Cue some slow-grind, funky music here, kids, ’cause The Times of Acadiana is goin’ down on our eyeballs. O, yeah!

The confessed killer of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, in his most recent hand-written court filings — submitted into the record Thursday — is requesting names of the grand jury witnesses who testified against him, as well as the placing of a gag order on the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The state's pool of money to pay for ongoing construction projects is running dry, and Louisiana is teetering so close to its debt ceiling that there's little room to borrow more to replenish the fund.

Kitty Kimball became the first woman on the Supreme Court when she was elected in 1992 from the Fifth District.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has held up Texas and Florida, states that do not levy income taxes, as models for luring investment and new businesses as he’s made his preliminary case for abolishing Louisiana’s own personal and corporate income taxes and making up the shortfall by upping the state sales tax.

It's another painful lesson in what happens when you vote to undo a perfectly legal process.

gay_churchFaced with changing demographics and dwindling attendance, evangelical churches refine their message on LGBT issues.

New Orleans Saints ticket holders who blame NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the team's disappointing season aren't entitled to special compensation for their suffering, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The chorus features 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14 shooting rampage.

"The American system of criminal justice demands that judges not only uphold the constitution and laws of this country but also remain un-swayed by fear of public criticism. Your recent public criticism of Judge Edward D. Rubin severely tests that principle, but I am sure Judge Rubin will live up to his reputation as a fearlessly independent judge." —  Russell Castille, former coordinator of the pre-trial monitoring program, 15th Judicial District Court

If approved, the 7-mill property tax would have generated about $6.5 million annually in additional revenue for a beleaguered Parks/Rec Department that currently relies on an almost $4 million subsidy from the city’s general fund.

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