Eastern District position became open when longtime U.S. Attorney Jim Letten resigned in December after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases.

The Smoking Gun website said the hacker, who went by the online moniker "Guccifer," gained access to emails, photos, private telephone numbers and addresses of Bush family members and friends.

The product was used in the construction of 12,000 to 20,000 homes and businesses, mainly in the South, after a series of destructive hurricanes in 2005 and before the housing bubble burst. The problems it has caused range from a foul odor to corrosion of pipes and wiring.

The Pacific Legal Foundation sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday over the dusky gopher frog.

A week after enlisting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his campaign for education reform, Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling on another prominent fellow Republican.

The Lafayette Parish School System announced late Thursday afternoon that two students ages 14 and 17 were taken into police custody after allegedly making threats to bring a gun to campus Friday.

Louisiana cannot execute a DeSoto Parish man next week because the state has provided too little information about the drug that will be used in the lethal injection and the execution methods, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

A federal judge has agreed to cut short former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards' court supervision following his release from prison.

Twenty-twelve was a year that will stay etched in the collective memory of Lafayette for years to come. For Police Chief Jim Craft, it’ll hopefully be one of those years you can look back on a decade from now and call an anomaly.

jindal_taxPaying a lawn service to mow your yard? Storing your boat at a marina? Contracting with someone to repair your roof? Getting cable or satellite TV piped into your house?

The Department of Revenue has chosen Ernst & Young to analyze calculations used to design Jindal's tax proposal. Jindal is proposing to get rid of state income taxes, in exchange for higher sales taxes and other tax code adjustments.

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