A New Iberia woman was sentenced in federal court Friday to 26 months in prison for an IRS tax scheme in which she was paid more than $77,000 in illegitimate refund checks.


The veteran police officer remembered by friends for his large and small acts of kindness will be laid to rest Wednesday.

What better time to ensure that Ambassador South within the city limits of Lafayette doesn’t become an eyesore like Johnston Street?

The audit says the Department of Education didn't verify that school-reported data used to calculate performance was reliable. It says the department couldn't prove that it comprehensively reviewed the legal obligations required of charter schools.

Policyholders with questions about their claims can speak with flood insurance program specialists.

Second-line parades have been around for generations as part of Mardi Gras and other holiday celebrations, and are perhaps best known as a feature of the city's famed jazz funerals.

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has cleared former Director of Traffic and Transportation Tony Tramel to conduct private traffic-engineering consulting work, including with Lafayette Consolidated Government.


The longtime assistant U.S. attorney received the Child Protection Award at the annual National Missing Children’s Day commemoration held in Washington, D.C., this week.

Faced with a student population that threatens to outgrow existing facilities, a shrinking budget and no guarantee parish voters are ready to support new taxes following the last failed election in 2011, one option for relief for the Lafayette Parish School System could come in the form of two charter school organizations.

The case is tied to the 2008 payment of $1.9 million by present and past members of the team to Louisiana Film Studios LLC. But the studio's chief, Wayne Read, never applied for the credits and never gave the money back.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest financial disclosure report, released Thursday, shows his $127,592-a-year state salary provided the main source of income for him and his wife in 2012.

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