“We have got to regain control of our government so that the people who are in Washington making these decisions for us really represent the people.”

Jefferson Island Storage & Hub has applied to dredge deep below Lake Peigneur in Iberia Parish, and that application went under review Tuesday, giving the public less than a month to weigh in on the project.

The U.S. sanctuary for retired federal research chimpanzees is about to nearly double its population when it receives 113 new primates from a New Iberia lab that no longer has a National Institutes of Health contract to conduct animal research.

Two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig will go on trial in 2014.

Underwater inspections at the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig disaster have failed to identify the source of a persistent sheen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Three U.S. cigarette makers say they have reached a settlement with 17 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to resolve a dispute over payments required under a 1998 anti-smoking agreement.

teacher_tenure_rulingA judge threw out part of an education revamp pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal as unconstitutional, but upheld the centerpiece provisions.

KATC evening anchor Hoyt Harris will deliver his final newscast Sunday night after more than three decades in the television news broadcasting business.

There may be a potential snag in the Lafayette Consolidated Government’s plan to invest $140 million in the Rodemacher II coal plant.

A Baton Rouge district court judge said he'll announce his decision Tuesday on whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws was passed in violation of the state constitution.

The 43 executions in 2012 equal the total in 2011 and were roughly half as many as in 2000. Ninety-eight prisoners were put to death in 1998, the busiest year for U.S. death chambers since 1977.

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