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  • State cuts limit services for Caddo juveniles

    April 20, 2014 11:46 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish authorities say state cuts left a $2.9 million hole in the juvenile justice system. Director of Juvenile Services Clay Walker tells The Times that the parish transferred $3.1 million from its Criminal Justice Fund to plug the hole. But he says there's too little... more »
  • Madison hospital faces financial crisis

    March 29, 2014 4:52 PM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator. Hospital CEO Scott Barrilleaux and Hospital Service District chairman Thomas Williams made the disclosure... more »
  • Services extended to undeveloped area of Scott

    May 20, 2013 10:19 AM

    SCOTT, La. (AP) - The city of Scott is moving north. Pat Logan, who oversees planning for the city, tells The Advocate work is expected to begin next month on a $1.2 million project to extend city water and sewer lines under Interstate 10 to serve undeveloped tracts north of... more »
  • SLU offers business counseling services

    April 22, 2013 8:13 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is offering counseling sessions for businesses in the Florida Parishes. The free and confidential, one-on-one meetings are available by appointment only. The SBDC typically provides assistance in areas such as development of business plans, advertising and... more »
  • Sgt. Rick Riggenbach is Laid to Rest

    February 1, 2013 10:29 AM

    Every agency from across Acadiana and the state, even as far away as Hancock County in Mississippi, came to pay their respects to Sergeant Rick Riggenbach of the Chitimatcha police department. "We all care and actually love each other because we know what each one of us do everyday... more »
  • Harold Abdalla Laid to Rest

    December 31, 2012 6:30 PM

    Hundreds are mourning the loss of Lafayette native, Harold Abdalla after he loses his battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Saint John the Evangelist Church Monday afternoon. Abdalla began his career in the family business of Abdalla's and was the founder and owner... more »
  • Trooper Training: Preps Before Troopers Hit the Road

    October 28, 2012 8:53 PM

    Within the past month, State Police have investigated two fatal accidents in Acadiana involving police officers. In Morgan City, investigators say Saint Mary deputies were chasing a car driven by a Morgan City man who was wanted in a drug investigation. Troopers say the man crashed into another vehicle,... more »
  • Budget Cuts Threaten Jobs, Services and Resident Program at UMC

    October 5, 2012 12:06 AM

    Patients and doctors alike are worried about the future of Lafayette's University Medical Center, after another round of drastic budget cuts. "We are saddened, we are dismayed, we are worried," said Chief Resident of Internal Medicine Leah Potter. "For people with no insurance, we don't really have anywhere... more »
  • Funeral Arrangments for Former Crowley Funeral Director Noah Stoute

    September 10, 2012 5:11 PM

    Funeral services will be held in Crowley on Tuesday, September 11, for Noah Stoute. Stoute, a Crowley native and long time funeral director and assistant coroner, was found stabbed to death in his Harvey Apartment in the New Orleans area. The funeral will take place at The Pentecostals of... more »
  • Joseph Dallas Johnson, Sr., 1933-2012

    July 18, 2012 9:41 AM

    The co-founder of a Lafayette church has died. Joseph Dallas Johnson, Sr., died Tuesday following a lengthy illness. He was 79. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Lafayette, co-founded Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where he served on the Ushers' Society and in the Knights of Peter Claver. He... more »
  • Burial Services to be Held for More Than 100 Unclaimed Bodies

    April 27, 2012 7:19 PM

    The Lafayette Catholic Diocese will hold special burial services Saturday morning for more than 100 unclaimed bodies. 95 adults and 13 infants will be laid to rest at St. John's Cathedral. It's a ceremony two years in the making and the first of its kind for the Diocese. They... more »
  • W.O. Moss Psychiatric Services Transfers to CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital

    March 23, 2012 10:40 AM

    Lake Charles, La. - The Department of Health and Hospitals and CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital are working together to transition the adult psychiatric services now provided at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital, a state-owned and operated hospital in Lake Charles, to CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. CHRISTUS St. Patrick Behavioral Health Services... more »
  • Demand for recycling services increases in Bossier

    March 5, 2012 6:29 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish is getting greener. Industry representatives say demand for recycling services is in high in the parish. Michael Hughes, owner of Hughes Recycling, which collects recyclables for the city, parish and school system, as well as private businesses tells the times increased demand is... more »
  • New oilfield services plant to open in Scott

    January 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Houston-based company that provides corrosion protection services for the oil and gas industry is planning to open a new plant in Scott. Houston Plating and Coatings LLC says it will hire 120 people over the next five years to work at the new $9... more »
  • Social Services Gets Poor Mark in Audit

    May 10, 2011 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Social Services received a "D" grade for the way it policed programs under its jurisdiction in the last fiscal year, according to a legislative auditor's report released Monday. The report cited nine areas, in which auditors found poor financial controls in... more »
  • Obama Attends Easter Service at Historic Church

    April 24, 2011 2:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter service Sunday at a Washington church founded in 1863 by freed slaves. The first family entered Shiloh Baptist Church to a round of applause on a sun-splashed day in the nation's capital as members of a choir dressed in... more »
  • Whitney Bank to Provide Disbursement Services for Oil Spill Trust

