Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, producer and host of the History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" program, plans to descend onstage at the peak of the party in a mock spaceship created by a Mardi Gras group.

Utility companies reported thousands of power outages scattered around Louisiana as a cold front brought morning storms and colder temperatures to the state.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 14 youngsters brought to Gueydan (GAY-danh) on Nov. 29 were released Monday. They join 14 adults — two released in early 2011 and 12 released late last year in the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Vermilion Parish.

“We have got to regain control of our government so that the people who are in Washington making these decisions for us really represent the people.”

Jefferson Island Storage & Hub has applied to dredge deep below Lake Peigneur in Iberia Parish, and that application went under review Tuesday, giving the public less than a month to weigh in on the project.

The U.S. sanctuary for retired federal research chimpanzees is about to nearly double its population when it receives 113 new primates from a New Iberia lab that no longer has a National Institutes of Health contract to conduct animal research.

Two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig will go on trial in 2014.

Underwater inspections at the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig disaster have failed to identify the source of a persistent sheen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Three U.S. cigarette makers say they have reached a settlement with 17 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to resolve a dispute over payments required under a 1998 anti-smoking agreement.

teacher_tenure_rulingA judge threw out part of an education revamp pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal as unconstitutional, but upheld the centerpiece provisions.

KATC evening anchor Hoyt Harris will deliver his final newscast Sunday night after more than three decades in the television news broadcasting business.

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