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  • Theater chain wants to sell alcohol in Baton Rouge

    December 4, 2013 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge's two AMC Theatres are seeking permission to sell beer, wine and liquor. The two movie theater complexes would have to be rezoned to allow alcohol sales. The chain, based in Leawood, Kan., sells alcohol at 50 other locations, including ones in Metairie and... more »
  • Baker wants seat on CATS board

    August 8, 2013 7:47 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - Baker officials say it's time that their city's interests are represented on the parish bus system's board of directors. And now that the Capital Area Transit System has two vacancies to fill as a result of recent resignations, some see it as a perfect opportunity to... more »
  • Assessor wants to start using aerial data

    April 22, 2013 8:26 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor wants to use aerial photography to verify the sizes of homes and businesses for the parish's property tax rolls. Taylor tells The Advocate he suspects a lot of information on those structures was incorrectly given to his office or has changed... more »
  • Company wants more land for Allen Parish Refinery

    July 3, 2012 8:34 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A company needs more land to develop plans for a proposed $100 million refinery at the former Arizona Chemical site in Louisiana. The American Press reports Virtual Engineering Operations President J. Craig Harrington asked the Allen Parish Police Jury on Monday to consider leasing 150 acres... more »
  • Alexandria mayor wants to build utility pipeline

    June 27, 2012 7:15 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy wants to build natural gas pipeline. Roy told the Alexandria City Council's Utility Committee Tuesday he wanted to talk about a new project -- building the city's own natural gas interconnect. The project would cost about $5.5 million. Roy says the... more »
  • Councilman wants vote on traffic cameras

    June 14, 2012 10:14 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette City-Parish Councilman William Theriot is pushing forward with a proposal to allow voters to decide the fate of the city's traffic-camera enforcement program. The move comes despite warnings from the city-parish attorney that a public vote on the issue is not allowed under state or... more »
  • Terrebonne's next sheriff wants document access

    June 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The next sheriff of Terrebonne Parish says he's not being allowed into the Sheriff's Office to review documents and prepare to take office. Jerry Larpenter, a former sheriff who will take over the job again on July 1, says he needs to review documents to make... more »
  • Council member wants probe into tire slashings

    April 5, 2012 11:25 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux City Council member is pressing for a council investigation into allegations that a police department veteran paid two men to slash tires on dozens of police cars, even though the accusers have retracted the story. Glenn Watkins and his nephew Jonathan Watkins last year... more »
  • Down 2-0, Rivers Wants Celtics to Get Aggressive

    May 6, 2011 8:42 AM

    WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Time was against these Celtics before. Father Time. When Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen brought their 30-something bodies to Boston in 2007, they joined Paul Pierce as a potent All-Star trio. But each year, observers talked about a small window of success for the aging Big... more »
  • Lafayette Charter Group Wants Deadline Extension

    February 1, 2011 8:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Charter Commission will ask the City-Parish Council for another nine months to complete its work of reviewing and making recommendations for changes to the existing home rule charter. Currently, the commission is facing an April 21 deadline, but some members said Monday they were... more »
  • Judge's Son's Trial Postponed, wants AG Off Case

    October 27, 2010 12:28 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The trial of a judge's son has been postponed after the defendant hired a new lawyer who wants the state attorney general's office off the case. Wilford D. Carter II has pleaded not guilty to seven misdemeanor offenses but his trial was delayed Monday after... more »
  • Serial Rapist Wants His Stuff Back

    October 4, 2010 7:47 PM

    Now to the case you may remember as the "Southside Serial Rapist." Randy Comeaux, who was convicted of raping 6 women in the 1980s and 90s will once again face a judge this month. It's going to be a video tele-conference and in that conversation Comeaux will plead his... more »
  • LA Wants Permission to Jam Airwaves From Prison

    September 13, 2010 3:17 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The man responsible for keeping contraband out of a South Carolina prison was nearly killed in what authorities say was an attack ordered by an inmate using a smuggled cell phone. Corrections Department Capt. Robert Johnson was shot six times in his home in March. Now... more »
  • Franklin wants Berry to portray her in biopic

    September 10, 2010 10:41 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Aretha Franklin wants Halle Berry to show her some R-E-S-P-E-C-T and sign on to portray a younger version of the Queen of Soul in an upcoming biopic. The 68-year-old singing legend sent out a press release this week revealing her choices for Hollywood stars to play top... more »
  • EPA wants to know chemicals used in gas drilling

    September 9, 2010 9:25 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency asked nine natural gas companies Thursday to voluntarily disclose the chemical components used in a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing. The agency said the information is important to its study of the controversial drilling practice, also known as "fracking." Crews inject vast quantities... more »
  • State wants more disaster loans forgiven by feds

    August 19, 2010 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - One in five of the sheriffs, school boards, parish councils and other storm-ravaged local government agencies who borrowed federal funds after hurricanes Katrina and Rita won't have to repay a dime of the loans. Those 11 agencies - in New Orleans and surrounding St. Bernard... more »
  • Jindal Wants a $173 Million From BP to Monitor Seafood

    August 19, 2010 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
  • Sandra Bullock Wants More Info. About Gulf Coast Restoration Video

    July 30, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A spokeswoman for Sandra Bullock says the actress wants her parts of a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration removed until she learns whether oil companies influenced it. The statement Thursday came after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry push to get support for drilling... 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 »
  • Alabama Gov. Wants All Harmed by Oil Spill Compensated

    June 13, 2010 3:35 PM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says he wants everyone who has been harmed financially by the BP oil spill to be compensated. Riley was interviewed Sunday on Dauphin Island on CNN's "State of the Union." The show's anchor, Candy Crowley, asked who he wanted to receive... more »
  • Animal Welfare Advocate Wants Gas Station Tiger Removed

    April 21, 2010 12:09 PM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - A Florida animal welfare advocate fired off a scathing e-mail complaining to Iberville Parish authorities about what she called inhumane conditions a tiger is forced to endure while on public display at an Interstate 10 truck stop. Her criticism brought a volley of denials Tuesday... more »

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