WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market proved resilient in December despite fears that the economy would tumble over the fiscal cliff. The Labor Department reports employers added 155,000 jobs, roughly matching the solid but unspectacular monthly pace of the past two years. The gains were not enough to reduce unemployment... more »
NEW ORLEANS - More than $250,000 worth of counterfeit goods was seized at a New Orleans flea market by federal and Louisiana agents. A Wednesday news release said agents working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Louisiana State Police raided the... more »
BATON ROUGE - Many children in Baton Rouge go to bed hungry and don’t have a choice. Students at Audubon Elementary School decided to help. They, along with high-profile former student Mewelde Moore, stuffed canned goods into barrels to be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. They said... more »
A Bossier City store owner has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for selling counterfeit goods at a mall. Dwight Anthony Reed was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his prison term. In 2005, police officers seized more than 380 counterfeit trademarked items from "Rockafellas," a... more »
Israel's government has drawn up a new list of items banned from Gaza.
It says the new list will allow practically all non-military items to enter Gaza freely. It only bans weapons and materials deemed to have military uses. For the past three years, Israel has allowed only basic... more »