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  • Search for Mickey Shunick Goes Viral on Social Media, National Media

    May 22, 2012 7:48 PM

    The search for Mickey Shunick has exploded on a national level and on social media. Before there were search parties on the ground, a Facebook campaign to find her was already in full swing. An online team is working around the clock at the volunteer headquarters on Ryan Street.... more »
  • Lafayette Social Security Thefts

    January 6, 2012 9:07 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 59-year-old woman and her adult children have pleaded guilty to cashing retirement and Social Security checks meant for a deceased uncle. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Alberta Murphy, her 33-year-old son, Learrick Murphy, and her 31-year-old daughter, Thelma Murphy, entered the plea to theft... more »
  • Social Worker Arrested, Accused of Sex with Inmate

    June 4, 2011 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A social worker at a state juvenile detention center has been booked with malfeasance in office and fired for an alleged sexual relationship with a 20-year-old inmate, according to a Baton Rouge newspaper. The Advocate reports that 39-year-old Lashonda Lang, of Baton Rouge, was a... 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 »
  • Social Network MySpace is Revamping its Home Page

    August 11, 2010 5:49 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The once-dominant social network MySpace is revamping its home page. It's looking a little more like its more popular and populous rival, Facebook, even as it attempts to set itself apart. In simplifying its user home page, MySpace is making users' stream wider and more prominent.... more »
  • Obama's ex-social secretary named publishing CEO

    August 10, 2010 9:19 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, who resigned after an uninvited couple crashed a state dinner, was named Tuesday as chief executive officer at Johnson Publishing Company Inc. The Chicago-based company, which publishes Ebony and Jet magazines, is the largest black-owned and -operated publisher. Rogers, 51,... more »
  • St. Landry Public Awareness of Teenager Social Trends

    April 27, 2010 5:36 PM

    A St. Landry Parish Public Awareness will be held Wednesday April 28, at St. Edmund's Jeanmard Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Capt. Jack West of the Covington Police Dept. will talk about teenage and young adults social trends. After parents complete this course they will know, according to 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Local Historian Visits Epiphany Day School 3rd Grade

    November 27, 2009 1:08 PM

    New Iberia, LA - November 23, 2009 Epiphany Day School third grade students recently focused on the relevance of artifacts in detailing a family's geneology and history. Students brought interesting artifacts from home to collaborate in a classroom exhibit and also completed a family tree. Some were surprised to learn... 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 »
  • 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 »

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