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  • Update: Public assistance sought in locating missing man

    April 5, 2014 1:15 PM

    Sources with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office say a body found Friday has been identified as a man who was reported missing Tuesday. Officials say Justin Camus, the missing man from St. Martinville, was found dead Friday morning around 11 by a fisherman. Officials say no foul play... more »
  • Donations sought for seafarers program

    November 18, 2013 10:16 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Diocese of Lake Charles Seafarers Center is collecting items for its Christmas "Away from Home" distribution to seafarers coming to ports in southwest Louisiana. Center director Deacon Patrick Lapoint says more than 800 bags of mostly convenience items were handed out during the program... more »
  • New trial sought for Baton Rouge cop killer

    September 3, 2013 4:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man sentenced to death for killing a Baton Rouge police officer in 2004 is seeking a new trial. Shedran Williams' attorney, Gary Clements, argued in a court filing last week that his 42-year-old client is mentally disabled. Clements also claimed Williams' conviction was tainted... more »
  • BR man sought in East Feliciana traffic death

    June 25, 2013 8:46 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for an East Baton Rouge Parish man indicted last month on a count of vehicular homicide. A spokesman for Sheriff Talmadge Bunch tells The Advocate 38-year-old Derrick D. Daniel was named in an indictment returned May 7 by an... more »
  • Vidalia teen sought in stepfather's death

    July 16, 2012 11:10 AM

    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Concordia Parish officials say they are looking for a teenager suspected in the shooting death of his stepfather. The 15-year-old, who was not identified because of his age, reportedly fled the scene of the crime on foot. The victim, who was shot in the abdomen and... more »
  • Bids sought on Ascension primary school

    March 8, 2012 10:23 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish School Board has voted to advertise for bids on a project to replace the aging George Washington Carver Primary School in Gonzales. The Advocate reports the board unanimously approved the consent agenda item for the Carver project at Tuesday night's meeting. Chad Lynch,... more »
  • Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

    January 5, 2012 9:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, ending the year on a three-month run of declines that point to stronger hiring in 2012. Weekly applications dropped by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week, the Labor Department said. That's 11 percent lower... more »
  • Permanent Bayou Chene dam sought

    August 25, 2011 10:03 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish officials want a permanent floodgate built at Bayou Chene. A barge was placed there this spring to hold back high Atchafalaya River waters. The structure is credited with preventing flooding in parts of Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption and St. Mary parishes. Officials are petitioning... more »
  • Truckers sought to haul slabs

    August 15, 2011 9:58 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish officials plan to meet Wednesday with local haulers who want to be involved in the removal of concrete slabs, largely remaining from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Parish officials will meet with truckers, who can register to work for contractors in... more »
  • World Heritage status sought for Poverty Point

    July 22, 2011 5:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is working with the federal government to put the Poverty Point State Historic Site in northeast Louisiana on the World Heritage Site list. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Thursday that the Office of State Parks and Cultural Development and the U.S. Department of the... more »
  • UPDATE: Information Sought in July 5th Homicide

    July 30, 2010 6:52 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are asking for the public's assistance regarding information related to the homicide that occurred on July 5, 2010, in the 100 block of N. Richter. The victim, Joseph Lamar Dugas (27) (AKA "Fudge"), was beneath the carport at the residence when unknown person(s) shot... more »
  • Identity Sought in Use of Stolen Credit Card

    June 28, 2010 4:51 PM

    On June 25, 2010, the Lafayette Police Department took a report of a residential burglary in the 200 block of Richland Avenue. The suspect(s) entered the residence and stole a wallet, purse and phone. At approximately 4:00 am on the day the burglary was reported, the victim's credit card was... more »
  • Permit Sought for Gas Facility

    June 3, 2010 7:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - AGL Resources has begun the permitting process for the controversial expansion of its natural gas storage facility in salt domes under Lake Peigneur in Iberia Parish. The company filed a notice last month of its plans to seek a permit from the state Department of Natural... more »
  • Reduced Sentence Sought for Guillory

    April 23, 2010 11:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A man suspected in the slayings of three women in Baton Rouge is asking a judge to reduce the 50-year sentence he received last month in the attack of a Lafayette woman. Jeffery Lee Guillory's attorney argues that the 50-year-term the maximum allowed for the crime... more »

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