Joe Cunningham is a Senior Editor at RedState.com and occasional contributor to TheHayride.com. He hails from Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he grew up and attended college, earning a degree in broadcast journalism and sociology. He worked in radio at KNOC 1450 in Natchitoches before moving to Lafayette with his family. He worked as a sports and lifestyles editor in Abbeville before teaching in Lafayette Parish. Married with two daughters, Joe is as much a cooking fanatic as he is a political junkie, sharing both his takes on the news of the day and the recipes he's cooking on his own daily newsletter.
DTSMA Senior Becomes Second Lafayette Parish Athlete Invited to Train in Europe
Another Lafayette soccer athlete is headed to Europe to train with the pros, and he's looking for help fundraising.
LSU Quarterback Jayden Daniels Wins AP Player of the Year
LSU star Jayden Daniels, a finalist for the Heisman trophy, continues to rack up the postseason awards.
2 More Arrested in Iberia Parish Homicide, Previous Arrest Included 11-Year-Old Girl
Two more people have been arrested as an investigation into a homicide continues, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Leaving a Gift for Your Mail Carrier in Louisiana? Here’s What They Can’t Accept
The unsung heroes of the holiday season? Louisiana's very dedicated local postal workers.
Sulphur, Louisiana Man Arrested for Sexual Battery on Juvenile Family Member
A man who has allegedly been abusing a juvenile family member since before she was 12 years old is behind bars, the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office says.
Moving to Louisiana? Here Are the Top 10 Cities to Avoid
As much as we may like Louisiana, there are some factors you can't ignore when it comes to a reason to avoid a city or town here.
LSU Star Quarterback Jayden Daniels Named Heisman Finalist
The man who led the LSU Tigers to a ton of offensive success has been named one of the four finalists for the most prestigious trophy in college football.
These Are the 10 Smallest Places in Louisiana
Louisiana doesn't have a lot of big cities, but did you expect some of our villages to be this small?
Did the Federal Government Really Ban These Popular Louisiana Christmas Decorations?
If you are a fan of these decorations for your home, you won't be able to find them in stores anymore.
Would This Viral ‘Texas Gumbo’ Pass a Louisiana Inspection?
A video that has gained millions of views across multiple platforms shows a "Texas gumbo." Thankfully, there are no beans.
Comeaux High Evacuated After Bomb Threat Found, Lafayette Police Say
Lafayette police are on the scene, and students have been safely evacuated.
If You Hear ‘Code Brown’ Over the Intercom While Shopping in Louisiana, Get Out Fast and Call 9-1-1
It's a busy time of the year for shopping, so it's pretty likely we're all going to be spending some time in our local stores. Here's what you need to know in an emergency.
LSU Star Quarterback and Heisman Hopeful Jayden Daniels Named Finalist for Multiple Awards
But much of the hype around Daniels right now concerns the Heisman trophy. Will he win the biggest award in college football?
Key Member of National Championship Squad Not With the Team, LSU Coach Kim Mulkey Says
The two losses could be significant for the team going forward.
LSU’s Kim Mulkey Confirms Angel Reese’s Status for Showdown Against Virginia Tech
After some cryptic social media posts, the LSU star will be returning to the court Thursday night.
Fiery 18-Wheeler Crash Leaves Atchafalaya Basin Bridge at Standstill
It is best to avoid the Basin Bridge for the time being as traffic is seriously backed up all the way to Henderson.
There’s a Massive Fruit Recall Affecting Dozens of States – Is Louisiana One of Them?
A major food recall is affecting almost three dozen states as more than 99 people have gotten Salmonella, a bacterial infection that can cause some seriously bad symptoms.
8 Major Red Flags for Anyone Moving to Louisiana
We were also tempted to note that Baton Rouge is a red flag in general, but at the very least, please hold on to your wives, children, and wallets when the legislature is in session.
Lafayette, Louisiana Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Monday Shooting
The suspect has been arrested by Lafayette police on an attempted murder charge.
Shooting Near Lafayette High School Leaves 1 Injured, School’s ‘Shelter in Place’ Lifted
A shooting around noon on Monday left a man in critical condition, and Lafayette police are seeking answers.