EDGARD, La. (AP) - The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board has voted to refinance $4.5 million in bonds to save about $368,000 in interest. However, the refunding is dependent on whether the district's April 21 bond issue is passed by voters. The Times-Picayune reports the $4.5 million is... more »
Acadiana homes are a bit more safe after Saturday's Operation Save a Life event.
Dozens of fire fighters partnered up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's Office, Home Depot, and KATC. The event was all about the number one fire alert system, smoke detectors.
"We could have still... more »
COW ISLAND LAKE, La. (AP) - Bird rehabilitators have swooped in and rescued osprey chicks and eggs from Louisiana wildlife areas threatened by floodwaters. The rising waters unleashed by the Morganza spillway's opening has sent people and wildlife searching for higher ground while leaving chicks and other animals at risk.... more »
The group "Guardian of the Oaks" is trying to save a 250-year old oak tree in Youngsville. The tree is in the way of construction for a planned roundabout.
Earlier this week Youngsville City Council decided to save the tree. Now the group is trying to raise $250,000 to... more »
Student trainers are usually worried about the players on the field. But last week several Lafayette teens came to the rescue of someone unexpected. A referee at a football game Wednesday night collapsed on the side lines, and the LHS student trainers immediately sprang into action.
"We teach them... more »
A group of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are trying to save six oak trees on campus. The six trees are slated to be cut down to make way for upcoming construction projects on campus, including new housing initiative.
"We pride ourselves on our live oaks," said UL... more »
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The effort to save 33 men trapped deep in a Chilean mine is an unprecedented challenge, mining safety experts said Tuesday. It means months of drilling, then a harrowing three-hour trip in a cage up a narrow hole carved through solid rock. If all... more »
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An effort to save thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from dying in the oily Gulf of Mexico will begin in the coming weeks in a desperate attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will coordinate... more »
In Acadiana $30 million dollars in tax returns were left unclaimed last year.
United Way of Acadiana has teamed up with the Acadiana Asset Building Coalition, 232-HELP, and the Department of Social Services to help people get their full returns and become money savvy. . "Earn it. Keep it.... more »