Six people including a former co-owner of Desperado’s Cabaret strip club in Carencro were sentenced Thursday for their role in a racketeering and drug-selling scheme at the club.

COBURN carouselSupporters have managed to delay demolition, but the wrecking ball could be on site any day.

Challenger raises nearly double what incumbent takes in from April 29 to July 27, reducing Mike Harson’s cash-on-hand advantage.

A lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School Board and two of its members was filed in federal court this afternoon after the board refused to discuss the matter during a closed-door session slated for Wednesday night’s meeting.

Given the chance during Wednesday night’s meeting to discuss the threat of a federal lawsuit, the Lafayette Parish School Board decided to ignore the issue, instead opting to go home early.

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Nettles died suddenly Wednesday while recovering from gall bladder surgery.

“I know two things: We need more doctors. No. 2, they’re not just going to fall from heaven — we’ve got to grow them."

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Supporters of Superintendent Pat Cooper have confirmed that if the school board continues to pursue its probe of the super, a lawsuit will be filed.

As a majority of Lafayette Parish School Board members await the results of a board-initiated investigation of Superintendent Pat Cooper and refuse to compromise on the budget, sources tell The IND a salvo by Cooper's supporters is coming this week in the form of a federal lawsuit.

A correction was issued Tuesday by The Daily Advertiser saying its reporter misquoted the Rev. Gilbert Dutel during a weekend homily in which he addresses resurrected allegations that he molested a young altar boy in the mid- to late-1970s.

Louisiana has been designated the state with the nation’s fourth worst education system, according to a recent top 50 listing from WalletHub.

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