|A crowd of more than 10,000 people race for the cure||Kim Ann Guidry, Ginger Breaux and (front) Annette Flanagan|
|Jo Robinson and Jackie Duplechine||Ann Dozier, Marie Calais and Vickie Trepagnier|
|Sharon Falgout, 5K overall winner Josh Falgout and Lindsey Broussard||(back) Hannah, Gabe, Naomi (front/left) and Micah Mouton|
|Shane and Crystal Boulliont||Norma Smalley, Darrin Smalley, Donna Roberts, Erica Smalley and Dana Guidry|
|Rolando Garcia, Erik Graveson, Silvia Bertolazzi and Anita Graveson||Misty Corbell and Brindley Downs|
|Zack Cook||Angel Duplechin, Garland Theriot and Misty Corbell|
|Natalie Vidrine and Michelle Bayard||Robin Hebert and Toby Doré|
|Keith Blair and Misty Corbell||Kenny Klusman|
|Aaron Thibodeaux and Lauren Alexander||Blake Simon and Mike Lahey|
The only thing that can wake Party Girl up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning is a great cause, and there are few better than the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. There was a sea of people running, walking, skipping, strolling and wheeling around the race course to help eradicate breast cancer. There were plenty of new things at the race this year, including venue Girard Park, which gave a larger area for the Race Expo as well as a new race course. There was also a team T-shirt design competition, a jambalaya cook off, and a “promise garden” where people could buy artificial tulips that could accommodate messages to survivors and those who have lost the battle. The overall 5K first place winners were Josh Falgout for the males and Paula Broussard for the females.
The Bodacious Brothers had such a hit with their crawfish boil last year that they decided to do it again. They held their 2nd annual Big Bodacious Boil on a recent and gorgeous Sunday afternoon in Beaver Park. Of course, Keith Blair, Toby Doré, David Goodwyn and Gus Rezende, the Bodacious Brothers themselves, were in attendance. Kenny Klusman (also known as Big Sexy) was dishing up his famous jambalaya. There was also a DJ, Frisbee games, kickball, and then the Big Bodacious Boil Band played into the sunset. Even after all that food and activity, plenty of people still weren’t done partying, so an official after party was held at the Blue Moon Saloon featuring the Blue Runners.
School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Belief in a national outbreak of the Ebola zombie virus is becoming more of a threat every day, and The Hayride — Louisiana’s one true bastion for unrelentingly conservative political commentaries — thought it wise to share a certain special someone's “important message” with readers Tuesday on what to do when, not if, it comes.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
WaPo Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies; Clintons stump for Dems; Liberians stranded and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.