As Acadiana paid tribute this Memorial Day, Sybil and Buddy Williamson opened up to the painful emotions of losing their oldest son.
"The day means very much to us, it's so special especially since it's so very personal now," said Sybil.
Army Sgt. Patrick Williamson was only 24... more »
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Denham Springs police have arrested the owner of a gold-buying store, accused of violating "secondhand dealer laws." Detective Zach Albritton said in a press release to The Advocate that 61-year-old Ahmad Asmar of Baton Rouge owns We Buy Gold in Denham Springs. Albritton said secondhand... more »
JERUSALEM (AP) - Archaeologists say they have uncovered the heaviest and most valuable gold coin ever found in Israel. The 2,200-year-old coin weighs an ounce (28 grams) and was found at the Tel Kedesh site near the Lebanon border on June 22, according to Wednesday's statement from the antiquities authority.... more »
Selling gold for quick cash is one way many people are making ends meet in this tough economy
"My bracelet was very dear to me but it's broken so I decided to get rid of it to help out-- we're on a fixed income and a little extra money... more »
The "Black and Gold" flu is going around the state. There's a good chance the Saints Fever hit some in your workplace hard! Tell us, how did you get out of work today? We could air your "excuses" in our 10:00 report tonight!
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CYBERSPACE (AP) - Pleasing that "true love" is going to be a slightly more expensive proposition this year - if you plan to use to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" formula. PNC Wealth Management has totaled up the cost of gifting a loved one with everything from the partridge in... more »
Victims Robbed Walking to Vehicle
On November 19, 2009, at approximately 12:30 am, two victims were leaving the McKinley Street area and walking to their parked car on Taft Street when they were approached by a black male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victim's valuables.... more »
We go back to Lafayette during the 70s and the greatest drilling boom its ever seen. What began as a trickle in the 60's was a gusher in the 70's... Lafayette was all about black gold. With oil prices hovering near $30 a barrel unemployment hung around a low four... more »