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  • Kinder steps up blight fight

    October 18, 2014 1:17 PM

    KINDER, La. (AP) - The City Council has taken the first steps toward removing several neighborhood eyesores in Kinder. The American Press reports the council granted owners of two condemned properties time to bring the structures up to code or face demolition orders. Demolition contracts also have been executed on... more »
  • Orleans Parish Prison inmate dies after fight

    March 23, 2014 7:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman says a jail inmate has died after a fight with another prisoner. Philip Stelly says the man's name is being withheld until his family is notified. He says deputies quickly broke up the fight, which broke out about 10:20 p.m.... more »
  • NYC, Calif. bills show fight to protect caregivers

    February 3, 2014 8:49 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - If you don't get a job because you're a woman, or you get fired because you're black, or you get transferred to the night shift because you're gay, there's a law for that. But if you're punished at work because you need time to take your... more »
  • Water Fights Draw Hundreds to Erath

    July 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    The party is continuing tonight in Erath where hundreds are gathered for the town's 67th annual Fourth of July celebration . It's deeply draped in traditions, one of which is the town's annual water fight. Patriotism fills the air in Erath. Flags wave, people dress in red, white and... more »
  • Sandusky professes innocence, vows to fight

    October 9, 2012 9:46 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky says he's innocent and vows to keep fighting in a recorded statement broadcast by a student-run radio station at Penn State. The statement was aired Monday, a day before the former assistant football coach was scheduled to be sentenced on 45 counts of child... more »
  • HUD awards NO $775K to fight discrimination

    May 11, 2012 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal housing regulators have awarded a New Orleans advocacy group $775,000 to help city residents who believe they've been victims of housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant Thursday to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The grant,... more »
  • Colo. senior tax break fight ends before it starts

    March 27, 2012 5:53 AM

    DENVER (AP) - Colorado's improving economy has helped lawmakers avoid the most contentious debate of the year - restoring a suspended property tax break for senior citizens. Lawmakers learned Monday that sunny fiscal projections - a revenue boost from personal income and business taxes - combined with money left over... more »
  • GOP fight for delegates stretches to Puerto Rico

    March 15, 2012 5:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An upbeat Rick Santorum barreled into Puerto Rico on Wednesday in pursuit of another campaign-bending victory in a Republican presidential race where suddenly no primary is too minor and no delegate is conceded. Mitt Romney put nearly $1 million into television advertising in Illinois, the next big-state... more »
  • Insurance Fight Shows Catholic-Evangelical Ties

    February 25, 2012 10:57 PM

    After the White House decreed this month that religious employers would have to pay for workers' birth control, it was no surprise that Roman Catholic leaders would protest. That evangelical Protestants would rally to their cause was less expected and unthinkable even a generation ago. "It's just the common good.... more »
  • More Legal Ramifications Could Follow Mardi Gras Fight Over Float

    February 22, 2012 11:14 PM

    More consequences could be on the way for those involved in a Mardi Gras fight, including a legal battle and changes to parade rules. Police arrested Lafayette developer Glenn Stewart after officials said he punched a woman, Erin May Fitzgerald, in the face, knocking her unconscious. He's currently charged with... more »
  • 3 Charged in Fight that Knocks Out Woman

    February 22, 2012 1:34 AM

    Before the Independent Parade even rolled Tuesday, a fight sent a woman to the hospital. The daughter of the Independent Weekly Publishers Steve May and Cherry Fisher May was punched and knocked unconscious. She is among three people Tuesday charged after a fight broke out over a float. ... more »
  • Fight in downtown Shreveport leaves man injured

    February 21, 2012 8:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities' say a fight in downtown Shreveport has left one man hospitalized and another man facing serious charges. Shreveport Police Sgt. Bill Goodin said in a news release that the fight happened Monday about 3 a.m. Police called to the area found 22-year-old Tygue Manshack suffering... more »
  • Monroe principal injured breaking up fight

    February 1, 2012 10:40 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The principal of Ouachita Junior High School was injured while breaking up a fight at a school. Assistant Superintendent Don Coker tells The News-Star Marsha Baker intervened in a physical altercation Tuesday between two female students. Coker did not know the cause of the fight, which... more »
  • Fight at Acadiana Mall leaves one in critical condition

    December 16, 2011 2:46 PM

    Lafayette Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a parking lot fight. On Thursday, December 15, 2011 at approximately 8:20 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a fight in progress on the parking lot of Acadiana Mall, near the food court entrance. Prior to police... more »
  • Des Allemands Man Convicted in Bar Brawl

    October 16, 2011 11:36 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Des Allemands, La., offshore worker who faced decades in prison for his role in a September 2009 bar fight that left two people hurt was convicted Thursday of lesser offenses. The Courier reported ( a Lafourche Parish jury deliberated about 45 minutes before finding 27-year-old... more »
  • One Stabbed After Late Night Altercation

    October 2, 2011 12:15 PM

    One person is dead after a late night altercation in Opelousas. Opelousas Police say the fight happened just after 11:00 Saturday night at the intersection of Perry Lane and Oak Street. 19 year old Markell Roberts is in custody after allegedly stabbing 20 year old Cadric Kennerson of Opelousas... more »
  • Police Fight 'Legal Weed'

    September 15, 2011 5:18 AM

    Known as legal herb, spice or herbal incense, "synthetic marijuana" has been around for a few years now, but getting it off the streets hasn't been easy for law enforcement. "They're called synthetic cannabinoids, they're not actually cannabinoids," says Acadiana Crime Lab director Kevin Ardoin who sees these packets all... more »
  • Man pleads to rioting charge in '09 fight

