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  • Rapides students must make up another ice day

    March 7, 2014 7:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish public schools students can expect 20 extra minutes of class time for a few more weeks this spring, thanks to another ice day. The Town Talk reports the district will add 20 minutes to the school day from April 9 through May 13. The... more »
  • Housing proposal up for council debate

    April 22, 2013 8:29 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council is expected to approve a grant to build an affordable housing complex in Houma for people with disabilities. The Community Development Block Grant agreement, if approved on Monday, will involve loaning the Start Corp. $800,000 to hire contractors to build Magnolia Lofts,... more »
  • Car ends up in LSU Lakes

    July 13, 2012 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police in Baton Rouge are investigating an accident in which a car wound up in the LSU Lakes. WAFB TV reports that there were no immediate indications that anyone was injured in the Friday accident, which was reported shortly before 4 a.m. The driver was... more »
  • Eight Arrested in Early Morning Drug Round Up

    June 13, 2012 6:25 PM

    A busy morning for deputies in Acadia Parish armed with 19 warrants for 13 people suspected of distributing illegal narcotics. A rude awakening for several suspected drug dealers in Crowley. All of Wednesday's warrants were issued by Acadia Parish Deputies and agents with the Louisiana Department of Probation... more »
  • DeQuincy alcohol ordinance up for debate

    May 15, 2012 9:20 AM

    DeQUINCY, La. (AP) - The DeQuincy City Council has voted to introduce an ordinance modifying the city's alcohol sales. The American Press reports council members discussed the measure at its April meeting and considered making amendments to the revised amendment Monday. The original ordinance -- adopted in the 1940's --... more »
  • Feds say fraud after Hurricane Katrina hit the UP

    April 18, 2012 7:05 AM

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Court records show an Upper Peninsula woman has agreed to plead guilty in a fraud case related to Hurricane Katrina. The U.S. government says 60-year-old Shirley LaMarch and husband Michael applied for federal assistance in 2005, claiming their residence in New Orleans was damaged. They received... more »
  • UP to upgrade stretch of railroad tracks

    April 12, 2012 10:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - A stretch of Union Pacific railroad tracks running through Donaldsonville will receive a face-lift later this year which may include clearing away the high grass and weeds growing along railroad rights of way inside city limits. The Advocate reports Paul Miller, senior special agent with Union... more »
  • Passenger traffic up at NO airport

    March 29, 2012 9:40 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Louisiana's major airport has started off 2012 with an increase in passenger traffic over the year. CityBusiness of New Orleans says the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport had 661,584 passengers in January compared with 643,021 in January 2011. The number of passengers leaving the airport... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Flood Follow-Up

    March 14, 2012 12:52 PM

    In St. Landry Parish, all low lying parish roads are closed. Parts of Cankton and Sunset are still retaining water. Drivers are asked to use caution. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 100 calls on and rescued at least 48 people. Anyone who received flood damage should... more »
  • Salvation Army says demand up for youth programs

    March 12, 2012 6:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A survey of Salvation Army youth programs in more than 80 cities shows more than eight in 10 programs saw increased demand from children and families in the past year as unemployment and funding cuts strained charities. The survey released to The Associated Press found 56 percent... more »
  • New Iberia Pick up Effort

    February 26, 2012 3:48 PM

    The Public Works Department of the City of New Iberia will conduct a City wide cleanup beginning on February 27th. All yard and light construction waste, household furniture and car tires (rims removed) not picked up by Gordon's Disposal on their regular pick up day will be collected by Public... more »
  • Monroe principal injured breaking up fight

    February 1, 2012 10:40 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The principal of Ouachita Junior High School was injured while breaking up a fight at a school. Assistant Superintendent Don Coker tells The News-Star Marsha Baker intervened in a physical altercation Tuesday between two female students. Coker did not know the cause of the fight, which... more »
  • Fatal wrecks up in 2011

    December 26, 2011 9:23 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - More people along the Mississippi and Louisiana areas were killed on state highways in 2011. Fatal crashes have actually seen a one-third decline since 2005, but the Mississippi Highway Patrol is predicting the state will see 655 fatal crashes by year's end, up from 641 in... more »
  • Several Lafayette Parish Schools Spruced-Up

    November 19, 2011 6:41 PM

    Six Lafayette Parish Schools got a makeover this weekend. UL students rolling up their sleeves and a little change of pace for these students especially for a Saturday. Armed with scrapers, sanders, and paint brushes nearly two dozen UL students partnered up with the United Way of Acadiana spent... more »
  • E. coli death toll up to at least 47

