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  • Manhunt underway for man who set woman on fire in jealous fit

    November 22, 2014 10:11 PM

    Homer police are searching for an enraged arsonist in Claiborne Parish. The suspect is accused of dousing a woman with an accelerant, and then lighting her on fire. Officers with the Homer police say the incident took place Saturday, just after 2:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in Homer. Police... more »
  • Plans underway for renovation of historic park

    August 24, 2014 12:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Officials in Donaldsonville hope to have a detailed plan for improvements at the historic Crescent Park ready in early September and could advertise for bids on the project in October. Earlier this month, local officials held a ground-breaking for the $780,000 project that will include an... more »
  • Building projects underway at Lafayette schools

    June 15, 2014 4:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Several major school construction projects are in the works across Lafayette Parish. The Advertiser reports the renovations and additions at six schools are being funded by nearly $33 million in bond money. The biggest project totals $9 million and is at the David Thibodaux STEM Magnet... more »
  • Petition drive underway to incorporate Watson

    July 23, 2013 10:03 AM

    WATSON, La. (AP) - A group petitioning to incorporate the Livingston Parish community of Watson has gathered about half the signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot. The Advocate reports members of the community group Neighbors In Action began circulating the petition in April to form a new... more »
  • Work underway to stop seepage on US 90

    July 23, 2012 5:48 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Crews are stabilizing a levee and the U.S. Highway 90 road bed near Bayou Dumar in Lafourche Parish to stop seeping water during floods. The Courier reports that U.S. 90 eastbound has been reduced to one lane due to the work. The highway was built on... more »
  • Music & Market in Opelousas

    October 15, 2010 10:11 AM

    A new season of Music & Market is underway in Opelousas, offering continuous entertainment every Friday. Today music lovers can head over to Courthouse Square. Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys will take to the stage followed by the Mustard Greens. There will also be an Astronomy viewing. Grounds open... more »
  • 1st of 2 SCLC conventions underway in Atlanta

    August 9, 2010 9:16 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is determined to carry on its social justice agenda despite a distracting public feud. Its board members battered and its fate still up to a judge, the group's split board is having two conventions this week. Bernice King, who was elected president... more »
  • Vermilion Sheriff's Department's Annual Certification Underway

    March 17, 2010 3:26 PM

    According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Department is currently undergoing its annual certification training. Today there are over 20 deputies, including some police officers from various municipal police agencies receiving instruction and certification in defensive tactics. "Our deputies work very hard and put their lives on the... more »
  • DNA Testing Still Underway In Jeff Davis Parish

    January 4, 2010 8:16 PM

    DNA testing in still underway for employees of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office. The testing that began last week is the latest in an investigation of eight women found dead in the parish. Authorities decided to do the testing to rule out employees as possible suspects. This is after... more »

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