|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.
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.