    June 27, 2011 9:42 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - Germany has reported another three deaths in its E. coli outbreak - bringing the total to at least 47. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany's disease control center, said Monday that 46 deaths have now been reported in the country. One person has died in Sweden, and officials... more »
  • Rising Food and Gas Costs Push up Consumer Prices

    May 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, pushing inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But so far this month, inflationary pressures have begun to ease. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, the Labor Department said. In the... more »
  • Traffic Up at NO Airport

    April 9, 2011 10:52 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - For the first two months of 2011, passenger traffic at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is up 5.5 percent. The airport says most of the increase is due to an 11 percent jump in January, as compared with January 2010. February passenger traffic was up... more »
  • Egyptian Army Starts Rounding Up Journalists

    February 3, 2011 7:48 AM

    CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian military has started rounding up journalists, possibly for their own protection, after they came under attack from supporters of President Hosni Mubarak who have been attacking anti-government protesters. An Associated Press reporter saw a group of foreign journalists being detained by the military on a... more »
  • Lafayette Students Make Up Credits with eCampus

    December 27, 2010 11:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A GED wouldn't have been enough for Jude Eschete - he was determined to get a high-school diploma. Two days before his class graduated from Carencro High School last year, he learned that he wouldn't be getting a diploma because he was two points short of... more »
  • Jobless rate up a bit in Louisiana

    December 17, 2010 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate climbed a notch in November, rising to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent in October. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, though, said Friday that the state - on a seasonally adjusted basis - had 23,100 more non-farm jobs last month than in... more »
  • School attendance up in Calcasieu Parish

    October 19, 2010 9:50 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The attendance rate for the first six weeks is up at every school in Calcasieu Parish, compared with the same period last year. Keith LeLeux, director of child welfare and attendance, says that the increase can be directly attributed to the new state attendance requirements.... more »
  • Sheriff's office: Shirt backs up deputy's story

    October 7, 2010 10:10 PM

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Independent testing of a bloodied shirt backs up the story of a deputy who contends he was shot by drug smugglers in the remote desert, officials said Thursday. The deputy dismissed speculation that he staged the incident to publicize drug and human smuggling. The Pinal County... more »
  • Google TV Announces Initial Line-up of Content Partners

    October 4, 2010 3:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is entering the increasingly crowded Internet TV market with contributions from a variety of top television programmers and websites. The initial line-up of content partners announced Monday includes Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting networks and HBO. The first Google TV sets from Sony Corp. are... more »
  • Opry returns to fixed-up digs 6 months after flood

    September 28, 2010 9:46 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Grand Ole Opry has ended its itinerant ways and returned home. A host of country music's enduring legends joined some of today's biggest names on stage Tuesday night to kick off the "Country Comes Home" celebration. They began with a stirring rendition of "Will The... more »
  • Senate panel wraps up impeachment hearings

    September 22, 2010 9:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate impeachment panel wrapped up hearings Tuesday on corruption charges facing a Louisiana judge who could become just the eighth federal judge to be removed from the bench. Sen. Claire McCaskill, the chairman of the committee, said she expects to send the evidence against Judge G.... more »
  • Opelousas Electronic Water Metering System Up and Running

    September 21, 2010 3:39 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Officials say about 700 accounts, representing about 10 percent of all customers in Opelousas, have not been paying for water use, costing the city up to $25,000 a month. An electronic water metering system is finally up and running and the residents are now being required... more »
  • LSU announces Friday that its overall enrollment is up

    September 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's flagship university has boosted its enrollment, even as budget cuts have slashed programs and services at the campus. LSU announced Friday that its overall enrollment is 28,771 this semester, a 3 percent increase from last year when the school had 27,992 students. The... more »
  • Rant-Rev. Jones Burning Quran on 9/11?

