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  • Women wearing red are seen by other women as sexual threats

    July 13, 2014 2:06 PM

    Women see red when they spot other ladies wearing the sexy color, a new study claims. Females view other females dressed in red as a sexual threat - prompting them to fiercely guard their man, according to the study from University of Rochester. If you're a gal who wants... more »
  • 2 Calcasieu Women Booked with Assisting Escape

    May 24, 2014 5:29 PM

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Stefani O'Quain, 26, 915 Lewis St., Sulphur, and Meagan Garrett, 24, 2465 Hwy. 397, Lake Charles, for assisting inmate trustee Scottie Carrier who walked off from his work detail at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles on Friday, May 23, 2014. Deputies discovered O'Quain,... more »
  • Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission

    March 22, 2014 5:34 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as... more »
  • Spirit of Acadiana: UL Women's BB Play Video

    March 6, 2014 8:52 AM

    In this "Spirit of Acadiana" Scott show's UL Lafayette's Women's basketball teams transformation from nine wins a year ago now. An interview with the head coach and team members show the new "team" concept at UL Lafayette. Check out the video!
  • Annual Women with Heart Awards Luncheon Play Video

    February 6, 2014 7:27 AM

    The St. Landry - Evangeline United Way Women's Leadership Council will host its "Women with Heart" awards luncheon. This event will take place at the Opelousas Civic Center on Friday, February 14, 2014. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with Honorary Chairperson Ginger Meyers of LHC Group along with guest... more »
  • 2014 Lafayette Go Red Luncheon Play Video

    January 31, 2014 8:10 AM

    " Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke ..." is the mission that drives the Go Red for Women campaign. The American Heart Association is having its annual Go Red for Women luncheon at the Lafayette Hilton. On Thursday, February 20th the educational luncheon will celebrate heart disease... more »
  • Man indicted in deaths of 2 women

    March 23, 2012 10:13 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has indicted a Lake Charles man who police say stabbed two women to death and seriously injured a third person Jan 4. The American Press reports Mark Wayne Thibodeaux was indicted Thursday on two counts of second-degree murder and one... more »
  • 8 Women Allege Rape, Harassment in Military Suit

    March 6, 2012 8:40 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight current and former members of the U.S. military are claiming they were raped, assaulted or harassed during their service and suffered retaliation when they reported it. A lawsuit being filed today in U.S. District Court in Washington accuses the military of having a "high tolerance for... more »
  • Victorious Women of God Ministries 12th Annual Women's Conference

    January 13, 2012 9:25 AM

    The Victorious Women of God Ministries will be having their 12th annual Women's Conference. The conference will be held here in Lafayette, Louisiana at Gethsemane Church of God in Christ during the days of January 26-28, 2012. The theme for this conference is "Living Life Without Limits." The conference begins... more »
  • Caddo sheriff: holiday safety course for women

    September 19, 2011 10:30 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Holiday shoppers alert. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is offering a blue-light special: a free personal safety course for women aged 18 and up. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says each includes a Friday evening session about how to avoid being a victim and a Saturday morning... more »
  • Lafayette Woman Finds Son

    July 2, 2011 11:17 PM

    For many this 4th of July weekend is a patriotic celebration with family and friends, and for one Lafayette family it's a reunion of a lifetime in the making. After searching for more than 20 years Shelia Richard says she finally found her first born,Kevin Thomas after being forced to... more »
  • Women Wellness 2011

    February 10, 2011 9:47 AM

    Event Name - WOMEN WELLNESS 2011 Organization - LYDIA CANCER ASSOCIATION Event Place - CLUB LA LOU BANQUET HALL , NEW IBERIA Event Date - APRIL 2, 2011 Event Time - DOORS OPEN @ 6PM Event Phone Number - 337-380-6902 Event Website - lydiacancerassociation.org... more »
  • New Health Risk for Women on Hormone Pills

    October 11, 2010 5:19 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Women who use hormone pills after menopause may have a new health issue to worry about. An analysis of government research suggests that kidney stones should be added to the list. The research looked at 24,000 postmenopausal women who were taking either hormones or dummy pills. The... more »
  • Fresh Debate Over Whether Women in Their 40s Should Get Mammograms

    September 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by as much as 26 percent. The benefit is much greater than has been seen... more »
  • Judge Temporarily Barred Officials From Enforcing Women Getting Abortions to Have an Ultrasound

    August 12, 2010 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily barred Louisiana state officials from enforcing part of a new law that requires women getting abortions to have an ultrasound exam. Women won't have to view the ultrasound or receive a copy of it while a temporary restraining order issued... more »
  • Purse Thefts On the Rise in Crowley

    June 28, 2010 7:18 PM

    Many women carry their entire lives with them everywhere they go. Crowley resident, Amanda Senegal, said her purse carries much of her personal information—including her social security card and credit cards. Losing that little bag could make your life a little harder, which is... more »
  • 2 Women Booked in Smuggling

