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  • Gonzales councilman found guilty of misdemeanor

    December 12, 2013 9:00 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales City Councilman Timothy Vessel Sr. has been convicted of misdemeanor attempted theft of utilities in a six-hour trial. The Advocate reports Judge Marilyn Lambert fined Vessel $100 plus court costs on Wednesday. If he fails to pay the fine by Feb. 12, he will have... more »
  • Councilman: Are 30 'dollar stores' too many?

    December 2, 2013 9:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Some members of the Lafayette City-Parish Council feel there might be an overabundance of so-called "dollar stores." The Advocate reports two of the biggest players in that market are Dollar General and Family Dollar, and Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux said the stores appear to be popping up... more »
  • Councilman plans to pursue tax for new jail

    November 19, 2013 10:07 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Councilman Daniel Lorraine said he is going to seek a new tax to build a Lafourche Parish jail after voters rejected a library-tax swap that would have paid for it. Lorraine tells The Daily Comet he's going to propose a 1.5 mill, 20-year tax. The money... more »
  • Ex-Monroe Councilman Arthur Gilmore found guilty

    May 17, 2013 9:05 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore has been convicted of racketeering and not guilty of extortion in federal court in Shreveport. The New-Star reports U.S. District Court Judge Donald Walter, who presided over the four day trial, set sentencing for Sept. 26t. Gilmore faces up to... more »
  • Councilman wants vote on traffic cameras

    June 14, 2012 10:14 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette City-Parish Councilman William Theriot is pushing forward with a proposal to allow voters to decide the fate of the city's traffic-camera enforcement program. The move comes despite warnings from the city-parish attorney that a public vote on the issue is not allowed under state or... more »
  • Bossier councilman seeks probe of firefighter pay

    February 13, 2012 9:50 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City councilman's concern over firefighter salaries will come up on Tuesday at a special meeting of the City Council. The Times reports that Councilman Don Williams wanted to offer a resolution to initiate an investigation into firefighter pay this past week. But he... more »
  • Abbeville City Councilman Dies

    July 24, 2011 8:32 PM

    Abbeville City Councilman Carbett Duhon has died. Duhon served on the city council for the past 21 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 am at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Carbett Duhon was 82 years old.
  • LC councilman wants building torn down

    July 14, 2011 9:28 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles city councilman wants to see an abandoned building torn down. The American Press reports Marshall Simien is sponsoring a resolution asking Pinnacle Entertainment to demolish old hotel it gave the city, leaving the parking garage to remain upright. The city was given... more »
  • UPDATE: Warrant Issued for City-Parish Councilman's Arrest RECALLED

    March 1, 2010 5:04 PM

    UPDATE: According to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the warrant for the arrest of city-councilman Brandon Shelvin has been recalled. ****************************** A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Brandon Shelvin. Shelvin was due to appear in court Monday over a debt owed to... more »
  • Judge: Felony bars ex-police juror from election

    February 12, 2010 10:36 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge rules that a former Vermilion Parish police juror cannot run for Abbeville City Council because he pleaded guilty in 2005 to a felony. Ernal "E.J." Broussard says he will appeal the ruling handed down Thursday by Judge Marilyn Castle. Councilman Francis Touchet... more »
  • Homelessness a Problem in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2009 8:24 AM

    Iberia Parish leaders tell KATC, homelessness is a growing problem and for homeless couples and women, finding shelter is especially difficult. In New Iberia there is just one shelter for homeless families, the problem is, it is at capacity. The main shelter is only for homeless men, and the only... more »

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