NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mourners are remembering the first person killed in a rampage across two Louisiana parishes last week. Forty-three-year-old Denise Perry's funeral was held Monday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Miss. Her obituary dropped the name of the husband who authorities said strangled and drowned her,... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans has launched a charity drive to aid victims of Mississippi River flooding. The "NOLA Pay it Forward" fund, announced by Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday, will include help for those affected by the opening of the Morganza spillway gates, which eased... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting... more »
The largest swamp in the nation-the Atchafalaya Basin- is getting 3.6 million dollars for protection and enhancement.
The Governor is offering the money to help the Basin by protecting the valuable waters in a time when oil is taking over the Gulf.
"Now we not only pray for... more »
The state of Louisiana is asking again for BP to fund some mental health help for those impacted by the oil spill.
Local counselors are noticing more and more people coming in for therapy, as the reality of their struggle settles in.
"We're seeing an increase in anxiety... more »
Verizon Wireless announced today that it invested $57 million in south Louisiana during 2009 on new cell sites, network facilities and numerous other projects to expand and enhance services and coverage for wireless customers throughout the area.
This $57 million investment covers areas from Lake Charles to New... more »
Eight restaurants in Lafayette are bringing back Acadiana's French culture to the dinner table.
After meeting travelers who were disappointed in the lack of French language in Lafayette's venues, Stephen Ortego of Carencro started his "bilingual menus" project. His company, Infine, is Acadiana's newest translation company, and he began... more »