New information Monday about accused kidnapper Brandon Lavergne's past. He's charged now with kidnapping and murder in the Mickey Shunick case.
In addition to a sexual assault conviction in Evangeline Parish, he's also accused of domestic abuse by a woman who was his wife for just a year, according... more »
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - President Barack Obama's shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing across the country, helping dispel what many say is an outdated notion that Hispanics... more »
Summer is of course prime time for weddings, and it's probably fair to say most grooms don't take the lead when it comes to wedding planning.
That was definitely the case Saturday for one Acadiana groom who knew he was getting married, but he just didn't know when.
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Less than a month after former Governor Edwin Edwards was released from house arrest following his incarceration in prison, he's once again a married man. Louisiana's longest serving governor tied the knot Friday morning with fiance Trina Grimes Scott. This is Edwards' third marriage, and the 32-year-old bride is over... more »
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Edwin Edwards is walking down the aisle for a third time this week.
Trina Grimes Scott, Edwards' fiance, confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that she and Louisiana's former governor will exchange wedding vows on Friday at an undisclosed location.
Scott says about 10... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The recession took a dramatic toll on marriage in America, new figures show, with those 18 and over who decided to wed in 2009 at the lowest ebb since the government began tracking the data over 100 years ago. A broad array of new Census Bureau data,... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday after jurors told him deliberations had grown hostile in the marriage fraud case of Mexican-born actress Fernanda Romero and her husband. The couple were accused of entering a sham marriage designed to allow the soap opera star to get... more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that... more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America, according to a person close to the case. Chief U.S. District Judge... more »