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Water Hyacinth & Hydrilla continue to create problems for Sportsmans Paradise

For those who make a living off the Atchafalaya Basin or any major body of water in Louisiana, the infestation of water hyacinth and hydrilla has been a major problem for years.

Congressman Boustany meets with local small business owners about impact of Health Insurance Tax (HIT)

Congressman Boustany paid a special visit to New Iberia this morning to meet with small business owners about the effects of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) that will go into action starting 2014.  HIT is apart of President Obama's Heal

Local water quality brought to the forefront at public forum

Water quality was a subject on the minds of many at a public forum held this afternoon.  The League of Women Voters of Lafayette hosted an informative session on local water issues at The Daily Advertiser with many local officials, such as

Are we happy or sad? New study has opposite results for Louisiana’s ranking

Depending on the data source, the results for a particular research topic can prove vastly different. For instance, a new study has ranked Louisiana as the saddest state, whereas a past study had the opposite result.

Expect another delay on returns filed in Louisiana

Louisiana tax payers will have an extra-long wait for their state refunds. However, the wait is to protect your identity.

$1.5M bond set for man accused of sexual relationship with 7-year-old family member

A former Calcasieu Parish native has been arrested for having incestual relations.

Bayou Teche Brewing booming in Acadiana

The Knott brothers opened up Bayou Teche Brewing three years ago, and the business of beer has been good to them.

Celebration at local elementary school today kicking off the partnership of GRFA and Capital One Bank

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and Capital One Bank today announced a partnership to award art supplies to Lafayette schools through the George's Art Closet Program.  To launch the partnership GRFA and Capital One Bank offi

Twenty-one year old suspected of shooting eight year old brother

Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office have issued a warrant for the arrest of twenty-one year old Akeam Daniels.  Daniels is being charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Illegal Discharge of a Weapon, and Simple Cr

Next round promises stronger storms

After a rainy Monday night, another round of thunderstorms looks to bring stronger storms to Louisiana on Thursday.