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  • Ascension Parish schools expand iPad use

    July 9, 2012 7:27 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish school system could become one of the first districts in the state to hand a personal computing device to each of its middle and high school students. The Advocate reports the school district is expanding its "one-to-one" technology program for the 2012-13 school... more »
  • Thibodaux police to use Lafourche SO review board

    May 21, 2012 9:38 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Thibodaux Police Department will soon begin using the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office review board to look into incidents in which police use force against civilians or are involved in accidents. The Courier reports that the Lafourche sheriff's review board is made up of civilians, officers... more »
  • LSU, Entergy promoting electric car use

    July 7, 2011 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU and Entergy officials are encouraging energy-efficient electric cars, installing two new vehicle chargers on the university's Baton Rouge campus. The chargers will provide free power to students, faculty and staff who use electric vehicles. In exchange, Entergy Louisiana LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana... more »
  • $2 Million to Food Scientists to use Marketing Tricks to Encourage Kids to Pick Healthy Over Junk

    October 12, 2010 12:35 PM

    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies... 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 »
  • BP fund may use drilling money as collateral

    August 11, 2010 8:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The $20 billion victims' compensation fund established for the Gulf oil spill may use revenue from BP's oil and gas drilling as collateral, according to details released Wednesday by the White House. The government watchdog group Public Citizen criticized the arrangement as a conflict of interest, arguing... more »
  • Earliest Evidence for the use of Stone Tools

    August 11, 2010 1:03 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say they've found the earliest evidence for the use of stone tools by a human ancestor. They report in the journal Nature that two ancient animal bones from Ethiopia show signs of being butchered and smashed by stone tools about 3.4 million years ago. That's... more »
  • BP Plans To Use Relief Well To Shove Mud And Then Cement

    August 6, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is confirming that it plans to use a relief well to shove mud and then cement into the underground reservoir feeding the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well. Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Friday that crews still "plan to move forward with the bottom kill"... more »
  • Identity Sought in Use of Stolen Credit Card

    June 28, 2010 4:51 PM

    On June 25, 2010, the Lafayette Police Department took a report of a residential burglary in the 200 block of Richland Avenue. The suspect(s) entered the residence and stole a wallet, purse and phone. At approximately 4:00 am on the day the burglary was reported, the victim's credit card was... more »
  • Experts Recommends Continued Use Of Chemical Dispersant

    June 4, 2010 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish. Panel member Ron Tjeerdema (juh-DEER'-muh) said Friday they decided the animals harmed... more »
  • BP Ordered to use Less Toxic Form of Chemical Dispersant

    May 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has directed oil giant BP to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Two Obama administration officials confirmed the order Thursday. Some lawmakers and environmental groups have criticized use of the... more »
  • La. Senator Presses to Stop Dispersant Use

    May 12, 2010 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state senator who represents several coastal parishes is asking Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to file a lawsuit to stop oil giant BP's use of a chemical dispersant to thin the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Republican Sen. A.G. Crowe of Slidell released... more »
  • State Concerned About BP's Use of Chemical Dispersant

    May 10, 2010 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that the state is concerned about oil giant BP's use of a chemical dispersant to thin the thousands of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico following a drilling rig explosion. "They are doing a 24-hour subsea test... 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 »
  • Dauterive Hospital launches tobacco-free campaign

    November 9, 2009 2:02 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. - Dauterive Hospital is going tobacco-free on Feb. 12, 2010. As of that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted - inside or outside - on the property, including all parking areas. This initiative also will include the elimination of designated areas outside Dauterive... more »

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