Senny the Senegal parrot is back at the Zoo of Acadiana.

A trial designed to assign fault to the companies involved in the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster has resumed with testimony of a BP manager who supervised two rig managers indicted on manslaughter charges.

risky_businessTehmi Chassion’s failure to recuse himself in the school board’s selection of a group health benefits provider raises ‘serious questions’ on whether he violated state ethics law.

Forget the photos of water intrusion, sagging ceiling tiles and files piled high for lack of storage, nothing says “we need to upgrade our parish courthouse facilities” like a snake.

For Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion, lying and bullying are unacceptable — unless, that is, he's doing the bullying.

Amid a push-back from special-education advocates, State Rep. Nancy Landry has scuttled a bill that would have established special-ed schools in eight regions around the state.

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he's not putting any limits on what lawmakers should consider when debating a repeal of the state income tax, including requirements that they offset all or part of the lost revenue.

But Jindal said Thursday he'd be willing to discuss with lawmakers proposals to toughen academic standards to be eligible for the free tuition.

A top official with the Maryland company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with the state has been cancelled said the firm has never been contacted as part of an ongoing federal probe into the contract award.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the season opens Tuesday at 6 a.m. in a portion of territorial waters between Caillou Boca and the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel.

There’s hardly any other way to interpret a press release issued Thursday in which the House Republican Delegation announces its endorsement of a handful of bills that are clearly aimed at countering Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sleight-of-hand budgeting gimmicks.

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