In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving all fees, with the exception of camping, at recreational sites in Kisatchie National Forest on Caney Lakes on the Caney Ranger District and on the Calcasieu Ranger District.

The Lafayette Parish School System announced Wednesday evening that public schools in the parish will be closed Thursday due to the threat of flooding from heavy rains.

Heavy rain was expected to continue into Thursday, with 3 to 4 inches possible in some locations.

The $30 million bond issuance was approved this week by the Lafayette Parish School Board, and will be used for campus upgrades at schools throughout the parish.

The City-Parish Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution granting Acadian Ambulance significant rate hikes in Lafayette Parish for emergency and non-emergency transports.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more.

Transocean has agreed to pay $400 million in criminal penalties and plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the Clean Water Act. The Switzerland-based company also agreed to pay $1 billion in civil penalties.

It’s an embryo! A source close to former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his new bride, Trina Scott Edwards, tells IND Monthly that the 34-year-old bride is pregnant. The couple acknowledged the pregnancy shortly after we broke the news.

The former longtime office administrator to DA Mike Harson was scheduled to plead guilty to unspecified charges Monday, but it didn't happen.

The City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would dole out more than $253,000 to external groups — roughly $204,000 to social service agencies and about $49,000 to arts/culture groups.

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