unemploymentThe unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years.

The conclave date was set on Friday afternoon during a vote by the College of Cardinals. Tuesday will begin with a Mass in the morning in St. Peter's Basilica, followed by the first balloting in the afternoon.

BP is cautioning investors that the price tag will be higher than initially estimated for its multibillion-dollar settlement with businesses and residents who claim the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money.

The wife of City-Parish Councilman Keith Patin died last night of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


City-Parish President Joey Durel’s wife, who suffered 11 broken ribs, several with multiple fractures, in a head-on collision March 1, is now recovering at home.

Laura Boudreaux, senior paralegal aide/supervisor for the city prosecutor’s office, has been on administrative leave — collecting about $3,200 a month — since May.

gun_lawsBut the research leaves many questions unanswered and won't settle the debate over how policymakers should respond to recent high-profile acts of gun violence.

Residents displaced since August have criticized the governor for having never traveled to see the sinkhole or speak with the families.

Six environmental groups are suing the U.S. Coast Guard, challenging a denial of two Freedom of Information Act requests about the response to an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Wednesday that Nasar Latif Raja of St. Martinville entered the plea Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Michael Hill.

A preliminary hearing set for Thursday will determine whether the state has enough evidence to proceed with criminal stalking and cyberstalking charges against Chris Hebert, the man behind the Busted in Acadiana Facebook page.

 

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