McNeese State University will be asked to lead a study that would determine whether a new jail is needed in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports ( http://bit.ly/qjfACs ) the study would include projected construction costs as well as the impact of overcrowding and operational expenses at the existing... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not easy crafting an agenda for the fall elections. Just ask Republicans. They set up a website to solicit ideas, only to see liberals flood it with distinctly un-Republican suggestions. When Republicans invited the public to rank proposals online, critics lampooned the effort for ideas such... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU AgCenter forestry agent says people living near forests need to landscape for fire safety. Keith Hawkins says this includes fire-resistant yard plants. He says there's no fireproof plant, but baldcypress, red maple and sweet gum are less flammable than most. But ornamental junipers,... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says its regional offices will be open Saturday for taxpayers who need help. Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges says individuals and businesses can get help from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers should bring all relevant... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is reassuring Americans that "we will get through this crisis" in the Gulf of Mexico but that it will take time and effort.
Surrounded by Cabinet members, Obama and top federal officials were briefed on the government's battle against an unprecedented oil spill... more »
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.
The Crowley Police Department is seeking the public's assistance to identify a suspect involved in the use of a stolen ATM card. The ATM card was stolen during a vehicle burglary just days before Christmas. Crowley Police... more »
Members of the Lafayette Chapter of National Hook-up of Black Women visited two residents in the Moss Street Housing Development to distribute Thanksgiving Basket filled with many Thanksgiving favorites.
The first picture is of Desiree Hardy and her 3 girls and 1 grandchild. The second is of Twanna Livings... more »
JCPENNEY AND THE SALVATION ARMY LAUNCH LARGEST ONLINE ANGEL GIVING TREE PROGRAM
(jcp.com/angel Launches Today to Help Children and Seniors in Need This Christmas)
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2009) - J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and The Salvation Army are joining forces this Christmas season to... more »
Hospice Compassus is looking for compassionate, caring, and loving volunteers. Our volunteers give their time, talent and hearts generously and unselfishly - yet commonly feel that they receive more than they give. Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities - from listening, visiting patients, providing grief support, running errands,... more »