The fight between and the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism is heating up this week in federal court, reports the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Ernest Carter, the pastor of New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Scott, was convicted Monday of attempted aggravated rape — a crime that happened nearly three decades ago.

After a nearly three-year fight, Chris Williams and the Lafayette Housing Authority have agreed to walk away from the back-pay lawsuit filed by the former city-parish councilman in 2011, with each side agreeing to cover its own court costs.

“He just couldn’t take it anymore,” attorney Bill Goode says of his friend Barry Domingue, who was on trial this week facing federal conspiracy charges.

payday2 carouselAn attempt in the state Senate to rein in predatory payday lenders has been turned into a macabre joke.

"They always say lock 'em up until its their kid."

Choice cuts from local news media for Tuesday, April 1, including Gov. Jindal's Asian excursion, a lack of funding for an alleged killer's death penalty case and an argument on why Louisiana needs Common Core.

APRIL FOOL 2carouselA statue of Gen. Alexandre “Alfred” Mouton that had stood in front of the former City Hall for more than 75 years was hoisted out of the ground early Tuesday.


Monday's blogs from the bog.

“For those of us who’ve followed the changes at the chamber with some discomfort, today is the day our worst fears are realized.”

Choice cuts from Acadiana's news media for Friday, March 28, 2014:

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