|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.
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An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
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The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be back on the Hill casting votes and attending committee meetings when the congressional recess ends April 28.
A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana stalled Monday in the Louisiana Senate.
A Shreveport lawmaker said Monday he's scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 22, 2014:
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Attorney hopes fellow lawyers will join him in urging the D.A. to step aside and allow a competent, ethical challenger to take over the scandal-ridden office.
INNOV8 Lafayette launches its weeklong festival dedicated to cultivating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Smaller Microsoft Store installations sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don’t include everything.
Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson will perform together during an intimate gig at Parish Ink, 310 Jefferson St., from 9-11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
See cutting-edge technologies Thursday in brief presentations/demonstrations from 3rd Dimension Media, C&C Technologies, Cimation and UL Lafayette School of Engineering.
An official with the Louisiana Department of Education was arrested on a range of charges Friday after allegedly breaking into a home and brandishing a knife.
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State Rep. Stuart Bishop says he’s concerned with the quality of Capitol Lake, but when it comes to Louisiana’s coastline, this Lafayette Republican doesn't seem to give a damn.
Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. Where some of the major issues stand:
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.