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AirAsia plane reported missing enroute to Singapore from Indonesia

Sunday, 28 December 2014 10:25
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway. The plane lost communication with Jakarta’s air traffic control at 7:24 a.m., about an hour before it was scheduled to land in Singapore, the Singapore Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement. The contact was lost about 42 minutes after takeoff…
Signs of illegal hunting spook cyclists
Saturday, 27 December 2014 23:14
Riding along mountain bike trails in East Baton Rouge Parish parks, cyclists often hear gunshots. Wildlife agents occasionally find a lone deer stand in a park. And recently, piles of corn showed up along a biking trail in one of the parks. Hunting is not common in BREC parks. Park and wildlife officials couldn’t recall an instance in which someone had ever been shot by a hunter in a park. But, occasionally, park rangers and…
Confidence still intact, Jennings keeps going
Saturday, 27 December 2014 22:14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amid the swirl of TV cameras and interviews and LSU players trying to find their room keys as they arrived at the Opryland resort on Saturday for the Music City Bowl, a small band of youngsters slipped in and took a picture with Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings. As they returned to their parents standing nearby in the vast Delta atrium — I’m convinced you can see this hotel from space — they…
A celebration of culture
Saturday, 27 December 2014 22:14
Before Kiera Robins started her own soap-making business, the grind of her state government job meant she had little flexibility in her daily life. “I couldn’t do things like take my daughter to the doctor,” she said Saturday evening at a Kwanzaa celebration in Baton Rouge. “It was a matter of independence.” Self-determination was the driving theme Saturday as more than 300 people filed into Southern University’s Cotillion Ballroom to celebrate Kwanzaa. Saturday marked the…
Landing on its feet
Saturday, 27 December 2014 21:12
For the first time in several years, the East Baton Rouge Parish public animal shelter has empty cages. This is a shelter that had been so swarmed with animals it was euthanizing thousands of them every year just to free up space. And when a nonprofit dedicated to lowering the kill rate took over in 2011, it was overwhelmed by so many strays that dogs and cats ended up stored in offices and closets.
4 injured in head-on collision on Wax Road
Saturday, 27 December 2014 21:12
Four people were injured in a head-on crash on Wax Road on Saturday evening, State Police said. Most of Wax Road was closed for a couple hours because of the incident, but the city of Central reported about 6:30 p.m. that the street had been reopened. A Honda CRV was headed west on Wax Road near Sullivan Drive about 4:30 p.m. when it crossed the center divider and slammed into a Jeep head-on, said Trooper…
Fellow officers mourn NYPD cop at funeral
Saturday, 27 December 2014 21:12
NEW YORK — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside. While mourners inside the church applauded politely as Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke, hundreds of officers outside turned their backs on him to protest what they see as…
3-1-30
Saturday, 27 December 2014 21:12
Arrests posted Dec. 27, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website: BARRY ABSHIRE: 37, 600 block of Madison Street, Lafayette. He was booked on marijuana possession. GLORIA ADAMS: 34, 300 block of Eric Street, Lafayette. She was booked on possession or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV drugs. WAYNE ANGELLE: 19, 1000 block of Magnolia Street, Lafayette. He was booked on theft. Brittny Beals: 24, 1200 block of East Vermilion Drive, Lafayette.
New garage to ease school parking woes
Saturday, 27 December 2014 20:10
University of Louisiana at Lafayette students and faculty could find an easier commute into the heart of campus next semester with a $21-million, six-story parking tower set to open next month. The Girard Park Circle Parking Garage will offer more than 1,000 parking spaces, with cars entering between the university’s Oliver and Fletcher halls near the park. The garage will mean a quick drive to late nights crafting art in neighboring Fletcher Hall art studios,…
Fellow cops mourn NYPD officer at funeral
Saturday, 27 December 2014 20:10
NEW YORK — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside. While mourners inside the church applauded politely as Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke, hundreds of officers outside turned their backs on him to protest what they see as…
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