July 27, 2012 9:13 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard has its first female general. The Times-Picayune reports that Col. Joanne Sheridan is being promoted to brigadier general Friday, in a ceremony at Jackson Barracks. Sheridan, an assistant adjutant general for the Army, will have the star attached to her uniform... more »
April 18, 2012 10:38 PM
The conflict between Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero and the District Attorney's Office continues, even after the Attorney General found no wrong-doing by the DA's office.
Romero made two allegations against the DA's office. The first is that the DA is fraudulently paying for its employee's health insurance... more »
March 2, 2012 7:05 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has sold $400 million in general obligation bonds, borrowing that will pay for ongoing and planned state construction projects. The online auction was held Thursday by the Bond Commission. The bonds were awarded to the low bidder, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. The state issues... more »
February 6, 2012 12:04 AM
Lafayette General honored a Lafayette woman with the Making a Difference award for going above and beyond, giving life saving CPR to a jogger who had collapsed. Monday, January 9th started as any other day for Gary Dodson. He went to work and then around 11:30 went home for lunch... more »
December 10, 2011 11:54 PM
Losing a loved one, especially a child is never easy. The ultimate gift the gift of life, makes it easier for families to know their loved one is making a difference in someone else's life.
"I tried to find a way to keep my child here forever."
Cathy... more »
March 27, 2011 11:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says New Orleans officials have no authority to use New Orleans Public Belt Railroad funds to help balance the city's budget. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said that the city had no `claim' or right to any `surplus' revenue from public railroad entity. The... more »
February 1, 2011 9:33 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Buddy Caldwell plans to switch parties this week, becoming the latest high-profile Louisiana defection to the GOP, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Caldwell, who is up for re-election this year, is Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official. He's supported... more »
December 11, 2010 11:20 PM
The holiday season is a time of giving and there is no greater gift than the gift of life.
Saturday, Lafayette General Medical Center teamed up with the "Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency" for the annual tree of life ceremony. Recipients of organs and families of organ donors were there... more »
November 22, 2010 3:16 PM
Funeral Services will be held at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for John "J.J." Burdin, Jr., 68, who passed away on November 21, 2010 at 12:28 AM at Lafayette General Medical Center.
The family... more »
November 11, 2010 10:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The nation's first black attorney general has visited New Orleans to pay tribute to the Louisiana Supreme Court's first black justice. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Thursday at Dillard University's dedication of a mock trial center named after Justice Revius Ortique Jr., who died in 2008... more »
November 1, 2010 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is alleging that 18 drug companies inflated drug costs Louisiana paid through the Medicaid program by hundreds of millions of dollars. Caldwell said Monday that he filed a lawsuit on Oct. 28 against the companies in state court in Baton... more »
September 27, 2010 9:48 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il promoted his youngest son to the rank of general in the Korean People's Army, the state news agency reported early Tuesday, the clearest signal yet that the 20-something is on track to succeed his father in ruling the impoverished... more »
September 3, 2010 10:20 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a man shot two people at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City injuring one seriously.
A statement from police says they're looking for a man named Darrell F. Garner. The brief report doesn't say what prompted the shooting or how... more »
September 2, 2010 6:13 PM
UPDATE: all 13 men have completed their injury assessments at Terrebonne General Medical Center and are now released.
June 23, 2010 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday and then departed ahead of a scheduled war strategy session. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory remarks in a magazine interview. Officials... more »
June 21, 2010 9:29 AM
A summary of events on Monday, June 21, Day 62 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
June 1, 2010 11:29 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is getting $5 million from the block grant aid given to Louisiana by oil giant BP for response to the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC gave Louisiana a $25 million grant for cleanup and response efforts. Gov.... more »
May 28, 2010 5:39 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking state lawmakers to boost his budget by $27 million over two years and to broaden his authority to hire outside attorneys so he can prepare for a lawsuit over the Gulf oil spill. Caldwell has yet to say who... more »
May 24, 2010 9:28 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top lawyer is urging the federal government to approve construction of sand barriers to protect wetlands from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is threatening to sue over what he calls "petty jurisdictional concerns" of the U.S. Army Corps of... more »
May 10, 2010 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time. The nomination... more »
April 28, 2010 1:56 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ten employees at a state-run home for developmentally disabled patients in Ruston received 23,000 hours of questionable overtime in 2008, and the state inspector general questioned whether the employees were at work for the hours reported, according to a report released Tuesday. "Our investigation revealed... more »
April 1, 2010 3:32 PM
LGMC Press Release: Lafayette General Medical Center's inpatient census increased tremendously in 2009, creating both challenges, and opportunities for hospital growth. The increased patient volume has created a need for bed space for medical-surgical (med-surg) and intensive care unit (ICU) patients; the hospital is, on average, operating at over... more »
March 26, 2010 3:47 PM
As Attorney General, I am duty bound by my oath of office to pursue a request by the Governor of the state of Louisiana for legal assistance, so long as it has substantial legal merit.
