BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Senator Mike Michot from Lafayette is proposing a bill which would use the power of the Mississippi river to lower electricity bills.
Michot says turbines would make the Pelican state cleaner and more innovative.
Truman Montessori School was packed Thursday as parents rushed to enroll their kids in Pre-K.
The Advertiser reports the program is one of the state's high points in education.
The scores of students who were enrolled last year rose by 50%.
LAFAYETTE - Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season this year.
Eight hurricanes are expected to slam the Atlantic, and forecasters at Colorado University say at least four of them will be major.
The six month season starts June 1.
LAFAYETTE - An Acadiana High School teacher charged with sexual exploitation has resigned.
37-year-old Stephen Hurst is currently on paid leave during the investigation.
Hurst is accused of taping students having sex in his apartment.
LAFAYETTE - Live professional boxing is coming to Acadiana.
Hometown hero Jarred "The Lethal Weapon" Leblanc, will slug it out for the middleweight title at the Lafayette Hilton Friday.
Former boxer "Bad Chad Broussard" is promoting the event.
Authorities are searching for a man who escaped from the Allen Parish Jail.
Sheriff's deputies say 21-year-old Courtney L. Hobson of Oakdale escaped Monday. They say got out by running through a door after a visitor was let in.
LAFAYETTE - An Acadiana High School teacher has been accused of sexually exploiting children.
Police say Comeaux High's Stephen McKay opened up his apartment for students to use for sexual purposes.
Witnesses say McKay also held parties and ser
Louisiana residents who need an extension on filing their taxes, must submit their request by May 17th.
Individuals can send in for an extension on the state revenue department's website.
Bulk filing extensions can be submitted electronically.
LAFAYETTE - The National Guard armory was packed Wednesday, when governor Bobby Jindal honored Louisiana veterans.
Governor Jindal presented honor medal's to over 700 Pelican State veterans that served in the armed forces.