A Slidell businessman recently released from prison in South Sudan has been arrested on charges of receiving more than $73,000 in illegal kickbacks in Afghanistan.

TBTwo more Lafayette Parish schools have been added to the Louisiana Office of Public Health's tuberculosis investigation, which was prompted by the discovery of a "possible case" at Lafayette High earlier in the week.

Under guarded supervision at a local hospital and pending medical clearance is 32-year-old Albert Brice Prejean of Carencro who is expected to be charged for allegedly attempting to murder his own father in the second degree, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his foundation are suing one of the former organizers of his celebrity golf tournament in southern California, saying the organizer cheated benefactors of the foundation out of thousands of dollars he kept for his own marketing firm.

The price tag for inmates to call home from Louisiana's prisons and local jails will drop over the next couple of years, under a proposal approved Wednesday by the Public Service Commission after complaints that current rates are burdensome on poor families.

The implications of a possible reduction in the federal Ozone standard for Lafayette will be the focus of a public presentation by DEQ on Thursday at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center.

Some students, faculty and staff at Lafayette High School may have been exposed to tuberculosis, according to an e-mail sent Tuesday evening notifying parents of an investigation being launched by the Louisiana Office of Public Health.

A federal judge will decide next month whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for its role in a deadly 2010 rig explosion and the massive oil spill it triggered in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has announced plans to split civil penalties from BP's upcoming federal court trial.

A Tulane University faculty member has received a grant to study the possible effects of placing more severe restrictions on an ingredient found in cold and sinus medications.

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