    September 7, 2010 7:20 PM

    RANT: We'd like your opinion on this hot button issue. Email your thoughts to We could air your RANT tonight! GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The government turned up the pressure Tuesday on the head of a small Florida church who plans to burn copies of the Quran on... more »
  • New Orleans Saints Roster Down to 75

    August 31, 2010 5:17 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have released fourth-string quarterback Sean Canfield and reserve receiver Andy Tanner. New Orleans needed to cut two players to get its preseason roster down to 75 by Tuesday afternoon as required by NFL rules. Canfield, a former Oregon State quarterback, was drafted... more »
  • St. Martin Sets Up Rescued Horse Pasture

    August 28, 2010 3:15 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - So many horses are being set loose in St. Martin Parish that the parish is setting up a shelter for horses and other rescued livestock. Rescued horses are currently boarded on private land around the parish, and the shelter under way will save money, Parish... more »
  • Maine firm, Boeing, team up on self-drive kits

    August 26, 2010 9:36 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A small Maine company and defense giant Boeing Co. announced Thursday they're teaming up to develop technology that will enable military ground vehicles to operate unmanned in hostile situations, sparing soldiers of the dangers they now face. Bolduc Technology Group, which is headquartered in Augusta, and... more »
  • State Up 20,100 Non-Farm Jobs in Year

    August 24, 2010 8:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana dropped 9,900 non-farm jobs last month, due mostly to the seasonal layoffs of educaton employees and the end of temporary Census jobs, but the state still is moat than 20,000 jobs ahead of a year ago, state officials said Tuesday. Goods-producing employment rose by 1,600... more »
  • LA Unemployment Rate Crept up to 7.2 Percent

    August 20, 2010 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New federal statistics show that Louisiana added more than 3,000 non-farm jobs last month, but the state's unemployment rate still crept up, from 7 percent in June to 7.2 percent in July. Despite the overall increase in non-agricultural employment, the number considered unemployed in the state... more »
  • Gulf Driller to Light Up Cigar After Job is Done

    August 15, 2010 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man with pinpoint accuracy who is drilling the relief well meant to plug BP's runaway well is looking forward to finishing his mission and celebrating with a cigar, a dinner party with his crew and a trip somewhere quiet to unwind with his wife. John... more »
  • '30 Rock' actor speaks up for organ donation

    August 4, 2010 10:06 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Grizz Chapman of NBC's "30 Rock" is serving as an advocate for organ donation, just a month after undergoing a kidney transplant. Spokeswoman Anne Finn says Chapman will speak Thursday at New York's Montefiore Medical Center at an event observing National Minority Organ Donor Awareness... more »
  • College Tuition Is Going Up

    August 4, 2010 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges, under a newly passed law that allows the hikes in exchange for... more »
  • Acting Up (in Acadiana) Classes For Fall Semester

    August 3, 2010 6:55 PM

    Acting Up (in Acadiana) announces that its classes begin the week of September 13th. Registrations will be accepted through the end of September for the fall semester. Acting classes are available for students ages 7-adult. Students will perform a public showcase in January. All activities take place at the Acadiana... 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 »
  • Foreclosure Activity Up in 5 Louisiana Metros

    July 29, 2010 9:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five Louisiana metropolitan areas posted year-to-year increases in foreclosure activity during the first half of 2010, according to a national study released Thursday. Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosures nationwide, said more homeowners underwent some step of foreclosure - ranging from an initial notice of default... more »
  • Investigation Into How Obama Administration Came Up With Recommendation For Moratorium

    July 26, 2010 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Interior Department's inspector general is conducting an investigation into how the Obama administration came up with its recommendation for a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall sent a letter to two of the seven congressmen who requested the... more »
  • Jay Leno Will Stand Up for the Gulf Coast

    July 23, 2010 4:03 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show," will perform Aug. 21 in Biloxi to raise money for Mississippians affected by the Gulf oil spill. The Beau Rivage Casino and Resort announced the 8 p.m. performance, "Stand Up for the Gulf Coast: A Special Evening with Jay... more »
  • In Preparation For Bonnie Youngsville Has Set Up Sand Bag Sites

    July 23, 2010 11:23 AM

    City Councilman A. J. Bernard (Youngsville's Emergency Coordinator) met with Mayor Wilson Viator and Youngsville city staff this morning to review the status and predictions surrounding Tropical Storm Bonnie. All indications are that this storm might turn out to be a significant rain event for the City of Youngsville. Just... more »
  • Louisiana's Unemployment Rate Crept Up

    July 20, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate crept up in June to 7 percent despite the addition of 5,800 non-farm jobs. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that Louisiana had the fourth-largest non-farm employment increase among the states last month - behind Texas, Kentucky and Arkansas. At the... more »
  • Jindal Wants Government To Step Up Testing Of Seafood Samples

    July 19, 2010 4:14 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the federal government to step up testing of seafood samples from Louisiana waters so they can be quickly reopened to commercial fishing. The state opened the areas for sport fishing on Thursday. But on Monday, Jindal and Louisiana seafood industry leaders complained... more »
  • Vatican Posts $5.2 Million Loss but Donations Up

