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.
50 Years Ago Today, Jim Croce Died in a Plane Crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana
Croce's plane took off from small airport near campus. However, the pilot did not get high enough to evade a pecan tree near the runway.
New Poll Shows 1/3 of Lafayette Voters Are Undecided for Mayor-President
Mayor-President Josh Guillory blasted the poll results on social media, tying the firm behind the poll to one of his opponents.
Authorities Fighting Wildfire North of Erath, Louisiana – 3 Men Arrested
The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office is working with local emergency responders to put out a fire that has gotten out of control in Erath.
Cracker Barrel to Launch New Loyalty Program Based on Fan-Favorite Game
As if we needed another reason to go get some biscuits and cornbread (but mostly the biscuits, right?).
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Closes After Fentanyl Exposure Hospitalizes Employees
The building was evacuated as a precaution and a state police hazmat team arrived at the scene.
The Most Expensive Property in Washington, Louisiana Is Basically a Small Village
For $4,950,000, are you interested in moving your whole family to this stylish little village?
Quiet Gulf Leaves Louisiana Hurricane-Free for Foreseeable Future
There are two systems to keep an eye on, but neither poses a threat to the Gulf at this time.
How to Get Rid of Those Stubborn Red Stains in Your Tupperware
Those red stains in your plastic storage containers are an absolute menace to get rid of. You scrub and scrub and they never seem to go away.
Popular Lafayette, Louisiana Specialty Shop, Pepin’s, Announces Closure
A year after announcing the specialty Cajun grocery was up for sale, the popular Pepin's on Ridge Road in Lafayette has announced it is closing for good.
Pineville, Louisiana Artist Goes Viral for His ‘Starry Waffles’ Painting
Louisiana-based artist Matt Dawson has created several great pieces, but his take on Waffle House has exploded online.
Third Suspect, a 19-Year-Old, Arrested in Lafayette, Louisiana Drive-By Shooting
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has made a third arrest in a drive-by shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon.
4 Big Reasons Louisiana’s Auto Insurance Rates Are So High
But what are some of the factors causing these spikes? We looked at a few of them.
Lafayette Residents at Risk of Getting Scammed by Fake QR Codes, BBB Warns
The Better Business Bureau is again asking Louisiana residents to be careful of fraudulent QR codes used by scammers to take their money.
Restraining Order Issued Against Anti-Landry Ad in Louisiana Governor’s Race
A judge has issued the order against a political ad accusing Jeff Landry of protecting a man convicted of child pornography.
What the Mayors of 8 Louisiana Cities Look Like, According to A.I.
We asked an AI mobile app to create a "Generic Mayor" for a handful of Louisiana cities. Here's what it created.
National Rifle Association Endorses Jeff Landry for Louisiana Governor
The nation's largest gun lobby has joined other organizations, including the state GOP, in endorsing the Attorney General for Governor.
Texas City Police Officer Fired After Traffic Stop in Buc-ee’s Parking Lot Goes Viral
The exchange between the two men, which lasted for 23 minutes, was caught on the officer's bodycam and made public on YouTube.
Suspect in Lafayette, Louisiana Apartment Shooting Dead After Pursuit on I-49
Police have also ruled that the Monday morning shooting was a domestic dispute.
Lafayette Woman in Critical Condition After Shooting at Brook Pointe Apartments
The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing and police are asking the public for any leads.
New Tropical Systems Detected Off Africa’s Coast, Too Early to Tell Louisiana Impact
One noted meteorologist says 'There might be something behind Lee that could warrant our interest.'