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  • Man accused of killing family still missing

    April 18, 2014 9:04 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities are still searching for the man accused of killing his wife and son Thursday morning. The bodies of 40-year-old Dewona Green and her 12-year-old son were found in their home on Lakeway Cove Ave. Investigators are looking for her estranged husband Ronald Green Jr. in connection... more »
  • Home prices rise 12.2 percent, best in 6 years

    July 30, 2013 10:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest yearly gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index also surged 2.4 percent in May from April, nearly matching the previous... more »
  • Containment of deadly Ariz. fire expected to jump

    July 4, 2013 12:32 PM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Fire managers expect containment of the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots to increase quickly. The Yarnell fire north of Phoenix is burning on about 13 square miles and is 45 percent contained. Spokeswoman Karen Takai says that will begin to jump because crews are starting to... more »
  • Stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street

    May 28, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- A jump in home prices is helping send the stock market sharply higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 143 points to 15,447 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 17 points at... more »
  • US 4Q bank earnings up 37 pct.; highest in 6 years

    February 26, 2013 9:07 AM

    WASHINGTON- Profits of U.S. banks jumped almost 37 percent from October through December, reaching the highest level in six years as banks continued to step up lending. The figures are fresh evidence of the banking industry's sustained recovery more than four years after the financial crisis. The Federal Deposit Insurance... more »
  • Louisiana payrolls jump most in nation in November

    December 21, 2012 2:22 PM

    Louisiana payrolls rose by 13,000 jobs in November or 0.9 percent, the largest jump in percentage from October levels of any state in the nation. Payroll employment pushed to an all-time high of 1.96 million in the state, moving beyond the pre-Hurricane Katrina peak of 1.95 million for the first time,... more »
  • Measure of US home prices rises most in 6 years

    November 6, 2012 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago. It is the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offers the latest evidence of a continued housing recovery. The real estate data provider also says that prices... more »
  • Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump

    October 9, 2012 12:51 PM

    ROSWELL, N.M. - Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner has canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall into the New Mexico desert because of high winds. The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria had hoped to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier and shatter three other world... more »
  • 'Top Gun' director left behind notes to loved ones

    August 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »

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