Gov. Jindal signed an executive order today that will assemble several state agencies into a group that will analyze and improve the state’s current plan to provide safety in schools.

Louisiana’s civil court system — thanks in large part to the 27th Judicial District in St. Landry Parish, among others — has once again wound up on the Judicial Hellholes Watch List, a distinction only bestowed on states where ethics get thrown out the window, usually in exchange for shady back-room deals involving multi-million dollar civil lawsuits.

downtownDesign competition spurs a creative vision of the future.
Now deputy Senate whip, Vitter takes over as top ranking Republican on committee that oversees levees, the Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA, and two major bills coming up this year: the highway bill and the Water Resources Development Act.
A new reality showing premiering on A&E in February documents Trina Edwards’ transition to high-society governor’s wife.

At least two dozen cemeteries across the southeast Louisiana coast are rapidly sinking or washing away because of erosion and subsidence accelerated by the tropical punch of storms such as Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, Lee and Isaac.


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.

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