Posted 2:51 PM 5/10/2013 by Chris Welty
Hundreds of families are learning to cope with Alzheimer's dementia.
The disease is debilitating. Alzheimers' affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and worsen over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. One out of three seniors die with (More)...
Posted 10:19 AM 5/9/2013 by Chris Welty
Every minute, someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and more than 5-million Americans are living with that disease right now.
Growing up, I spent summers with my grandparents, James and Marie Smith, at their home in New Orleans. Paw-Paw is mild-mannered and has always (More)...
Posted 7:17 PM 5/7/2013 by Chris Welty & Tina Macias
Roads across Acadiana desperately needing repairs could be funded if a bill makes it through the legislature.
Two House Committees passed the State's Capital Outlay budget, House Bill 2. The full house could vote on it this week.
The bill would pay for for billions of dollars in (More)...
Posted 9:48 PM 5/6/2013 by Steven Albritton
After three bomb threats this year, two in the past week , Lafayette Parish School Administrators say "enough is enough." The threats were very specific, and referenced pressure cooker bombs like those used in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Thursday, Broussard Middle School was evacuated. (More)...
Posted 7:03 PM 5/3/2013 by Chris Welty
In Acadia and Evangeline Parishes, voters will decide whether to renew a 10-year property tax to fund the Basile High School Athletic Department.
The tax generates roughly 74-thousand dollars for the school. The property tax, enacted nearly thirty years ago, has been renewed three times. (More)...
Posted 6:02 PM 5/2/2013 by Chris Welty
The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb.
The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church.
After a two hour (More)...