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  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 4, 2014 5:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. He told a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette Friday that people would accept tolls to... more »
  • Atlanta Catholics ending support for Komen charity

    October 8, 2012 9:06 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta has told its parishes, schools and other organizations to end their support for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity over a lingering abortion dispute. The directive criticizes grants given by some Komen officials to Planned Parenthood to... more »
  • Greek Voters Support Bailout Party

    June 17, 2012 5:23 PM

    Greek voters may have staved off economic turmoil in the eurozone. Official projections show the conservative New Democracy party winning more votes than anti-bailout radical leftists. While no party will have enough seats to form a government alone, the leading New Democracy party has already proposed forming a pro-euro coalition... more »
  • Website Tracks Deadbeat Parents

    August 30, 2011 11:11 PM

    Being a single parent can be tough, especially when one parent fails to pay child support. But a new website is cracking down on deadbeat moms and dads, by providing a searchable data base that currently has over 53,000 people listed as failing to pay up. "We do what... more »
  • AFL-CIO May Reduce Support to Democrats

    May 20, 2011 8:23 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest labor federation is weighing whether to pull political support from congressional Democrats who aren't doing enough to back labor unions. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is expected to issue the warning in a speech Friday at the National Press Club. In prepared remarks, Trumka says... more »
  • Louisiana governor's insurance plan gets support

    January 24, 2011 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Black physician groups and operators of some health clinics for the poor have lined up in support of the Jindal administration's plan to have state taxpayers purchase private health insurance policies for the poor. But the much larger private physicians and hospital groups continue to... more »
  • Vitter Vows to Support 'Obamacare' Repeal

    November 3, 2010 6:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - His main opponent was a Democrat named Charlie Melancon but Republican Sen. David Vitter campaigned just as strongly against President Barack Obama. And, as it did for Republicans around the nation who gained control of the House and bolstered their numbers in the Senate, it worked.... more »
  • EU Ministers Support US Travel Advisory

    October 7, 2010 11:44 AM

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) - EU ministers have supported an advisory that Washington issued telling American travelers to beware of potential terrorist threats in Europe. The European Union interior ministers announced their decision after U.S. Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Jane Holl Lute briefed them about the advisory in Luxembourg. Belgian Interior Minister... more »
  • E-mail urges GOHSEP workers to support amendment

    October 1, 2010 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An employee at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness e-mailed her fellow employees Friday, urging them to support a constitutional amendment on Saturday's ballot that affects their employment. State law prohibits using public funds to urge anyone to vote for or against... more »
  • Robley Bridge Opens At Lafayette/Vermilion Parish Line

    September 15, 2010 11:58 AM

    Lafayette, LA-- The bridge on Robley Drive at the Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish line opened yesterday. The bridge was closed over two years ago because of deteriorated support pilings, and funding was not immediately available to make the bridge safe. After further investigation, government officials determined that repairs were... more »
  • BP Provides $52 Million To Fund Behavioral Health Support

    August 16, 2010 12:42 PM

    HOUSTON - BP today announced that it is providing $52 million to federal and state health organizations to fund behavioral health support and outreach programs across the US Gulf Coast region. The funding will help residents link up with support that is available through providers in their communities, through a... more »
  • Inspire People Of Faith To Support Cleaner Energy

    July 7, 2010 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Where would Jesus drill? Religious leaders who consider environmental protection a godly mission are making the Gulf of Mexico oil spill a rallying cry. They hope it inspires people of faith to support cleaner energy while changing their personal lives to consume less and contemplate more.... more »
  • Murphy Family Support Fund

    June 18, 2010 11:28 PM

    A Lafayette family is appealing for help during a tragic time. Nicole Murphy (left) was struck and killed by a car this week while in South Africa. A former soccer standout at Saint Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette, she travelled to the country for the World Cup along... more »
  • Majority not unanimous vote needed for nonviolent offenders parole

    June 14, 2010 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The parole board's voting rules would be eased for certain nonviolent offenders who have participated in rehabilitative programs, under a bill that received final passage Monday with a 22-7 Senate vote. The proposal (House Bill 195) by Rep. Fred Mills, D-Parks, would allow those inmates... more »
  • Governor Jindal and Saints to Rally Support for Coastal Louisiana

    June 8, 2010 11:43 AM

    Press Release- Today at 11:00 AM, Governor Bobby Jindal will participate in a Saints Rally to Support Coastal Louisiana that will be held at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Center on 100 Herbert Harvey Drive in Buras, LA at 11 AM. The event is open to the public. Along with Jindal... more »
  • BP Needs More Proof To Support Claims That Oil Plumes Are Underwater In Gulf

    June 1, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, (AP) - A spokesman for BP PLC says the company needs more proof to support claims by scientists that huge plumes of oil are suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. CEO Tony Hayward said Sunday there was "no evidence" of the plumes and that all the oil... more »
  • Schwarzenegger Withdrawing Support of Plan to Drill off California Coast

    May 3, 2010 5:29 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is withdrawing his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking during a news conference Monday, Schwarzenegger said television images of the oil spill in the Gulf have changed... more »
  • Seize Gambling Winnings For Unpaid Child Support

    April 5, 2010 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said he backs a proposal to seize the gambling winnings of parents who haven't paid their child support. The measure (House Bill 53) by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Meaux, would allow the confiscation of casino winnings of $1,200 or more if the winner... more »
  • Miles Perret Cancer Services Offers Support For Families

    February 26, 2010 7:21 PM

    Every year your chances of knowing and loving someone with cancer rise. Miles Perret Cancer Services hosted a wellness training today at city club in Lafayette. The goal is to show patients, family, and friends that there is support and hope for living a healthy and vital life even... more »
  • UPDATE: Father Meaux Says Support Still Needed In Haiti

    January 15, 2010 6:08 PM

    Father Glenn Meaux says although he was about 45 minutes away from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he's still feeling the effects of the earthquake. Basic supplies are beginning to disappear or have become very costly. Meaux runs a mission there and a school which has since been shut down by the... more »
  • Call For Support Gets Answered

    January 7, 2010 6:09 PM

    The story of an elderly Lafayette woman having to tough it out through the cold touched the hearts of many in Acadiana. Emails and calls came pouring in. Many people made a donation at the Cajun Area Agency on Aging. "Lady living in a trailer busted windows and... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 19, 2009

    November 19, 2009 9:16 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release Date: November 19, 2009 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the 24 hour period the Sheriff's Office responded to 48 complaints over the past period and reports the following arrests: Juvenile arrest, age 14 of Franklin was arrested on 11-18-09 at... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 19, 2009

    November 19, 2009 9:12 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for November 19, 2009: Name: Badeaux, Adrian Charge: Aggrav. Battery W/Dangerous We Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1300 Blk Lajaunie ROA Lafayette, La Name: Benjamin, Nathaniel Charge: Operating A Vehicle While Lic Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 300 Blk Gauthier... more »
  • Red Kettle Volunteers Needed

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
  • Show your support for the 256th

    November 10, 2009 9:06 AM

    The 256th Infantry Division will be deployed in January of 2010. If you would like to show your support by tying a yellow ribbon or placing a sign in your front yard use one of the contacts below. Chris: 873-3219 / rlatch98@cox.net Phobe: 257-6120 / phobeboutte@yahoo.com ... more »
  • Lafayette Faith Leaders to meet on healthcare

    October 20, 2009 8:43 AM

    A local organization is holding a press conference on healthcare reform today. Faith leaders from the Lafayette area will voice their support for health reform legislation. They'll meet at St. James Baptist Church on Plum Street, at 10 o'clock this morning.

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