MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish bicycle riders gathered for a memorial ride after a weekend accident killed a Moss Bluff physician. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officials say Dr. Mario Beltran, was riding his bicycle early Saturday when a pickup truck struck him from behind. Charges against the driver were... more »
Lechia Arcenaux said as a proud veteran, her father Herman Guidry's last wish was to have military honors at his funeral. A request which was denied by the commander at the Churchpoint American Legion Post.
Arcenaux said, "the first thing we wanted to know was why we were denied."... more »
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin are the Southeastern Conference offensive and defensive players of the week. Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in a win over Mississippi. Franklin had a career-best 20 tackles in Arkansas' double-overtime... more »
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 »
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil has posthumously given the rank of ambassador to a poet and songwriter who penned the famous Bossa Nova anthem, "Girl from Ipanema." The Foreign Ministry bestowed the honor on Vinicius de Moraes, a one-time diplomat who was the poetic force behind Bossa Nova in the... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Brett Fuqua died nearly two years ago. But in some ways he lives on, and not just in the hearts of friends and family. Fuqua's was one of 12 pictures unveiled last Monday at the dedication of the "Wall of Life" at Christus St. Frances Cabrini... more »
Baton Rouge, La. - Louisiana is among the finalists for the first round of the federal $4.35 billion Race to the Top (R2T) grant program. The list of states, released by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) today, identifies 16 finalists from the initial pool of 41 applicants. The competitive... more »