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  • Flu remains widespread in US; eases in some areas

    January 18, 2013 10:24 AM

    ATLANTA - Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu have been reported, bringing the total this flu season to 29. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual.... more »
  • Bridge toll extension still in question

    November 7, 2012 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It could be this weekend before New Orleans area commuters know whether they will have to keep paying tolls on the Crescent City Connection bridge. Secretary of State figures show a ballot item extending the tolls for 20 years had eight more "yes" votes than "no" votes.... more »
  • Nutria total down 24 percent from last year

    August 28, 2011 4:17 PM

    HOUMA, La.- It was about an average year for nutria hunters, with 338,512 tails turned in for a $5 bounty. Figures at the Coastwide Nutria Control Program website show that's about 24 percent down from last year's record of 445,963. Officials say killing at least 400,000 nutria a... more »
  • LSP: Fewer people killed on La. highways during holiday

    November 29, 2010 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – People choosing not to use seat belts or driving while impaired were common factors in six fatal crashes across the state during the holiday weekend, according to State Police. That number is down from last Thanksgiving, when State Police worked eight fatal crashes the resulted in 16... more »
  • Latest fundraising totals in lieutenant governor's race

    September 23, 2010 2:32 PM

    Democratic political newcomer Caroline Fayard brought in the most campaign cash in the latest fundraising period for the lieutenant governor's race. But Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne has the most money on hand as the race heads into its final week. Dardenne raised $72,000 from Aug. 24 through Sept.... more »

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