    July 12, 2011 9:05 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A man booked with murder in connection with a 2009 brawl in which one man was killed and 17 people were arrested, has pleaded guilty to rioting and sentenced to five years probation. In March 2009, Morris Laiche III of Albany was booked with second-degree murder... more »
  • Monks' Casket Fight Lands in Federal Court

    June 5, 2011 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An order of Benedictine monks takes on the funeral industry Monday in a federal court dispute over whether the monks can sell simple caskets - or the state can block them from doing so until they pass a myriad of licensing requirements. The monks of St.... more »
  • Man Charged in Fatal Bar Fight

    May 13, 2011 9:06 AM

    RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A Louisiana man is charged with reckless homicide in a fatal altercation outside a bar in southeastern Wisconsin. Prosecutors in Racine County say 32-year-old Larry Dunn of Houma, La., struck Andrew Schuckman outside Peg & Lou's Bar & Grill in Racine early Tuesday, causing him to... more »
  • St. Martinville Crack Down on Loitering, Drinking in Streets

    April 18, 2011 11:21 PM

    The city of St. Martinville is cracking down on loitering and people gathering and drinking in the streets. The mayor and police department discussed the problem at Monday night's city council meeting, including a two-day fight that took place between two families a week ago. It happened on... more »
  • Arrest Made in November 19th Shooting

    November 30, 2010 11:34 AM

    Lafayette Police have arrested Emmanuel Hebert (19) of Lafayette for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder stemming from an incident that occurred on November 19, 2010, at approximately 9:20 pm. Officers responded to the 600 block of Delord and discovered that a large fight had occurred and several gun shots were fired.... more »
  • Groups fight Louisiana Gov. Jindal's Medicaid plan

    October 19, 2010 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hospitals, emergency responders, physicians and other medical providers have stepped up their opposition to the Jindal administration's planned restructuring of the state's Medicaid program. Louisiana Ambulance Alliance, Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana State Medical Society and other groups Monday announced the organization of the Coalition to... more »
  • Spears To Vitter: Wanna Fight?

    September 8, 2010 7:37 PM

    A very unusual political challenge was fired off today in Lafayette. Candidate for U.S. Senate Mike Spears wants to fight David Vitter. Literally. Far from the stately columns of Washington DC, at a mexican restaurant in Lafayette, Senate Candidate Mike Spears holding a press conference-- telling Senator David Vitter... more »
  • Churches, Nonprofits Fight for Survival Amid Spill

    July 3, 2010 4:37 PM

    BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) - God only knows what will happen to churches and other nonprofit organizations who say they are struggling for survival because of the Gulf oil spill crisis. Months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and its well started gushing oil, the British petroleum giant says... more »
  • Mychal Bell Arrested After Fight in Jena

    May 25, 2010 9:09 AM

    JENA, La. (AP) - Former Jena Six defendant Mychal Bell is in trouble with the law once again. Bell was arrested Saturday and booked with simple battery after a fight at a barber shop in Jena. Deputies say Bell was released after posting a $750 preset bond. The Jena Six... more »
  • Mother's Day Fight Leads to Death

    May 11, 2010 10:50 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has died from injuries suffered in a weekend fight, turning Mother's Day into a day of mourning for a family. Courtney "Bleek" Allen had been on life-support since Friday when he was knocked to the ground and hit his head, said Thibodaux Police... more »
  • Ex-Saint Grant Gets Probation in Ga. Club Fight

    May 11, 2010 10:13 AM

    BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) - Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant... more »
  • Arrest Made in Opelousas After Fight Sends Man to Hospital

    April 9, 2010 4:47 PM

    The Opelousas Police Department’s Special Operations Division has arrested Triston Compton, 23 of 1114 W. Vine Street Opelousas , for Second Degree Battery . The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred Thursday afternoon ( April 8, 2010 ). Officers responded to the intersection of Sidney Street and Herman... more »
  • Man Stabbed to Death in Fight

    April 5, 2010 9:08 AM

  • Lowes employee charged with attempted 2nd degree murder

    February 25, 2010 12:56 PM

    On February 24, 2010, at approximately 8:47 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to 120 E. Gloria Switch regarding a disturbance inside of a business. Officers discovered that two employees were involved in a verbal altercation, when one of the employees armed himself with a box cutter. The... more »
  • Nightclub incident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

    February 15, 2010 12:09 PM

    SCOTT, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an incident at a nightclub that has left one man dead, another injured and a third facing criminal charges. A news release from the Scott Police Department says 37-year-old Christopher Marmottin has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the Sunday incident at... more »
  • Broussard Middle Student Injured In Fight Involving Scissors

    February 3, 2010 4:21 PM

    In St. Martin Parish, a 5th grade Broussard Middle School student is arrested for battery on a classmate. According to a Lafayette School Board spokesperson, two girls got into a fight Tuesday morning after their teacher stepped out of the room. The students were working on a project with... more »
  • Fight or Flight: new movie filmed in Lafayette

    November 25, 2009 11:58 AM

    Acadiana Film Industry Continues Expanding with Marquis Productions' "Fight or Flight" The feature film "Fight or Flight," a co-production of Los Angeles based Remember Dreaming, LLC, Freefall Films, Inc and MKM, LLC is set to begin filming in Lafayette, LA on Dec 2, 2009. Producers for the picture... more »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    November 16, 2009 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign. As the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their provider has not yet received the H1N1 vaccine, as more vaccine is... more »
  • DHH Updates Status Of State's Fight The Flu Campaign

    November 9, 2009 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign. As the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their provider has not yet received the H1N1 vaccine, as more vaccine is... more »

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