March 18, 2013 9:01 AM
PATTERSON, La. (AP) - Though they'd normally still be in winter dens, Louisiana black bears are unusually active in St. Mary Parish, For some reason bears in coastal areas couldn't fatten up enough for denning, so they're awake, active and hungry, Maria Davidson, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries... more »
May 15, 2012 11:27 PM
State budget cuts could slash children's health services provided by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). This week the Senate Finance Committee will consider a $100 million budget cut to DHH that was approved by the House last week.
Those cuts actually amount to some $350 million because... more »
April 16, 2012 6:03 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter poultry specialist Theresia Lavergne says turkey gnats have begun swarming, so poultry should be kept in barns or sheds during the day. She says the tiny black flies are likely to be a problem until early May. Lavergne says they can disturb poultry,... more »
April 5, 2012 10:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana has some of the nation's highest percentages of premature babies and underweight newborns. Now it's begun adding information about why babies are born early to its birth statistics. Dr. Rebekah Gee directs the health department's Birth Outcomes Initiative to reduce premature birth and infant mortality.... more »
May 10, 2011 12:05 PM
As Louisiana residents eye the rising Mississippi River, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps.
"Louisiana has not seen a flood threat like this in many... more »
May 5, 2011 11:35 AM
Hailey is a student at St. Genevieve in Lafayette. She is also a St. Jude patient. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August of 2009, at which time she began a two-and-a-half year treatment protocol. St. Jude has discovered through nearly a half century of research that this... more »
October 26, 2010 9:23 AM
Early Voting ends TODAY at 6:00pm.
Anyone registered to vote may do so through 6:00pm today at their nearest "Registrar of Voters" office.
Voting hours are 8:30am to 6pm
October 25, 2010 11:02 AM
A reminder, early voting ends tomorrow, October 26, 2010. Anyone registered to vote may do so through Tuesday at their nearest "Registrar of Voters" office. Voting hours are 8:30am to 6pm.
October 19, 2010 6:53 AM
Early voting for the November 2nd election begins today and ends on October 26th. Anyone registered to vote may do so starting this morning at their nearest Registrar of Voters office. Voting hours are 8:30am to 6:00pm each day, except on Sunday.
October 10, 2010 12:26 AM
Flames broke out just after 2 Saturday morning in the 700 block of Cormier Street in Breaux Bridge.
According to reports, two separate residences were involved. Luckily no one was injured, but the cause is still under investigation.
October 7, 2010 7:47 PM
School performance scores were released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. Among the results, was some good news for the Lafayette Parish School System. The district is now home to six 4-star schools, more than any other district in Acadiana. Joining Woodvale Elementary and Paul Breaux Middle, from last... more »
September 28, 2010 10:36 AM
Early voting for the October 2 Primary/Congressional 2nd Party Primary election is over. Here are preliminary turnout numbers from Acadia: Acadia (1461) Evangeline (2161) Iberia (1289) Jefferson Davis (789) Lafayette (2083) St. Landry (1972) St. Martin (969) St. Mary (1203) Vermilion (894)
September 24, 2010 8:03 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters seeking to cast early ballots in the Oct. 2 election for lieutenant governor, judgeships, school board seats and other local races have until Saturday or will have to wait until election day. Turnout so far has been light, with about 41,000 voters - or... more »
September 20, 2010 9:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a New Orleans man was killed after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into the guardrail of the Judge Seeber Bridge over the Industrial Canal. John Gagliano, chief investigator at the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, says that 28-year-old Early Brooks died about 5 a.m. Saturday... more »
September 17, 2010 1:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the Oct. 2 election. Top of the ticket is the lieutenant governor's race, but voters also face a slew of elections for local mayors, school board members and judgeships. Two constitutional amendments are on the ballot, and in southeast Louisiana, Republican voters... more »
August 20, 2010 1:47 PM
Press Release: United Way of Acadiana is accepting application for two Early Learning Centers in Vermilion and Lafayette parishes to open later this year. By the end of 2010, FREE childcare and early childhood education programs for qualifying families with infants and toddlers up to three years of age, as... more »
August 20, 2010 1:17 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As the early voting period nears its Saturday end, only a small slice of Louisiana's voters have cast ballots for the congressional party primary elections. The latest tally Friday showed about 18,300 people voting so far in the Aug. 28 primary. That's less than 1... more »
August 19, 2010 11:31 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Uniform policies are being drawn for Louisiana students who plan to graduate from high school in less than four years. The regulations will be presented to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October, said Nancy Beben, director of curriculum standards for the... more »
August 13, 2010 4:54 PM
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne is announcing that early voting opens Saturday, Aug. 14 for the Congressional first party primaries and runs through Saturday, Aug. 21 at each parish registrar of voters office. Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except Sunday, when the offices are... more »
August 13, 2010 6:47 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's already time to vote in Louisiana. Early voting for Louisiana's Aug. 28 party primaries for congressional candidates begins Saturday. Secretary of State Jay Dardenne's office says registered voters who want to make their choice early can vote at any parish registrar of voters office.... more »
July 16, 2010 9:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying everything was holding steady 17 hours into the effort. BP vice president Kent Wells said on a conference call that there was no evidence... more »
July 15, 2010 12:25 PM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The $20 billion that BP has set aside to pay for losses caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start making payments in early August. Ken Feinberg, who is in charge of paying individuals and private businesses for their lost income, told a meeting... more »
July 10, 2010 3:23 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A private school in Shreveport is ordered to cancel scores for some eighth-grade students who were given Louisiana's high-stakes tests a week before the state's official testing date. The Times reports that Evangel Christian Academy must also pay $350 per student to cover the costs of... more »
July 9, 2010 12:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup says a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill as early as Monday. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday that the work to replace a leaky containment cap on... more »
July 9, 2010 12:30 PM
Early Voting is Aug. 14-21, 2010 (except Sunday), 8:30 a.m - 6 p.m. for the August 28, 2010, 1st party primary election.
Early Voting is Sep. 18-25, 2010 (except Sunday), 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the October 2, 2010, fall open primary and congressional 2nd party primary elections.... more »
May 6, 2010 4:57 PM
The local shrimp industry has yet another glimmer of hope in this crude disaster. Wildlife and Fisheries Officials met in Baton Rouge Thursday morning to discuss what the next best step should be.
The Commission actually moved the item up on their agenda, after the meeting room became filled... more »
April 22, 2010 12:55 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sixty-two percent of the households in Louisiana had returned their 2010 census forms by mail Wednesday, a number lower than the 2000 census total of 65 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The Louisiana response rate was lower than the national number, which was... more »
January 4, 2010 9:48 AM
Lafayette Police are investigate an early morning shooting.
Officials have confirmed that at least one person has been shot and taken to a nearby hospital.
It happened in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 5 AM.
This incident remains under investigation.
November 23, 2009 10:09 AM
Local doctors are speaking out against new recommendations for breast cancer screenings. Dr. Lewis Hill and Dr. Gary Mathews say the U.S. Preventative service task force is wrong. The new guidelines say women can wait to take breast examinations starting at the age of 50; before it was 40. Dr.... more »