    July 10, 2010 4:21 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican has posted its third straight financial loss, registering a euro4.1 million ($5.2 million) deficit for 2009. The financial report released Saturday by the Holy See's press office listed revenues of euro250.18 million against expenses of euro254.28 million. Most of the expenses went to support... more »
  • Vitter Has Picked Up A Challenger

    July 9, 2010 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter has picked up a little-known Republican challenger who will force the incumbent senator into an August party primary election. Nick Accardo, a Republican doctor from Franklin, signed up for the race Friday. His entry means Vitter will have to win the... more »
  • Rough Weather Could Speed Up Plans To Connect Third Containment Vessel

    July 8, 2010 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rough weather forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico could force BP and Obama administration officials to speed up plans to connect a third containment vessel to the blown-out undersea oil well. Weather has already delayed plans to hook up the Helix Producer containment vessel that could collect... more »
  • Candidates Signing Up

    July 8, 2010 11:49 AM

    Candidates are signing up through Friday to run in the fall elections. The first party primary is Aug. 28 for the congressional races, with a primary runoff Oct. 2. For non-congressional races, the open primary is Oct. 2. The general election for all races is Nov. 2. Incumbents are marked... more »
  • David Vitter And Charlie Melancon Both Signed Up For The Senate Race

    July 7, 2010 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Charlie Melancon, have both signed up for the Senate race on the opening day of qualifying. Vitter is seeking a second term, his first time facing voters after a 2007 prostitution scandal. Melancon is leaving a... more »
  • First Candidates To Sign Up

    July 7, 2010 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three incumbent congressmen were among the first candidates to sign up for their races on the opening day of qualifying. Republican U.S. Reps. Joseph Cao of New Orleans, Rodney Alexander of Quitman and Charles Boustany of Lafayette registered for their re-election bids Wednesday morning. One... more »
  • Cost of Stamps Going Up Again

    July 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Buy those Forever stamps now. The cost of mailing a letter is going up again. Fighting to survive a deepening financial crisis, the Postal Service said Tuesday it wants to increase the price of first-class stamps by 2 cents - to 46 cents - starting in January.... more »
  • BP Handing "Feel Free To Talk" Cards To All 40,000 Oil Clean Up Workers

    July 2, 2010 3:30 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - BP PLC says it's handing out cards to all 40,000 of its cleanup workers telling them they can talk to the media - but only if they want to. The message on the small cards? "Feel Free to Talk." The oil giant, stung by footage... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • NFL Pairs up With Nickelodeon for Cartoon Series

    June 28, 2010 9:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL is getting animated. The league's players and coaches will lend their voices to a series of short cartoons for Nickelodeon's Nicktoons channel. The 22 episodes, which will each run 2 to 5 minutes, will air weekly during the NFL season from September to February.... more »
  • Feds: State Not Living Up to Dredging Agreement

    June 23, 2010 8:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A dredging project favored by Gov. Bobby Jindal to block oil from the Louisiana coast was halted by federal authorities because it endangers long-term efforts to rebuild eroding barrier islands that provide crucial hurricane protection, an Interior Department official said Wednesday. "You don't want to destroy... more »
  • Thick pools of oil washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight

    June 23, 2010 12:53 PM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thick pools of oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight. Dozens of workers used shovels Wednesday to scoop up the oil and orange-tinged sand. There were a few sunbathers at the beach, but no one... more »
  • The Office of State Parks-Fees Going Up

    June 16, 2010 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Campers and visitors to Louisiana's state historic sites have two weeks before fees go up. The Office of State Parks says state park entry fees will remain $1. On July 1, the fee at state historic sites will rise from $2 to $4. The cost... more »
  • Piece of Oil Rig Washes up on Florida Beach

    June 12, 2010 9:58 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A piece of wreckage from the deepsea rig that exploded in April has washed up on a beach in Florida about 190 miles from the site of the disaster. Bay County Sheriff Deputy Ray Maulbeck was working beach patrol Saturday morning when he came... more »
  • Boycott Big Oil? Prepare to Give Up Your Lifestyle

    June 11, 2010 5:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Has the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico got you so mad you're ready to quit Big Oil? Ready to park the car and take up bike-riding or walking? Well, your bike and your sneakers have petroleum products in them. And sure, you can curb energy... more »
  • 1 Step Up, 1 Step Back: Spill May Linger Into Fall

