October 4, 2012 10:11 AM
Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for PACT United funding!
United Way of Acadiana invites nonprofit organizations to be part of the PACT (Plan of Action for Community Transformation) in 2013.
On Monday, October 1st, nonprofit organizations in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes can begin submitting... more »
August 12, 2012 1:51 PM
United Healthcare wants Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to reverse the multimillion-dollar hiring of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to manage state employee health insurance plans. In a 15-page protest released this week, United Healthcare accused the Office of Group Benefits, which helped review the proposals, of producing a... more »
March 29, 2012 11:56 PM
The recovery effort is far from over for victims of recent flooding in Acadiana. With over 1,200 homes affected, it could take months until families get their lives back on track. So to help in the flood recovery, the United Way of Acadiana has formed the Long Term Recovery Coalition... more »
March 2, 2012 6:45 AM
The last Continental flight takes off on Friday, and the airline that was once one of the nation's biggest will all but disappear into United Airlines. United and Continental merged in 2010, but until this Saturday, passengers almost could have missed it. The big change occurs early Saturday when United... more »
February 14, 2012 12:51 AM
At a public forum Monday night, the St. Landry United Coalition of Educators (SLUCE) outlined what representatives called wasteful spending and mismanagement of funds by the St. Landry Parish School Board.
As we've been reporting for several months, the board is facing a nearly $4-million budget shortfall this year... more »
August 6, 2011 12:01 PM
LONDON (AP) - The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked some 70 law enforcement websites across the southern and central United States in retaliation for the arrests of its sympathizers in the U.S. and Britain. The group also claimed to have stolen 10 gigabytes of data, including... more »
May 2, 2011 1:44 AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Osama bin Laden was holed up in a two-story house 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy when four helicopters carrying U.S. anti-terror forces swooped in the early morning hours of Monday and killed him. Flames rose Monday from the building that was the apparent target of... more »
May 1, 2011 11:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday. President Barack Obama was expected to address the nation on the developments Sunday... more »
October 1, 2010 6:24 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced several management changes this week for the Western District of Louisiana's U. S. Attorney's Office. Finley, a 15 year prosecutor with the office, was nominated by President Obama in January of this year and was confirmed by the U. S.... more »
September 29, 2010 9:23 AM
"The Pumpkin Patch" is now open at the Covenant United Methodist Church. The Pumpkin Patch will be open from now until October 31st. The current hours are Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm and Sunday 1pm - 7pm.
There are lots of weekend activities for the family. All proceeds benefit... more »
August 5, 2010 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says al-Qaida's core membership in Pakistan along with affiliates in Africa and Yemen pose the most dangerous terrorist threat to the United States and its interests abroad. In its annual report on global terrorism, the State Department says that although al-Qaida suffered some setbacks... more »
April 26, 2010 4:45 PM
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently took time from their training schedule to participate in the "United through Reading" program offered at the United Services Organization at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Soldiers read a book of... more »
February 24, 2010 10:40 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that a fire offshore early this morning has been extinguished. Officials stationed in Morgan City say the fire started after a vessel struck a pipeline off the south central coast of Louisiana. There are no reports of injuries at this time and the incident... more »
February 24, 2010 8:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internet isn't a government entity, rather a network of interconnected computer systems. But industry experts say the U.S. government needs to take a more active role in making sure that the Internet remains secure. The analysts note as business and government rely more on the Internet,... more »
February 23, 2010 11:45 AM
Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
February 11, 2010 1:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Close to 100 passengers on a United Airlines flight spent an extra night in New Orleans because of heavy traffic as a result of the parade honoring the Super Bowl-winning Saints, the airline said Wednesday. The flight to Los Angeles was supposed to leave at 7:18... more »
January 15, 2010 2:25 PM
LAFAYETTE - United Way is encouraging local residents to join worldwide efforts to respond to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. French-speaking countries like Haiti came to the aid of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
"Our office has already been contacted about our... more »
January 14, 2010 1:56 PM
U.S. officials say they've stopped all civilian flights from the United States to Haiti at the request of the Haitian government, because there is no room on the ground for more planes and not enough jet fuel for planes to go back.
A U.S. official said the Federal Aviation... more »
January 6, 2010 3:39 PM
LAFAYETTE - Ante' up Acadiana and play a hand at the Acadiana Series of Poker benefiting United Way of Acadiana.
