LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Shoppers can prepare for the hurricane season while saving some pennies during the Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The 2013 sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. May 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. May 26. Louisiana law spares those shopping for hurricane-related purchases from... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A new website launched last month by the Opelousas Police Department to help the rightful owners to recover their stolen property is producing results. Police Chief Perry Gallow tells The Daily World he personally returned the first item, a weed eater, to Diane Pellerin this week.... more »
From the RedFlex contract to bans on smoking and the downtown bar levy, several hot topics were discussed at Tuesday's Lafayette Consolidated Council.
"Imagine how it feels that in order to provide for my family I must march right back into the toxic environment that nearly killed me," said... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A recent state audit accuses the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections of losing track of $1.5 million in property. Officials agreed with the audit's findings at first but said that they have located most of what was missing after looking around a little... more »
Trappers are heading back into the rivers and bayous for 30 days of gator trapping. Every year, Louisiana Wildlife officials hand out a set number of tags. Every time a trapper catches a gator, they slap on a tag and collect their cash. This year might be a little different.... more »
SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »