Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office isn't lodging an opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics are in line with the state constitution.

Days before a newly formed council focuses on long-term Gulf of Mexico cleanup, a report released to The Associated Press shows that one federal agency has committed more than a half-billion dollars to the region in the past two years, nearly one-fifth of it on projects directly linked to recovery from the 2010 oil spill.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has delayed a decision on shrinking the number of mandates required of local school districts.

A federal judge presiding over litigation spawned by the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has dismissed all claims against the manufacturer of a chemical dispersant that was used to break up crude gushing from BP's blown-out well.

About 500 people were hospitalized after terrorists unleashed an unknown gas at Cajun Field early this morning, but fortunately, the whole incident was just a simulated training exercise for the Lafayette Fire Department and the Louisiana National Guard’s 62nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.

Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather and watching for lightning as they work to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former ammunition plant in northwest Louisiana.

A state audit finds Acadiana Technical College, which has campuses in Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas and other Acadiana cities, failed to issue hardship waivers to students who cannot afford certain fees even though the waivers are required by law.

iberiacourthouse-carouselAd executive Philip deMahy, brother of a district judge, gets busted for allegedly possessing child porn, but somehow the arrest escapes the local media's attention.


The $425 million the Jindal administration has cut from higher education could set Louisiana back decades. This Advocate story spells out just how devastating those cuts are to the future of higher ed in the state.

dog_catcherThe Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote on an introductory ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting that would restore animal-control services within the city limits of Broussard.

It’s health care brinksmanship, with hundreds of billions of dollars and the well-being of millions of people at stake.

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