The price tag for inmates to call home from Louisiana's prisons and local jails will drop over the next couple of years, under a proposal approved Wednesday by the Public Service Commission after complaints that current rates are burdensome on poor families.

The implications of a possible reduction in the federal Ozone standard for Lafayette will be the focus of a public presentation by DEQ on Thursday at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center.

Some students, faculty and staff at Lafayette High School may have been exposed to tuberculosis, according to an e-mail sent Tuesday evening notifying parents of an investigation being launched by the Louisiana Office of Public Health.

A federal judge will decide next month whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for its role in a deadly 2010 rig explosion and the massive oil spill it triggered in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has announced plans to split civil penalties from BP's upcoming federal court trial.

A Tulane University faculty member has received a grant to study the possible effects of placing more severe restrictions on an ingredient found in cold and sinus medications.

State police say that just over 3 million pounds of explosive propellant has been moved at the northwestern Louisiana industrial site where it was found to be improperly stored a couple of weeks ago.

school_boardLafayette Parish School Board president Shelton Cobb says he will uphold LPSB policy against three fellow board members for missing too many meetings.

Members of the Baton Rouge LGBT community are raising questions about the “2012 Municipal Equality Index,” a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.

Time is running out for those who want to claim a state tax rebate for a special assessment charged on property insurance bills in Louisiana in2008.

sneaky_jindalTop officials used personal email accounts to craft media strategy, which can make it more difficult to track under public records laws.

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