It’s health care brinksmanship, with hundreds of billions of dollars and the well-being of millions of people at stake.

Owners of a failed brine storage cavern are doing their best to comply with a state order to quickly resolve problems created by an eight-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish, spokesman Sonny Cranch said Sunday.

10_THINGS_12_03_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

newsmakerThe story isn’t about her disappearance or her death. It’s about the light that illuminated a community, brought strangers together and made us appreciate life’s ephemeral gifts.

Judge Tim Kelley ruled that Gov. Jindal’s signature legislative initiative improperly diverts money allocated through the state’s public school funding formula to private schools.

Based on an email from one of the nine alleged Curious Goods co-conspirators, which was shared with IND Monthly this morning, the tally of plea bargains brokered with the feds may soon rise from four to five.

Even without a so-called major storm reaching the U.S. there was plenty of damage.

Drew-Brees_carouselYour daily look at late-breaking national and internation news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today, Nov. 30, 2012:

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.

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