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  • Exhibit recalls Bob Hope, who made troops laugh

    August 2, 2013 5:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bob Hope entertained 11 presidents at the White House, hosted the Academy Awards 19 times and told thousands of jokes to some 10 million U.S. troops over the course of four wars. Now the long life and legacy of the beloved actor and comedian, who died... more »
  • Arrest made in shooting death of 16-year-old

    July 19, 2013 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police officers arrested an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy while the boy was walking home on June 12. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate Isaiah Combs was booked Wednesday with first-degree murder. McKneely says police arrested Combs shortly after... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Drug Arrest

    July 28, 2012 3:52 PM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on July 27, 2012, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit executed a Search Warrant at a residence located on Alva Drive in Breaux Bridge. During the search of the residence, Agents located a large amount of marijuana (approximately 10 pounds), MDMA... more »
  • Made in Acadiana

    July 28, 2012 1:19 PM

    We've heard of ABC News' series Made in America, well right here local businesses are pushing for all of us to buy Made in Acadiana, or at least to shop local. A sign at the corner of Ambassador Caffery and Ridge in Lafayette is catching the eye of drivers.... more »
  • Arrest made in beating death of LaPlace girl

    December 8, 2010 9:26 PM

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man as a suspect in the weekend death of a teenage girl in LaPlace. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office says U.S. Marshals captured Earnest Joseph III Wednesday afternoon in Gulfport, Miss., shortly after St. John Sheriff Wayne Jones announced a... more »
  • Panel Probes Decisions Made After Gulf Spill

    September 27, 2010 6:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A panel that President Barack Obama appointed to investigate the Gulf oil spill will begin Monday to scrutinize how his administration reacted to the disaster. The two-day meeting of the presidential oil spill commission will look at the controversial use of chemical dispersants, a moratorium on deep-water... more »
  • Arrests Made in String of Iberia Parish Burglaries

    September 12, 2010 9:19 PM

    A possible break in a string of burglaries in Iberia Parish. Authorities say over the past four months, four men took nearly one-hundred thousand dollars worth of items...even stealing a ring from a 91 year old woman. Arrested were 18 year old Justin Tullier, 20 year old Eric... more »
  • Arrest Made in St. Landry's "Operation School Zone"

    August 31, 2010 6:50 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Narcotics Detectives have arrested four suspects and have an Arrest Warrant for a fifth suspect in connection with the Distribution of Marijuana and Crack Cocaine in three different school zones. According to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz; St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives were receiving numerous complaints... more »
  • Jindal Vetoed Bill That Would Have Made Economic Development Disclose More Info.

    June 24, 2010 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has rejected a bill aimed at getting more information about the numbers of jobs and types of businesses being recruited by the state's economic development office. Jindal vetoed the measure by Chalmette Rep. Nita Hutter on Wednesday, at the urging of his... more »
  • Journalist Helen Thomas Retires Following Remarks She Made About Israel

    June 7, 2010 1:07 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues. The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, has long been a... more »
  • Arrest Made in Gonzales Hit and Run

    June 1, 2010 7:30 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Gonzales man in the hit-and-run of a 15-year-old boy who was riding his bike. Deputies say 43-year-old Lawrence J. Furlow is accused of hitting the boy shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday near Steven's Park. The boy was taken to... more »
  • BP CEO Refutes Claims Made by Scientists

    May 30, 2010 6:35 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - BP PLC CEO Tony Hayward is refuting claims by scientists that there are large undersea plumes from the Gulf oil spill. Hayward said Sunday the oil is on the water's surface, and that BP's sampling showed "no evidence" of oil in the water column. Scientists from... more »
  • Arrest Made In String Of Burglaries Around St. Martinville

    May 27, 2010 11:35 AM

    Investigators with the St. Martinville Police Department made arrest late yesterday, 5/26/10, on a string of Burglaries that have been occurring in the City over the past month. Investigators received tips from the community and with this information, Investigators were able to recover stolen items from a Burglary that occurred... more »
  • Virus Killed 3 and Made 40 Ill at State Mental Hospital

    May 10, 2010 4:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state health secretary says it was a virus that made 40 people ill at a state mental hospital, and investigators are still working to find out why three of them died. Doctors first thought that food poisoning had sickened patients and staffers at Central Louisiana... more »
  • Meth Arrests Made After Stop By K-9 Officer

    February 24, 2010 1:33 PM

    Angelle Carty W/F 25 of Jennings and Gary Thomas 51 of Lake Charles, were observed at a local car wash sitting in their car for an extended time. Officer Ryan Courville ran the tag on the car and discovered that the tag on the car had been switched for another... more »
  • Arrests Made In Eunice Walmart Robbery

    January 22, 2010 7:06 PM

    Police say four Breaux Bridge residents were caught on tape stealing from Walmart stores across Acadiana. Mervin Bossier, Terrance Calais, Darnell Thibodeaux and Tyson Phillips are charged with felony theft from the Eunice Walmart. They're also being questioned in connection with thefts from Crowley and Jennings. Eunice police say surveillance... more »
  • Arrests Made In Baton Rouge Illegal Deer Sales Ring

    January 21, 2010 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A yearlong investigation of illegal deer sales in West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes has brought two arrests but the alleged ringleader remains at large, a state wildlife agent says. Henry Rineheart, 34, of Plaquemine and Aaron Comeaux, 35, of Gueydan were arrested last week,... more »
  • Funeral Arrangements Made For Victim's Of Weekend House Fire

    January 12, 2010 6:41 PM

    Funeral arrangements have been made for 23-year-old Britney Sion and her two young children. The three were killed in an Opelousas house fire on Saturday. Services are set for 1 PM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas.
  • Second Arrest Made In Bank Robbery Cold Case

    January 7, 2010 5:45 PM

    Breaux Bridge Detectives in conjunction with Lafayette Branch of the FBI and the New Orleans Branch of the FBI have now made an second arrest in a three year cold case bank Arm robbery of Farmer's & Merchant Bank & Trust which dated back from May 26, 2006. As... more »

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