LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with a rebate that helps retailers cover the cost of collecting sales tax - a move widely panned by the business community. The Advocate reports the council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to move the proposal forward, which is... more »
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Port Allen City Council debated two proposed ordinances setting Mayor Demetric Slaughter's annual pay, then agreed to consider one of them that also would grant department head status to five city government administrative positions. The Advocate reports the City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday night... more »
GOMA, Congo (AP) - A rebel group seeking to overthrow the Congolese government focused its aim Thursday on seizing the strategic eastern town of Bukavu, which would mark the biggest gain in rebel territory in nearly a decade if it were to fall.
The fighters believed to be backed... more »
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A West Feliciana Parish Police Jury special committee plans to meet Tuesday to discuss transferring land to the parish hospital board as a site for a proposed new hospital. The Advocate reports the hospital's board of commissioners wants the jury to transfer about 14 acres... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has ruled a lawsuit that accuses a Baton Rouge man of putting a hangman's noose in a black colleague's work area in 2008 can moved forward. State District Judge Mike Caldwell rejected arguments on Monday from attorneys for Reggie Parent and GeoEngineers... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony is moving forward with 3-D and motion-control gaming. During the game maker's E3 press conference, Sony announced 20 3-D games would be released for PlayStation 3 by March 2011 while 40 games that use Move, the console's new motion-control system, would be out for the... more »
The Lafayette City-Parish Council is getting closer to finalizing plans to demolish the old federal courthouse downtown.
The council voted to give President Joey Durel the authority to approve requests for access to the property. This is one of the first steps needed for the environmental studies and assessments... more »