Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration sent formal notification Wednesday to federal officials that Louisiana won't create its own health insurance market as provided by the national health care overhaul.

A new study says the gap between Louisiana's rich and poor has grown wider over the last three decades, with the poverty-ridden state having among the highest rates of income inequality in the nation.

Person familiar with deal: 2 BP employees to face manslaughter charges over Gulf oil spill.

BP_carouselOil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

10_things_carousel_11_15_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

rec_tax_carouselThe Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider on Tuesday a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a special election next April.

Your tax-deductible donation can be directed to a specific initiative or project in the Lafayette Parish School System.

A staff attorney for the Louisiana Board of Ethics is recommending that the board decline to waive $1,000 fines levied against a pair of Louisiana teachers who spearheaded separate recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.

dominos_carouselThe two Georgia men responsible for the manufacture and distribution of  'Mr. Miyagi'  pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court.

A state judge in Crowley has ordered the Vermilion Parish sheriff to provide records to a nonprofit group of immigrants detained since 2009.

Enrollment in charter schools increased by 200,000 students last year and now tops 2 million, according to a report being released Wednesday.

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