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  • French charges for man accused of tossing kitten

    February 3, 2014 6:27 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Officials say a 24-year-old man accused of throwing a kitten high into the air and uploading a video clip of the act to his Facebook profile faces up to two years in prison and a 30,000-euro ($40,500) fine. The accused faces charges of animal cruelty Monday in... more »
  • French ambassador to address ULL grads

    October 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - French Ambassador Francois Delattre will be the featured speaker Dec. 20 for graduation exercises at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The ambassador also will receive an honorary doctorate of francophone studies. Delattre was appointed ambassador to the United States in 2011 after serving as ambassador of France... more »
  • French judges keep Strauss-Kahn pimping charges

    December 19, 2012 9:13 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's legal problems are not over. French judges decided Wednesday not to drop pimping charges against the former International Monetary Fund chief, according to his lawyers, who had sought to have the case thrown out. They quickly vowed to appeal. Strauss-Kahn, 63, is fresh off a... more »
  • Police: Last hostage at French school released

    July 10, 2012 6:00 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Police say an armed man who took hostages Tuesday morning at a school complex has released the last one unhurt. A police official said the hostage-taker was still inside the complex, which includes nursery and elementary schools. He said the last hostage had "no injuries." Children initially... more »
  • Gingrich Ad Attacks Romney for Speaking French: Political Faux Pas?

    January 24, 2012 12:16 AM

    A political ad attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for speaking French is not sitting well with some in the heart of Cajun Country. "I personally, was offended," said Warren Perrin, who sits on the board for the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). The... more »
  • Judge Halts Sale of French Quarter Theater

    June 19, 2011 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - At the request of a group of theater boosters, a New Orleans judge has ordered the board of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre to temporarily halt steps to sell part of the theater building for use as a restaurant. The theater board had agreed to... more »
  • French Immersion Program in Lafayette Parish

    November 8, 2010 7:38 PM

    More than a thousand students are enrolled in language immersion programs in Lafayette parish this school year. The French immersion program first started in Lafayette Parish in 1992. Eighteen years later-- thousands of students, like 6th grader, Tyreon Clay, are bridging the language gap they once had with their grandparents.... more »
  • 2 weekend shootings, 1 stabbing kill 2 in Quarter

    November 1, 2010 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Marine who had survived duty in Iraq was stabbed to death in the French Quarter while two other men were shot - one fatally - in violence that ended the Halloween weekend. Police say a man was killed about 6:30 a.m. Monday and another was... more »
  • Mignon Faget's work at French Quarter museum

    October 18, 2010 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mignon Faget has told this story before. But it still makes her chuckle. "It's true," she said with a soft laugh. "I melted down the bonbon dishes." It was back in 1970, when Faget was making a name for herself as a clothing designer. She had... more »
  • Gun goes off at famous French Quarter restaurant

    September 24, 2010 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Friday lunches can get a bit rowdy at Galatoire's, the stately French Quarter restaurant that has been serving up French Creole cuisine for more than 100 years. A New Orleans tradition for the city's blue bloods, politicians and powerbrokers, this Friday's lunch dished up a new... more »
  • Schools of Choice Lottery

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM

    The Schools of Choice held its lottery last night (February 23, 2010) and some openings still remain. All slots at this time will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application process will reopen at midnight on March 1st. For those families who are interested, visit For... more »
  • Traffic Talk

    January 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co has scheduled a continuation of road work on Washington Street along the track from French Street to Center Street. All crossings will remain open, but some sections along the track will be closed due to repair work. The work is scheduled to... more »
  • The Dictionary of Louisiana French Takes Shape

    January 6, 2010 4:05 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - It is an effort that took a decade of work by nine editors and researchers out in the field. And it keeps growing. The Dictionary of Louisiana French: As Spoken in Cajun, Creole and American Indian Communities is an 892-page lexicon, as its name implies, of... more »
  • Students Celebrate French Culture

    November 10, 2009 2:21 PM

    Learning french is about more than sitting in class. One junior high in Opelousas is celebrating National French Week, or La Semaine du Français, and Acadiana's heritage. Plaisance Jr. High students have immersed themselves in French culture by making French food, listening to French music, studying French regions, and... more »

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