GRETNA, La. (AP) - Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish will take place without the Krewe of Atlas. The cancellation is the latest in a string of cancellations that leaves the suburban Carnival season even more depleted than it was last year. Atlas, founded in 1969 and one of Jefferson's oldest... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State troopers have deferred to a federal investigation of the Lafayette Housing Authority and will not act on a state lawmaker's request for an investigation of an authority meeting, a state police spokesman says. Rep. Ricky Hardy, D-Lafayette, had requested a state investigation to determine if... more »
The administrator of the fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says he will waive a requirement that wages earned by spill cleanup workers be subtracted from their claims of lost revenue.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is doling out the $20 billion fund that BP set... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Board of Regents won't be hiring an interim higher education commissioner. Instead, the day-to-day duties of overseeing the college management boards will fall to four Regents board members and senior staff who work for the board. That decision was made Tuesday by the board... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A grand jury has declined to indict a 37-year-old Lafayette man accused in the Valentine's Day stabbing death of a man in a Scott nightclub. The grand jury returned a no true bill Wednesday on Christopher James Marmottin, who faced one count of manslaughter in Nathan... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal stripped millions of dollars in lawmakers' pet projects from the budget, scuttled a spending plan to help cash-strapped coastal communities responding to the oil spill and rejected several bills overwhelmingly approved by legislators. But none of that was enough to persuade lawmakers... more »
LAFAYETTE _ Carl LaCombe, president of the Lafayette Parish School Board and a member for the past 16 years, has decided he will not run for the District 2 seat again. "My job duties have changed significantly this year," LaCombe said. "I don't want my job to suffer, and I... more »
"It's time for me to leave the Legislature, and I'm going to leave on my own accord and my own two feet and on my own terms. That's more than some people can say." --Sen. Troy Hebert, I-Jeanerette, announcing that he won't seek re-election in 2011. Hebert is known for... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it will never again try to produce oil through a blown-out well that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly a month. The oil has been leaking since an offshore drilling rig exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana last month.... more »
With less than a month before qualifying begins for elections in Abbeville, Police Chief Rick Coleman announced he will not seek re-election. He says he has enjoyed his job but he is retiring to spend more time with family members.