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  • La. panel to review financial hospital recovery

    March 22, 2014 1:38 PM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - A state fiscal review committee will meet with Madison Parish Hospital officials next week to determine how the hospital is progressing after years of financial problems. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera tells The News-Star the meeting on Wednesday will provide state officials the opportunity to determine whether... more »
  • Spirit of Acadiana: 2013 Acadiana in Review Play Video

    December 31, 2013 7:39 AM

    In this segment of "Spirit of Acadiana" Scott Brazda is live at Bailey's with special guest Ema Haq, Steve Peloquin and Danny Broussard.
  • Panel starts Lafayette comprehensive plan review

    December 4, 2013 9:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A citizens advisory committee is reviewing and prioritizing elements of the draft Lafayette Parish comprehensive plan that was released last week. Volunteers and consultants have been working for more than a year on a plan that would guide development in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated... more »
  • New task force to review school funding formula

    September 4, 2013 5:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of Louisiana education leaders, lawmakers and others are looking at ways to tweak Louisiana's multibillion-dollar public school funding formula. A new task force, created by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, opens its discussions Wednesday, with hearings from public school officials... more »
  • AG to review lease of Terrebonne school property

    July 24, 2013 9:27 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The state Attorney General's Office is investigating a complaint filed against the Terrebonne Parish School Board regarding its lease of the former Houma Elementary School property. Amanda Papillion Larkins, Attorney General's Office director of communications, tells The Courier the office received an anonymous phone call alleging... more »
  • 2012 in Review: "Most Viewed" Stories of the Year

    December 28, 2012 8:17 PM

    2012 is coming to a close, and often times the new year is not only a time to look forward, but to reflect back on the year that's passed. And Acadiana has had quite the year. When looking at the top ten stories of the year, we can go... more »
  • Court to review Planned Parenthood funding ban

    June 7, 2012 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court will review a new Texas rule that prohibits Planned Parenthood groups from participating in a taxpayer-funded program providing health care and family planning services to low-income women. The state is asking the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to... more »
  • East Carroll jury asks for review of airport plan

    March 27, 2012 9:44 AM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - The East Carroll Parish Police Jury has asked a Monroe engineering firm to review a proposed plan and provide cost analysis for a project at Byerley Airport that includes cutting down almost 300 trees to bring it up to Federal Aviation Administration Code. For months... more »
  • Senators begin their 2012-13 budget review Tuesday

    March 13, 2012 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State senators are getting their first in-depth look at the governor's budget proposal for closing an $895 million shortfall next year. Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2012-13 spending plans involve the hiring of private companies to handle more state services, the layoff of up to 2,700 state... more »
  • St. Landry Council Seeks Review of Contracts

    November 17, 2011 12:49 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted unanimously to ask the state Legislative Auditor's Office to review all contracts approved during the two terms served by parish President Don Menard. On Wednesday, council member Pam Gautreau questioned Menard's hiring of former Opelousas Mayor Mike Thibodeaux as... more »
  • UL MBA Program Named Among Best in U.S.

    October 13, 2010 2:41 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette MBA program is named in The Princeton Review "Best 300 Business Schools." The 2011 edition of its book is published by Random House. More than 19,000 students from the 300 schools were surveyed for the listings. "It is a privilege to be ranked as... more »
  • Roger Ebert to appear on movie review show

    September 10, 2010 10:37 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Film critic Roger Ebert, who lost his ability to speak and eat after cancer surgeries, said Friday that he is returning to television on a movie review show that he is producing for public television. And, Ebert says, the thumbs up and thumbs down reviews made famous... more »
  • Lake Charles Officials Review Development Project

    August 26, 2010 8:47 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Lake Charles city government has received a detailed proposal for a lakefront development project that would be named Mardi Gras Boardwalk. Lake Charles Mardi Gras Boardwalk LLC proposes building a waterfront entertainment venue on the north side of the Civic Center in two phases... more »
  • GSU's New President Orders Review of 'Every Dime'

    July 2, 2010 5:39 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University's new president has hired the former president of Virginia's largest historically black university to review "every dime" of GSU's budget. Frank Pogue tells The News-Star that Marie McDemmond and two members of her staff also will check the qualifications of Grambling's accounting staff.... more »
  • Review of Environmental Procedures For Offshore Drilling

    May 14, 2010 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Review of Environmental Procedures For Offshore Drilling Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday the review is part of the administration's efforts to tighten oversight of the minerals agency following the catastrophic Gulf Coast oil spill. The review will focus on whether the agency is following all environmental... more »

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