NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jazz horns, Cajun fiddles, zydeco washboards and rock guitars - they'll all be heard at the same place when the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Friday. Performances by soul singer Irma Thomas, the Beach Boys, the rock band Zebra, jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin,... more »
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian authorities have arrested two foreigners as they were interviewing the son of a woman who could face death by stoning on an adultery conviction, the state news agency reported Monday. Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi said the two had entered the country on tourist... more »
Lafayette council members will hear from three men dismissed last month from the Lafayette housing authority board tonight.
Joe Dennis, John Freeman Jr and Leon Simmons are listed on the council agenda.
They say they were unfairly let go following a questionable audit of the housing authority.
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VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is aiming to underscore his commitment to a region weary of calamity as he travels to New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Obama ends his Martha's Vineyard vacation Sunday and heads to the Gulf, five years to the day... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Libertarians are making history next week in Louisiana, holding their first primary election in the state after two candidates aligned with the party signed up for the Senate race. Anthony "Tony G" Gentile, an oil refinery supervisor from the New Orleans suburb of Mandeville, will... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next week. The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Pay raises for baseball coach Paul Mainieri, football defensive coordinator John Chavis and others are up for approval next week by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Mainieri, who led the baseball team to a national championship last year, would get a $100,000 pay raise receiving... more »