To save Louisiana the potential expense of filing a separate suit regarding... more »
March 26, 2010 12:22 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's black state lawmakers say they are "appalled" by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's decision to join the lawsuit against the federal government over the newly passed health care overhaul. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus issued a statement Friday calling the lawsuit frivolous and saying it... more »
March 22, 2010 1:02 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic attorney general hasn't decided whether he'll challenge the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend. In a statement, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Monday that he's got his top staff researching the issue and he's conferring with other attorneys general around the country.... more »
January 27, 2010 8:18 PM
Sitting a jail cell for a year was "a nightmare" for Sam Brown III.
To make matters worse, it was for a Dollar General armed robbery he did not commit.
"Thats a pill you can't swallow, that's something you can't never take back or nothing cause you know... more »
January 8, 2010 3:22 PM
Opelousas General Health System will be providing free HINI Vaccines to the public on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. in the main, front lobby of the hospital. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to receive the vaccine. A parent or guardian must... more »
December 28, 2009 1:00 PM
Opelousas General Health System is offering free Mammograms to women who qualify. This service is being sponsored through a $30,000 grant from the Acadiana Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. To qualify for a free mammogram, women must meet 3 of the following requirements: be between the... more »
November 25, 2009 2:37 PM
The Opelousas General Health System Environmental Services Department made a food donation to the Lighthouse Mission of Opelousas today, just in time for Thanksgiving. Garland Roberts, Director of the ES Department said Wednesday, "By giving, we are able to show our thanks and appreciation for the blessings in our lives.... more »
November 19, 2009 11:51 AM
(Baton Rouge, LA)-Investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested William J. Chaucer, Jr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana today for creating a Ponzi scheme that has cost at least 200 investors over $11 million dollars. This arrest is the result of a... more »
November 17, 2009 11:41 AM
Lafayette General Top 5% in Nation for Orthopedic Surgery, HealthGrades 2010
Lafayette General again receives surgery excellence award, this time for Orthopedic Surgery Excellence, 2010, from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company. The hospital will recognize staff and physicians at announcement/celebration on November 17, at 11:30 am, hospital... more »
November 13, 2009 12:32 PM
Opelousas General Health System is proud to partner with Miles Perret Cancer Services to expand the Miles Strong program for people currently in cancer treatment. Miles Strong is a ten-week, small group exercise program, which began in December 2008 at Miles Perret Cancer Services in Lafayette. "Participants who have been... more »
November 13, 2009 9:48 AM
Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel recently wrapped a series of listening tours. Hhe wanted to know what vision Lafayette residents had for the hub city in 10... 20... or 30 years. But as one wise man said, in order to figure out where we're going, we must remember where we've... more »
November 11, 2009 1:39 PM
IceGators' interim head coach and president/general manager Brent Sapergia is unable to maintain his composure after a referee's decision at the Pensacola Ice Flyers game on Friday (November 6). Sapergia received a game misconduct for the second straight night and was suspended from coaching, indefinitely, by the league. A new... more »
November 9, 2009 2:58 PM
BATON ROUGE, La.-- Governor Bobby Jindal's state of emergency declaration during Tropical storm Ida also puts into effect Louisiana's price gouging law. Some residents in the southern most parts of the state may have to evacuate as the storm approaches. As residents heed the warnings to fill up their cars... more »
November 6, 2009 11:22 AM
Opelousas General Health System recently held a Pink Bag Luncheon and Fashion Show in conjunction with the "Paint the Town Pink" campaign, which is supported by a grant from the Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event was held at Indian Hills Country Club. Breast Cancer... more »
November 4, 2009 2:50 PM
Opelousas General Health System celebrated National Respiratory week, October 26th - October 30th. The respiratory staff provided educational material to the community on respiratory diseases such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, (COPD) etc. They also celebrated with a banquet for the Respiratory Department. Pictured is the... more »
October 20, 2009 8:21 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has accepted a low bid of $890,045 from J. Reynolds & Co. Inc., of Saginaw, Texas, to repair the roof of Abbeville General Hospital and provide wind abatement for the building. It was the lowest of 13 bids received Monday from... more »
October 19, 2009 7:26 PM
Changes are coming to a Lafayette hospital after two bodies were mixed up at the morgue.
Lafayette General Medical Center says they'll now have two representatives on hand to double check every corpse leaving their facility. Those representatives will make sure the correct body is taken when the funeral... more »
October 18, 2009 7:44 PM
A mix up at the morgue leaves the wrong person cremated. The women died at Lafayette General Medical Center but their bodies went to the wrong funeral homes. "I can't explain the feeling," said Chakakhan Joseph, Ruby Joseph's daughter, "It's overwhelming," she said as she started to cry.
Her... more »
September 21, 2009 9:49 AM
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University has gotten $1.5 million to attract more minority students to biomedical science programs. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant is for training opportunities to students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or computer science. M.A. Himaya, head of the university's physics... more »