WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's fighting the budget battle because "we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy." Obama says he's willing to not only negotiate fiscal issues with Republicans, but changes to health care law. But he says first he wants them to pass a... more »
GONZALES - Probation officers in Ascension Parish said they busted a man operating a meth lab during one of their routine visits.
Scott Bateman was on probation for possession of methamphetamine and simple burglary. During their visit, agents said they came across methamphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia.
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NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for a former BP engineer are pressing federal prosecutors to explain how their client impeded a grand jury probe by deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a court filing Monday, Kurt Mix's attorneys also... more »