Louisiana residents, beginning at the stroke of midnight Sunday, became subject to 660 new laws ranging from a prohibition on texting (and “sexting”) while driving, smoking “incense” products that mimic the effects of marijuana, keeping our dogs on short chains and attending cockfights.
On Tuesday the stretch of de Gaulle Square that runs between the City Club at River Ranch and the Town Square will officially close.
A civil suit targeting Louisiana’s new abortion laws led a federal judge in Baton Rouge to issue a temporary restraining order that blocks enforcement until an Aug. 24 hearing.
Reeling from consecutive years of budget cuts and with more severe contractions on the horizon, higher education institutions statewide including UL Lafayette have begun preparing worst case scenarios for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
David Vitter and Charlie Melancon may still have primary elections ahead of them before their anticipated showdown in the November general election for U.S. Senate, but that isn't stopping them from squaring off against each other early.
More oil washes up on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama.
This one will probably go straight into that stack of invitations that President Obama has no intention of responding to, right alongside the invites from crazy old classmates and fringe advocacy groups, but Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle has extended the offer nonetheless.
There are signs of new life in Louisiana’s oiled marshes.
Lafayette residents hoping significant changes to consolidated government stemming from the charter commission can come sooner than later got a dose of reality Wednesday night.
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced late Tuesday that a panel of federal judges has ruled that lawsuits related to the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill should be consolidated and transferred to federal court in New Orleans.
Controversial oil man Matt Simmons last theory raises more than a few eyebrows.
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