The Opelousas City Council approved an introductory ordinance Tuesday night that would limit bar hours in the city. Concerns arose after a violent weekend where two people were shot, another man was hit and killed by a vehicle and a fight also broke out early Sunday morning. All three incidents... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three Baton Rouge residents were killed in two unrelated shootings within a 12-hour period Monday and Tuesday. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/Nnxrmd ) that the mother of one of the shooting victims found her son and his girlfriend dead inside their apartment just after 8... more »
WELSH, La. (AP) - Welsh officials have denied a request by the police chief to increase the hours off-duty officers can work an interstate traffic enforcement detail. The American Press reports Police Chief Tommy Chaisson asked the council Tuesday to approve a measure to keep the program going at a... more »
Polls open tomorrow at 6am and stay open until 8 at night, and all voters will need to bring photo ID with them to vote. To find your nearest polling place and a full re-cap of all the other races to watch for Tuesday click on the "Election 2010" tab.
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard has reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway, about 10 hours after a fuel spill from a tugboat accident closed it to marine traffic south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Rau says the channel reopened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. He said... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pressure readings have been less than ideal from the new cap shutting oil into BP's busted well, but the crude will remain locked in while engineers look for evidence of whether there is an undiscovered leak, the federal pointman for the disaster said Friday. Retired Coast... more »
ROBERT, La. (AP) - The chief executive of BP PLC says it will be about 48 hours before they know if pumping heavy mud into a blown-out well is successful in stopping the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. CEO Tony Hayward said that his confidence level in the well-plugging... more »
LAFAYETTE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals HAS CHANGED THE TIME OF ITS CLINICS IN LAFAYETTE PARISH.
The department will provide H1N1 2009 flu vaccines to Lafayette Parish students on December 5, 2009 FROM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lafayette Parish School System has partnered with... more »