The Times-Picayune reports that the confusion over Louisiana's emergency food stamp program after hurricanes Gustav and Ike may have cost the state some $7 million. The chief operating officer of the Washington contractor OK's Cascade Co. which aided the Louisiana Department of Social Services with the program, says its charge of $23.7 million could have been far less if the state had been better organized in its implementation of the program.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.