July 12, 2013 10:04 AM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old Metairie woman who as an Archbishop Chapelle High School teacher had a three-month sexual relationship with a 17-year-old senior has been sentenced to two years of probation. The Times-Picayune reports Jeannine Seoane averted her trial Thursday by pleading guilty as charged to prohibited sexual... more »
July 8, 2013 8:30 AM
BEIJING (AP) - The two 16-year-old girls killed in the San Francisco plane crash were close friends and top students who were on Asiana Flight 214 for the same reason: to get a taste of American education and possibly brighten their futures. Wang Linjia showed talent in physics and calligraphy;... more »
May 17, 2013 12:07 PM
The investigation into a substitute teacher allegedly assaulting a student at Krotz Springs Elementary continues today.
Krotz Springs Police Chief Norman Mouille tells KATC he has called in another agency to assist in the investigation. Mouille says, "I want to make sure we make the right decision."
A... more »
April 16, 2013 8:18 AM
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Three Grambling State University students were shot Monday night during a fight outside one of the campus dormitories but none of the people has life-threatening injuries, a school spokesman said. Bystander Tracy Lamar Greene Jr., 19, of Marrero, La., was rushed to Ruston General Hospital with... more »
January 28, 2013 7:22 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond police are investigated the death of a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student who was shot inside his apartment. Police tells The Advocate 23-year-old Raphael Garrison was killed about 2:15 p.m. Friday. Lt. Vincent Giannobile said police found Garrison lying on the floor of his apartment.... more »
December 21, 2012 9:45 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 27-year-old Tioga High School teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school. The Town Talk reports Heather Michelle Cooksey, of Pineville, was booked Wednesday into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on two counts... more »
October 2, 2012 9:17 AM
BASTROP, La. (AP) - Morehouse Parish Schools and the Bastrop Police Department are investigating reports that a Bastrop High School teacher slapped a 17-year-old student with cerebral palsy. April Lee, the mother of student, tells The News-Star she was told by another teacher and a case management worker that her... more »
September 20, 2012 7:24 PM
It's an image that has many parents outraged - a school bus driver caught texting while driving a bus full of children. A student in St. Mary Parish took a picture of the bus driver allegedly texting while driving the bus Tuesday morning. The parent called the St. Mary Parish... more »
July 10, 2012 11:17 PM
A school community and a family are in shock, after a third Opelousas Catholic student died in a car crash Tuesday. 11-year-old Alyssa Guillory, of Ville Platte, died in a car accident Tuesday afternoon in Chatagnier.
State Police said for an unknown reason, the driver veered off the road... more »
July 10, 2012 6:22 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A trial has been postponed for a Loyola University student charged with sending threatening emails to the campus police department. The start of the trial for 21-year-old Evelyn A. Hubbard, of New Orleans, has been moved from Monday to Sept. 17. A judge's order says more... more »
June 22, 2012 11:22 PM
Opelousas Catholic School, already experiencing a difficult year after two other teens died in a car accident, once again bonds together to help another student.
15-year-old Meghan Briley is a sophomore and runs track at Opelousas Catholic. One of three triplets, her sisters said you can always tell her... more »
May 25, 2012 7:31 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has charged a 22-year-old Port Allen man with second-degree murder in the May 13 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Brusly High School student. Assistant District Attorney Tony Clayton tells The Advocate Marcus Richardson faces life in prison without... more »
May 9, 2012 7:16 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - NASA has awarded a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student and an advisor a fellowship to study materials for lunar structures. Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Kulesa of Warner and advisor Marc Robinson have been awarded one year of funding worth $66,000 for their research focusing... more »
April 17, 2012 9:43 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University will play host to students and faculty from its fellow University of Louisiana System institutions later this week when the system holds its first Academic Summit.
It takes place Thursday and Friday at the Lake Charles campus. It will feature presentations... more »
April 11, 2012 6:26 AM
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University is holding an art exhibit by art and engineering student Naja Simeon. The show, called "Peaceful Aggression," opened Tuesday and continues through April 17 in the Favrot Student Union. A news release says the paintings include landscapes and more complex paintings about humanity's... more »
March 28, 2012 9:21 AM
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Grambling State University police say a 25-year-old student is accused of stealing textbooks from a dormitory, fighting a policeman who chased him down, and kicking the officer in the groin after a second policeman hit him with a stun-gun. The Ruston Daily Leader reports that Joshua... more »
March 6, 2012 7:14 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a McKinley High School student for having a gun and drugs on campus. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate the 10th-grader was arrested Monday. Hicks says a deputy found a loaded handgun and a... more »
March 2, 2012 7:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Emeril Lagasse has kicked off his latest promotion featuring a dish cooked up by a student at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. For the month of March, Emeril's restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando will feature the dish created by 18-year-old... more »
February 2, 2012 8:11 AM
Police say a Baker High School student was arrested after his principal reported that he threatened to punch her in the face. Police Capt. Darryl Rainwater says that 18-year-old Joshua Franklin became upset because a teacher confiscated his cellphone and Franklin tried to retrieve it from a worker in the... more »
January 5, 2012 10:13 AM
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia graduate student has a shot at winning thousands of dollars in prizes at one of the nation's biggest college football games. But first, he's got to make a 40-year-yard field goal at halftime of the Allstate BCS National Championship Monday in New... more »
September 20, 2011 10:33 PM
Students were caught with drugs at Parks Middle School, but the parent said she doesn't think her son should be suspended.
