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  • FREE Mammograms will be offered this Wednesday in Lafayette

    October 25, 2010 10:51 AM

    FREE Mammograms will be offered this Wednesday in Lafayette. The screenings will take place at "Saint Bernadette" clinic from 5pm to 8pm. There are some requirements. to find out more, contact the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program by phone 235-7898 or online at www.laonc.com
  • UL Lafayette Triathlon this Weekend

    October 12, 2010 9:03 AM

    Saturday, October 16th is the 9th Annual UL Lafayette Triathlon. This fun-oriented even includes a 200yd swim, an 8.5mile bike course, and a 2.5mile run. The triathlon takes place at Bourgeios Hall on Cajundome Blvd. at 7:30am. There is still time to register! For more information call, Dave Suter... more »
  • Snyder to Face Judge This Week

    October 3, 2010 10:57 PM

    John Snyder, the man accused of killing his girlfriend, Krotz Springs native, Davina Chapman will face a judge this week. A pre-trial hearing is set for Monday at the Point Coupee Parish Courthouse in New Roads. Right now, a trial date is set for october 12th.
  • Latin Music Festival this Weekend

    September 30, 2010 9:13 AM

    The 8th annual Latin Music Festival will be this weekend October 2nd, at Park International, from Noon - 11pm. There will be 3 musical bands, 6 Latin restaurants, arts and crafts, and kids entertainment. The festival is free! For more information call, 337-298-5486 or visit, aclalaf.org
  • Low Voter Turnout Expected This Weekend

    September 28, 2010 6:55 PM

    The sound of a touch the screen voting machine after a ballot is cast is kind of like Ms. Pacman the video game, but a lot of people won't be hearing it this weekend and some have never heard it. A random sample of "on the street" interviews produced these... more »
  • New Round of Advertising for this Political Season

    September 16, 2010 5:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Signaling the next stage in the general election campaign, the Republican Party and outside groups are airing new rounds of advertising in some of the most competitive Senate battlegrounds, ramping up spending and the negative tone of the political season. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the... more »
  • Louisiana Crops Looking Better This Year

    September 7, 2010 8:51 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers are well ahead of where they were at this time last year, but Rapides Parish County Agent Matt Martin said it's too early to tell how farmers will fare when harvests are complete. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service... more »
  • Panel to Hear Marinello Appeal this Week

    August 29, 2010 6:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The appeal of a former radio and television personality serving a life sentence for the murder of his estranged wife will be heard by a three-judge panel this week. The Times-Picayune reports that arguments in Vince Marinello's appeal will be heardI Wesday before 3rd Circuit Court... more »
  • Pennington Balloon Championship in Baton Rouge's Skies this Weekend

    August 6, 2010 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hot air balloons are heading to Baton Rouge's skies this weekend, with 40 balloon pilots scheduled to compete in the Pennington Balloon Championship. Cash prizes are on the line for competitors over three days of events. The first competition begins Friday. The free event is... more »
  • Preparation To Plug Well This Weekend

    July 29, 2010 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Preparations for step one of a two-step attempt to plug the Gulf oil gusher are going well and it could start by the weekend, the government's point man for the spill response said Thursday. The so-called static kill is intended to make the job of plugging... more »
  • Schools Deemed "Academically Unacceptable" - Shrank Slightly This Year

    July 27, 2010 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The list of Louisiana's public schools deemed failing in the state's accountability system - given the label "academically unacceptable" - shrank slightly this year. The state Department of Education released data Tuesday that showed 12 schools dropped the label in the just-ended 2009-10 school year,... more »
  • No Plans of Evacuation for Cameron Parish at this Time

    July 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    Due to recent developments with tropical storm Bonnie and trajectory currently to our east Cameron OEP officials will continue to monitor the situation. There are no plans to issue any evacuations at this time for Cameron Parish. Residents living in travel trailers or mobile homes should continue to... more »
  • This Year's First Case of West Nile Virus in a Human

    July 15, 2010 6:22 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2010. The case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »
  • Gulf Of Mexico "Dead Zone" Unusually Large This Year

    June 28, 2010 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers predict the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an underwater area with little or no oxygen, will be unusually large this year. But it's unknown how the oil spill will affect it. Government-funded scientists expect a zone measuring 6,500 to 7,800 square miles - about the... more »
  • Peaches Will Be Sweeter This Season

    June 21, 2010 4:52 PM

    A dry spring left peaches smaller and later than usual, but there's a good, sweet crop for the peach festival this weekend, Ruston-area growers say. Louie Thompson Jr., who has about 3,500 peach trees in Calhoun, estimated that his peaches are about three-quarters the usual size because the weather's been... more »
  • Obama to Campaign This Fall

    June 13, 2010 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's chief political adviser says the president will be out on the campaign trail for Democratic candidates in the fall elections. Adviser David Axelrod says he believes Obama is the party's greatest political asset. But Axelrod also says he doesn't know if everyone shares that... more »
  • RANT- Utah convicted killers sentenced to death can choose form of execution. Should they have this freedom?

    June 9, 2010 12:31 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart. The order will come: "Ready, aim..." The 49-year-old convicted killer will be executed... more »
  • Obama-"We will be on your side and we will see this through."

    May 28, 2010 4:15 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama has promised Gulf Coast residents that they are not alone and will not be abandoned or left behind. Obama made the pledge as he visited Louisiana on Friday to tour areas threatened by the disastrous oil spill and get an update on... more »
  • Commissioner of Higher Ed. Getting Paid $515,625 This Year

    May 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen plans to sharply cut her salary in the upcoming budget year, her compensation this year has increased because she retired and was rehired for the job. The Times-Picayune reports Clausen quietly retired in August from the $425,000-a-year position.... more »
  • BP Drilling Later This Week to Relieve Pressure Off Blown-Out Well

    April 27, 2010 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says crews will begin drilling later this week to try and take the pressure off of a blown-out well spewing 42,000 gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. BP was leasing the Deepwater Horizon, the offshore oil rig that exploded last... more »

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