An effort to close loopholes in Louisiana's 2008 ban on cockfighting is nearing final legislative passage.

Louisiana's budget for next year doesn't include any money for the state's ongoing litigation against BP for damages caused by the 2010 oil spill.

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"A school board needs to hold itself to a high standard of professionalism so that everyone involved in the conversation about our kids and our schools can be held to the same standard."

harson stutes carouselThe longtime district attorney says “Not so fast, mister” to a recently released poll by his rival.

“School board members should be focused on one goal: Enhance the education of students, and empower and equip teachers to succeed in the classroom," says District 8 Lafayette Parish School Board candidate Erick Knezek.

Despite opposition from a strange cast of locals, a bill by state Rep. Nancy Landry to put Lafayette Parish School Board elections in line with gubernatorial elections could very well become reality after passing through the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Local businessman Erick Knezek will officially announce his candidacy for District 8 of the Lafayette Parish School Board at a press conference Thursday.

A bid to let a Grosse Tete truck stop owner keep a tiger onsite has squeaked through the Louisiana Senate on its second try.

A measure to allow the state education department to survey students on sex-related risk behaviors narrowly advanced to the Louisiana House for debate after passing a committee Tuesday.

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J.W. Faulk Elementary School is on the path to being deemed an “Academically Unacceptable School,” but that doesn’t mean it can’t be saved.

stutes poll carouselThe former lead felony prosecutor, according to a new poll, has turned a 2-point deficit into a 7-point lead since last August.

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