Let there be no doubt he's running, DA Mike Harson says in a recent letter about an upcoming fundraiser: “I understand that there have been rumors to the contrary and I wanted to personally set the record straight.” Of course, there is no mention of the bribery scandal that has rocked his office, leading many voters to doubt his competency.

An Erath woman pleaded guilty in federal court this week to a scheme she cooked up while working at Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar in Lafayette, according to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office.

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Choice cuts from Acadiana's news media for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014:

seriously carouselU.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy will not stand for taxpayer-funded oil portraits. Nor will he sit for them!

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Choice cuts from Acadiana's news media for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014:

sabine carouselThe school board in this rural Louisiana parish is facing a federal lawsuit brought by the parents of a student they say was harassed because he isn't Christian.

Choice cuts from Acadiana's news media for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014:

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It may be unprecedented to have three statewide-elected Republicans, all with their own strengths and weaknesses, eyeing the same seat in Louisiana, but U.S. Sen. David Vitter has made it a reality with his announcement for governor early Tuesday morning.

Political blogger and LSU professor Robert Mann wonders aloud about some of the possible dynamics in the 2015 race for Louisiana governor.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who long ago declared his intention to be Gov. Bobby Jindal’s successor, released a “Mr. Nice Guy” statement Tuesday on the heels of U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s announcement that he plans to run for governor.

Choice cuts from Acadiana's news media for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014:

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