The long-awaited UL Lafayette Bike Path is gaining ground.

The grant is funded through the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief program and will be used to fund emergency repair work to help restore roads and highways to their original condition.

The ship is currently being towed to Mobile, Ala., with some 4,000 people aboard.

Lafayette attorney and Monroe native John Bernhardt died this morning at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston after a lengthy and recurring battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

A new poll released Friday by Voter/Consumer Research in Washington, D.C., shows that Jindal’s approval rating fell to 49 percent, down from 51 percent in September. Only U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu, 59 percent, and David Vitter, 55 percent, had better approval ratings.

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.

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