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Gov. Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty University

Gov. Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty University

Posted 5:06 AM 4/17/2014 by Hunter Robinson

LYNCHBURG, VA - Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his (More)

4/16/2014

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

Posted 5:19 AM 4/16/2014 by Phillip Marcelo

BOSTON, MA - Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. Police Superintendent Randall Halstead says the man was stopped Tuesday by an officer who saw him acting (More)

4/15/2014

French Quarter Fest breaks attendance record

French Quarter Fest breaks attendance record

Posted 4:56 AM 4/15/2014 by Hunter Robinson

NEW ORLEANS - Nearly 733,000 people attended this year's French Quarter Festival, an increase of nearly 200,000 compared to last year. The record numbers were measured by Fess Inc. security workers at entry and exit points of major stage areas. The numbers are adjusted down by (More)

4/14/2014

Police identify woman found in park

Posted 8:16 AM 4/14/2014 by Hunter Robinson

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park. Cpl. Paul Mouton says the death is suspicious, but detectives have not ruled out foul play in the death of the Alexandria (More)

4/11/2014

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

Posted 2:08 PM 4/11/2014 by Kevin McGill

CHALMETTE - A government researcher who hopes to track the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP oil spill says there are early indications that cleanup workers were 30 percent more likely to suffer from depression than others living in areas affected by the spill. Dr. Dale Sandler (More)

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