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.
Recall of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell Falls Short, Official Numbers Show
LaToya Cantrell will remain Mayor of New Orleans after a recall effort fails.
Company Behind Popular Mobile Games Opens Hub in New Orleans, Louisiana
Big Fish Games is the latest gaming company to set up shop in Louisiana. Will they be able to stick around?
Lane Closures Continue on I-10 in Lafayette at I-49, Backing Up Traffic Along Interstate
Try to avoid I-10 eastbound, if possible. Congestion has traffic at a near-standstill Sunday.
Overnight Freeze Warning Issued Across South Louisiana
Protect your pipes and your plants as freezing temperatures are expected across the state come Monday.
Moncus Park to Provide Free Shuttle Service After Partnering With Lafayette Transit, University of Louisiana
The park is partnering with Lafayette Transit and UL to ease a growing parking problem.
Parents of 5-Year-Old Lafayette, Louisiana Burn Victim Arrested for Child Cruelty
A Lafayette child was hospitalized with second-degree burns and bruising, prompting the investigation.
How Much Crawfish Does Lafayette, Louisiana Eat Every Year?
We eat a lot of crawfish in Lafayette. With dozens of restaurants and thousands of fans in south Louisiana, it's a major industry.
Scouting Report: The 5 Keys to Victory for Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns Against Tennessee
Tonight, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns will take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the first round of March Madness. They have a chance to win, and here's how.
Kelly’s Diner in Opelousas, Louisiana Re-Opening for To-Go Orders Only After Tuesday Night Fire
The popular Opelousas establishment may have had a setback, but they are clearly determined to serve their community.
Joe Exotic, the ‘Tiger King’, Announces Presidential Run (From Federal Prison)
Netflix's most notorious star is back, and this time, he's running for President of the United States.
Kelly’s Diner in Opelousas, Louisiana Catches Fire, Promises to Be Back ‘ASAP’
Kelly's Country Meat Block and Diner suffered a fire last night in Opelousas, but they aren't quitting.
Baton Rouge Police Arrest Derrick Perkins in Connection With Dead Georgia Man
The suspect, Derrick Perkins, is accused of using Nathan Millard's credit and debit cards.
Will Wade to Be Suspended for the First 5 Games of His First Season at McNeese State University
Despite being hired by McNeese State University just last week, Wade is prohibited from certain recruiting activities and is suspended for the first five games of the 23-24 season.
Newark, New Jersey Gets Scammed Into Signing ‘Sister City’ Agreement With Fake City
The fake nation of Kailasa was 'founded' by a religious leader and con artist.
Longtime Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Announces Decision on Re-election
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon won't seek re-election, marking the end of his 40+ years in Baton Rouge.
Former Louisiana Senator John Breaux Part of the Fight to Keep TikTok Alive
The former U.S. Senator from Louisiana is one of several politicians who are now working to prevent TikTok from being banned in the U.S.
Former LSU Coach Will Wade Heads to Lake Charles, Louisiana to Lead McNeese Cowboys
Controversial former LSU head coach Will Wade returns to the court after being hired by McNeese State University.
Developers Ready to Move Ahead With Long-Awaited Revamp of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans
Remember Six Flags New Orleans? It's getting a much-needed facelift as a new development company prepares to move in.
LABI President Stephen Waguespack Joins Louisiana Governor Race, Resigns from LABI
Resigning from his job leading the state's biggest business advocacy organization, Waguespack joins a crowded field in the race for governor.
New Report Could Be Good News for Lafayette, Louisiana Restaurants
There could be a big boost in restaurant staff this year, would could help a lot of Lafayette-area restaurants.