JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The executors of Nelson Mandela's estate say he left behind about $4.1 million and that the will's beneficiaries include his family, members of his staff, schools that he attended and the African National Congress, the liberation movement during white rule that now governs South Africa. Executor Dikgang... more »
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president, has been admitted to a hospital with a recurring lung infection, South Africa said Thursday. Mandela, 94, has become increasingly frail in recent years and has been hospitalized several times since last year, most recently... more »
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A spokeswoman for the South African city of Cape Town says one person died after a scaffolding collapsed in high winds outside a Linkin Park concert, injuring 19 other people. Kylie Hatton said Thursday a woman died after being taken to the hospital. She said 19 people... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Sammy Kershaw and other artists have scheduled a July 20 concert to raise money for the family of Lafayette siblings hit by a drunk driver while in South Africa to see the World Cup. The June 16 accident killed 24-year-old Nicole Murphy and severely injured her... more »
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Two South African police officers say that Paris Hilton was detained in the city of Port Elizabeth, while in possession of marijuana. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, since they were not authorized to release Hilton's name before she appears in court. One officer said... more »
A Lafayette family's trip to the World Cup has took a tragic turn. 24 year old Nicole Murphy was struck and killed by a car in South Africa Tuesday. Murphy was in South Africa with her Dad and three siblings. She and two of her siblings were hit by a... more »
A new second chance program is in the works in Lafayette. It will not only help those in need but will also re-model an eye sore off of I-49.
The old Ramada Inn property will be transformed into one of eight phases for the program. The building has been... more »