12-year-old Brennan Segur said he was offered some kind of narcotic pill in the bathroom at Parks Middle School two days in a row.
"He showed me... more »
September 6, 2011 7:09 AM
MANY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Many teenager was electrocuted while flying a kite with a friend. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers tells The Times 17-year-old Tyler Burkett died Sunday at Sabine Medical Center after attempts to revive him failed. Burkett attended Many High School. Sabine sheriff's deputies... more »
August 22, 2011 11:08 PM
Students and faculty at Rayne High School are dealing with the loss of a 16-year-old student. Jason Petitjean was killed this weekend in a dirt bike accident. He had just started his senior year at Rayne H.S.
"Jason was a curly haired little boy that smiled all the time,... more »
August 4, 2011 10:24 PM
UL is expecting record numbers of incoming freshman for the Fall 2012 semester, with approximately 3,000 students starting this month. But does the university have enough room?
UL's Housing Department said as of right now, there isn't enough space for all of the students wanting to live on-campus this... more »
April 18, 2011 11:31 AM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame said Monday that football staff responsible for advising whether it was safe to practice outside used out-of-date weather information the day a student videographer fell to his death when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds. Declan Sullivan, a... more »
April 18, 2011 8:56 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - The parents of a mentally impaired boy who was allegedly manhandled by his special-education school principal have filed a lawsuit against Terrebonne school system. John and Jane Smith, identified in the suit as the parents of 12-year-old student, are seeking damages for physical and mental pain... more »
April 4, 2011 11:33 PM
A public outcry for better safety at a student apartment complex in Lafayette is growing louder this week after another armed robbery at Campus Edge Apartments.
New numbers released by the Lafayette Police Department show an extensive history of theft and burglary incidents, as well as requests for more... more »
March 3, 2011 11:29 PM
A pellet hand gun winds up on an elementary school campus, but the most troubling fact is how long it had been there.
Lafayette Police said a ten-year-old boy brought a pellet gun to Prairie Elementary on Tuesday and even showed it off to some classmates. But it wasn't... more »
February 15, 2011 6:48 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student at Parkview Baptist School for allegedly bringing an unloaded gun to the school. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the seventh-grader was booked Monday on charges that included illegal possession of a firearm, felony theft and aggravated... more »
February 3, 2011 8:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans student and Army veteran injured in the line of duty was shot and killed a few blocks from the school's campus. Police say 22-year-old Lars Stiaes was found shot about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe Stiaes ran to a gas station... more »
February 1, 2011 9:46 PM
Many Egyptians here in Acadiana watch the unfolding protests from a distance. But one UL student says he wishes he was in his home country of Egypt to join in the protests.
Abdelhamid Moursy came to UL with his wife and children five years ago to study computer science.... more »
January 28, 2011 11:30 PM
High school gyms buzzing with basketball games across Acadiana every Friday night. But right in the middle of their season comes big changes for student athletes, as new Louisiana state rules go into effect over students' grades.
"Pretty much when I'm done with sports I go straight home, get... more »
December 6, 2010 7:23 PM
Student trainers are usually worried about the players on the field. But last week several Lafayette teens came to the rescue of someone unexpected. A referee at a football game Wednesday night collapsed on the side lines, and the LHS student trainers immediately sprang into action.
"We teach them... more »
December 1, 2010 9:56 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David Moulder on Wednesday, acting on reports that Moulder made threats on Facebook on Nov. 23. According to a news release... more »
November 30, 2010 12:32 PM
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A 62-year-old DeSoto Parish teacher has been arrested for sending sexually oriented text messages to one of his 17-year-old students. Authorities say Ralph Hines is chared with computer-aided solicitation of a minor and stalking. No word on whether Hines has a lawyer. more »
November 26, 2010 9:17 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - There are few images of college life more idyllic than a tree-shaded campus. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with its stands of Century Oaks, pines, cypress and more, is a beautiful example of that. But the university's enrollment is also growing and to deal with... more »
November 12, 2010 9:52 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by police, saying they failed to include any firsthand account of what happened. Danroy and Angella Henry of Easton, Mass., had... more »
October 25, 2010 9:17 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Nicholls State University student who died last month in an on-campus hayride was heavily intoxicated and had an anti-anxiety drug in his system at the time of his death, according to toxicology tests done by the Lafourche Coroner's Office. Nathan Trepagnier, a sophomore history major... more »
October 21, 2010 10:32 PM
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A college student who was at the scene when a schoolmate was shot to death by police said Thursday that the killing was "over the top, aggressive and unnecessary," joining a chorus of witnesses who say police mishandled the situation. "None of it made sense to... more »
October 18, 2010 2:00 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Complaining that Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana, LSU's student body president sent a personal plea to Jindal in a New Hampshire newspaper, asking the governor to come home and work on the state's budget problems.
