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A district court’s decision could turn health care billing across the state on its head — if it’s upheld.

 

Sources say Luke Edwards, who once worked as an ADA and then as a public defender in the 15th Judicial District, is one of the Lafayette lawyers being investigated by the feds for his alleged role in an OWI bribery scheme involving a local PI and officials within DA Mike Harson’s office and the district courthouse.

This year’s residential winners will be featured in IND Monthly and commercial winners in ABiz.

According to this online “Guide to Silly LA Laws,” posted by WAFB Channel 9, it is illegal to shoot a water pistol at a teller during a bank robbery, and biting someone using false teeth is more heinous a crime than a natural-toothed bite.

While Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Sen. David Vitter supported the legislation, most of the state's U.S. House delegation opposed it.

The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October.

bobby-jindalRepublican governors who oppose Obamacare are feeling quiet pressure from hospitals and other providers.

Harold Abdalla, a member of the family most synonymous with clothing retail in Lafayette, died Saturday after a short battle with cancer.

CONGRESSWith just days to go before closing the book on its 112th iteration, the U.S. Congress is poised to earn the title Least Productive Congress in the History of Congress Ever.

Act 176 establishes a continuing education system for embalmers and funeral directors and goes into effect Jan. 1.

More state budgets cuts — on the heels of nearly $166 million in mid-year cuts announced in mid-December affecting mainly the poor and elderly — could happen if contingencies built into Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget fail to materialize.

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