Reports of an armed man spotted walking the grounds of the N.P. Moss campus earlier this month are bogus, says Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper.

The U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf coast states affected by a massive oil spill nearly three years ago have indicated they would like to settle their environmental and economic claims with BP PLC ahead of a trial scheduled to start next week.

U.S. District Judge Richard Haik also on Wednesday ordered 35-year-old Brian Toriano Crimiel to pay a total of nearly $4,000 in restitution to the St. James Baptist Church and to the insurance company of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

The senator says the funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program.

Saying 15th Judicial District Judge Herman has conflicts on both sides, the state is asking that he be recused from the case involving Seth Fontenot, who is accused of murdering 15-year-old Austin Rivault and attempting to kill his two friends.

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says improving the graduation rate among students with disabilities and enabling high school students to earn technical college associate degrees are among the priorities in the coming year for the state education department.

Ex New Orleans mayor says he's not guilty of bribery, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan set Nagin's bond at $100,000 and a preliminary trial date of April 29.

We encourage Rep. Paul Hollis to file a bill making sales taxes applicable only to residents who live within the jurisdictions levying them.

The Democratic leader in the Louisiana House, Rep. John Bel Edwards, says he's running for governor in 2015.

boodayingLouisiana — according to some high-falutin’ elitists who sip espresso, wear Birkenstocks with socks and are not real Americans — is the most unhappy state in the union.

The proposal to retire all but about 50 federally owned chimpanzees is the latest step in a gradual shift away from using chimps as test subjects, owing to technological advances and growing ethical concerns about research on primates that share more than 98 percent of the DNA of humans.

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