Joey Durel hold first of 10 public meetings

City Parish President Joey Durel held the first of 10 public meetings last night. Durel says, the meetings are to hear public input about improving the city. About forty residents filled the room last night, to voice their opinions on issues th

ACORN Brothel Advice Full of Holes, Analysts Say

Legal and tax analysts say there's a chance the advice, however astonishing, could be used to set up an illegal brothel in the short-term — but that the racket might not last long.

Senate Cuts ACORN Loose

Vote blocks housing grants after hidden videos capture employees advising a 'pimp' and 'prostitute' | VIDEO

Patrick Swayze Dies of Pancreatic Cancer at 57

Patrick Swayze personified a particular kind of masculine grace both on and off screen, from his roles in films like "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" to the way he carried himself in his long fight with pancreatic cancer.

Obama Won't Be 'Banker-in-Chief'

President marks anniversary of Lehman crisis by saying he backs free market, but won't let economy be threatened• YOU DECIDE: Is Economy Back On Track?

UL Lafayette edges out Kansas State

Ragin' Cajuns fans had a great weekend. The team is now 2-0, for the first time since 1990. The Cajuns upset Kansas State at home, 17-15, on a 48-yard field goal with 32 seconds left. The team will head to Baton Rouge this weekend, to play

Schools Wrestle With Pledge Policy in Classroom

Teachers and administrators around the country are scratching their heads over the Pledge of Allegiance — asking whether educators should be forced to tell students that the patriotic tribute is only optional.

Video Shows ACORN Aiding 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' in Brooklyn

Days after the release of hidden-camera videos led to the firing of four ACORN workers, a third video has surfaced showing ACORN workers assisting a 'pimp' and a 'prostitute' at the organization's offices in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Police: Body Found Likely Is Missing Yale Student

Yale University students returned to class Monday as investigators worked to identify a body believed to be that of a missing graduate student — not knowing whether a killer is still on campus.