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  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    April 11, 2014 5:40 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. Like so many... more »
  • Lafayette board reviewing auditor's questions

    March 10, 2014 7:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board's executive committee is considering how to respond to an external auditor's questions about discrepancies in the school district's salary schedule relative to the pay of some principals. The Advocate reports the audit found that some employees were hired at a rate... more »
  • Answering Your Questions Before Heading to the Polls

    November 5, 2012 7:32 PM

    CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE BALLOT Across the state, polls will open at six am and close at 8pm. Since it's a presidential election and there's a heated congressional race, lines are expected to be longer than normal. So, what happens if there is a long line when... more »
  • Mother Questions if Toxicology Tests are Enough

    October 7, 2011 8:47 PM

    A deadly motorcycle accident nearly a year ago still leaves one family mourning, and looking for answers. This Sunday marks a year since Holly Castille lost her daughter, Amber Richard, and son-in-law, Roderick Ricchard, after a pick up truck crashed into their motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 182... more »
  • Report questions giving to Supriya Jindal charity

    March 3, 2011 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A political watchdog group in Washington says donors to Gov. Bobby Jindal's campaigns also have contributed big money to a charitable foundation headed by his wife. Louisiana campaign finance law limits individual donors' direct campaign contributions to $5,000. But the donors gave the Supriya Jindal Foundation... more »
  • Many Questions for Louisiana Economy in 2011

    December 27, 2010 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Uncertain could be the perfect word to describe Louisiana's economy entering the new year. The state took a wild ride in 2010 with major successes - such as nabbing a major steel plant - and chilling setbacks, including a sharp slowdown in petroleum activity after the... more »
  • Audit raises questions about Jefferson nonprofit

    November 15, 2010 9:49 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A publicly funded nonprofit program for underprivileged youth in Jefferson Parish could provide little or no documentation for many expenditures, including more than $100,000 paid to a firm owned by state Rep. Girod Jackson, according to a state legislative audit. The audit also said Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Joey Durel's Weekly Visit to GMA

    November 11, 2010 9:44 AM

    Parish President Joey Durel can be seen on GMA every Thursday around 6:40am to answer your questions. This week Joey Durel answered the following questions: When will the roads in Lafayette Parish be fixed? Landry Rd. from Dulles to S. Fieldspan is bad, you actually have to... more »
  • Advocacy Center Staff Answering Voting Questions for People with Disabilities and Seniors

    November 2, 2010 9:31 AM

    New Orleans, LA - For the last 4 years, the Advocacy Center has staffed a voting hotline to answer questions from people with disabilities and seniors. Questions to the hotline include: * Where do I vote? * When do the polls close? * How do I vote absentee by... more »
  • Questions remain for job recovery in Louisiana

    August 31, 2010 9:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 10 months with only part-time work, New Orleans resident James Wicht finally scored a job - in a different profession, 1,200 miles away, in a town of 3,700. "You have to go where the jobs are," he said. During the 30 years Frank Loria has... more »
  • Local BP Centers Opened

    August 27, 2010 6:45 PM

    Plaquemines Parish 414 Coast Guard Rd. Venice, LA 70091-4340 985-647-0151 Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to noon. St. Mary Parish 1219 Southeast Blvd Morgan City, LA 70380 985-412-6700 Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday... more »
  • Open House Scheduled to Answer Questions About Spill

    July 18, 2010 3:14 PM

    Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, BP, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and partner agencies responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are scheduled to host an open house in Vermilion Parish Tuesday. The open house will... more »
  • BP Asked To Stop Working On Cap To Answer Questions

    July 14, 2010 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked oil giant BP to stop work on a project meant to choke off the flow of oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico until the company answers questions from government scientists. An administration official, who asked not to... more »
  • Questions and Uncertainty Grow Along with Gulf Spill

    May 24, 2010 7:15 AM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill seeped miles deeper into Louisiana's fragile marshes, making it tougher to clean up or to rescue wildlife like the brown pelican, as the biggest uncertainty of all remained: When will BP be able stop the leak? With frustration mounting... more »
  • Weight Loss Helpline Questions

    March 25, 2010 5:15 PM

    1. How can I get motivated to exercise? (according to Luciana Bell, Personal Trainer) o Build on small successes - start with something easy. o Think about the positive benefits and not the difficulties o Replace Negative thoughts with Positive thoughts o Get excited about your goal. o Find... more »

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