2, 2010 3:51 PM

    Which way should the Supreme Court side? Some say Chicago is violating the 2nd amendment, which allows you to keep and bear arms. Others say the ban on handguns is saving lives. Should individual states and cities have the right to ban guns despite what the constitution says. What rights... more »
  • Former U.S. Attorney Joins Lafayette Law Firm

    January 20, 2010 7:14 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney Donald Washington has joined the Jones Walker law firm and will practice from the firm's Lafayette office. Washington recently stepped down from the chief federal prosecutor's post in the Middle Judicial District of Louisiana, which includes Lafayette, Shreveport-Bossier City, Monroe, Alexandria and Lake... more »
  • Louisiana's population shows increase for third year

    December 23, 2009 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population figures indicating that Louisiana experienced the third consecutive year of more people moving into the state than moving out. Prior to this three-year run, Louisiana had gone more than two decades without experiencing a single year of net population in-migration.... more »
  • DNR awarded $4.2 million for Energy Star Rebate Program

    December 3, 2009 3:03 PM

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded $4.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and alternative energy efforts in Louisiana homes through the Energy Star Rebate program. In awarding the funding, DOE... more »

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