This year's tournament, sponsored and coordinated by Chevron and its employees, is being held Friday, January 29th at the CAJUNDOME Convention Center. Dealing begins at 6p.m. and will conclude... more »
January 6, 2010 12:48 PM
The recent holiday season, high patient usage, and a lack of blood donations have caused an urgent and critical need for blood. Local hospitals are experiencing a high increase in blood usage and United Blood Services is down to a one day supply to service all local hospitals. Your blood... more »
December 30, 2009 1:14 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Netherlands announced Wednesday it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, issuing a report that called the failed Christmas Day airline bombing a "professional" terror attack.
"It is not exaggerating to say the world has escaped... more »
December 9, 2009 11:38 AM
Lafayette, LA- United Blood Services and the Mall of Acadiana are giving you 1,003 reasons to save a life this holiday season. Donate blood at United Blood Services donor center, located at 1503 Bertrand Drive between December 14th and December 24th and you will automatically be entered into a drawing... more »
December 2, 2009 1:31 PM
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today introduced an amendment to the Senate health care bill that would prevent the new United States Preventive Service Task Force recommendations from restricting mammograms for women. In November, the USPSTF released a series of recommendations that stand in stark contrast to common-held... more »
December 1, 2009 1:36 PM
Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $217,782 grant to construct coastal protections in Vermilion Parish.
"Rebuilding our coast throughout Southwest Louisiana is a monumental project, but we are making progress," Boustany said. "With the end of... more »
December 1, 2009 12:10 PM
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass.
"This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
December 1, 2009 9:05 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting a $1.7 million federal grant intended to spread high-speed Internet connections to rural communities and other areas with lesser online access. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the state's grant amount Monday. It comes from a $7 billion pot of federal stimulus... more »
November 27, 2009 1:48 PM
United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »
November 24, 2009 10:20 AM
PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION
Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade
President Obama today... more »
November 24, 2009 9:19 AM
Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side... more »
November 20, 2009 9:13 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Customs officials say they got a surprise when they found 316,000 glass bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments at the Los Angeles harbor. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that agents found the highly decorated drug pipes in 860 boxes shipped from China. The cargo, estimated... more »
November 18, 2009 11:52 AM
United Way of Acadiana Dedicates Staff Offices in Honor of Longtime Executive Director
Lafayette - Dedicated, persistent, and happy are three words that come to mind when thinking of longtime United Way of Acadiana Executive Director, Arthur H. "Happy" Bryan. "Happy" Bryan served United Way of Acadiana for twenty... more »
November 18, 2009 10:47 AM
Funding recipients include states, American Indians, and eligible counties
DENVER, CO - The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) today announced that it disbursed more than $10.68 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 from revenues collected from energy and mineral production on Federal and American Indian lands,... more »
November 16, 2009 8:22 AM
SHANGHAI (AP) - President Barack Obama is promoting the idea of Internet freedom to people in China - a land where such freedom is uncommon. The president told a group of Chinese students that unrestricted Internet access in the United States is a source of strength. He also says it... more »
November 12, 2009 11:51 AM
Lafayette, LA- Attention all Twilighters....A New Moon will rise Thursday, November 19th, at The Grand Theatre 16 on Johnston Street and United Blood Services will be joining in on the vampirisms by collecting life saving blood donations from 8:30pm until Midnight. The first 10 donors will receive a general admission... more »
November 6, 2009 1:35 PM
LAFAYETTE, LA- October 17, 2009- Seventeen children and their families joined in a fun filled trip to the Covenant United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, through the Junior League of Lafayette's SMILES program. Junior League of Lafayette volunteers assisted the children in picking out and decorating pumpkins that the children took... more »
November 5, 2009 7:52 AM
The 10th annual Chevron Gumbo cook-off gets stirring today (Thursday, November 5). It's an all you can eat lunch benefiting United Way of Acadiana. Just purchase your 5-dollar ticket at the event in the back parking lot of the Chevron office on Johnston Street. The grub goes on from 11:30... more »
November 3, 2009 9:36 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say an LSU transfer student from the United Kingdom has been accused of repeatedly raping a woman on campus over the weekend. An affidavit of probable cause says 20-year-old Simon James Taylor allegedly raped the woman inside a portable restroom and his LeJeune Hall... more »