While the nation watches the frantic search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, one local family sees a sad irony in the story.
Lafayette residents Robin and Ricky Wright, parents of University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Danielle Wright, missing at sea, say they are sickened by what they... more »
LONDON (AP) - Officials have charged the British prime minister's former media aide and the ex-chief of Rupert Murdoch's News International with bribery offenses. Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks were among four people being charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.... more »
A member of Louisiana State University's governing board says it may be wise for the system to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Faced with a 6.8 percent cut to state funds, board member Stephen Perry of New Orleans said it might be better to cut specific programs deeply, instead of just... more »
PARIS (AP) - A French judicial official says oil giant Total, its chief executive and 17 other people will stand trial in a case of alleged corruption linked to the scandal-ridden United Nations oil-for-food program for Iraq. The official said the trial of Total CEO Christophe Margerie, senator and former... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt, his wife and his sister have been acquitted of all counts in their federal conspiracy trial. Belt, his wife, Tracy and his sister, Julie Bernard, were found not guilty Wednesday afternoon of alleged crimes related to the operation of a... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The owner of a Beverly Hills beauty salon was charged with fraud Wednesday for using credit card information from clients such as Liv Tyler to ring up hundreds of thousands of dollars in bogus charges, authorities said. Maria Gabriella Perez, 51, was arrested by Secret Service... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In addition to closing its Avondale shipyard in early 2013, Northrop Grumman Corp. also plans to shutter smaller yards at Tallulah and Waggaman in Louisiana. The Los Angeles-based defense contractor said Tuesday that it will close the Avondale yard - with 5,000 employees - after work... more »