MANY, La. (AP) - The trial of a former Natchitoches police officer charged in the kidnapping and fatal beating of a Sabine Parish man will not be moved from the 11th Judicial District Court in Many. The Times of Shreveport reports that District Judge Stephen Beasley has rejected a defense... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up. Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines... more »
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's agriculture ministry says it's allowing the reopening of many of the 4,700 farms closed after dioxin-contaminated livestock feed was found. Ministry spokesman Holger Eichele said that as of Monday only 1,635 farms were still closed. He further said some 460 dairy farms were allowed to sell... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Uncertain could be the perfect word to describe Louisiana's economy entering the new year. The state took a wild ride in 2010 with major successes - such as nabbing a major steel plant - and chilling setbacks, including a sharp slowdown in petroleum activity after the... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fertility doctor who treated octuplets mother Nadya Suleman is at a licensing hearing in Los Angeles to face allegations that he implanted her with too many embryos.
Wearing a gray suit and a blank expression, Dr. Michael Kamrava sat quietly alongside his lawyer at... more »
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Gordon Doerle's new home on Main Street brings together inspiration from a lifetime of travels, materials from five continents and larger-than-life ideas. During construction it drew curious onlookers. Residents weighed in on whether it fit the aesthetics of Main Street in New Iberia. The project... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has partially frozen state spending on travel, supplies, contracts and other services in agencies under his control. Jindal ordered the limited spending freeze Thursday as he prepares to cope with an expected multimillion deficit for the current budget year, which ends June... more »
Election Day is approaching for several Acadiana parishes and today qualifying began for candidates all over the region.
JEFF DAVIS PARISH Coroner
ST. MARTIN PARISH Mayor City of St. Martinville Councilman District 1, City of St. Martinville Councilman District 2, City of St. Martinville Councilman District 3, City... more »