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  • Baton Rouge may expand bus route

    June 21, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Dreams of a streetcar serving the Nicholson Drive corridor that connects downtown Baton Rouge to LSU may take years to become reality, but the Capital Area Transit System is stepping up with a plan to fill the void. The Advocate reports the parish bus system... more »
  • States move to expand experimental drugs for some

    May 17, 2014 11:37 AM

    DENVER (AP) - Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado. The "Right To Try" law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without... more »
  • New data expand search for Malaysian jet debris

    March 23, 2014 8:48 PM

    PERTH, Australia (AP) - Rain was expected to hamper the hunt Monday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as a growing number of planes focus on an expanded area of the south Indian Ocean where French radar detected potential debris. Australian Maritime Safety Authority's rescue coordination center said the search... more »
  • Sex assault nursing program may expand to Iberia

    January 30, 2014 8:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program that trains nurses to conduct forensic sexual assault exams in Lafayette emergency rooms since 2006 expanded to St. Martin Parish last year and plans to continue its outreach into Iberia Parish later this year. Jill Howell Dugas, Hearts of Hope executive director, tells The... more »
  • BR to expand BRAVE project with $1M federal grant

    September 20, 2013 4:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden says the city has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to expand the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project, an anti-gang initiative credited with reducing the city's murder rate over the past year. Holden spokesman Scott Dyer said Thursday... more »
  • Smoothie King HQ to stay, expand in La.

    November 21, 2012 6:29 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Louisiana-based Smoothie King, which was sold in July to a South Korea-based corporation, will move its headquarters from Covington to Jefferson Parish and expand its 45-person headquarters staff with 60 new jobs. The announcement was made Tuesday by state officials and Greater New Orleans Inc., the... more »
  • Ascension Parish schools expand iPad use

    July 9, 2012 7:27 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish school system could become one of the first districts in the state to hand a personal computing device to each of its middle and high school students. The Advocate reports the school district is expanding its "one-to-one" technology program for the 2012-13 school... more »
  • Jindal: CenturyLink to expand with new jobs

    June 28, 2011 10:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Gov Bobby Jindal says Monroe based-CenturyLink will announce a major expansion, adding hundreds of local jobs and an addition to its campus on U.S. Highway 165 North. Jindal, who said the state provided incentives to help facilitate the expansion, tells The News-Star he will be in... more »
  • Federal Officials Expand Fishing Area After Being Closed Due to Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials say they're expanding the area of the Gulf of Mexico where fishing is shut down because of a massive oil spill. They had already shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle soon after an offshore oil rig exploded and sank... more »
  • Not Giving Up Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling

    April 23, 2010 4:02 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is no reason to give up plans to expand offshore drilling. Gibbs says President Barack Obama continues to believe that the United States needs a comprehensive solution to its energy... more »

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