NEW ORLEANS (AP) - This week, Louisiana's public schools receive letter grades instead of giving them. Schools have been getting performance scores for years under an accountability plan adopted in the 1990s. And schools have been awarded a certain number of "stars" based on their scores. But Board of Elementary... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport police officer fired twice from his job amid criminal allegations - but reinstated each time by the city's civil service board - goes to trial this week for allegedly striking a woman at a party. The Times reports Sgt. Joey Willis is scheduled for... more »
The holiday season is here and the annual Thanksgiving food drive kicks off this week.
The Acadiana outreach center is looking to collect non-perishable food items to help re-stock the pantries of their facilities. Items can be dropped off, beginning today, at the Abmassador Caffery location of Pippin Mcgee... more »
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.
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 »
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 »