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  • Judge Francie Bouillion Announces Re-election Bid

    August 31, 2014 8:54 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette City Court Judge Francie Bouillion has announced that she is seeking election to a new term in that office. Judge Bouillion has served as City Court Judge since 1994 when she was elected to fill the unexpired term of Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired. She won... more »
  • Marvel announces new Captain America, Thor

    July 20, 2014 11:58 AM

    (RNN) - A woman will wield the hammer of the God of Thunder. A black man will carry the shield of the Sentinel of Liberty. Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment Joe Quesada visited The Colbert Report on Wednesday to break the news on "Cap." An upcoming storyline will... more »
  • Gary P. Williams Announces Candidacy for Youngsville Chief of Police

    March 18, 2014 10:05 AM

    Youngsville, LA - Gary P. Williams, a life long resident of Youngsville, announced his candidacy for the Office of Chief of Police for the City of Youngsville. "It has been my life long ambition to serve as Chief of Police for my hometown and I have always said when the... more »
  • La. Tech announces online MBA degree

    March 3, 2014 11:14 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech University's College of Business has developed and is accepting applications for its new online master of business administration degree program, which will begin in the fall. James Lumpkin, dean of the College of Business, says the online program is identical to Tech's existing MBA... more »
  • Landrieu announces $6M in FEMA grants

    February 21, 2013 6:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $6 million in disaster recovery grants related to Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina are heading to Louisiana. Landrieu says the funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program. Landrieu said Wednesday that $3.7 million will go to... more »
  • La announces end of shrimp season in some areas

    December 18, 2012 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's fall shrimp season is closing in most state inside waters. Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said last week that the season would close for most inside waters at sunset Tuesday to let white shrimp grow larger and more valuable. On Monday, he set... more »
  • First Lady Announces New Student Artwork to be Featured at Governor's Mansion

    March 1, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As a part of the Jindal family's initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana's First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in the Louisiana's Governor's Mansion for the month of March. First Lady Supriya Jindal said, "It is truly wonderful to... more »
  • Google TV Announces Initial Line-up of Content Partners

    October 4, 2010 3:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is entering the increasingly crowded Internet TV market with contributions from a variety of top television programmers and websites. The initial line-up of content partners announced Monday includes Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting networks and HBO. The first Google TV sets from Sony Corp. are... more »
  • Fruit of the Loom Announces Closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette

    October 4, 2010 3:17 PM

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced today the permanent closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Approximately 178 employees are affected by this announcement. The decision is the result of continued consolidation efforts by the company to remain competitive in a global market. The phase down is expected to... more »
  • LSU announces fencing will go around mounds

    October 1, 2010 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU will start fencing off the historic Indian Mounds on football game days starting Saturday, the university said Thursday. The decision comes in the wake of football fans and tailgaters ignoring ropes and signs the past two weeks and climbing on the mounds, officially called... more »
  • Financial Bailout Chief Announces Resignation

    September 22, 2010 10:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Herb Allison, the head of the government's $700 billion financial bailout program, is resigning. Allison says in a letter to his colleagues in the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Stability that they had accomplished a great deal. He said that the bailout fund, known as the Troubled... more »
  • LSU announces Friday that its overall enrollment is up

    September 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's flagship university has boosted its enrollment, even as budget cuts have slashed programs and services at the campus. LSU announced Friday that its overall enrollment is 28,771 this semester, a 3 percent increase from last year when the school had 27,992 students. The... more »
  • $30 Million Commitment to Health Clinics in Parishes Affected by Katrina

    August 26, 2010 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby and Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that the state has committed $30 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to ensure that a network of primary care and behavioral health clinics remain open in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes, upon approval from the... more »
  • LA DHH Announces Reopening of Oyster Harvesting Area 5

    August 16, 2010 5:56 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 5 after working with a specialist with the federal Food and Drug Administration and determining there was no oil intrusion. This harvest area, which was originally closed July 5, 2010, is east of the... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Announces the Creation of Community Roots