    August 18, 2010 3:24 PM

    Whitney National Bank announced it has been selected to provide check cashing services for claimants who receive compensation from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility administered by Kenneth Feinberg and funded by the $20 billion Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust. Citigroup will act as corporate trustee and paying agent. The trust... more »
  • Jindal Joins BP to Announce $15 Million for Mental Health Services

    August 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    GRAND ISLE - As part of Governor Bobby Jindal's Agenda to Revitalize Louisiana, he visited a coastal restoration project at Bay Joe Wise to highlight his long-term recovery plan for restoring Louisiana's coast. The Bay Joe Wise project is part of the larger Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration Project (BBBS... more »
  • LA Health Secretary Asking BP Pay $10 Million For Mental Health Services To State

    June 28, 2010 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health secretary is again asking BP PLC for $10 million for mental health services to state residents affected by the oil spill. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine says counseling teams have talked to nearly 2,000 people in affected areas, and report increases in... more »
  • Oil Spill: Moving on General News and Financial Services

    June 21, 2010 9:29 AM

    A summary of events on Monday, June 21, Day 62 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Bill Would Rename & Reorganize Depart. of Social Services

    April 26, 2010 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Department of Social Services would be renamed and reorganized, under a bill that received unanimous approval Monday from the state Senate. The changes would eliminate layers of midlevel management that were targeted by a government streamlining panel as inefficient and unnecessary bureaucracy in the... more »
  • Remington College: Complimentary Salon Services For Prom

    April 19, 2010 4:01 PM

    Lafayette, La. - (April 19, 2010) - High school students want to look their best on prom night, but not everyone can afford the cost of a trip to the salon. That's why Remington College-Lafayette Campus is offering complimentary salon services for local high school students. The event is called... more »
  • Miles Perret Cancer Services Offers Support For Families

    February 26, 2010 7:21 PM

    Every year your chances of knowing and loving someone with cancer rise. Miles Perret Cancer Services hosted a wellness training today at city club in Lafayette. The goal is to show patients, family, and friends that there is support and hope for living a healthy and vital life even... more »
  • 1,003 reasons to save a life this holiday season

    December 9, 2009 11:38 AM

    Lafayette, LA- United Blood Services and the Mall of Acadiana are giving you 1,003 reasons to save a life this holiday season. Donate blood at United Blood Services donor center, located at 1503 Bertrand Drive between December 14th and December 24th and you will automatically be entered into a drawing... more »
  • Group home files appeal

    December 3, 2009 1:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lawyers for a Lafayette group home whose license was revoked last month have filed an appeal with the Louisiana Department of Social Services. The state license for Harmony Center's Vermilion Group Home was pulled after an October inspection. DSS said it found children were... more »
  • LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Joint Venture

    December 1, 2009 9:53 AM

    LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Announce Home Health Joint Venture LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), one of the largest providers of home health services in the United States, announced today that it has entered into a home health joint venture with... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: November 27, 2009

    November 27, 2009 1:48 PM

    United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »
  • Foster Parents Provide More Than a Home

    November 25, 2009 1:36 PM

    Life has been a roller coaster for sisters Page and Ashley. They have been in adoption since last year around Christmas time, but have been in care for almost two years. In 2007, they lost their mother to a car crash on HWY 90. After their father chose not... more »
  • Boliver Lee Hait Funeral Services

    November 18, 2009 2:05 PM

    BOLIVER LEE HAIT Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 19, 2009, in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Bolivar Lee Hait, 98, who passed away peacefully at 9:57 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Reverend Perry Sanders, retired Pastor of... more »
  • MMS Disburses $10.68 Billion in FY 2009

    November 18, 2009 10:47 AM

    Funding recipients include states, American Indians, and eligible counties DENVER, CO - The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) today announced that it disbursed more than $10.68 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 from revenues collected from energy and mineral production on Federal and American Indian lands,... more »
  • DSS Kicks Off Adoption Month With Celebration at Governor's Mansion

    November 6, 2009 1:48 PM

    Events planned across state all month BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) will celebrate the 451 families who made adoptive commitments to 582 Louisiana children over the past year at the 11th Annual Adoption Celebration today (Friday, November 6) beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the... more »
  • Disagreement on How Scalded Student was Handled

    November 5, 2009 6:35 PM

    Park Vista Elementary officials say they don't agree with how the Department of Social Services handled an alleged case of child abuse. Wednesday, a four year old student showed up at school with severe burns to his feet,allegedly at the hands of his father. Both the school and D.S.S.... more »
  • DSS Provides Update on Child Care Licensing Reform

    November 3, 2009 3:00 PM

    Initial Risk Assessment Results in 12 Operating Licenses Being Revoked: BATON ROUGE - As part of the child care licensing reform efforts announced in September, Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) Secretary Kristy Nichols today announced that an initial 90-day assessment of a select number of child care centers... more »
  • Two teenagers on the run

    October 28, 2009 3:22 PM

    Authorities are looking for two teenagers who bolted form an Office of Child Services vehicle in Eunice. The incident happened on Monday at about 5:30pm. Officials say the two hispanic boys, 16 and 14-years-old, jumped from the OCS vehicle while it was stopped at the traffic signal at Bobcat &... more »

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