U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia, is entering the final stretch in his runoff campaign against fellow Republican Rep. Charles Boustany of Lafayette with dwindling cash reserves.

In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans' flood-control leaders, there's an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead.

A New Orleans-based federal judge halted Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case.

10_things_11_27_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

gachassin_carouselLafayette developer Greg Gachassin is charged with violating the state’s Code of Governmental Ethics while he was a member of the LPTFA's board of trustees.

Officials say an inmate being held on charges of arson from a Thanksgiving eve fire in Broussard started a fire in his first floor cell at the Lafayette Parish Jail Monday morning. The inmate who started the fire is being treated for his injuries.

wealth_gap_carouselLouisiana, according to a recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is among the states with the widest income gap between rich and poor.

The Supreme Court is leaving in place the corruption conviction of former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, who hid money from bribes in his freezer.

The public is invited to a Dec. 6 community forum focused on the future of Lafayette’s electric grid and the expected role alternative energies will play going forward.

crane_carouselWhooping cranes introduced to the wild in Southwestern Louisiana are the focus of intense research.

Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago and some of the festering debates that survive today.

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