    June 6, 2010 11:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could... more »
  • Monday: Oil Clean-Up Update

    May 31, 2010 5:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The best hope for stopping the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has been compared to hitting a target the size of a dinner plate more than two miles into the earth, and... more »
  • BP Executives, Doing all They Can Do

    May 24, 2010 7:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The executive in charge of fighting BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the company is doing everything it can to plug the seabed gusher but understands everybody is frustrated. Doug Suttles, chief operating officer at BP PLC, went on all three network morning talks... more »
  • Teenagers May Not Be Locked Up For Life

    May 17, 2010 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven't killed anyone. By a 5-4 vote Monday, the court says the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release.... more »
  • Oily Debris Has Washed Up On Raccoon Island

    May 13, 2010 5:13 PM

    RACCOON ISLAND, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say oily debris has washed up on Raccoon Island. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries describes the island as one of the coast's most important waterbird nesting areas. It's just west of Whiskey Island, where authorities said Wednesday that oil had been... more »
  • Oil Washed Up At Whiskey Island

    May 12, 2010 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say oil has washed up at Whiskey Island, a barrier island off Terrebonne Parish. Photos show thick, glossy globs called tar balls. A statement Wednesday says an aerial survey also found possible oil at neighboring Raccoon Island, but teams on the ground have... more »
  • Dead Dophins Wash Up on Coast

    May 12, 2010 7:46 AM

    HORN ISLAND, Miss. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other factors may be to blame. Blair Mase (MACE') of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday that the carcasses have all been found in Louisiana, Mississippi... more »
  • Crews Put Out More Than 140 Miles of Boom for Oil

    May 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    ROBERT, La. - An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico has been helping crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out. Chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Thursday that tens of thousands of... more »
  • Oil Washing Up On The Shores Of New Harbor Island

    May 6, 2010 2:16 PM

    NEW HARBOR ISLAND, La. (AP) - Oil is washing up on the shores of New Harbor Island off the coast of Louisiana. An Associated Press reporter saw a pinkish oily substance washing up Thursday on the sands and into the marshland at this part of the Chandeleur barrier islands chain.... more »
  • Thursday Morning Update: Oil Cleanup

    May 6, 2010 11:40 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's never been tried before, but crews hope to lower a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box a mile under the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday to cut off most of the hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil spewing from a... more »
  • Clean-up of Bayou Teche Planned

    May 4, 2010 6:29 PM

    Please join Cajuns for Bayou Teche, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission, St. Landry Parish Government, St. Landry Parish Sheriff, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste, the City of Port Barre, Port Barre Lions Club, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and Acadiana RC&D in a cooperative effort to clean up... more »
  • No Remedy in Sight Following Spill

    May 2, 2010 8:37 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - No remedy in sight, President Barack Obama on Sunday warned of a "massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster" as a badly damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico spewed a widening and deadly slick toward delicate wetlands and wildlife. He said it could take many... more »
  • Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Mississippi Gearing up

    April 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A marine wildlife rehabilitation center in Mississippi is gearing up to take in possibly hundreds of oily sea mammals from Texas to Florida. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has surgery, necropsy and exam rooms, walk-in freezers full of frozen fish for food,... 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 »
  • Obama Stepping up Government's Response to Oil Spill

    April 29, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is stepping up the government's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by sending three Cabinet members to oversee the effort. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration also may send military ships and personnel to help control damage from the... more »
  • The Cost of Cleaning up Giant Oil Spill Will Fall on BP

    April 29, 2010 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says the cost of cleaning up a giant oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico will fall on BP PLC, the company that operated the rig. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro says President Barack Obama has directed his administration to aggressively confront the oil... more »
  • Not Giving Up Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling

    April 23, 2010 4:02 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is no reason to give up plans to expand offshore drilling. Gibbs says President Barack Obama continues to believe that the United States needs a comprehensive solution to its energy... more »
  • Cost of Hunting & Fishing Licenses and Boat Registrations Going Up

    April 20, 2010 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The cost of Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations would be boosted every two years, along with every other fee charged by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, if lawmakers approve a bill that received the backing of a House committee Tuesday. The... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: April 18, 2010

    April 18, 2010 6:57 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report April 18, 2010 Name: Authement, Brian Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 000 Blk Homeless Lafayette, La Name: Bargeman, Travis Charge: Disturbing The Peace Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Martin STR Lafayette, La ... more »
  • HBO's Post-Katrina Drama "Treme" Picked Up 2nd Season

