LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette woman accused of murdering her boyfriend will be freed from a two-year stint behind bars after an appeals court ruled the state did not adequately prove her motive. Police arrested Mary Henderson Trahan in April 2009 after finding her live-in boyfriend, George Barbu of... more »
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami appeals court has upheld a ruling overturning Florida's law banning adoption by gays. The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued its decision Wednesday affirming a lower court's decision that the ban is unconstitutional. Florida is the only state with a law flatly banning gays from... more »
The overturned tanker which was leaking a mixture of chemicals near I-49 still has the highway closed.
HazMat crews are siphoning the chemicals from the overturned tanker to another tanker called down from Northern Louisiana.
Police expect the interstate to remain closed into the early hours of Wednesday... more »
I-49 Northbound has been shut down from Pont de Mouton to Gloria Switch Road.
A truck carrying a mixture of flammable liquids flipped at around 11-AM Wednesday morning, leaking its cargo onto Frontage road.
State Police, Lafayette Sheriffs Depuites and Lafayette Police have I-49 blocked-off as Lafayette firefighters... 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 »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Several environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to disqualify a judge from a lawsuit over the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman overturned the temporary drilling ban in June and refused last month to withdraw from... more »
Authorities in Acadia Parish are investigating an early morning accident that occurred in a crawfish field on Boudreaux Road near Crowley.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon his office received a call around 7:00 a.m. that a crawfish boat with an occupant had over turned. Upon arrival,... more »
CHENEYVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 53-year-old Lafayette man died in a single-vehicle accident in Evangeline Parish, about five miles south of Cheneyville. Troopers say that Theodore Oliver was the passenger in a car driven by 73-year-old Virginia Hebert of Mermentau. Investigators say Hebert was driving north on... more »