BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Some Louisiana shrimpers say they're going on strike over low prices. Meeting Friday in Belle Chasse, members of the Louisiana Shrimp Association met to discuss a drop in prices paid by processors for their catch in recent weeks. "Opening day of the May season we... more »
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Fliers posted around the campus of Louisiana College are calling for a student strike Monday. The move comes after months of controversy and legal disputes surrounding the leadership of college President Joe Aguillard (AG-will-ahrd). The Town Talk reports that Aguillard took student questions at a meeting... more »
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Days after a violent clash between guards and prisoners, the U.S. military says a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay is on the rise. A military spokesman says 52 prisoners have been classified as hunger strikers as of Wednesday. That's up from 45 a... more »
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.... more »
A 10-year-old boy from Declambre is in serious condition after he was struck by lightning Sunday morning. Landen Broussard was on vacation with his two aunts in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
His family said a storm rolled in and they didn't have enough time to clear the beach; he was... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge in New Orleans has refused to delay his decision to strike down a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to stay his ruling while... more »
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says production at one of its main factories in China remains shut due to a strike, while Honda Motor Co. says operations at a car assembly plant resume following the end of a labor dispute. Toyota, the world's largest automaker, said its plant in... more »
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating a slue of car burglaries that occurred on Monday Evening, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 3:00 am.
The 9 victimized vehicles were parked at 7 different establishments within the City of Lafayette. Suspect(s) entered the vehicles by shattering windows. Property taken... more »