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  • La. edges up, but still near bottom in education rankings

    January 8, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana is still ranked near the bottom in the annual "Quality Counts" survey released by the publication Education Week. But the state did edge up from 49th last year to 44th in the latest rankings, which were released Thursday. The Quality Counts survey this year gives the state... more »
  • La. casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    July 24, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013. Revenues rose at six of the 14 riverboat casinos, most notably at Margaritaville. Its $9.8 million take... more »
  • Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

    March 27, 2014 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul. That's a milestone, fulfilling a goal set by Congressional Budget Office and embraced by the White House. The president made the announcement during an international... more »
  • Whooping cough up in La.

    October 29, 2013 2:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Whooping cough has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana and things are worse in Texas, where nearly 2,900 cases have been reported, and Arkansas, where numbers are double those of a year ago. Five babies less than two months old have died of whooping cough this... more »
  • La. residents slowly signing up for health insurance

    October 9, 2013 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance companies say they're seeing a slow increase of people in Louisiana signing up for health insurance plans through the federally-run marketplace. But people are still having trouble accessing the website, and the numbers of insurance enrollees in the state remain low. Vantage Health Plan is one... more »
  • 14 candidates in 5th District congressional race

    August 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen candidates have signed up for the October election to fill the 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana, including a former congressman. Clyde Holloway, who served three terms in the U.S. House two decades ago, registered for the election on Wednesday.... more »
  • US stocks rise, extending last week's gains

    July 8, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is up in early trading as it builds on gains from last week's encouraging jobs report. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points at 15,212 shortly after the market opened. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed seven points to 1,639. The Nasdaq was... more »
  • City will demolish house where child porn was found

    May 2, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The home of a man in jail on child porn charges will be torn down once utilities are disconnected the city said Thursday. A sign alerting of the demolition has already been posted on the home on Stoney Creek Avenue. David Burke lived there until he... more »
  • City to deal with porn house called eyesore

    March 5, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city will deal with a house where hundreds of images of child pornography were found last year. Neighbors have complained about the house on Stoney Creek Ave. A judge ruled the city can make repairs, and if it is deemed dangerous, it can be torn... 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 »
  • US home sales rose to 5-year high in 2012

    January 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in 2012 to their highest level in five years, spurred higher by record-low mortgage rates and steady hiring. The National Association of Realtors says sales reached 4.65 million last year. That's up 9.2 percent from 2011 and most since 2007. Sales are... more »
  • 5 sign up for state races

    January 10, 2013 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Candidates have started signing up for two vacant state House seats. A race for the Baton Rouge area House District 65 seat Wednesday attracted two Republicans - businessman Barry Ivey, of Baton Rouge, and Metro Council member Scott Wilson, of Central. They're seeking to fill the seat formerly... more »
  • APSO: Man tied up, robbed at his home

    January 8, 2013 4:12 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding the people responsible for a home invasion in Belle Rose earlier this week. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said two masked men robbed a 22-year-old Belle Rose resident in his home the night of Jan. 6. ... more »

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