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Reentry program gives second chance to those leaving prison

May. 21, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — It had been a long time since Brett Nosworthy had been to a job interview and he was nervous. He had been incarcerated for a few months because of his drug addiction, he said, but his parole officer suggested he apply for a job at Lafayette Granite and...

Judge rules COVID-19 asylum restrictions must continue on southern US border; blocks US government plan to end them

May. 20, 2022 17:09 PM EDT
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Judge rules COVID-19 asylum restrictions must continue on southern US border; blocks US government plan to end them.

Indiana woman convicted in 3-year-old son's beating death

May. 20, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been convicted in the death of her 3-year-old son, who died last year after her boyfriend allegedly punched the boy repeatedly. A Tippecanoe County jury on Thursday convicted Crystal Cox of murder, neglect of a dependent...

Native brown cotton heads to Smithsonian festival, UN summit

May. 14, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — South Louisiana’s native brown cotton is heading to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and will also be featured at a United Nations summit next month. The cotton has seen a small resurgence in recent years thanks to renewed interest in organic materials in...

Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge

May. 13, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) — An attorney arguing for 24 states urged a federal judge Friday to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants requesting asylum, saying the decision was made without sufficient consideration on the effects the move could have on...

Hospital gives LSU-Eunice $698K to expand 2 programs

May. 11, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

EUNICE, La. (AP) — A hospital in Louisiana’s largest system is giving Louisiana State University at Eunice $698,000 to expand allied health programs. Ochsner Lafayette General says it wants to boost the nursing and surgical technology programs at the college, news agencies...

Man convicted of trying to shoot at officers gets 57 years

May. 06, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A man convicted of trying to shoot at least two northwestern Indiana police officer s during a 2020 foot chase has been sentenced to 57 years in prison. A Tippecanoe County judge sentenced Trevor Bowie, 31, on Thursday after a jury convicted him in March of...

Bill imposes road maintenance fee on EV and hybrid owners

May. 02, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana owners of electric or hybrid vehicles would be charged an annual state road usage fee under legislation that cleared the House Transportation Committee on Monday. The Advertiser reports that the bill's supporters argued that the bill is needed...

Meet Ember, the dog with Broussard Fire Department

May. 01, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

BROUSSARD, La. (AP) — Nearly everyone in Broussard knows Ember. The Dalmatian is at the Broussard Fire Department every day. Ember comes to some of the calls with firefighters, occasionally riding center in the front window. She also is a recognizable sight at...

Cooking homemade salsa, pepper jellies, fruit butter

Apr. 30, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) — Jason Turner is not afraid to try. Anything, really. When he sees a problem to solve or a person doing something interesting, his first thought tends to be, “It can’t be that hard.” And then he goes for it. “The worst you...