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  • Agencies Join Together to Help Flood Victims Recover

    March 29, 2012 11:56 PM

    The recovery effort is far from over for victims of recent flooding in Acadiana. With over 1,200 homes affected, it could take months until families get their lives back on track. So to help in the flood recovery, the United Way of Acadiana has formed the Long Term Recovery Coalition... more »
  • Pawn/Gun Shop Owner Murder Trial

    August 16, 2011 11:35 PM

    In Iberia Parish, a trial is underway for the murder of 72 year old Sidney Long, who was shot and killed inside his New Iberia Gun & Pawn shop back in 2008. Defendent Easton Francisco's trial for first-degree murder began Tuesday. He waived his right to appear in court... more »
  • Long-Feared Flood Rolls Toward La. Bayou Country

    May 19, 2011 6:02 AM

    AMELIA, La. (AP) - The oil-and-seafood hub of Morgan City, La., has been hit by one disaster after another, from hurricanes to the BP oil spill. The latest trouble involves a deluge of water that was diverted from the Mississippi River and is headed toward the town of about 12,000... more »
  • Obama to Call for Attack on Long-Term Deficits

    April 13, 2011 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama outlines his plan to reduce federal deficits later today, he's risking anger from liberals along with scorn from Republicans. He's been briefing congressional leaders today on his plan, which will include increased taxes while targeting some politically-sensitive health care programs. The White House... more »
  • Long Murder Suspect Sentenced

    March 23, 2011 7:04 PM

    Melissa Long is finding some closure after the youngest of three suspects in the murder of her father, Sidney Long, is sentenced. Akeem Evans entered a plea deal Tuesday. He plead to manslaughter instead of first degree murder. He was sentenced to 40 years hard labor. But, Melissa and... more »
  • Palmer Long, last of Huey Long's children, dies

    October 25, 2010 10:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Palmer Reid Long, the last surviving child of 1930s populist Huey P. Long, has died. Long, 89, died on Saturday in Shreveport. His brother was the late U.S. Sen. Russell Long, who died in 2003, while his uncle, Earl K. Long, also was elected governor of... more »
  • Son Dies from Fire, Mother Pulled From Window

    October 8, 2010 2:47 PM

    At 8:19 this morning, Lafayette Fire Department responded to 203-D Long Plantation Boulevard to a reported townhouse fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from a two story townhouse. One of the owners, Lowell Evans, 74, was outside pointing at the window on the second floor. His wife, Margaret... more »
  • UPDATE: One Dead in Lafayette Apartment Fire

    October 8, 2010 10:00 AM

    One man has died after fire broke out at a Lafayette apartment complex around 8:30 this morning. It happened at 203 B Long Plantation Blvd across from River Ranch in Lafayette. Paramedics rushed to the scene after a report of multiple victims. A female from apartment B was taken... more »
  • Continued Concern About Long-Term Oil Cleanup Efforts

    September 21, 2010 3:33 PM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - Cleanup crews on fishing boats outfitted with giant vacuum devices sucked up pools of oil from the blackened edge of a small Louisiana barrier island Tuesday as the head of the federal oil spill response looked on. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft toured coastal... more »
  • Huey Long Symposium Being Held in Baton Rouge

    August 28, 2010 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The life and death of Louisiana's most famous former governor and U.S. senator, Huey Long, is the subject of a two-day symposium this weekend in Baton Rouge. Among those who will make presentations Saturday about the man called the Kingfish is Dr. Carl Weiss Jr.,... more »
  • Major Study Charts Long-Lasting Oil Plume in Gulf

    August 20, 2010 6:21 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably lester for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill. The most worrisome part is... more »
  • Huey Long's Son Found

    May 13, 2010 6:28 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say the son of former Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long has been found. Shreveport Police say 88-year-old Palmer R. Long Sr. was found safely Thursday morning in Columbus, Miss. He was last seen about 9 a.m. Wednesday leaving his... more »
  • Son of Huey P. Long Missing

    May 13, 2010 11:47 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say the son of former Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long is missing. Police say 88-year-old Palmer R. Long Sr. was last seen about 9 a.m. Wednesday leaving his residence in south Shreveport and heading to Minden. Long was driving a white Mercedes Benz E350.... more »
  • Long Time Fire Captain Passes Away in Lafayette

    December 22, 2009 5:56 PM

    Captain Jason Simon, age 52, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on December 21, 2009. Captain Simon began his career on January 6, 1986 and worked his way through the ranks to the Fire Captain level. He also served as Fire Chief of the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department.... more »

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