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  • St. Louis Rams make history by drafting Michael Sam

    May 10, 2014 7:15 PM

    With the 249th pick of the NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams make history, drafting Michael Sam, a defensive end and the first openly gay player in the NFL. Sam, who played at the University of Missouri in the Southeastern Conference, openly declared his sexual orientation several months ago... more »
  • Today's Highlight in History

    December 21, 2012 10:42 AM

    Today is Friday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 2012. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrived at 6:12 a.m. Eastern time. On Dec. 21, 1937, Walt Disney's first feature-length animated cartoon, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," had its world premiere in Los Angeles. On this... more »
  • Police: Suspect Robert Heard Had "Violent Past"

    September 16, 2012 10:00 PM

    More information is coming to light about Robert Heard's criminal past. The Eunice man is accused of stabbing and killing his wife, Demetra Doyle Heard, early Saturday morning. "Earlier, even as a juvenile he has a very violent past," said Eunice Deputy Chief of Police Varden Guillory, Sr. "He... more »
  • 'Cable Guy' tours country for History Channel

    January 5, 2012 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Funny man Dan Whitney, the Blue Collar Comedy crew member known as "Larry the Cable Guy," says Louisiana and Alaska are among the states that gave him great fodder for the second season of his History Channel show "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,"... more »
  • 3 Businessmen Invest in Franklin Area History

    September 30, 2010 7:12 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - Hidden hallways, curvy catwalks and secret stairways dating back to the earliest days of postal service now belong to three businessmen. Gary Blum, Joe Duck and Keith Landen of Franklin say they bought the 200-year-old building, housing those treasures, from the federal government because they're interested... more »
  • Today in History-September 13, 2010

    September 13, 2010 3:45 PM

    Today is Monday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2010. There are 109 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1970, the first New York City Marathon was held; Gary Muhrcke finished the 26.2-mile run, which took place entirely inside Central Park, in... more »
  • Today in History September 10, 2010

    September 10, 2010 6:07 PM

    Today is Friday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2010. There are 112 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 10, 1960, Hurricane Donna, a dangerous Category 4 storm, struck the Florida Keys. (In the days that followed, Donna crossed over the Florida Peninsula... more »
  • Today in History, September 7, 2010

    September 7, 2010 11:32 AM

    Today is Wednesday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2010. There are 114 days left in the year. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana,begins at sunset. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1935, Sen. Huey P. Long, D-La., "The Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, was shot and mortally... more »
  • Libertarians Making History in LA Holding Their 1st Primary Election

    August 18, 2010 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Libertarians are making history this month in Louisiana, holding their first primary election after two candidates aligned with the party signed up in the Senate race. In the Aug. 28 primary, Anthony "Tony G" Gentile faces Randall Todd Hayes. The winning Libertarian advances to the... more »
  • Memories On Hardback

    August 11, 2010 7:04 PM

    One woman's memories are now reaching hundreds in hardback. An Acadiana author is putting nearly a century of life experience into a 350 page book. 92 year old Zoe Sagrera Lynch was born and raised on Cheniere au Tigre. It's a small island in Vermilion Parish. You can only... more »
  • BP Likely to Survive Worst Oil Spill in US History

    June 1, 2010 8:53 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP is probably sturdy enough to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But investors are shaving billions of dollars off its value with every day that crude gushes into the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday alone, the first trading day since BP's latest attempt... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill Has Surpassed The Exxon Valdez As The Worst In U.S. History

    May 27, 2010 11:14 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Gulf oil spill has surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history, according to new estimates released Thursday, but the Coast Guard and BP said an untested procedure to stop it seemed to be working. A team of scientists trying to figure out... more »
  • Lafayette's Growth in the 1900s

    May 18, 2010 6:38 PM

    In the early 1900s Lafayette had a population of about 6,000, but it didn’t take long for that number to rapidly grow. One of the first population spikes came after "the people voted to build their own water and electric plant,” Kaliste Saloom Jr., a former Lafayette judge,... more »
  • Lafayette's First Growth Spurt in 1880

    May 17, 2010 6:57 PM

    The city of Lafayette is home to more than 110,000 people now, but in the late 1800's it was one of the smallest towns in the area. Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux, a history professor at the University of Louisiana, said "Lafayette for example couldn't hold a candle... more »
  • Black History Parade Scheduled For Sunday

    February 26, 2010 4:39 PM

    Mardi Gras is over but barricades are up again in Lafayette. A black history month parade is set for 2pm Sunday on Willow Street. The parade starts at Willow and the Evangeline Thruway. It rolls down Willow and wraps up at Truevine Ministries.
  • Coushatta Heritage Center set for 2010

    November 30, 2009 2:04 PM

    ELTON, LOUISIANA (November 30, 2009) - The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is working to protect and showcase it's rich culture and proud history, investing in the development of a new, 20,000-square-foot Coushatta Heritage Center that is set to be completed in 2010. The Center will house a theater, interactive... more »
  • Local Historian Visits Epiphany Day School 3rd Grade

    November 27, 2009 1:08 PM

    New Iberia, LA - November 23, 2009 Epiphany Day School third grade students recently focused on the relevance of artifacts in detailing a family's geneology and history. Students brought interesting artifacts from home to collaborate in a classroom exhibit and also completed a family tree. Some were surprised to learn... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-B

    November 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    While Lafayette is beginning to climb out of the "Oil Pits" by the mid 80's, oil companies are moving out of the Oil Center and the medical industry starts moving in. USL is an unrealized asset and downtown is becoming an international festivity; this was Lafayette in the late 1980's.
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-A

    November 20, 2009 12:06 PM

    Governor Dave Treen made good on a promise from his predecessor Edwin Edwards, the Cajun Dome was being constructed, money was everywhere, but no one was prepared for what was to come by 1983. This was Lafayette in the 1980's--- "Last one to leave....Turn out the Lights".
  • Lafayette History

    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 »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 2

    November 13, 2009 9:35 AM

    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 »
  • Landrieu Commemorates Veterans Day

    November 11, 2009 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - On Veterans Day, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., commemorated the brave men and women who served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Sen. Landrieu said: "Throughout our nation's history, our soldiers, sailors and airmen have stood up and beaten back the advances of tyranny... more »

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