LORANGER, La. (AP) - Authorities say a retired Kenner firefighter died in a Loranger house fire, The state Fire Marshal's Office say authorities found the body of 79-year-old George David Schilling early Tuesday morning inside a bedroom. Authorities found Schilling after bringing the fire under control. Investigators believe Schilling died... more »
Tonight, the Lafayette Parish School Board could choose a new insurance provider for the system.
Just a few weeks ago, the board rejected a proposal to switch from Blue Cross to a new company called Key Benefit Administrators. Teachers spoke against the change, saying they were happy with Blue... more »
On Friday, August 9th, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed longtime public servant Ronnie Jones to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Jones will serve as Chairman and an at-large representative, as required by statute. Jones fills the vacancy left by the untimely death of Chairman Dale Hall.
Jones began his state... more »
KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) - Officials say 100 biomedical research chimpanzees slated for retirement aren't being sent to a chimpanzee sanctuary like federal statutes require. Officials at Chimp Haven said Monday 10 of the 110 retiring chimpanzees at the New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette will be sent to the sanctuary... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond says retired Archbishop Philip Hannan is expected to be moved from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility. The 97-year-old Hannan was hospitalized Dec. 19 because of shortness of breath, after more than a week in bed because of pneumonia. Aymond... more »
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A retired circus chimpanzee is the Cezanne of simians, drawing crowds to a Brazilian zoo to watch him paint. The 26-year-old chimp called Jimmy has been producing surprisingly lovely paintings each day for three weeks at the Niteroi Zoo. Trainer Roched Seba said Monday Jimmy... more »