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  • Livingston girl, mom make pillowcase and blanket sets for Harvey victims Play Video

    September 2, 2017 11:59 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A young girl in Livingston Parish witnessed the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey on television and decided to help comfort victims in a very special way. For days, Katie Harper has kept her little fingers busy by making blankets and pillowcases for children in Texas. She... more »
  • Macron's party has clear lead in France election

    June 11, 2017 2:40 PM

    PARIS - Partial official results show that French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party is clearly leading the first round of parliamentary elections crucial to his plans to change France. With 46 percent of votes counted from Sunday's balloting, the Interior Ministry said Macron's Republic on the Move... more »
  • French President Macron attacks Russian media outlets

    May 29, 2017 3:10 PM

    PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has made an extraordinary attack on two Russian media outlets, saying they acted as "propaganda" organs during France's election campaign. Speaking at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Macron accused the two outlets, Russia Today and Sputnik, of spreading fake... more »
  • Emmanuel Macron wins in historic French election

    May 7, 2017 3:32 PM

    France's prime minister says that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election. Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement minutes after the last polls closed that the vote "testifies to the lucidity of the voters who rejected the deadly project of the extreme right." He said the vote... more »
  • Macron, Le Pen advance to France runoff

    April 23, 2017 3:00 PM

    PARIS - French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are advancing to the presidential runoff, after major opponents conceded defeat. For the first time in modern French history, no mainstream party candidate is advancing, upending the country's political system. Voters will choose May 7 between Macron,... more »
  • French Quarter Festivals Inc. gets new president & CEO

    April 1, 2017 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The organization that puts on the French Quarter Festival and the Satchmo Summer-Fest is getting a new leader. French Quarter Festivals Inc. says Emily Madero is joining the organization as the president and CEO. Madero comes to the organization from The Idea Village where she was acting... more »
  • UL Lafayette wants new degree for French immersion teachers

    February 23, 2017 7:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette hopes to start a summer program for people who want to teach elementary French immersion classes. It would grant a master's degree in elementary education with a concentration in elementary French immersion. The Advertiser reports that the proposal goes before a university... more »
  • Aaron Neville to debut at this year's French Quarter fest

    January 24, 2017 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - For the first time, New Orleans' homegrown talent Aaron Neville will appear at this year's French Quarter Festival. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. announced the 2017 lineup Tuesday, noting that Neville is scheduled to perform on the opening day, April 6, on the Abita Beer Stage. The 34th... more »
  • Tourists help local flood victims rebuild Play Video

    September 1, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers have crossed states and even countries to help those who have lost everything in the recent historic flood. Gutting out flooded homes is not exactly what one would call a vacation, but some French tourists are adding that to the list of things to do... more »
  • French police launch international manhunt for 'dangerous' suspect

    November 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    PARIS - The French National Police launched an international manhunt today for a "dangerous" suspect wanted for involvement in the Paris attacks, and a Belgian official said a new raid took place in a Brussels neighborhood. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Salah Adbeslam, was born in Brussels, and is... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 23-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder following a shooting in the French Quarter. In a news release, police say detectives learned during their investigation that the unidentified victim and a 30-year-old friend were allegedly attempting to purchase drugs early Thursday morning from... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »

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