Nearly two dozen non governmental organizations that have received $2.5 million in state funding have been referred to the newly created state Office of Debt Recovery and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. The local Colomb Foundation is not one of them.

The Carencro native and UL alumnus rose to prominence via his work on ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Sound of Music.’

UL Lafayette’s College Democrats will host a public forum on the Affordable Care Act featuring panelists who will highlight the benefits of the law for Louisiana college students.

The City-Parish Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3 will revisit an ordinance that would end the 2-percent cut merchants in the city and unincorporated parish get for remitting sales tax collections on time. However, the ordinance has been modified to phase out the compensation over a two-year period.

Paula Latiolais’ alleged victim steps forward to say he was molested by the former New Iberia Catholic High teacher.

clubs carouselAn undercover operation by state officials reveals numerous violations at several Lafayette bars.

Let us commence a community-wide gnashing of teeth. Our beloved downtown Friday concert series is no match for Mama Nature this week.

tehmi dunce carouselState law requires school board members to attend ethics/governance classes annually. LPSB member Tehmi Chassion has attended none this year and fell short in 2012.

perez carouselThirty-five-year-old Salvador Perez of Lafayette was facing a charge of criminal damage to historic buildings after being arrested on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Six Lafayette Parish School Board members violated their own policy Wednesday night by terminating their relationship with the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, begging the question: Must they now reprimand themselves?

Sterling Colomb, executive director and founder of the Lafayette-based Colomb Foundation, has hired high-powered Baton Rouge attorney Mary Olive Pierson to fend off state Treasurer John Kennedy’s claim that the foundation must repay the state some $300,000 in grant money obtained in 2008.

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