Nation wide statistics show the net wealth of white households is 20 times more than black households and 18 times more than hispanic households. Senator Mary Landrieu held a hearing Thursday in Washington D.C. to address this problem. She says the key to fixing this issue is to create more... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria is battling an ongoing illegal dumping issue. Instead of discarding their garbage and trash the proper way -- by placing it on the street in front of their homes -- some people are placing that trash on abandoned properties. Mayor Jacques Roy... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Any lawmakers' hopes that Louisiana's income picture would brighten have been dashed. The state income forecasting panel, called the Revenue Estimating Conference, instead dropped the state's forecast by $77 million this year. While the panel agreed Wednesday to leave next year's estimates alone, the drop... more »
Narcotics agents arrested one man in connection with a shake and bake methamphetamine operation in Carencro Friday, after finding by-products in the 600 block of Benoit Road. Agents said they've seen a significant increase in meth labs just this year alone.
Glenn Usie's step-son, Brett Barrilleaux, was arrested in... more »
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A biologist says coyotes are a problem at Acadiana Regional Airport. Zachary Lissard told the Iberia Parish Airport Authority on Tuesday that coyotes are plentiful around the airport, and airplane lights can make them freeze on a runway. The Daily Iberian says he told the... more »
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Officials along the Gulf Coast say tourists are staying away from their beaches and other attractions becauigh occupancy ratar the region is coated in oil. Experts say that perception could take years to overcome and cost billions of dollars. The BP oil spill has been plugged... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The executive director of Cenla Pride hopes Alexandria officials will consider that organization when looking to solve graffiti problems in the city. Bettye Jones, who runs Cenla Pride, told the city council Tuesday that her organization has extensive experience running a graffiti-prevention program. The problem was... more »