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.
AI-Generated Photos of Explosion at the Pentagon Go Viral, Cause Stock Market Selloff
The origins of the AI-generated photos of an explosion at the Pentagon remain unknown.
Former STM Teacher Indicted in Lafayette for Attempted Child Pornography
He was arrested earlier this month in Lafayette Parish after a video of him making sexual advances to a student in Vermilion Parish leaked on social media.
Expect Internet Outages Friday in Lafayette, Louisiana If You’re a Cox Customer
The outages do not appear set to last long but could come during critical workday hours. Customers should plan ahead in case their Internet service is disrupted.
Lafayette Resident Wakes Up to Demolished Car in Yard After Fatal Overnight Crash
A Lafayette resident alerted police to a fatal crash after waking up to find a totaled car in their yard Saturday morning.
City of Kyle, Texas Trying to Gather Thousands of People Named Kyle to Break World Record
How many Kyles does Kyle, Texas need at Lake Kyle? More than 2,325.
Could Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletes Get Paid to Appear in a Video Game?
It's possible you'll see some Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns in video game form. The game is set to be released in the summer of next year.
Turns Out You Can Find Grey Poupon Ice Cream in Lafayette, Louisiana
Grey Poupon ice cream should be illegal in most states, if not all of them.
Texas A&M Commerce Professor Claims Entire Class Used AI to Cheat, Fails Every One of Them
Questions arise after a professor at a university in Texas failed an entire class for using "Chat GTP."
Lafayette Public Works to Host Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday
These events are held for residents of the City of Lafayette and those in the rural, unincorporated parts of the parish. Proof of residency will be required.
Truck Drives Off Without Boat and Trailer at Lafayette, Louisiana Intersection (VIDEO)
You gotta properly secure your trailers, Lafayette. This could have turned ugly real quick.
Louisiana Legislature Kills Their Own Pay Raise After Outrage Over Teacher Pay
It would appear that while teachers may yet get a pay raise, legislators are stuck with their current salary, per diem, and other benefits.
Bistro in New Roads, Louisiana Shuts Down Because of Drag Brunch, Owner Says
Signature Southern Bistro, located in New Roads, posted the notice that they would be shutting down on their Facebook page earlier this week.
Baton Rouge Teacher Accused of Raping Student Has Been Fired, Taken Into Custody
He faces two very serious charges, and has been terminated from the school system and from the sheriff's department, where he was a reserve officer.
Iconic New Orleans Hubig’s Pies Re-Introduces Popular Chocolate Flavor
In case you're wondering where locally you can find Hubig's, several area stores apparently have them, and you can order them online.
Lafayette Family Seeks Help in Finding Missing Pet Bird
Recently, a Lafayette resident reached out to us and asked for help in finding their pet cockatiel, Charlie, who has been missing since mid-April.
Lafayette Police Cite Failure to Yield Responsible for Motorcycle Crash That Shut Down Johnston
The LPD traffic division headed to the scene immediately and closed the intersection while they are investigating the crash.
Own a Peloton Bike? The Government Says to Stop Using It Immediately
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned the public to stop using this particular bike immediately.
High School Coach in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Accused of Raping Student, Placed on Leave
An arrest warrant has been issued for the coach, who is facing charges of third-degree rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.
Where to Find a Good Buffet for Mother’s Day in Acadiana
You can find plenty of options in the area, so there's no reason not to make your plans right now.
East Texas Man Seems to Make His Own Boat by Attaching Lawn Mower to Dock
Have you ever seen anything like it? Have you ever built anything like it?