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Lafayette Parish Marriage Licenses Issued to Same-Sex Copules

Monday, 29 June 2015 17:27 Written by
Lafayette Parish Marriage Licenses Issued to Same-Sex Copules A copule expresses excitement as they exit the Lafayette Parish Courthouse in Lafayette, La., with their marriage license in-hand Monday, June 29, 2015. The Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court's Office began issuing licenses to same-sex couples on Monday afternoon following Friday's Supreme Court decision striking down bans on same-sex marriage across the country.
Class action status OK’d in festival suit
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:25 Written by
A state appellate court has ruled that some revelers who were tear-gassed at the 2006 Sugar Cane Festival in New Iberia can remain plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit targeting the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office. In a decision published this month, a three-judge panel of the Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal approved the class action status that 16th District Court Judge Charles Lee Porter granted the plaintiffs in Cheryl Hill et al
Bobby Jindal signs Common Core compromise, touts local control
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:25 Written by
Gov. Bobby Jindal finalized Louisiana's Common Core compromise Monday (June 29), signing three bills authorizing standards changes into law. As other Common Core opponents have, Jindal painted the bills as a victory for the anti-standards camp. "Over the past year,
'Once Upon a Mattress,' a fairy tale set to music, to open at Tulane
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:25 Written by
"Once Upon a Mattress," the musical version of "The Princess and the Pea" that probably is best remembered as the show that propelled Carol Burnett to stardom, will be the second attraction of the Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre's 2015 season.
Nina Compton Opens Compère Lapin in New Orleans
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:16 Written by
New York–based design firm Parts and Labor envisioned a light-filled industrial space on the ground floor of the Warehouse District’s Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery. Concrete and tile flooring, exposed brick walls, and original floor-to-ceiling French doors that lead to the dining terrace provide a backdrop for leather and tweed upholstery, wood tables, and walnut, brass, and blown-glass light fixtures. And, last but not least, a sketch of Compère Lapin himself holds court above…
Man accused of abuse opts for trial
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:15 Written by
With his wife already convicted and serving a 40-year prison term, a Baton Rouge man accused of abusing his then-20-month-old son in 2009 turned down an offer to plead guilty Monday in return for a 25-year sentence. The boy, now 7, was severely malnourished, dehydrated, and had bruises and scrapes on his body when he was taken to the hospital in August 2009 after ingesting fingernail polish remover. Medical personnel discovered a blistered
The Iron Cowboy brings his determination to Louisiana
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:13 Written by
James Lawrence is the Iron Cowboy. He's in the process of assaulting his own record for the most Ironman triathlon distances in a year. It's called the 50-50-50 Challenge. James is attempting 50 Ironman distances in 50 consecutive days in 50 states. On June 18, the Iron Cowboy did his 13th Ironman of the series in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Swim – 2.4 miles Tropical Storm Bill followed James and crew from Dallas to Shreveport and…
Pelicans ready to make push to re-sign several of their own free agents
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:07 Written by
When free agency begins on Tuesday at 11:01 p.m. CT, the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to make a push to re-sign most of their own free agents. ''We like our team, we like the players on our roster and
Things to know for the Fourth of July in Shreveport-Bossier
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:03 Written by
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Law enforcement officials in Shreveport-Bossier City are advising residents to play it safe and follow the law when celebrating the upcoming Independence day holiday with fireworks. According to Bossier City's Code of Ordinances, fireworks may be sold and discharged within the city limits of Bossier City from June 28 through July 5, inclusive, from the hours of 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Anyone who discharges fireworks outside the legal time…
Clerks do the right thing and give Louisiana same sex couples license to wed: Editorial
Monday, 29 June 2015 17:01 Written by
At five minutes after 10 Monday morning, Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Jon Gegenheimer began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. A few hours later, Earl Benjamin and Michael Robinson took the license they got from his office and

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