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  • Citizens settlement OK'd over Katrina, Rita claims

    January 31, 2013 3:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. on Wednesday finalized a $20 million settlement related to claims handled after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, wrapping up one of two remaining storm-related settlements that have weighed on the company. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese approved the settlement, closing... more »
  • Teachers in Space" becomes "Citizens in Space"

    February 2, 2012 9:19 AM

    Space Center Houston--- The United States Rocket Academy made a surprise announcement at the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which began here today. "Teachers in Space is now Citizens in Space," said Edward Wright, chairman of the United States Rocket Academy and project manager of Teachers in Space. "The... more »
  • Citizens board hires attorney to dispute judgment

    February 1, 2012 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governing board of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort agreed Tuesday to a $500,000 contract with a law firm to lodge a challenge with the U.S. Supreme Court of a $93 million judgment against the company. The Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. was found... more »
  • Board to study Citizens dispute

    January 31, 2012 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governing board of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort holds a special meeting Tuesday to discuss a $100 million-plus dispute. On Monday, a judge stopped attorneys trying to seize money from Citizens for homeowners who claimed that Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. dragged its... more »
  • Citizens takes aim at storm-only coverage

    January 13, 2012 10:09 AM

    Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is supposed to be the state's insurer of last resort - via high rates - for homeowners and businesses that can't get coverage in the private market. But some consumers have found a way to cut their bills by turning to Citizens voluntarily for part... more »
  • Iberia Parish Offers Continuing Ed Classes to Seniors

    January 6, 2012 9:18 AM

    Iberia Parish will be hosting continuing education classes through the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for individuals 55 and older. We are offering two life writing courses and two art classes. Classes will be held at the Iberia Parish Library beginning on January 24th. For more information, call 364-7024 or... more »
  • Citizens to rally to save Melville ferry

    November 17, 2010 9:26 AM

    MELVILLE, La. (AP) - Citizens of the small St. Landry Parish community of Melville are planning a final effort to save the town's ferry service, which is scheduled to end Dec. 31. A rally for those who would like to keep the ferry running across the Atchafalaya River will be... more »
  • Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Increase Rates

    April 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The board of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has decided to increase rates for its homeowner policies. Citizens originally proposed a 10 percent increase last year but after further review by the state Department of Insurance, the suggested increase was cut to 7 percent on... more »
  • Healthcare Bill Reactions from Acadiana

    March 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    President Obama's healthcare bill is in its final steps, and it is sparking passionate reactions from people here in Acadiana. Some locals who been following the healthcare bill all along are furious: "It's not change-- it's chains. This healthcare bill is to support a socialist agenda to control... more »
  • Lafayette Police Launch Survey

    September 24, 2009 3:52 PM

    Police Post Survey on Web Page The Lafayette Police Department is asking the public to participate in a Community Survey now posted on the police department's website at www.Lafayettegov.org . The survey is available for citizens to rate the department on how well they are policing the streets... more »

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