Local, state and federal law enforcement officials spent much of Thursday reviewing their reaction to this week’s bomb threat, which led to the closure and evacuation of UL Lafayette and Girard Park, and a massive search Wednesday for two alleged explosive devices.

Gov. Bobby Jindal appears to remain unmoved by offers of a compromise on procuring testing materials tied to the Common Core based on a terse statement his office released following a meeting Thursday with Superintendent John White.

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A benefit will be held tonight at Romacelli Bistro in Youngsville to raise money for the family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas.

Two members of the Lafayette Parish law enforcement community who also serve on the Lafayette Parish Communications District will not be allowed to apply for the paid position of director of the agency.

After determining that the two reported bomb-like devices at Girard Park and UL Lafayette this morning were non-explosive, authorities have lifted the barricades, and an investigation into who was responsible is now under way.

Anti-abortion advocates are getting “smarter” in their ongoing attack against Roe v. Wade, and in recent years have effectively been employing one of two new tactics, as witnessed in Louisiana during this year’s legislative session.

Police blockades went up early Wednesday morning around a sizeable chunk of Lafayette — including the areas surrounding Girard Park and the UL campus — after the discovery of two suspicious, bomb-like, devices.

poli signsThe Lafayette City-Parish Council Tuesday delayed a finalization vote on amending the zoning ordinance for political signs, deferring the matter to give consolidated government’s legal and zoning departments time to further study the issue and offer a solution that won’t gut the current ordinance.

R. Jarvis Fortier Sr. was a longtime fixture among Acadiana’s automotive community, spending 69 years with Hub City Ford, where he made a name for himself with catchy advertising and by helping make the dealership one of the most successful in the region.


With one challenger already in campaign mode, 15th Judicial District Judge Susan Theall will be formally launching her bid for re-election next week.

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