U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says former Lafayette cardiologist Mehmood Patel has begun serving his maximum 10-year sentence for Medicaid fraud.

A conservation group says the federal government hasn't done enough to save endangered burrowing frogs because it has yet to write up a rescue plan.

downtown_elfFew knew much about the enigmatic, happy little fellow named Downtown Elf. Until now.

carousel2“When an entity attempts to skirt Louisiana law in order to increase profits, then seeking to increase profits becomes sinister.”

After unexpectedly resigning her post Wednesday, Northside High Principal Melinda Voorhies has changed her mind, according to a release sent today by the Lafayette Parish School System.

shelvin_stewart_COMPACTAn ordinance transferring $200,000 from a northside project to a southside development may not break any laws, but it stinks to high heaven.

A reward is being offered for the successful extrication of a “rogue” beaver believed to be responsible for threatening the very existence of Tom’s Fiddle and Bow shop.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving ahead with new regulations that spell out limits for the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit.

Hilda Demouchet, a personal care attendant, is accused of submitting false timesheets to her employer. She allegedly claimed she provided services to a Medicaid patient when that person actually was out of the state.

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, producer and host of the History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" program, plans to descend onstage at the peak of the party in a mock spaceship created by a Mardi Gras group.

Utility companies reported thousands of power outages scattered around Louisiana as a cold front brought morning storms and colder temperatures to the state.

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