There will be an outdoor memorial service held at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. This service will take place on May 28th, 2012 in the Fountain Memorial Cemetery, Veterans' Section, 1010 Pandora St., Lafayette. A speaker will commence the servce at 9 am, followed by a fly over by... more »
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Three people who authorities say damaged more than two dozen graves and headstones at three cemeteries have pleaded not guilty to felony vandalism charges. The American Press reports 19-year-old Sebastian Abshire, 18-year-old Joselyn Mire and a 17-year-old entered their pleas Monday in 31st Judicial District Court... more »
Vandals strike two Jeff Davis Parish cemeteries, causing thousands of dollars in damage and upsetting many. Greenwood Cemetery off of Highway 97 in Jennings and Doucet Cemetary just north of Jennings in Hathaway were both hit Friday night.
In Greenwood Cemetery there were a few knocked over headstones, graves... more »
ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Work is on the fast track to develop burial sites at a new national cemetery before the Port Hudson National Cemetery runs out of space for new interments later this year. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs say construction has begun at a new site, to... more »
BALL, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three Pineville residents in the theft of vases from a cemetery in Ball. The Town Talk reports Kimberly Deville, Billy Johnson and Deborah Price were arrested this week and were each booked with 612 counts of theft from a religious... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A judge has signed off on a court order that bars a man from operating a Baton Rouge cemetery without a license. The order signed last week by state District Judge Todd Hernandez restricts Lymus Washington or anyone working for him from operating Gilbert Memorial... more »
A small community in Vermillion Parish is upset with a decision made by Saint Anne Church in Cow Island.
Residents say sentimental statues and plaques were removed from grave sites in 2 cemeteries and thrown into the trash. Some had been there for more than 40 years. It's a... more »
KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Veterans Affairs Secretary Lane Carson and AmVets officials will dedicate a new bell tower at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Keithville in southern Caddo Parish. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for noon Thursday. The electronically controlled carillon (KEHR-uh-lahn) can play a number of tunes.... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Peru's Machu Picchu ancient ruins, Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona and a New Orleans elementary school are among the cultural heritage sites threatened by neglect or overdevelopment, a preservationist group said Tuesday. The World Monuments Fund's watch list for 2010 includes 93 sites in... more »