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  • Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags

    November 8, 2014 4:25 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Nissan is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment. The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. Nissan recalls are among nearly 8... more »
  • Newlyweds driving separate vehicles killed in head-on crash

    June 7, 2014 2:31 AM

    VERNON, Texas (KETK ) - A man and his wife were killed in a tragic accident when the couple collided head-on while driving separate vehicles. According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jymie Ha, on Wednesday around 9:55 a.m., Kristina Munoz, 26, was driving a car north on County... more »
  • Toyota recalls 7.43 million vehicles globally

    October 10, 2012 8:12 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch - the latest, massive quality woes for Japan's top automaker. The recall announced Wednesday affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through... more »
  • Settlement reached in junked vehicles lawsuit

    July 25, 2012 9:07 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Consolidated Government has reached a settlement in principle with a man who challenged the constitutionality of the city's junked vehicle ordinance in a 2007 lawsuit. George Phillips Jr. sued the city in response to the seizure of four of his vehicles, all of which were... more »
  • New Orleans to auction 98 abandoned vehicles

    May 7, 2012 9:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans will hold its second abandoned vehicle auction of 2012 on Thursday. The Times-Picayune reports the auction will have 98 vehicles for sale, all of which have been discarded on neighborhood streets or left unclaimed by residents with excessive parking fines and... more »
  • Terrebonne looks into natural gas-powered vehicles

    January 11, 2012 10:50 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council has voted to pay for a $19,000 study to examine the feasibility of converting some or all of the parish's more than 400 vehicles from gasoline and diesel to compressed natural gas. The study will be done by Baton Rouge-based rofessional Engineering... more »
  • UL Game Towing

    September 13, 2010 11:57 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating the win at their first home game of the season. But for some Cajun fans, the euphoria quickly ended as soon as they left the field. Some had to pay nearly $250, after they parked at Westwood Village Shopping Center across Bertrand... more »
  • Recall on Kia Soul and Sorento Vehicles

    September 2, 2010 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Kia Motors is recalling about 35,000 Soul and Sorento vehicles to fix wiring in the interior lighting panels that could lead to fires. The recall affects about 24,000 Kia Soul compact wagons from the 2010 model year and more than 11,000 Kia Sorento sedans from the 2011... more »
  • Number of state-owned vehicles drops in La.

    August 24, 2010 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has cut the state-owned vehicle fleet by more than 1,000 cars, trucks and vans over the last year. The administration says that's the lowest level since the 2003-04 fiscal year - but it's still short of an administration goal to trim... more »
  • BP Has Removed Logos From About 200 Vehicles

    August 19, 2010 5:35 PM

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas... more »
  • New Vehicle Registration Certificates

    August 13, 2010 4:35 PM

    The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will begin phasing in a new vehicle registration certificate beginning August 16, 2010. All Office of Motor Vehicle locations will be utilizing the new registration certificate by September 1, 2010. In an effort to make the transition as easy as possible for everyone involved,... more »
  • U.S Army Armored Vehicles

    May 11, 2010 10:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Textron Marine & Land Systems has agreed to build another 423 armored security vehicles for the U.S. Army. The Textron Inc. unit says the value of the contract is $461 million. The vehicles will be built at Textron's plant in New Orleans. The contract includes an... more »
  • State Auction

    December 9, 2009 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Interested in buying a car or truck - or how about a tractor or bus? The state is selling 280 vehicles at a surplus sale this weekend, as Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration works to cut the state-owned fleet. The state holds a monthly... more »
  • Council Set to Vote on Vetoed Budget Items

    October 19, 2009 11:41 PM

    Earlier this month Lafayette City-Parish President, Joey Durel, vetoed several items in the 2009-2010 budget. At Tuesday nights council meeting, council members will go item by item t discuss then vote on the vetoed items. The council's elimination of GPS tracking systems in LCG and Lafayette Utilities System vehicles was... more »
  • Councilman pushing for GPS devices in government Cars

    October 7, 2009 9:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette City-Parish Councilman pushing for GPS tracking of all Lafayette Consolidated Government vehicles. Councilman Keith Patin said he's seen vehicles at a Lafayette bank several times in the past, especially on Fridays, as well as at other locations in Lafayette and even New Iberia. Lafayette... more »
  • Toyota Floor Mats Could Interfere with Accelerator

    September 30, 2009 7:42 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is warning owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems linked to removable floor mats. They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash. The Transportation Department says owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side... more »

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