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  • Grand Prairie Water System Issues Boil Advisory

    July 27, 2014 9:20 PM

    The Grand Prairie water system has issued a boil advisory until further notice. Official say the water pressure is low. They also urge residents to use the water sparingly.
  • Update: Franklin Voting Issues

    March 22, 2014 4:15 PM

    Early voting in Franklin took place Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the court house. Some Franklin residents say they weren't allowed to vote. Multiple residents called to say Franklin Police were denying people access into the courthouse to participate in early voting. Some residents say officers were threatening arrests if... more »
  • Auditor finds issues with higher ed finances

    December 31, 2013 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office found problems with higher education's accounting skills. The Advocate reports the state auditor focused on Baton Rouge Community College, Southern University Law Center and the University of New Orleans in reports released to the public Monday. The community college had... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: EPA Compliance Issues

    November 6, 2013 1:14 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, but it also served as wake up call for some in Acadiana. "Afterwards, we'll watch events like that for things we can learn and do better," said Prescott Marshall, the director of Emergency Management... more »
  • Teachers Ask for Help With Discipline Issues, Stress in Classroom

    November 7, 2012 11:41 PM

    With more than 140 arrests in Lafayette Parish Schools, and growing stress for teachers in the classroom, the Lafayette Parish School Board is turning it's focus to fixing disciplinary problems. Head of School Resource Officers(RSO), Sgt. Mark Francis, said the total number of arrests isn't out of the ordinary... more »
  • Board: BP missed the big hazard issues in spill

    July 24, 2012 7:26 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn't as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety... more »
  • More pretrial issues in 12-year-old's death

    April 26, 2012 10:06 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - Unresolved pretrial issues could mean more delays in the case of Brian Horn, charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of a 12-year-old boy from DeSoto Parish. At a hearing Wednesday, Judge Robert Burgess granted defense and prosecution attorneys new deadlines for briefs concerning a... more »
  • Alexandria City Council issues balanced budget

    January 25, 2012 9:45 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has balanced its budgets. On Tuesday, council took money left over from the previous fiscal year as well as increased sales tax revenues and putting them toward overtime for employees, contract labor and aging infrastructure. Thanks to an increase of nearly 4... more »
  • La. Lt. Gov. Dardenne issues golf challenge

    January 6, 2012 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is offering golfers in Alabama a chance to win free rounds of golf at Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail courses if the Crimson Tide is victorious over LSU in the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans. It's a twist on... more »
  • Interpol Issues Red Notices for Arrest of Gadhafi

    September 9, 2011 9:14 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Interpol has issued red notices for the arrest of the former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the country's ex-head of military intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi. The move comes in response to a request by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, which is seeking... more »
  • St. Tammany Issues Burn Ban for 30 Days

    May 19, 2011 6:47 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Due to the dry and windy conditions in St. Tammany Parish, Parish President Kevin Davis and Chief of Fire Services John O'Neill have issued a 30 day burn ban. Over the last 30 days, the parish's various fire districts have responded to over 230 backyard fires... more »
  • 13 School Board Candidates' Responses to Issues in the Races-Question 6

    August 17, 2010 4:41 PM

    COMMUNITY INPUT: The members of Lafayette City-Parish Council and the School Board have met quarterly for the past year on areas of common need and the School Board created a public coalition to assist communication about school facilities. When and how would you encourage intergovernmental and community involvement regarding major... more »
  • 13 School Board Candidates' Responses to Issues in the Races-Question 4

    August 17, 2010 3:44 PM

    PERFORMANCE: What programs/ approaches do you recommend to improve low performing schools and to increase readiness for school for preschool children? Lafayette Parish School Board District 9 Rae B. Trahan is running u nopposed (No response offered.) Lafayette Parish School Board District 2 Greg Davis All... more »
  • 13 School Board Candidates' Responses to Issues in the Races-Question 3

    August 17, 2010 3:28 PM

    STATE FUNDING: During the 2010 legislative session, Governor Jindal cut state funding for salary supplements for nationally certified teachers, counselors, psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, and audiologists working in public schools. Jindal said local school districts can handle those costs. What is your position on pay from local funds for... more »
  • 13 School Board Candidates' Responses to Issues in the Races-Question 2

    August 17, 2010 1:52 PM

    F UNDING: The School Board is facing continued reduction in state funding. What changes, if any, would you propose for the 2011 and 2012 annual budgets for Lafayette Parish School System? Lafayette Parish School Board District 1 Mark Allen Babineaux is unopposed (No response offered.) Lafayette... more »
  • 13 School Board Candidates' Responses to Issues in the Races-Question 1

    August 17, 2010 1:26 PM

    FACILITIES: The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a master plan that includes a schedule using today's costs for repairing, renovating, and replacing many of its schools. It has been vetted by the community. How would you implement the plan? Lafayette Parish School Board District District 1 Mark... more »
  • 13 School Board Candidates' Responses to Issues in the Races

    August 17, 2010 12:57 PM

    Voters can read all 13 School Board candidates' responses to issues in the races, along with their career and community service at , the website of the League of Women Voters of Lafayette. All of the candidates responded about the school facilities master plan, reduction in state funding,... more »
  • Spill Claims: Tough Issues To Deal With

    June 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of a program set up to compensate Gulf oil spill victims, tells Congress that some of the claims he'll be asked to decide will involve tough calls. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Florida Republican, told Feinberg he was worried about hotels and restaurants on... more »
  • Jindal Issues State Declaration of Emergency for Oil Leak

    April 29, 2010 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued a state declaration of emergency in preparation for predicted impact of oil along the Louisiana coast leaking from the Deepwater Horizon which threatens the state's natural resources.
  • Obama Meets with Simonton President to Discuss Energy Efficiency Issues

    December 16, 2009 9:38 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »

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