"Gov. Bobby... more »
October 5, 2010 9:40 PM
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A West Monroe High School student has been arrested after he was found in class with a loaded gun. Superintendent Bob Webber says another student told a school administrator at the beginning of school Tuesday that the boy had a gun in class. Webber told... more »
October 5, 2010 9:36 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week. Links for Literacy hopes to raise awareness of budget cuts and the possibility of new ones this winter.... more »
September 16, 2010 10:44 AM
In Monroe, Louisiana, a 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in connection with the second-degree murder of his parents will be arraigned on Sept. 22. A spokeswoman with the Ouachita Parish District Attorney's Office said the arraignment date was set Wednesday afternoon. The teen is being held at the... more »
September 10, 2010 1:30 PM
UPDATE-WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A Ouachita (WASH-uh-tah) Parish sheriff's detective says two people were shot to death and their son is being questioned. Deputy Meghan Russell wouldn't give the victims' names, but said both were killed by shotgun. KNOE-TV reports that they were killed sometime Thursday night and the... more »
July 7, 2010 2:00 PM
The Louisiana Supreme Court says the Lafayette Parish School Board is "not" responsible for the alleged 2004 sexual assault of a middle school student. That's a reversal of last year's court of appeal ruling. The initial lawsuit said....the girl was walking home from an after school behavior clinic when she... more »
June 3, 2010 12:46 PM
FBI agents have arrested a former counselor at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette who is accused of trying to entice a student to engage in sexual activity.
Special Agent Sheila Thorne, an FBI spokeswoman in New Orleans, said that FBI agents from Lafayette and Hattiesburg, Miss., arrested Allison... more »
May 6, 2010 6:08 PM
Lafayette High Schools' Daniel Comeaux is one of two in the state and 141 in the nation to win the Presidents Scholar Award.
Comeaux received a perfect score on the SAT in math and reading.
That qualified him to be nominated after filling out a lengthy application with... more »
April 29, 2010 1:26 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities believe a body found in north Florida is a Florida State University graduate student who went missing earlier this month. Tallahassee police say the body, which they believe to be 29-year-old Vincent Binder, was found by state investigators near Interstate 95 in St. Johns County... more »
March 23, 2010 5:11 PM
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge says he won't force a Mississippi school district to hold a prom canceled after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend. The American Civil Liberties Union sued in U.S. District Court to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the prom... more »
February 3, 2010 4:21 PM
In St. Martin Parish, a 5th grade Broussard Middle School student is arrested for battery on a classmate.
According to a Lafayette School Board spokesperson, two girls got into a fight Tuesday morning after their teacher stepped out of the room. The students were working on a project with... more »
January 13, 2010 3:52 PM
Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center (ULL campus) will be having a Candlelight Mass Thursday, January 14 at 8 p.m. for the victims of Haiti's recent earthquake. Following Mass there will be a Prayer Service. more »
December 11, 2009 6:50 PM
A 14-year-old alternative school student is under arrest for allegedly hitting his teacher in Verdunville. Deputies say he was arrested, processed and released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings. more »
November 25, 2009 11:25 AM
Since 2000 the LSU Coastal Roots program has educated over 3500 students on why and how our coastal ecosystems need to be protected. Students from Lafayette Middle Environmental Science academy took the first of two trips to collect a special seed. The Mangrove, or Propugoles, seeds are brought back to... more »
November 19, 2009 5:00 PM
In Franklin, a 14-year-old is under arrest accused of battery on a teacher. The suspect, who cannot be named because of his age, was arrested at the alternative school. Officials say the student refused to obey rules and elbowed the teacher. The juvenile is now awaiting possible court action. more »
November 19, 2009 11:13 AM
LAFAYETTE - High school juniors and seniors from across Louisiana are invited to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during Preview Day on Nov. 21.
This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the university, meet with current students and faculty and tour... more »
November 10, 2009 3:07 PM
Think only your "Facebook Friends" have access to your profile? Think again.
First, we call her " College Student". She's an LSUE student who uses Facebook mostly for social reasons. She has lots of pics with friends, including one she may not want a potential employer to see.
... more »
November 10, 2009 2:21 PM
One Acadiana mom is leading readers on her family adventure.
The other person I followed, we call her "Soccor Mom". On her facebook page, she posts lots of pics of her kids and even includes information about when her husband goes to work offshore and she and the kids... more »
October 15, 2009 7:13 PM
Jeanerette Senior High School basketball coach is arrested and charged with having sex with a 17-year old female student.
"He was a very good coach. The kids related to him very well." said Assist. Iberia Parish School Superintendent Michael Judice
It was all news to the Iberia Parish... more »