A big night for the Ragin Cajun basketball team

The squad is playing it's final home game of the season It is senior night and the Cajuns are tied for the second longest winning-streak in the nation with nine!

A new Commissioner of Higher Ed named

UPDATED -- The Board of Regents gave unanimous approval to hire Dr. Jim Purcell. Purcell is currently the Director of Higher Education in Arkansas.

Two state prisons are under new operations

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections announced the transfer of corrections at the Avoyelles and Dabadie jails to the Rapides and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Offices.

GOP gains control of the Louisiana Senate

For the first time since Reconstruction, the GOP now has control of the Louisiana Senate. Republican State Representative, Jonathan Perry, is our newest state senator. He defeated Democrat Nathan Granger this weekend.

Iberia Bank continues expansion efforts

Lafayette-based Iberia Bank continues it's aggressive expansion efforts. As of yesterday, the 123 year old bank announced the addition of 14 branches of Omni Bank in the New Orleans area.

Third person arrested for a home invasion

In Iberia Parish, a third person is arrested for a home invasion on Bank Street. Charles Joseph III is charged with attempted first degree murder. He is also accused of breaking into a home last week.

Safety of car seat heaters in question

The safety of car seat heaters is in question. Hundreds of thousands of cars have been recalled for seat warmers that can overheat but advocates want the federal government to do more.

Home prices fall in major cities

The price of a home in a majority of cities across the country has fallen to its lowest level since the crash of the housing market. That is according to Standard and Poors Case Shiller index.

New Orleans' Saints releases Jeremy Shockey

New Orleans has released tight-end, Jeremy Shockey, after three seasons with the club. The announcement was made yesterday afternoon. Shockey is coming off the least productive season of his career.

Proposed immediate and long term help to education and health care

"We must make education and health care a priority," said Governor Bobby Jindal to a group of hundreds of students and government officials on UL's campus.