Enrollment in charter schools increased by 200,000 students last year and now tops 2 million, according to a report being released Wednesday.

Attorneys for thousands of Gulf Coast property owners urged a federal judge to give his final approval to a proposed class-action settlement that calls for a Chinese drywall manufacturer to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to repair homes damaged by its product.

Trumpet-maker Jason Harrelson said he’s donating one of the best trumpets he’s ever made to benefit a festival honoring the artist who sparked his passion for the instrument — Louis Armstrong.

10_things_carousel_11_14_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

petition_carouselWe're not sure about deporting the secessionists, but Duncan Trussell might make a serviceable Emperor of the World.

Come this spring, students in the Lafayette Parish School System will be ferried to and from school in any one of eight new propane-fueled school buses.

pot_carouselMarijuana's legalization is getting some hype here, but in a socially conservative state like Louisiana, change may be slow.

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, continues to collect endorsements from both sides of the political aisle in his bid to win a fifth term in Congress.

The state has ordered new steps to minimize risk of exposure to natural gas under property where a large sinkhole formed in August in Assumption Parish.

10_things_carousel_11_13_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

The second set of community forums for the Lafayette Comprehensive Plan will take place this week at locations across the parish as residents help shape the growth of Lafayette over the next couple of decades.

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