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‘Science Day’ gives students taste of campus life at UL-Lafayette

Friday, 24 October 2014 19:29
LAFAYETTE — From dissecting cats and turning gummy bears into jet fuel, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Ray P. Authement College of Sciences hosted more than 500 high school students in its inaugural Science Day on Friday. Science-minded high school juniors and seniors from across the state converged on UL-Lafayette to learn more about the university’s College of Science as well as get a taste of the school’s campus life. “This event is an…
Airport director search narrowed
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:29
LAFAYETTE — The search for a new director of the Lafayette Regional Airport has been narrowed to five candidates, the Airport Commission announced Friday. The commission launched a national search for the post earlier this year after the June resignation of longtime Director Greg Roberts. More than 30 candidates applied for the job, and five of those have been selected for video conference interviews with the search committee: David Blackshear, of Lafayette, vice president of…
Police search for couple accused of trying to sell child at gas station
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - Police said they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened after a bizarre 911 call that sent them searching for a man and a woman who may have been trying to sell a girl at a gas station Friday morning. The Hammond Police Department said the woman is accused of trying to sell her daughter, who is believed to be around 10 years old. It happened at the RaceTrac…
Fire Marshal: Murder suspect found dead of apparent suicide
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
GREENSBERG, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of the murder of his wife and the arson of their home has been found dead of a suspected suicide, according to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal. Officials reported Adren Allen, 48, of Greensburg, was found dead just before noon Friday inside a vehicle in a rural area of East Feliciana Parish near the St. Helena Parish line. The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office says that Adren was…
ESPN's College Gameday brings out fans and their signs
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It is always a media frenzy at LSU when ESPN's College Gameday comes to town and Friday was no different as thousands of football fans flocked to Death Valley for the purple and gold's homecoming game against Ole Miss on Saturday. When one man first set up his tent at LSU to get his spot, he was lonely, but that didn't last long as many noisy "neighbors" quickly moved into…
Hillary Clinton targets women at Boston rally
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
BOSTON (AP) -- Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party
Louisiana crawfish industry to receive $19 million in unpaid Chinese crawfish tariffs
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
The Louisiana crawfish industry will receive at least $19 million from unpaid duties that U.S. Customs and Border Protection collected against Chinese processors who did not
Tropical depression remnants move into the Caribbean
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
The remnants of Tropical Depression 9 have moved into the extreme western Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said in its Friday evening (Oct. 24) update. "This
Chiquita shareholders reject merger with Irish company Fyffes
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:35
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Shareholders of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Chiquita Brands International spurned the company’s board of directors Friday, voting down a planned merger with Irish produce company Fyffes. That leaves Chiquita only days to decide whether to accept an all-cash bid by two Brazilian firms to buy Chiquita, which the board has rejected three times. At a brief shareholders meeting in Charlotte, Chiquita said it would continue negotiating with the Brazilian firms. The company’s board…
Displaced residents frustrated as demolition begins on FQ building
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:31
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Demolition cranes began tearing down what's left of a collapsed building in the French Quarter, but some residents are complaining after being forced out of their homes for three days. Bricks and mortar crumbled like powder as demolition crews began removing what is left of a collapsed building at 808 Royal St. "Our mission talks about life and property. We're fortunate we haven't lost anybody," said New Orleans Fire Department…
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