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Brothers Silas "Uncle Si" Robertson, left, and Phil Robertson from the popular A&E series "Duck Dynasty." (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

In ‘Duck Dynasty’ hometown local loyalty prevails

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — “Faith. Family. Ducks.” It’s the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana […]

12/23/2013

From left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

Patriarch off ‘Duck Dynasty’ after gay comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting some support from key followers. Sarah Palin posted a picture on […]

12/19/2013

3-year-old Riley Jeffrey Rieser Miller who was killed in a house fire on Oct. 31, 2013, in Louisiana, Mo. (AP Photo/Courtesy Miller Law Offices)

Police stun stepdad trying to save son from fire

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire is outraged after police used a stun gun on the boy’s stepfather as he tried to run back in […]

11/07/2013

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Nation’s poor at 49.7M, higher than official rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says there are about 3 million more poor people in the United States than its official count shows. The Census Bureau’s official rate that came out in September showed that […]

11/06/2013

C.J. Johnson pulls a shrimp boat out of the water in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Karen, at Myrtle Grove Marina in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Karen threatens US during quiet hurricane season

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast, a […]

10/04/2013

Workers pump water from the parking lot of the Dadeland Plaza shopping center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after heavy rains in Pinecrest, Fla., a suburb of Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a tiny, vulnerable island off the Louisiana coast to the beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast residents prepared Thursday for a possible hit from Tropical Storm Karen, which threatened […]

10/03/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a low pressure system tracking across the Northern Plains with showers and thunderstorms. Areas of scattered showers are seen over the Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley. Farther south a tropical disturbance is seen moving into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Fair weather is seen over the Northeast. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Tropical Storm Karen forms in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Preparations began Thursday along the central Gulf Coast as newly formed Tropical Storm Karen threatened to become the first named tropical system to menace the United States this year. Hurricane and […]

10/03/2013

This combo of images provided by the Center for Disease Control shows the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the cyst stage, left, trophozoite stage, center and the  flagellated stage, right.  (AP Photo/Center For Disease Control)

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in La. parish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have […]

09/20/2013

Duck Dynasty’s John Godwin, left, and Justin Martin were grand marshal and honorary starter for the Zippo 200 Nationwide race Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Watkins Glen International Speedway at Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Daily Review, Brian Fees)

Viewers flock to ‘Duck Dynasty’ in record numbers

NEW YORK (AP) — A&E says nearly 12 million birds of a feather caught Wednesday’s season premiere of its hit unscripted series “Duck Dynasty.” The network said the episode took its place as the No. […]

08/15/2013

Obesity in America

Obesity very high in 13 states; many in the South

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government survey shows obesity still isn’t budging among American adults. Overall, the level of adult obesity has been about the same for years now. The latest survey found 13 states […]

08/15/2013

Investigators work throughout the early morning hours Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at the Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph, La., where a gunman took three people hostage Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A man who authorities said was mentally unstable and believed a device had been implanted in his head shot two hostages, killing one, at a rural Louisiana bank before state […]

08/14/2013

Two federal law officers speak to local EMS technicians along La. Highway 128 outside a Tensas State Bank branch during a hostage situation in St. Joseph, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

(AP) – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. AIR FORCE NUCLEAR UNIT FAILS INSPECTION It’s the second major setback this year for a […]

08/14/2013

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