    May 19, 2010 9:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Two women have been arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle crystal methamphetamine inside a Bible to a Walker man jailed in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Sheriff's deputies tell The Advocate that 28-year-old Melissa A. Lennox of Walker allegedly delivered a Bible containing methamphetamine to the... more »
  • Bill Fails: Equal Pay For Men And Women

    May 13, 2010 5:42 PM

    Legislation to help ensure women and men are compensated equally died in a House committee Thursday, marking two years in a row the bill has failed to make it out of the House. Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, said her bill (House Bill 673) would make employers provide equal compensation for... more »
  • Ex-Saint Grant Gets Probation in Ga. Club Fight

    May 11, 2010 10:13 AM

    BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) - Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant... more »
  • Suspect In Slayings Of 11 Women Indicted On New Charges

    April 1, 2010 12:56 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - A prosecutor says a suspect in the slayings of 11 women in Cleveland has been indicted on new charges involving an attack on another woman. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason tells The Associated Press that 50-year-old Anthony Sowell (SOH'-wehl) was charged Thursday with the rape, felonious assault... more »
  • Update: Victims Identified In Deadly Shooting Of 3 Women

    March 31, 2010 12:26 PM

    Update: NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans are investigating three early morning shooting deaths. A 79-year-old man, Alfred J. Andrews, who was hospitalized with a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face, has been identified as a suspect. Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police responding to reports of a... more »
  • Woods makes his case as millions pause to watch

    February 19, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Across the media landscape, time stopped for 13 1/2 minutes Friday as Tiger Woods took a swing at getting out of the rough with an extraordinary video apology for his sexual escapades, telecast around the world. Dozens of broadcast networks, cable news outlets and online streams... more »
  • Cases Of Jennings Women Being Looked Again In Jeff Davis

    January 29, 2010 2:21 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish residents will come together Saturday to remember the victims of what many fear may be a serial killer. Laconia Shontel "Muggy" Brown, who would have turned 25 this week, was found lying along East Racca Road in south Jennings by a police officer... more »
  • Local Mayors Attend Leage of Women Voters Meeting

    December 7, 2009 6:11 PM

    Mayors from three of the five municipalities in Lafayette Parish showed up to a public forum with the League of Women Voters today. The mayors of Broussard, Carencro and Lafayette shared their visions of the future and also answered questions from the audience. Some of the topics discussed included... more »
  • Freeze Plan

    December 4, 2009 4:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA LA The Outreach Center's philosophy is to assist those in need and they work diligently with their partners to secure a safe shelter from the cold outdoor elements expected tonight. The Lighthouse Women & Children Shelter will open it's doors to accommodate as many women and children as... more »
  • Family receives Thanksgiving Basket from National Hook-up of Black Women

    November 25, 2009 12:56 PM

    Members of the Lafayette Chapter of National Hook-up of Black Women visited two residents in the Moss Street Housing Development to distribute Thanksgiving Basket filled with many Thanksgiving favorites. The first picture is of Desiree Hardy and her 3 girls and 1 grandchild. The second is of Twanna Livings... more »
  • Community Leaders Recognized at League of Women Voters Soiree

    November 16, 2009 9:11 AM

    Seven community leaders were honored at the 2nd Annual Just Desserts Awards Soiree, an event of the League of Women Voters of Lafayette held November 12. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, excellence in performance, and leadership through motivating others, in keeping with the missions and policy commitments of... more »
  • "Just Desserts" awards slated for tonight

    November 12, 2009 11:18 AM

    The League of Women Voters of Lafayette will present its second annual Just Desserts community awards event this evening at 7:00 p.m. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, excellence in performance, and leadership through motivating others, in keeping with the missions and policy commitments of the League. ... more »
  • Jeff Davis Murder Update

    October 28, 2009 1:12 PM

    The agencies comprising the Multi-Agency Investigative Team have called you here today to provide you with an update regarding where we are in the investigation, to give you facts as we have them, and to announce an increase in the reward that is being offered. We will take no questions... more »
  • Free mammograms for women who qualify

    October 21, 2009 2:55 PM

    FREE mammograms will be available to those women who qualify. Individuals who qualify will fall between the ages for 40 to 64, have no insurance and have a low income. The next screening will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 beginning at 5pm until 8pm at the St.... more »
  • Jennings Task Force Comprised of many Agencies

    October 7, 2009 12:40 PM

    Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »
  • Homelessness a Problem in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2009 8:24 AM

    Iberia Parish leaders tell KATC, homelessness is a growing problem and for homeless couples and women, finding shelter is especially difficult. In New Iberia there is just one shelter for homeless families, the problem is, it is at capacity. The main shelter is only for homeless men, and the only... more »

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