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.

A ban on posting to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter while driving appears likely to hit Louisiana's law books.

Public schools, already required to have written crisis management plans, will now have to coordinate those plans with local law enforcement and emergency preparedness officials — and hold annual safety drills to rehearse them.

Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a neighborhood Mother's Day parade.

Senators are expressing skepticism about some assumptions House lawmakers used to balance next year's budget.

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