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  • Violence Stemming From Nightclub Prompts Council to Act

    October 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    The Opelousas City Council approved an introductory ordinance Tuesday night that would limit bar hours in the city. Concerns arose after a violent weekend where two people were shot, another man was hit and killed by a vehicle and a fight also broke out early Sunday morning. All three incidents... more »
  • Birdie with the Bar

    May 9, 2012 9:02 AM

    The Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation will be hosting Birdie with the Bar. Le Triomphe will be held on May 21st, 2012 at 1 pm. The Lafayette Young Lawyers Association helps clients navigate their way through the legal system. This includes the Protective Order Panel, which is dedicated to working with... more »
  • Lafayette Bar Levy Temporarily Suspended

    April 4, 2012 12:32 AM

    By a unanimous vote, the Lafayette City-Parish Council approved an ordinance which will temporarily suspend the downtown bar levy, until a lawsuit on the issue is resolved in federal court. "The ordinance is predicated upon when a judge in the United States Western District of Louisiana, determines whether or... more »
  • Bar to take up complaint against Hood

    March 29, 2012 10:06 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Bar is expected Thursday to take up a complaint filed against Attorney General Jim Hood over a political ad tied to the killing of a Louisiana priest that ran during his re-election campaign last year. Brian Alexander of Bay St. Louis filed the complaint... more »
  • Several Controversial Items Discussed at LCG Council Meeting

    March 20, 2012 10:56 PM

    From the RedFlex contract to bans on smoking and the downtown bar levy, several hot topics were discussed at Tuesday's Lafayette Consolidated Council. "Imagine how it feels that in order to provide for my family I must march right back into the toxic environment that nearly killed me," said... more »
  • Petitions seek to close Newellton bar

    March 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    NEWELLTON, La. (AP) - Two petitions are being circulated to close a popular roadside bar in Tensas Parish that has been the site of three homicides since 2010. However, the bar's owner, Robert Welch, said he has no plans to close and he has spent money beefing up security at... more »
  • Lafayette may suspend bar levy

    March 16, 2012 9:22 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote next month on whether to suspend collections of a security levy charged to downtown bars until the resolution of federal lawsuits that challenge the fee as unconstitutional. A group of seven downtown bars are involved in litigation over... more »
  • St. Helena sheriff to enforce bar closing time

    January 25, 2012 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Sheriff Nat Williams has promised the St. Helena Parish Police Jury that bars and clubs will have to stop selling alcohol at 1 a.m. and be closed by 2 a.m. from now on. The Advocate reports Williams' pledge to enforce the parish's closing-time ordinances came after... more »
  • LCG: No Opt-Out for Smart Meters; Downtown Bar Levy Stays

    December 21, 2011 12:33 AM

    Lafayette Consolidated Government voted on two controversial issues at Tuesday night's meeting. The first big decision was a motion to eliminate an smart meters opt-out plan for LUS customers. The second vote centered on the controversial bar levy, which ended in a tie, ultimately keeping the levy in place. ... more »
  • Lafayette Council to Vote on Bar Security Fee

    December 15, 2011 8:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote Tuesday on whether to stop collecting a fee charged to downtown bars to help pay for a special weekend police detail. The possible repeal of the fee comes after several downtown bars have stopped paying it and are... more »
  • Des Allemands Man Convicted in Bar Brawl

    October 16, 2011 11:36 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Des Allemands, La., offshore worker who faced decades in prison for his role in a September 2009 bar fight that left two people hurt was convicted Thursday of lesser offenses. The Courier reported (http://bit.ly/nKTTiH) a Lafourche Parish jury deliberated about 45 minutes before finding 27-year-old... more »
  • Man Charged in Fatal Bar Fight

    May 13, 2011 9:06 AM

    RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A Louisiana man is charged with reckless homicide in a fatal altercation outside a bar in southeastern Wisconsin. Prosecutors in Racine County say 32-year-old Larry Dunn of Houma, La., struck Andrew Schuckman outside Peg & Lou's Bar & Grill in Racine early Tuesday, causing him to... more »
  • New Orleans Police: 5 Teens Shot in Bar, 1 Dead

    March 13, 2011 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded. Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages 14... more »
  • Man Beaten by Two Men at Bar

    October 15, 2010 3:39 PM

    Crowley Police responded shortly before 2:00 am to the Geaux Cup(bar) located at 19033 Crowley-Eunice Highway regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers discovered an individual to have been beaten at the hands of 2 men. The investigation revealed that the suspects identified as Douglas Shuff, 26, Jennings and Zachary... more »
  • Monroe Police Chief Asks Court to Bar Demotion

    August 3, 2010 6:13 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe's mayor demotes the police chief to captain, and the chief asks for a court order to remain chief while he appeals the decision. Chief Ron Schleuter (SLOO-ter) has been on administrative leave since Feb. 16, after news reports revealed he had been secretly taping Mayor... more »
  • Assumption Parish Bar Shooting

    May 23, 2010 10:50 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish authorities say a man shot his estranged wife several times then turned the gun on himself. It happened Sunday morning at a bar in Assumption Parish, according to a report in The Daily Comet of Thibodaux. Police said 50-year-old Gary Leblanc of Napoleonville allegedly... more »
  • Love Handles Shooting

    February 24, 2010 8:16 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Score one for the love handles. Samantha Lynn Frazier says her love handles saved her life. The Florida woman was shot in the left side while walking into an Atlantic City bar. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 35-year-old says she heard two pops... more »
  • Lafayette council set vote on security fee

    February 16, 2010 8:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to... more »
  • Lawyer: Evidence illegally gathered against Cloutier

    November 11, 2009 11:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The attorney for Lafayette businessman is claiming the evidence against Eric Cloutier in a racketeering and money-laundering case was gathered without a valid search warrant. Attorney Daniel Stanford filed three motions asking a judge to suppress evidence against Cloutier. A hearing is set for Thursday. The... more »

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