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  • Advocates say Lafayette immigrant wrongly jailed

    December 31, 2012 4:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man has been released after five days in jail for what an advocacy group says was a phony immigration hold placed by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office. Local officials lifted the hold Friday after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent told Lafayette authorities the... more »
  • Advocates make a third bid for La. 1 cash

    November 1, 2011 7:57 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Advocates of upgrading La. Highway 1 from U.S. 90 to Port Fourchon are making another effort to win federal money for the project, which has a price tag of more than $1 billion. For more than a decade, officials have pushed to improve La. 1, the... more »

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