BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement.

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has chosen a private company to help devise a strategy for improving collection of millions of dollars in unpaid debts owed to state agencies.

Man shares story of his fight to bring down the synthetic drug trade, starting with the Curious Goods conspirators, whom he believes responsible for his 14-year-old son's death.

10_things_carousel_110912Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
“I am looking forward to working with Hilda Rose Daigre Curry for fiscal responsibility. Other than that, she can kiss my a--.”

“It is not sound fiscal policy to pay more for services while laying off 177 individuals. These documents prove that we are not saving the state any money.”

A great way to get involved and up to speed on the turnaround plan for our schools is by attending Dr. Cooper’s “Progress Report from the Front Line” on Nov. 14 at the Picard Center, 200 Devalcourt (by LITE and LEDA) St.

BP estimates it will pay $7.8 billion to resolve claims through the uncapped settlement.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is seeking to rally support from local school boards in his push to outsource a public employee health insurance plan.

Proposals to enact term limits on the boards passed overwhelmingly, winning easily in all 67 school districts where they were on the ballot.

The Lafayette Parish Convention and Visitors Commission, and a number of Acadiana tourist-related organizations, will get a share of the $16 million included in the first round of funding from BP's oil spill settlement.

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