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.

The Big Easy is one of more than a dozen cities where the show's nationwide search for its next big act will be held.

The Missouri Republican Party says Jindal is to speak Feb. 16 at a banquet for its annual Lincoln Days conference in St. Louis. Jindal also was a keynote speaker during the Missouri Lincoln Days event last year in Kansas City.

State Sen. Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, must be a busy man; that would explain why he was a no-show at a recent meeting in Alexandria, where 36 educators from around the state gathered to hear his keynote speech.

City-Parish President Joey Durel spoke for about 45 minutes to a packed Cajundome Convention Center for his annual State of the Parish address, getting in a good-natured poke at newly elected City-Parish Council Chairman Brandon Shelvin that greatly delighted us.

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