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  • Jefferson Davis may change livestock ordinance

    May 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury wants to update its livestock ordinance so owners of loose livestock will have to pay for housing and feed for the animals when the parish has to round them up. Ordinance committee chairman Curt Guillory says the parish must increase... more »
  • Lafayette boundary ordinance up for adoption

    February 3, 2014 8:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is expected Tuesday to consider adopting an ordinance that would start the process of resetting the boundary line between Lafayette and Vermilion parishes. City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert said during a Jan. 21 meeting that state law requires that Lafayette Consolidated Government fix... more »
  • Violence Stemming From Nightclub Prompts Council to Act

    October 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    The Opelousas City Council approved an introductory ordinance Tuesday night that would limit bar hours in the city. Concerns arose after a violent weekend where two people were shot, another man was hit and killed by a vehicle and a fight also broke out early Sunday morning. All three incidents... more »
  • Monroe Council Rejects Sagging Pants Ordinance

    July 11, 2012 10:35 AM

    The Monroe City Council has rejected a proposed ordinance that called for fining people wearing sagging pants. The News-Star ( http://tnsne.ws/NnF38v ) reports that council members heard testimony Tuesday from residents who supported and opposed the measure before they unanimously voted against it. A lawyer representing the American Civil Liberties... more »
  • DeQuincy alcohol ordinance up for debate

    May 15, 2012 9:20 AM

    DeQUINCY, La. (AP) - The DeQuincy City Council has voted to introduce an ordinance modifying the city's alcohol sales. The American Press reports council members discussed the measure at its April meeting and considered making amendments to the revised amendment Monday. The original ordinance -- adopted in the 1940's --... more »
  • Council Fires Dog Catcher, Passes Horse Introductory Ordinance

    May 8, 2012 11:23 PM

    A controversial case for the Opelousas City Council was closed Tuesday, with another hot topic being opened. Council members had to decide the fate of small animal warden, or dog-catcher, Donald Tyler. "Mr. Tyler was offered two chances, and on both of the chances he failed," said Alderman... more »
  • DeQuincy considers modifying alcohol ordinance

    March 12, 2012 8:56 AM

    DeQUINCY, La. (AP) - DeQuincy City Council members may soon consider modifying a nearly 80-year-old ordinance limiting the sale of alcohol within the city limits. At the council meeting last week, The American Press reports the owner Comeaux's Cajun Gold, a local restaurant, asked the council to consider increasing the... more »
  • St. Landry council debates trail ride ordinance

    July 12, 2011 10:04 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A new trail ride ordinance is expected to be formally introduced by the St. Landry Parish Council at its July 20 meeting. Trail rides, long a tradition in St. Landry Parish, have been going through an unprecedented boom in recent years. The Daily World reports rides... more »
  • Neighborhoods Divided Over Annexation

    July 5, 2011 1:06 AM

    A proposal by Lafayette Consolidated Government to annex an unincorporated area of the parish is raising some eyebrows. Tuesday night the City-Parish Council will consider an introductory ordinance to annex land mainly consisting of two subdivisions between Lafayette and Broussard: Walker's Lake and Hernandez Heights. "We would hope that... more »
  • Another city approves pit bull restrictions

    April 7, 2011 11:33 PM

    For pit bull owners, the collar is getting tighter almost everywhere you go. Patterson city council passing an ordinance Tuesday restricting the ownership of pit bulls, but is the city just picking a bone? Robert Baxter of Crowley says he was chased by a pit bull just a few... more »
  • "Go-Cups" Gone

    November 3, 2010 8:23 PM

    Taking your alcoholic drinks "to-go" will soon be a thing of the past in parts of Lafayette. The City Parish Council passed the so called "Go-Cup" ordinance late last night, after about three hours of debate. But, now some residents are questioning the details of the ordinance. KATC brought your... more »
  • Employee Stealing Application Fees at Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Office

    August 17, 2010 10:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A civilian employee of the Shreveport Police Department's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Office has been arrested for allegedly stealing application fees. The Times reports Leslie Clark was booked Monday with felony theft of $2,800. Authorities say Clark's arrest was the result of an audit of the Alcoholic... more »
  • Chicago Approved Strictest Handgun Ordinance In U.S.

    July 2, 2010 12:48 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the Chicago City Council have approved what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the United States. Friday's 45-0 vote comes four days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it almost certain that Chicago's handgun ban would be overturned. The high court... more »
  • LUS Water Conservation Ordinance Begins May 1

    April 30, 2010 11:25 AM

    Lafayette, LA (April 30, 2010) - In 2001, the Lafayette City-Parish Council adopted a water conservation ordinance aimed at combating low water pressure during peak hours (late afternoon and evening). The ordinance applies only to automated watering systems and sprinklers, not hand-held hose watering. The enforcement of the ordinance is... more »
  • Pit Bull Ordinance Passed in St. Mary Parish

    March 25, 2010 11:14 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - The St. Mary Parish Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance regulating the ownership of pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the parish. The strict measures, which go into effect July 1, levy several restrictions on owners of the dogs, including living... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Council Votes On Pit Bull Ordinance

    March 23, 2010 6:18 PM

    In St. Mary Parish council members will vote on an ordinance regulating the possession of pit bulls. The council will take up the issue tomorrow. It makes it unlawful to own, keep or sell any pit bull within the unincorporated areas of St. Mary Parish unless the dog is... more »
  • Pig ring ordinance likely to go from St. Landry

    February 17, 2010 7:15 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - How many rings does a pig's nose need? At least three, and they have to be big, according to a St. Landry Parish ordinance dating from the 1800s. St. Landry Parish is working to clean up local laws and eliminate outdated ordinances that help swell the... more »

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