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  • Man arrested for allegedly boating under the influence after fleeing authorities

    May 11, 2014 10:50 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - After recklessly speeding through Hotel Channel near South Padre Island Sunday, a man was arrested for boating under the influence by local police in coordination with the Coast Guard. At approximately 9 a.m, Coast Guard watchstanders at Station South Padre Island received a phone call... more »
  • Under court order, newspaper turns over info

    April 11, 2014 5:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans news organization has complied with a court order that it turns over information about online commenters for private review by a federal magistrate. The material was turned over Thursday. The court order came in the case of Stacey Jackson, the former executive director... more »
  • St. Helena school to stay under state control

    July 31, 2012 8:41 AM

    GREENBURG, La. (AP) - A federal district judge says he has the authority to transfer the state-run St. Helena Central Middle School back into local school board control but he's not going to do so right now. The Advocate reports St. Helena Parish school system officials argued that the district's... more »
  • Stockton mediation first case under new Calif. law

    March 1, 2012 6:15 AM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Beleaguered Stockton is the first California city to test a new union-backed law aimed at protecting public employee contracts by making it harder for municipalities to file bankruptcy. Stockton is trying to avoid becoming the most populous U.S. city in modern times to seek Chapter 9... more »
  • Cajundome Repair Work Finished Early, Under Budget

    August 7, 2011 2:35 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome's operations director says permanent bracing at weak points in the outer walls is done, 13 months ahead of schedule and $50,000 under budget. Phil Ashurst tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/oa2gSS ) the arena's good for another 50 or 75 years. Where support beams had reinforced... more »
  • Reminder - Louisiana still under "Cease and Desist"

    October 25, 2010 9:55 AM

    Baton Rouge LA, State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning Jr., Reminds all citizens, that Louisiana is still under a cease and desist order from outdoor burning. This Burn Ban is necessary because wooded areas and plant vegetation are still dry and exhibits flammable like conditions. Louisiana people are encouraged... more »
  • Girl Dies Under Bridge In Acadia Parish

    October 11, 2010 7:33 PM

    A 15 year old girl died suddenly this weekend and her death is being investigated by the Acadia Sheriff's Office. Here's what we know: An ambulance was dispatched to the boat launch area underneath the bridge in Mermentau. The young victim was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead... more »
  • Under Cover Cop Buys Drugs From Night Club Dancer

    October 11, 2010 3:24 PM

    According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon a local night club dancer got more than a tip last Thursday evening when dealing with one of her patrons. Agents who were working in an undercover capacity with the Vermilion / Narcotics Task force traveled to the Paradise Club located on the by-pass... more »
  • Audit: Alleged payroll fraud under Broussard

    October 7, 2010 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state audit says former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson may have broken state payroll laws by giving $45,000 in excess pay to Broussard's wife and hiring two politically connected individuals as paralegals who had no qualifications. The report,... more »
  • Sheriff Melancon Reminds Residents the Entire State Under Burn Ban

    October 5, 2010 10:52 AM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire. Shortly before noon on Monday the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office received a... more »
  • Body Found Under Bridge in Baton Rouge

    August 16, 2010 5:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man whose body was found under a canal bridge. Police say the man was identified Sunday as John Ricky Wilson of Baton Rouge. A passerby found his body on Saturday. Police say some injuries were... more »
  • With BP Spill Under Control, US Looks at Drill Ban

    August 14, 2010 11:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to its moratorium on deepwater drilling. But four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, regulators have only started to make good on... more »
  • Test Are Under Way to Determine Well has Been Plugged

    August 12, 2010 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tests are under way to determine whether BP's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico has already been plugged for good. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration's point man on the spill, says the tests should be finished and analyzed by early Friday.... more »
  • Miss Louisiana Pageant Under Way in Monroe

    June 22, 2010 9:30 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Miss Louisiana Pageant is under way in Monroe. The 29 Miss Louisiana contestants will spend the next few days preparing for the pageant, with preliminaries beginning Thursday evening and the finals set for Saturday night. Miss Louisiana 2009 Katherine Putnam said Monday she is disappointed... more »
  • 22-Mile Oil Plume Under Gulf Nears Rich Waters

    May 28, 2010 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A thick, 22-mile plume of oil discovered by researchers off the BP spill site was nearing an underwater canyon, where it could poison the foodchain for sealife in the waters off Florida. The discovery by researchers on the University of South Florida College of Marine Science's... more »
  • BP may use Chemicals to Break up Oil Under Water

    April 29, 2010 5:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP officials say they are hoping to try an unusual technique to stop the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC chief operating officer Doug Suttles says the company is studying whether to use chemicals to break up... more »
  • Gov. Jindal Freezes Many State Budget Under His Control

    March 25, 2010 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has partially frozen state spending on travel, supplies, contracts and other services in agencies under his control. Jindal ordered the limited spending freeze Thursday as he prepares to cope with an expected multimillion deficit for the current budget year, which ends June... more »
  • Carencro Trailer Fire Under Investigation

    January 7, 2010 6:51 PM

    Firefighters are on the scene of a trailer fire on Malapart Road in Carencro. Officials say the trailer is destroyed and the fire did spread to two neighboring trailers. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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