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  • Legislature passes coastal master plan

    May 23, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $50 billion, 50-year proposal aimed at stopping coastal land loss in Louisiana has passed the state Legislature. The Senate voted 94-0 Tuesday in favor of the 2012 coastal master plan. By law, the state has to update it every five years. Funding for the... more »
  • Teacher Tenure Bill Passes, On Its Way To Governor's Office

    April 5, 2012 8:19 PM

    Both the Louisiana State House and Senate passed the teacher tenure bill and the next stop is the governor's office. After weeks of teacher protests and debate by lawmakers, one part of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform has passed and it's expected to be signed into law almost immediately.... more »
  • Louisiana House of Representatives Passes Expansive School Voucher Program

    March 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    Press Release - Louisiana Federation for Children Baton Rouge, La. - In a huge victory for families in Louisiana, the state House of Representatives last night passed a comprehensive school choice bill that aims to create a statewide expansion of the current New Orleans voucher program and provide additional... more »
  • Former Jeanerette Mayor Arthur Lee Verret Passes Away

    September 19, 2011 12:06 AM

    Former Jeanerette Mayor, Arthur Verret died this morning at the age of 78. For more than two decades, about a third of his life, he served as mayor of Jeanerette. It was just at the end of June when we last caught up with longtime Jeanerette Mayor Arthur Verret,... more »
  • Former IceGator Passes Away

    May 15, 2011 12:26 AM

    According to the Louisiana Ice Gators' Facebook Page, former IceGator Derek Boogaard passed away yesterday. Boogaard played for the Louisiana IceGators in the 02-03 season, he was known for his physical style of play. He played for the New York Rangers in appeared in 22 games with them this... more »
  • Former Police Chief Passes Away

    May 7, 2011 11:34 PM

    A former Kaplan police chief has passed away. Thomas "Tommy" Guidry has died, after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be at Vincent Funeral Home, in Kaplan Sunday from 9 am until 10 at night.
  • BP Suspending Drilling on Well Until Storm Passes

    August 10, 2010 12:09 PM

    The government's point man for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says crews drilling a relief well to permanently stop the oil will suspend their work until storms pass. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the suspension could delay completion of the relief well by two or... more »
  • San Francisco Board Passes Cell Phone Emission Law

    June 22, 2010 9:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has approved a new law requiring cell phone retailers to post the amount of radiation emitted by each phone they sell. The board voted 10-1 Tuesday to approve a first-of-its-kind ordinance that requires stores to disclose the phones' specific absorption rate,... more »
  • Senate Passes Proposal -Tapping Into Protected Funds Easier

    June 2, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A package of proposals that would make it easier to tap into protected funds, to ease budget cuts, has won passage from the Louisiana Senate. Senate President Joel Chaisson pitched the measures as giving lawmakers and the governor more flexibility to deal with steep budget... more »
  • St. Martin Council Passes Hay-Ride Safety Law

    June 2, 2010 7:16 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - The St. Martin Parish Council has approved a new ordinance intended to make parish hay rides safer for both participants and motorists. The ordinance was modeled on a similar St. Landry Parish ordinance and requires trail ride organizers to buy $1 million in liability insurance... more »
  • Longtime Mayor of Loreauville Passes Away

    March 17, 2010 11:11 AM

    Longtime Mayor, Forbus J. Mestayer, Sr., died in his sleep Sunday evening. He was 90 years old and served the village of Loreauville over 40 years as elected Mayor until his retirement from office. A Memorial Mass will be conducted for Forbus Joseph “Bag” Mestayer, Age 90, at 11:00AM... more »
  • Southside Bakery Founder and Owner Edith Guilbeau Passes Away

    February 26, 2010 4:14 PM

    Funeral arrangements have been made for Southside Bakery founder and owner Edith Leblanc Guilbeau, who died at the age of 93. Visitation will take place at Delhomme Funeral Home on Saturday, beginning at noon and lasting until 9PM. A rosary will be said at 7PM on Saturday as well.... more »
  • Long Time Fire Captain Passes Away in Lafayette

    December 22, 2009 5:56 PM

    Captain Jason Simon, age 52, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on December 21, 2009. Captain Simon began his career on January 6, 1986 and worked his way through the ranks to the Fire Captain level. He also served as Fire Chief of the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department.... more »

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