NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When Derrius Quarles was looking for a new headquarters for his Chicago-based startup, New Orleans wasn't the only city on his list. Quarles, cofounder of Million Dollar Scholar, also considered New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta as places to grow the online platform he created to help... more »
The Youngsville City Council voted last week to propose re-dedicating half of a one cent sales tax. The tax is currently earmarked for police protection, the re-dedication would make it available for use in other departments such as fire and infrastructure, in addition to police.
But one of the... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Michael Bromwich,... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Interest rates are falling in the Treasury market as a weaker economic forecast from the Federal Reserve boosts buying of safe-haven assets. The Fed says it expects the economy to grow between 3 and 3.5 percent this year. That's down from the 3.2 percent to 3.7... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Interest rates have fallen to new lows for the year in the bond market after concerns grew that a global rebound is stalling. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note maturing in May 2020 has fallen Monday to 3.03 percent from 3.11 percent Friday. That... more »
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are attempting to identify a person of interest captured on surveillance video regarding an assault that occurred on May 1, 2010. The victim advised she was walking along Pont Des Mouton road when she was given a ride by three black male driving a... more »
Lafayette Police are searching for a vehicle possibly connected to a bank robbery. The vehicle of interest was seen near the bank the day before and the day of the robbery. If you have any information about the silver four-door sedan (with sunroof), call Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS or the... more »