Our Views: On rights, and sense
Maybe it's a trifle early, but can we declare something of an outbreak of common sense on the issue of gun rights in Louisiana? We say that because of two sensible decisions recently in the Legislature, which has, too often, shown a desire for guns galore in places where firearms are dangerous.
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Fight Like a Girl Benefit May 10-11th
There will be a benefit for Amy Hebert Buteaux who has been diagnosed with Renal Cancer.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Teche shareholders to vote on IberiaBank merger
Teche Holding Co. shareholders will decide whether to approve IberiaBank Corp. 's acquisition of the smaller company during a special shareholders meeting at 11:30 a.m. May 28 at Teche's corporate headquarters in New Iberia.
House kills bill to remove anti-sodomy law in La.
Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, sought to remove consensual sex between people of the same sex from Louisiana's crimes against nature law.
Bill to allow teachers to carry guns stalls
Legislation that would allow teachers and school administrators to carry guns on campuses swiftly ran into problems Wednesday during its first committee outing.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Notes from the Louisiana Legislature's regular session
A Kenner lawmaker is back with his attempt to reduce the number of incidents of dogs falling or jumping from the back of moving vehicles.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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Acadian history should be unearthed before it is too late to find it
Blackpot has become one of my favorite music and culture events in Acadiana, and coming back this year to cover the festival and its variety of sights and sounds was great.
Bill gives prison time for pointing lasers at planes
Intentionally projecting a laser at a plane or in its flight path in Louisiana could land a person in jail, under a bill that won the unanimous support Monday of the House.
Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets adds spice to north shore culinary scene
Members of the Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets hammed it up for the camera at Spring for Art 2014.
Black bass rules changing
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says regulations for black bass on several lakes, including three in Central Louisiana will change on April 20. Slot limits will be rescinded for Chicot Lake in Evangeline Parish, Lake Rodemacher in Rapides Parish and Vernon Lake in Vernon Parish.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
SUV hits bicycle, kills rider in New Iberia
A 38-year-old New Iberia man died Saturday night when he was struck by a Jeep as he tried to cross East St. Peter Street on his bicycle, an Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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U.S. 90 frontage roads complete
Construction of nearly three miles of frontage road along U.S. 90 in New Iberia is complete.
Bill would name the Bible as Louisiana state book
Lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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Sunday Symphony in New Iberia park
Maestro Mariusz Smolij leading the Acadiana Symphony Orchesrta in its Fourth of July concert in downtown Lafayette.
Louisiana House advances bill to allow some guns in bars, restaurants: Snapshot
Members of the Louisiana House passed a bill 79-19 on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, that would extend the gun rights of off-duty law enforcement and concealed carry permit holders.
Head On Crash on Highway 182 Claims the Lives of Two People
Iberia Parish- Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle head-on crash last night on LA Highway 182 east of LA Highway 88 which claimed the lives of two people.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Panel advances bill opening adoption birth certificates
Negotiations began moments after a Louisiana House committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow adoptees to look at their birth certificates and in many cases identify their birth parents.
LITDA announces new board of directors
The association made the announcement at the LITDA Annual Convention held at the Bourbon Orleans in New Orleans on March 8. The five members installed include: President Roger Spears; 1st Vice President David Ross; 2nd Vice President Dennis Richard; Treasurer Charley Gowland; and Secretary Derek Farris.
Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden defends traffic camera ticket program
A bill that died in the Louisiana House Tuesday, April 8, 2014, would have required return receipts on tickets issued electronically and sent by mail.
Justice seeks to shut down Louisiana tax preparer
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a court to bar a New Iberia tax preparer and her business from preparing federal tax returns for others.