A federal judge has declared as complex the case involving two St. Landry Parish School Board members charged with conspiracy to extort money in exchange for votes for a new school superintendent.

The coroner's office is trying to determine whether the decomposed body of a man recovered from the Gulf of Mexico is a worker missing since a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform on Nov. 16.

New regulations that would have forced shrimpers in the bays and marshes of the Gulf of Mexico to install devices on their nets to save endangered sea turtles were scrapped Tuesday by federal officials.

10_things_11_28_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia, is entering the final stretch in his runoff campaign against fellow Republican Rep. Charles Boustany of Lafayette with dwindling cash reserves.

In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans' flood-control leaders, there's an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead.

A New Orleans-based federal judge halted Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case.

10_things_11_27_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

gachassin_carouselLafayette developer Greg Gachassin is charged with violating the state’s Code of Governmental Ethics while he was a member of the LPTFA's board of trustees.

Officials say an inmate being held on charges of arson from a Thanksgiving eve fire in Broussard started a fire in his first floor cell at the Lafayette Parish Jail Monday morning. The inmate who started the fire is being treated for his injuries.

wealth_gap_carouselLouisiana, according to a recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is among the states with the widest income gap between rich and poor.

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