Feb. 9, 2010 03:13 AM
[UPDATE: Melanie Lewis Edwards announced this morning that she is leaving city-parish government to return to work for the federal government but was not specific about her plans or new position. At the news conference, it was also announced that City-Parish ...
Feb. 8, 2010 08:41 PM
In his landslide victory speech Saturday night, Mitch Landrieu, 49, delivered a message about unity. It was a fitting call for New Orleans’ mayor elect, who earned extraordinary biracial support in defeating five major challengers in an 11-candidate ...
Feb. 8, 2010 07:45 PM
The Saints have been good for the struggling newspaper business. The New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Monday edition, plastered with a 5-inch-tall “AMEN” headline in honor of the Saints 31-17 victory over the Colts to clinch Super Bowl XLIV ...
Feb. 4, 2010 11:15 PM
President Barack Obama nominated Elizabeth Erny Foote, a Lafayette native, to be U.S. District Court Judge of Louisiana’s Western District, replacing retired federal judge Tucker Melancon. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu recommended Foote for the position ...
Feb. 4, 2010 08:30 PM
William Everett Nichols of Alexandria, president and owner of First Fidelity Mortgage Inc., was sentenced Thursday to six years in federal prison and ordered to pay $3.9 million in restitution for bank fraud. Nichols, 56, prepared fraudulent notes by ...
Feb. 3, 2010 06:28 PM
In addition to upholding the lower court decision that the Moss water intrusion case cannot go forward, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal dealt yet another blow to the Lafayette Parish School Board this week. The appeals court affirmed the July 2009 ...
Feb. 2, 2010 03:45 PM
The Advocate reported today that Lafayette-based Web site development firm Firefly Digital has filed a federal lawsuit against Google, alleging the Internet search engine powerhouse is infringing on its "Gadget" trademark. Firefly claims it owns both ...
Feb. 2, 2010 12:13 AM
[UPDATE: The NFL has conceded that it has no ownership of "Who Dat" or the fleur-de-lis, and will only object to black and gold shirts or other merchandise that include "Who Dat" if they are presented as an official Saints or NFL product. "People can ...
Feb. 1, 2010 05:12 PM
The Times-Picayune knows the Who Dat Nation better than anyone, and the paper captures our enduring spirit in today’s open (warning) letter to Miami: Dear Miami, The Saints are coming. And so are we, their loyal, long-suffering and slightly ...
Feb. 1, 2010 04:41 PM
A leader in multiple kidney transplantation is the keynote speaker for UL Lafayette’s fifth annual Black History Kickoff at 5 p.m. today in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. J. Keith Melancon, a 1982 UL grad, recently made national headlines when he was ...

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