    April 13, 2010 5:01 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says its new drama "Treme" (truh-MAY') has been picked up for a second season just days after its series premiere. The show is set in New Orleans in fall 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina. "Treme" tracks the lives of a diverse group of residents... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: April 11, 2010

    April 11, 2010 11:19 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report April 11, 2010 Name: Ballard, Darren Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 6200 Blk I-49 Service RD Opelousas, La Name: Brooks, Anthony Charge: Possession Of Marijuana Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Debonnaire ST Scott, La... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: April 10, 2010

    April 10, 2010 5:16 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report April 10, 2010 Name: Austin, Tyron Charge: Resisting An Officer Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk Caudron LAN New Iberia, La Name: Badillo, Fabian Charge: Op Veh W/Out Lawful Us Prest Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 0000 Blk... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: April 04, 2010

    April 4, 2010 4:29 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report April 04, 2010 Name: Aguay0-Amao, Salvador Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 400 Blk Wildres Carencro, La Name: Baptiste, John Charge: Aggravated Assault Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 400 Blk Avenue D Broussard, La... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: March 20, 2010

    March 20, 2010 4:47 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report March 20, 2010 Name: Aucoin, Randy Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk Demette ROA Lafayette, La Name: Ball, Joseph Charge: Probation (Free Text) Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk Rue September STR... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: March 14, 2010

    March 14, 2010 6:41 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report March 13, 2010 Name: Antle, Mary Charge: Forgery: Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Keeling DRV Lafayette, La Name: Batiste, Carl Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 700 Blk Edison ST Lafayette, La ... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: March 13, 2010

    March 13, 2010 4:46 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report March 13, 2010 Name: Antle, Mary Charge: Forgery: Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Keeling DRV Lafayette, La Name: Batiste, Carl Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 700 Blk Edison ST Lafayette, La ... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: March 06, 2010

    March 6, 2010 5:16 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report March 06, 2010 Name: Alex, Artanite Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Van Buren Lafayette, La Name: Benoit, Bryant Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 800 Blk 8th STR Gueydan, La ... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: February 28, 2010

    February 28, 2010 6:28 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report February 28, 2010 Name: Allnet, Susan Charge: Acadia Parish Arresting Agency: Scott Pd Address: 200 Blk Mill STR Scott, La Name: Batiste, Herman Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700 Blk Landry STR Breaux Bridge, La Name:... more »
  • St. Landry Arrest Report: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 12:36 PM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 26, 2010. Warrick Dwayne Castille, age 40, Vito St., Lake Charles, La., arrested by Port Barre Police Dept., charged with aggravated second degree battery. Sandra Joyce Antoine, age 28, Joseph St., Opelousas, La., arrested by Louisiana... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Drug Task Force Arrests: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 8:50 AM

    Date: February 26, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Donald Byrd Jr. 40 yoa of Terrebonne St.,... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Arrest Report: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 8:42 AM

    Date: February 26, 2010 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests: Michael E. Dupas Theresa St., Franklin was arrested on 2-25-2010 at 8:54 am on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks.... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 6:57 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 26, 2010: Name: Anderson, Brian Charge: Parole (Free Text) Arresting Agency: Probation & Parole Lf (Oas) Address: 300 Blk Grossie DRV Lafayette, La Name: Arceneaux, Tycoby Charge: Home Invasion Arresting Agency: Carencro Pd Address: 100 Blk Huron Carencro, La ... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 10:11 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 25th, 2010. William C. Herpin, age 41, Clarissa Plantation. Opelousas, La.,arrested by leonville PD, no license plate, flight from an officer, expired motor vehicle inspection, ran stop sign, failure to use turn signal, required equipment , driving... more »
  • Franklin Police Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 9:51 AM

  • St. Mary Drug Task Force Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 8:49 AM

    Date: February 25, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Dwayne C. Francis 21 yoa of Egle St.,... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 8:09 AM

    Date: February 25, 2010 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests: Mary C. Charles 29 yoa of First St. in Patterson was arrested on 2-24-2010 at 2:00 pm for Theft. St.... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 6:41 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 25, 2010: Name: Baker, Brandie Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 6800 Blk Parc Brittny E207 BLVD New Orleans, La Name: Benoit, Autumne Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 100 Blk... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 24, 2010

    February 24, 2010 10:52 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 24, 2010. Ashley Elizabeth Fontenot, age 24, Shady Lane, Port Barre, La., charged with 2 counts of possession of schedule III drugs with intent to distribute, expired driver's license, turning move and required signal, and improper lane... more »

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