Passengers on the Carnival Triumph are in close quarters and with reports of sewage issues and deteriorating conditions on board, the threat of illness is a strong possibility.
For nearly four days, passengers have experienced what they say are miserable conditions. Lafayette Doctor Indria Gautam says one of the... more »
A group of Notre Dame parents in Crowley are set to leave in a few hours to pick up their children in Mobile, Alabama Thursday.
Despite the chaos, the students' parents know their kids are strong.
"Can you hear me momma, can you hear me? I want to... more »
More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships headed to south Florida have been stricken with a stomach virus. A total of 140 passengers and 18 crew members aboard the Crown Princess had been hit by the gastrointestinal illness as it docked at Port Everglades after a seven-day cruise. The... more »
ROME (AP) - Rescue crews say a rescue operation on a cruise ship that ran aground and capsized off Tuscany has been suspended after the Costa Concordia shifted a few inches (centimeters) in rough seas. Fears are mounting that if the ship shifts significantly, the 500,000 gallons of fuel may... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard says the stricken cruise ship carrying thousands of passengers is on course to rendezvous with several more tug boats off the coast of California. Petty officer Rachel Polish says the ship is being pulled by tugs and should reach the meeting site about... more »
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Scientists have returned to the Gulf of Mexico to study the oil spill's effects on whales and other endangered animals. Tags, tissue samples, and sound are among the methods that the scientific crew on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ship will use to study... more »
Deadline to enter: October 30, 2009
If you know a teacher who has "gone above and beyond" their duties as an educator, consider nominating them for the upcoming LEF Awards. Students and parents are encouraged to nominate any active teacher in Lafayette... more »