LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - More than 80 students have applied to attend Willow Charter Academy, one of three new charter schools planned to open in Lafayette Parish for the upcoming school year that starts in August. The school is part of Louisiana Achievement Charter Academies, a small network of schools... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Children & Family Services received about $8 million in federal money to improve child support collections as part of a federal Child Support Enforcement Incentive award. The Advocate reports the federal $8 million incentive to improve collection of back child support... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Office of Community Development's Disaster Recovery Unit has awarded the city of Plaquemine more than $6.5 million to build a regional sewer plant. According to a news release, the money will be combined with $2.5 million in local funds to build the plant on... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two Louisiana health clinics have been awarded nearly $9 million in federal grant money. The grants announced Monday award $4.1 million to the SWLA Center for Health Services in Lake Charles and $4.8 million to the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin. Landrieu says the funding awarded... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal jury has ordered Transocean to pay more than $4 million in damages to an oilfield worker injured in an offshore rig accident. The judgment entered Tuesday capped a trial for the lawsuit that 32-year-old Dan Averette filed over the July 14, 2007, accident aboard... more »
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - China was stripped of a bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Wednesday for fielding an underage gymnast, with that women's team medal now going to the United States. The International Olympic Committee acted after investigations by the sport's governing body determined that... more »
The largest shipment of H1N1 vaccine in the Acadiana area was received by the Stafford HealthCare Clinic. The supply is designated for high risk groups by the CDC and Louisiana Office of Public Health.
The vaccine will be provided during a specially held clinic on Saturday, November 14 from... more »