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State cites Lafayette with cultural award

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette's downtown area has been selected to receive the state's Cultural District Award for 2014. The Advocate reports the selection was made by the Office of Cultural Development. In a statement, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says the award recognizes top efforts to highlight and cultivate Louisiana's cultural resources. This year marks the first time downtown Lafayette...

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State cites Lafayette with cultural award

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette's downtown area has been selected to receive the state's Cultural District Award for 2014. The Advocate reports the selection was made by the Office of Cultural Development. In a statement, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says the award recognizes top efforts to highlight and cultivate Louisiana's... Read Story

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Late Rally Secures 9-5 Louisiana Victory

ARLINGTON, Texas - The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team scored seven runs in the final three innings to come from behind and defeat UT Arlington on the road 9-5 in the series opener at Clay Gould Ballpark. The win improves the Cajuns to 35-4 overall and 15-1 in Sun... Read Story

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16 hours 5 minutes ago

"Good Friday" for Food Lovers

Good Friday is usually a good day if you're a seafood lover, and there's no better place to curb your craving than "Shucks!" in Abbeville. "Every Friday in Lent is tremendous", says co-owner David Bertrand. Patrons pack the dining area, hoping to grab a good meal while abiding by that... Read Story

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1 hour 39 minutes ago

Shreveport hopes to save bungalow

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Sprague Street once was home to a half dozen late Victorian bungalows. But now only one remains. While preservation efforts have been delayed, Shreveport officials say they are committed to restoring the home. City Councilman Jeff Everson told The Times that the city plans to rehabilitate... Read Story

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17 hours 58 minutes ago

Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response

Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak. The Times-Picayune reports Dr. John Heaton, medical director for the New Orleans pediatric hospital, said Thursday the hospital didn't... Read Story

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1 hour 53 minutes ago

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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. Fat chance. An indefinite extension of the government's review of the contentious oil pipeline, announced late... Read Story

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