The City-Parish Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution granting Acadian Ambulance significant rate hikes in Lafayette Parish for emergency and non-emergency transports.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more.

Transocean has agreed to pay $400 million in criminal penalties and plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the Clean Water Act. The Switzerland-based company also agreed to pay $1 billion in civil penalties.

It’s an embryo! A source close to former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his new bride, Trina Scott Edwards, tells IND Monthly that the 34-year-old bride is pregnant. The couple acknowledged the pregnancy shortly after we broke the news.


The former longtime office administrator to DA Mike Harson was scheduled to plead guilty to unspecified charges Monday, but it didn't happen.

The City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would dole out more than $253,000 to external groups — roughly $204,000 to social service agencies and about $49,000 to arts/culture groups.

harry_reidIt came out garbled due to his foot still being in his mouth.

finger_lingerThe holidays may be over, but a Louisiana woman wants to keep a light display on her roof extending a middle finger to her neighbors.

State police stopped a speeding and weaving, empty school bus Monday in Calcasieu Parish, and determined that the driver was intoxicated.

The state has acquired more than 11,000 acres of wetlands in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes as part of a conservation project funded by a settlement over the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

In hand-written filings from Angola State Penitentiary, convicted killer Brandon Scott Lavergne lays out his case for vacating his guilty pleas in the murders of Lisa Pate and Mickey Shunick, claiming, in part, that his rights were violated because he couldn’t watch TV or read religious material in his first week of confinement in the parish jail.

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