CENTRAL, La. (AP) - On Nov. 16, voters in Central will get a chance to decide whether to let the school district sell $13.1 million in construction bonds, with about $8.1 million dedicated to Central High School. The Advocate reports the Central School Board voted unanimously Monday to place this... more »
Lafayette, LA - Detectives have determined that the persons of interest stopped in a vehicle near the shooting were not involved. They continue to seek information about the incident and the identity of the suspects involved. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical center in New Orleans is taking place amid continued arguments over the size and cost of the new facility. The medical center will replace the Katrina-shuttered Charity Hospital. Gov. Bobby Jindal and directors of the board set up... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Despite a strong push from animal-rights activists, the state has granted a truck stop owner a permit allowing him to continue exhibiting a live tiger as a roadside attraction at his Grosse Tete business. The permit issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict in the trial of five current and former New Orleans police officers charged in the death of a man who was fatally shot and his body burned after Hurricane Katrina. Jurors are expected to... more »
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) firefighting crews continue to battle an unusually large number of fires for this time of year, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. Thursday Oct. 7, LDAF crews suppressed 23 wildfires that burned 111.58 acres. Since Oct. 1, LDAF crews have suppressed 189 wildfires that... more »
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WASHINGTON (AP) - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU campus gets a second, five-year federal grant to study whether plant extracts can keep people from getting fat and developing other conditions which often lead to diabetes. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is one of five centers getting the $7.5 million awards announced... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The oil that poured into the Gulf for more than 12 weeks has been forced back underground and BP engineers expect to spend this week drilling the final leg of a relief well to complete the "bottom kill" designed to permanently seal the leaking well. BP... more »
The series of town hall meetings that began March 22 at locations throughout Lafayette Parish will continue tonight at the Scott Branch Library.
The theme of the town hall conversation is Lafayette Consolidated Charter: Is it working for you, why or why not?
Members of the public are... more »