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  • Gulf oil spill: Brother of oil-rig worker who died in explosion pleads for compensation

     
    The brother of one of the 11 workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion pleaded with Congress on Tuesday to change an 80-year-old law that limited liability for wrongful deaths at sea. "You have an opportunity to make this right,"......
  • Gulf oil spill: Undersea oil 'clouds' confirmed in spill zone [Updated]

     
    Scientists on a federal research vessel said Tuesday morning that they have confirmed a sub-sea concentration of hydrocarbons near the Deepwater Horizon leak site. The preliminary findings suggest that the undersea oil appears and disappears in a series...
  • ‘In Mourning’ jewelry collection inspired by Gulf oil spill to

     
    Renowned New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget introduced a collection of designs dedicated to raise awareness and funds for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. Ironically, Faget began her career over 40 years ago with a collection inspired by...
  • Gulf oil spill: Fishermen sing and pray together at New Orleans concert

     
    The New Orleans-based Vietnamese American Fishermen Assn. sponsored a concert for oil spill victims in New Orleans East on Sunday night that drew about 300 people, including fisherman Tam Le, 43, of Baton Rouge, La. Le, a father of three......
  • Gulf oil spill: BP payments for lost income to be taxed

     
    Oil spill victims who receive BP payments for lost income will have to shell out money come tax time. Under current law, such payments will be taxed by the Internal Revenue Service, just as normal income is, according to a......
  • Former Southern basketball player to coach at Geneva

     
    Geneva School has appointed Jasmin “Jazz” Noel as its boys basketball coach. Noel, who played at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., from 1992-94, was an assistant coach at Deltona Pine Ridge....
  • May 8: Single File

    May 8: Single File
    Live Music Friday, May 8 7:00 PM Metro 3730 N Clark St. Chicago Tickets: $20 Tickets available online (773) 549-0203 Common Struggles says it all "The title Common Struggles says it all - I'm not pretending that any of what I've dealt with is new, it's...
  • La. May Soon Have 4 New River Turbines

    La. May Soon Have 4 New River Turbines
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Electricity generated from turbines submerged in the Mississippi River and other waterways may be located in Louisiana within the year. At least four companies have received preliminary permits to install turbines in the state as part...
  • College Tuition Increases Approved

    College Tuition Increases Approved
    Public colleges across Louisiana will raise their tuition by as much as 5 percent for students next year. The increases will raise $29 million to help offset state budget cuts proposed for the schools next year. State lawmakers on the joint budget...
  • Lawsuit Against Rapper 'C-Murder' On Hold

    Lawsuit Against Rapper 'C-Murder' On Hold
    A Baton Rouge judge has placed on hold a nightclub owner's lawsuit against rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller until a murder charge against Miller is resolved in Jefferson Parish. Miller is scheduled to be retried Aug. 3 in the January 2002 killing of a 16-...
  • City planning firm keeps city history in mind

    City planning firm keeps city history in mind
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In the early days of his business in Alexandria, landscape architect Patrick Moore would sometimes find himself sipping coffee in a client's home, discussing what types of daylilies could be planted that would match the draperies....
  • Student Found With Gun At East Baton Rouge School

    Student Found With Gun At East Baton Rouge School
    Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office School Drug Task Force found an unloaded handgun in the backpack of a 15-year-old boy at Louisiana New School Academy. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said a teacher suspected the...