LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - Bollinger Shipyards is one of three finalists bidding for a $10.5 billion contract to build the Coast Guard's next generation of offshore patrol cutters. The Daily Comet reports Bollinger will receive $22 million to further develop concepts for the cutter design. Other contenders are Eastern Shipbuilding... more »
United Way of Acadiana was recognized as a finalist for the United Way Common Good Awards at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The inaugural Common Good Awards, created for the 125th Anniversary of United Way, highlight coalitions that are creating community-wide change in education, income and... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was an unfortunate night for Skylar Laine on "American Idol." The 18-year-old country rocker from Brandon, Miss., added her twangy sensibilities to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" and Dusty Springfield's "Say You Love Me" on Wednesday's show. It was revealed Thursday on the Fox singing... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" viewers apparently didn't like Deandre Brackensick. The falsetto-powered 17-year-old student from San Jose, Calif., impressed the "Idol" judges with DeBarge's "I Like It" on Wednesday's 1980s-themed installment, but he wasn't rescued by the panel Thursday after receiving the fewest viewer votes. Jennifer Lopez told... more »
A Louisiana teen is making it big on the national television show American Idol. And though he's thousands of miles from home, Joshua Ledet's friends and family are showing him support in a big way by holding a watch party every week at Westlake's Recreation Center.
"I'm not surprised... more »
The search for a new superintendent in Lafayette Parish hit another snag and board members are faced with re-evaluating its final three candidates.
School Board members said they were surprised when one of the finalists, St. Mary Parish Superintendent Donald Aguillard, dropped out of the running. At a special... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - By any normal pop culture calculus, little-known, Lafayette-born singer-songwriter Lelia Broussard had about as much chance of appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone this summer as, say, BeauSoleil fiddler Michael Doucet. Lelia Broussard is one of two unknown artists who have a chance to be... more »
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - DeSoto Parish schools Superintendent Walter C. Lee is one of five finalists for this year's National Superintendent of the Year award. Lee joins finalists Linda Chapman of Estes Park, Colo., Scott Mercer of Boiling Springs, S.C., Reza Namin of Westbrook, Maine, and Mike Richie of Eagle... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU junior cornerback Patrick Peterson has been named as one of five finalists for the 2010 Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Charlotte Touchdown Club announced their five finalists on Wednesday. The award goes to the player considered to be the best defensive player of the year.... more »