On Saturday afternoon, Louisiana State Police raided the Little Bayou Club in Sulphur and busted an illegal cockfighting ring. Louisiana was the last state to implement a ban on cockfighting, which took effect in August. It's the first bust in Louisiana since cockfighting's been outlawed. According to the Associated Press, state police issued 37 misdemeanor citations, seized almost $60,000, and confiscated 600 birds. Of the citations issued, only 12 of them were for cockfighting and two were for gambling; the other 23 were for contributing to juveniles' delinquency. (Read reports from KPLC-VTV here and here.)
And in Waterbury, Conn. (yes, even Connecticut), about 30 miles outside of Hartford, police there raided a cockfight on Feb. 28., made 23 arrests, seized 51 roosters and $16,000 in cash. The Boston Globe reports that police there have seen an increase in cockfighting.
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.