About 80 miles east of Lake Charles, you'll find in Lafayette parish the town of Broussard. A 32-year-old mother there recently spent a night in jail after being arrested for what many observers believe is not only a miscarriage of justice, but also a violation of her civil rights.
If you drive east of Lake Charles on Interstate 10 for about 150 miles, you will wind up in Ascension Parish. A recent multi-vehicle highway crash there claimed the life of a 21-year-old St. Amant woman.
No matter who you are and no matter what your career and family circumstances might be, divorce is not easy. Divorce might be most complicated of all for parents who are trying to juggle work responsibilities with the needs of their children.
Distracted driving causes numerous accidents in Louisiana every year. Between 2011 and 2015, almost 27,000 people were injured, and more than 190 people were killed because of distracted driving. Although the law has made some behaviors, like texting, illegal to do while driving, many people are still allowing themselves to be distracted while driving.
Marijuana laws vary greatly throughout the United States and reflect a confusing mix of statutes that allow varying degrees of freedom to possess and use cannabis. Make no mistake: Louisiana is not among the group of states that has loosened its weed laws.