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  • Private Investigator: Strong Lead on Suspects in Mickey Shunick Case

    June 7, 2012 11:44 PM

    It's now 19 days since Mickey Shunick disappeared while riding her bike home. In the week that followed, surveillance video of Mickey and her bike both surfaced. But those were the only two leads in the case, until now. The private investigator, hired by an anonymous donor, said that... more »
  • Private supply ship rockets toward space station

    May 22, 2012 6:59 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight. The SpaceX company made history as its Falcon 9 rocket rose from its seaside launch pad and pierced the pre-dawn sky,... more »
  • Jindal signs private school tuition tax break

    May 8, 2012 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that creates a new tax break program that will give rebates for donations to voucher programs that allow students to attend private schools. Jindal says it will give children in failing public schools more opportunities to... more »
  • Airport hopes to land private pilots

    April 9, 2012 9:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport officials are looking into ways to recapture some of the business from general aviation it has lost through the years. Interim airport manager Ron Phillips tells The News-Star the airport has put together a public-private partnership committee to develop a strategic plan for... more »
  • La. House approves private school tax rebate

    March 28, 2012 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House backed a proposal Tuesday to give a dollar-for-dollar state tax rebate to people who donate money to nonprofits that give scholarships to help students attend private and parochial schools. The proposal by Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, is part of Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Members of deficit-reduction panel meet in private

    September 15, 2011 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress' debt reduction supercommittee said Thursday that their assignment of finding ways to reduce government red ink won't be simple. Emerging from a private breakfast meeting among the panel's members, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, told reporters: "We know that it will not be fun. We... more »
  • Study: Students in Private School Pilot Score Low

    July 13, 2010 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A pilot plan backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that uses state tax dollars so certain students can attend private schools is producing low test scores, a new study shows. The pilot program stems from a 2008 state law that provided $10 million for up to... more »
  • LPD Adds New K9 Unit After Private Donation

    January 20, 2010 6:54 PM

    A new member of the Lafayette Police Department was introduced today. Barry, a 4-year-old Belgian Malawa, will be starting his service immediately. The K9 was an unexpected donation to the police department by K9 concepts. The owner of the company Jack Robicheaux says he wanted to give back to the... more »
  • Obama Meets with Simonton President to Discuss Energy Efficiency Issues

    December 16, 2009 9:38 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »
  • Healthcare Reform has Employers Concerned

    December 15, 2009 7:14 PM

    Owners of Acadiana Business both big and small, fear what they face if health care reform passes. It could mean everything from paying more for employee insurance to possibly cutting staff to keep up with increasing cost. Small business owners say they have it the worst. In 2007 average... more »
  • Geraldo Live to cover Jeff Davis Deaths

    October 20, 2009 7:57 AM

    There will be national coverage for a series of unsolved deaths in Jefferson Davis parish. Geraldo Rivera will air coverage about the unsolved deaths on his show Geraldo Live on Fox News. It airs this Saturday, October 24th at 9 pm. Michael Dubois, a relative of one of the victims,... more »
  • LEF Teacher Awards/Nominations

    September 26, 2009 10:46 PM

    LEF Awards/Nominations Deadline to enter: October 30, 2009 234-3229 www.lefoundation.org If you know a teacher who has "gone above and beyond" their duties as an educator, consider nominating them for the upcoming LEF Awards. Students and parents are encouraged to nominate any active teacher in Lafayette... more »

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