Penalties will be toughened for heroin dealers in Louisiana, under a bill that has received final legislative passage.

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While the Lafayette Parish School System appears to be in a dire budgetary situation with a projected deficit of more than $18 million, the school board has two options: Tap into the more than $70 million reserve fund, or start cutting vital programs and positions.

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"The voters of Acadia, Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes deserve a real discussion about how best to keep our communities safe, while upholding the law."

A federal appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its previous ruling that businesses don't have to prove they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments.

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"[F]or some this is definitely a personal issue and I believe that in my heart," says Lafayette Parish School Board member Kermit Bouillion of the attempt to investigate Superintendent Pat Cooper.

Flicking a cigarette butt out of your car window could get you slapped with a hefty fine and community service.

An ordinance that would levy fines for failing to move one’s garbage and recycling bins away from the curb in a timely fashion goes before the City-Parish Council for final approval.

When Lafayette Parish School Board member Greg Awbrey spoke out last week against state Rep. Nancy Landry’s bill to put school board elections in line with gubernatorial elections, he made a very bizarre claim about the voters who don’t cast ballots.

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The investigation into the pit bull attack that killed a 4-year-old Houma girl has hit a brick wall, according to local authorities.

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