Louisiana

Arne Duncan

Study: High school grad rate highest since ’76

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said on Tuesday.

01/21/2013

Edwin Edwards, former Louisiana Governor, in a 2002 AP photo.

Ex-La. gov convicted of corruption gets TV show

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana governor who served prison time for a corruption conviction is getting his own reality show on the A&E cable network.

01/04/2013

Winter weather

US storm’s toll up to 6 dead as system heads east

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death toll has risen to six from winter storms in the nation’s midsection.

12/26/2012

LA jury awards $4.5 million to Filipino teachers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury in Los Angeles has ordered a company to repay $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency.

12/18/2012

Bret Lewis

Give ‘em the bird

Did you know that the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets are going to change their name?  They had a contest. And the winner was… “the Pelicans.”  Checking out Wikipedia… Seems fossil evidence of pelicans dates back at […]

12/11/2012

(AP photo)

US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years – and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.

12/03/2012

Fire out at Gulf oil rig; 4 hurt, 2 may be missing

VENICE, La. (AP) – An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials said. Coast Guard spokesman Drake […]

11/16/2012

Coast Guard: Fire on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

WEST COTE BLANCHE, La. (AP) – Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. A parish officials says the rig is not drilling at […]

11/16/2012

Dolphin found in Louisiana was shot to death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Conservationists are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin in Louisiana. The dolphin’s body was found Saturday at Elmer’s Island […]

09/25/2012

US seafood catch reaches 17-year high

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests. Commercial fishermen last […]

09/19/2012

CDC: Nation on track for deadliest West Nile year

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999. So far, 1,405 serious […]

09/12/2012

In southern La., residents blame levees for floods

LAPLACE, La. (AP) – At the urging of residents who have long felt forgotten in the shadow of more densely populated New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will look into whether the […]

09/06/2012

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