Ten of the 13 defendants in a lawsuit against Lafayette police and city-parish officials were dismissed during a hearing Wednesday in federal court.
Taxpayer-funded Uptown Lofts, which should be complete by January, will cost about $18 million — an amount one businessman who conducted price comparisons claims is way out of whack with similar projects.

BP well site leaders Donald Vidrine of Lafayette and Robert Kaluza, along with former BP vice president of exploration for the Gulf David Rainey, remain free on bond following their arraignments in federal court Wednesday.

Saints players say their bus was pelted with eggs by airport workers after they touched down in Atlanta.

Baton Rouge Judge Tim Kelley says he'll likely rule this week on the lawsuit filed by teacher unions and school boards to block Gov. Bobby Jindal's expansive voucher program.

lottery-balls_carouselYour daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today, Nov. 29, 2012:

Here is what we know: Neither District Attorney Mike Harson nor City Prosecutor Gary Haynes will likely be charged.


jindal_loch_ness_carouselLawyers challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's statewide voucher program are making their pitch to a judge that the program should be shut down.

A federal judge has declared as complex the case involving two St. Landry Parish School Board members charged with conspiracy to extort money in exchange for votes for a new school superintendent.

The coroner's office is trying to determine whether the decomposed body of a man recovered from the Gulf of Mexico is a worker missing since a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform on Nov. 16.

New regulations that would have forced shrimpers in the bays and marshes of the Gulf of Mexico to install devices on their nets to save endangered sea turtles were scrapped Tuesday by federal officials.

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