• Sentences ranging from 3.5 years to almost 10 years were handed down to the six men charged in a synthetic marijuana sales and money laundering scheme operated through Curious Goods stores.
  • Two members of City-Parish President Joey Durel’s team are moving up within Lafayette Consolidated Government.
  • Just hours before this issue was going to press, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate’s Steven Hebert delivered more upbeat news: “With some amazement, I can report that at some point last week, Lafayette Parish real estate sales surpassed last year’s annual record of $674 million."
  • Open Technology Institute says LUS Fiber’s home Internet is the Speedy Gonzales of the world.
  • On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister scoffed at the notion of slowing down production, followed the next day by the biggest dip in U.S. crude prices in over five years.
  • Is it the end of the line for former UL Lafayette head football coach Jerry Baldwin and his quixotic quest for money from the university, which in 2001 fired him — three years into a four-year contract and after the then-woeful Cajuns had compiled a 6-27 record under his leadership?
  • “Results from the Pribble 6HU well confirm the high potential of the Utica shale underlying our current liquids-rich Marcellus acreage position.” — Stone Energy CEO Dave Welch

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