    August 13, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office announces the creation of Community Roots a collaborative project whose goal is to foster community ties and pride through the creation and maintenance of neighborhood food gardens. Lafayette Community Roots is a partnership between The Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Consolidated Government, EarthShareGardens and others. Together, each... more »
  • Department of Ed. Announces Some Growth in Test Scores

    May 26, 2010 12:34 PM

    Press Release: Following historic gains in 2009, today Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) officials announced a second straight year of growth in the percentage of students scoring Basic and above for all grades and subjects tested on the state's LEAP, GEE and iLEAP assessments. While this year's increase of one... more »
  • The President Announces His Second Trip to the Gulf Coast to Inspect the Response

    May 26, 2010 7:07 AM

    President Obama announced that he will travel to the Louisiana Gulf Coast to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The President will join more than 22,000 people in the region, including many of the brightest scientific minds from both the public and private sector,... more »
  • LA House Speaker Announces Committee Shuffle

    March 31, 2010 6:42 PM

    Speaker Jim Tucker announced a number of changes in committee memberships today saying, "These changes are due to several factors including the untimely death of Avon Honey, the election of Karen Carter Peterson to the state Senate, and the election of Joel Robideaux to the position of speaker pro tempore."... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Announces New Traffic Accident Expert

    February 24, 2010 6:38 PM

    St. Landry Sheriff's Department now has a traffic accident expert. Captain Brian Hundley recently completed a 4 month traffic accident reconstruction course. The course is designed to teach officers the basic and advanced fundamentals of accident reconstruction and how to scientifically reconstruct the way crashes happen.
  • Senator Vitter Announces Bridge Grants For Cameron and Iberia

    February 12, 2010 3:55 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the award of three grants for bridge restoration projects in Southwest Louisiana. Cameron Parish received a $930,919 grant for the West Big Burn Bridge Restoration project to create a new water control structure that will restore approximately 10,000... more »
  • Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner Announces Retirement

    January 29, 2010 3:29 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history. The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from... more »
  • Department of Health and Hospitals Announces Haiti Relief Website

    January 29, 2010 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals has launched a new Web site to help anyone who wants to donate medical work, supplies or other resources to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Secretary Alan Levine says one of the best ways the agency can help is... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff Announces DWI Checkpoint

    January 26, 2010 12:29 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that members of the DWI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the parish.
  • Franklin Police Department Announces Checkpoint

    January 25, 2010 3:00 PM

    Franklin Police Department will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the City of Franklin on Thursday between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. All drivers traveling through the checkpoint will be screened for alcohol and drug impairment, and any that are impaired will be removed from... more »
  • Wildlife And Fisheries Announces New Silverfin Promotion

    January 12, 2010 3:24 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) with Chef Philippe Parola today announced the "Silverfin Promotion" that will strive to create a commercial and recreational market for the non-native bighead and silver carp. Included in LDWF's plan for silver and bighead carp is creating a demand for the... more »
  • No Re-election Run For Abbeville Police Chief

    January 7, 2010 6:27 PM

    With less than a month before qualifying begins for elections in Abbeville, Police Chief Rick Coleman announced he will not seek re-election. He says he has enjoyed his job but he is retiring to spend more time with family members.
  • Acadia Parish Announces DUI Checkpoint

    December 23, 2009 4:31 PM

    A safety checkpoint for seatbelts and child restraints is planned for Monday afternoon from 4 PM to 8 PM at an undisclosed location. Another checkpoint for impaired drivers Tuesday night from 9 PM until 3 AM Wednesday.
  • UL Lafayette Announces Fall 2009 Dean's List

    December 18, 2009 12:12 PM

    Please find below, the Graduation List along with the Dean's and President's List for Fall 2009 at UL Lafayette. The lists can be viewed at:
  • Jindal Announces Spending Program for Road Projects

    December 15, 2009 12:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new cash management plan developed by the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) that will free up $120 million in cash within the state's transportation system to accelerate road work all across Louisiana. Governor Jindal made the announcement in Lafayette and stressed... more »

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