Act 176 establishes a continuing education system for embalmers and funeral directors and goes into effect Jan. 1.

More state budgets cuts — on the heels of nearly $166 million in mid-year cuts announced in mid-December affecting mainly the poor and elderly — could happen if contingencies built into Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget fail to materialize.

The LSU hospital system has notified 416 patients that their checking account numbers and other personal information on checks paid to hospitals has been stolen.

DNR says the $184,000 project will improve water quality off the east bank of the Atchafalaya River near Grand Lake.

Lafayette Police have no suspects in two violent incidents on Christmas Day and one stabbing during the wee hours of Wednesday at  downtown club Shakers.

tall_cottonLouisiana's harvests this year include record yields for at least five crops and sugarcane, still being harvested, could be close to a record.

dispersantLSU AgCenter scientists are partnering with researchers at Columbia and Iowa State universities on development of an environmentally friendly substance.

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.
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