Dec. 20, 2016 03:20 PM
On Dec. 16, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to hear the embattled official's latest appeal, affirming that The Independent had the right to file a public records lawsuit against him ...
Dec. 15, 2016 01:18 PM
Chapter 11 filing is backed by Lafayette-based oil and gas company’s top lenders ...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:02 PM
University will assume all oversight for the technology center’s facilities and operations ...
Dec. 5, 2016 04:29 PM
Records show the city marshal’s two new malfeasance charges are related to specific payments made to local criminal defense attorneys ...
Dec. 1, 2016 09:45 AM
Embattled City Marshal Brian Pope turned himself in for the FOURTH time last night on new malfeasance charges, just three hours after his former attorney was booked ...
Nov. 17, 2016 03:54 PM
In the past, any one of these revelations about a candidate would likely sink him. Yet Higgins — the ultimate outsider — made the runoff in a crowded field that included some very well-respected candidates ...
Nov. 16, 2016 12:28 AM
Seven-day sentence is being supervised by the office of Sheriff Mark Garber, the very man prosecutors say Pope abused his own office to oppose in last year’s race for sheriff ...
Nov. 15, 2016 03:15 PM
An Abbeville native, Luquette held the top executive post in a transitional capacity since January 2015 ...
Nov. 7, 2016 05:28 PM
It’s the end of the rope for Brian Pope, who must now serve his house arrest and community service resulting from contempt of court judgment in public records case. ...
Nov. 4, 2016 03:20 PM
Records from internal affairs investigations reveal Higgins roughed up a young black man much more than he admitted to The IND. Oh, and his “peacock” story doesn’t hold up either ...

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