tommy_angelle3School board rep. Tommy Angelle takes over as the Lafayette Parish School Board member with the most absences this year.

It appears coal will continue to be the primary source of Lafayette’s electricity going into the 21st century, despite a push by a group of residents to consider an alternative energy future, which seems to have fallen on deaf ears with the City-Parish Council.

jindal_skewer“... next year it will be the fiscal mountain, after that the fiscal black hole, and after that fiscal Armageddon.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal

A pair of Acadiana politicians including a current member of the Lafayette Parish School Board are facing charges and likely fines from the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

The president of LSU's Faculty Senate filed a complaint with the university's accrediting agency about plans to reorganize the system's leadership, saying Thursday that decision-making has been too secretive and appears rife with political meddling by the governor.

State officials say highway deaths in Louisiana fell for the fourth consecutive time last year.

Tulane University says its Payson Center for International Development has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor.

A former BP executive is asking a federal judge to postpone his trial on charges he concealed information from Congress about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well in 2010.

The Justice Department has appointed a veteran prosecutor to investigate allegations that the U.S. attorney's office conducted a smear campaign and leaked information to news organizations during the case against police officers accused of deadly shootings at a bridge shortly after Hurricane Katrina.

japan_quakeHere’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

capitolLet us wonder no more why members of Congress are so feverish about keeping their jobs or why the Boustany-Landry runoff has been such a muddy affair.

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