The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is widely viewed as one of the nation's most conservative federal appellate courts, but President Barack Obama could get a chance to change that perception in his second term.

Natalie Howell has been named undersecretary in the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lafayette Police will close I-10 east bound at North University Avenue to investigate a fatal accident that occurred at the site last week.

Louisiana, like many other states, has yet to comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act, but thanks to a decision announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, residents won't be required to have a passport to board an airplane as soon as originally expected.

Federal prosecutors may soon charge a former narcotics officer and a medical doctor for their alleged ties to a nationwide drug-trafficking and money-laundering scheme involving Lafayette's Curious Goods, a Georgia-based record label and a nonprofit addiction recovery center.

A Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says former Lafayette cardiologist Mehmood Patel has begun serving his maximum 10-year sentence for Medicaid fraud.

A conservation group says the federal government hasn't done enough to save endangered burrowing frogs because it has yet to write up a rescue plan.

downtown_elfFew knew much about the enigmatic, happy little fellow named Downtown Elf. Until now.

carousel2“When an entity attempts to skirt Louisiana law in order to increase profits, then seeking to increase profits becomes sinister.”

After unexpectedly resigning her post Wednesday, Northside High Principal Melinda Voorhies has changed her mind, according to a release sent today by the Lafayette Parish School System.
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