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.

 

The newly minted executive director of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited addressed about 40 downtown business owners Tuesday evening at Bolt nightclub to offer an overview of his vision for the district — a vision that begins with increasing the downtown’s residential population.

Lawmakers will debate the proposal in the legislative session that begins April 8, but they'll have only two months to make a decision before the session ends in June.

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