Officials say an inmate being held on charges of arson from a Thanksgiving eve fire in Broussard started a fire in his first floor cell at the Lafayette Parish Jail Monday morning. The inmate who started the fire is being treated for his injuries.

wealth_gap_carouselLouisiana, according to a recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is among the states with the widest income gap between rich and poor.

The Supreme Court is leaving in place the corruption conviction of former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, who hid money from bribes in his freezer.

The public is invited to a Dec. 6 community forum focused on the future of Lafayette’s electric grid and the expected role alternative energies will play going forward.

crane_carouselWhooping cranes introduced to the wild in Southwestern Louisiana are the focus of intense research.

Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago and some of the festering debates that survive today.

10_things_11_26_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.

Your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today, Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2012:

It’s all but official.

rec_tax_carousel_2Lafayette voters will decide next April whether to substantially increase the property tax devoted to the Parks & Recreation Department.

jobless_carouselFor October, Louisiana's unemployment rate ranked among the nation's best, with the Lafayette metropolitan area reporting the lowest jobless rate in the state.

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