Andrew Capps, The Daily Advertiser

Andrew Capps

The Daily Advertiser

Lafayette, LA, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

From voting booth to results: How election security is done in Lafayette Parish

Thousands of voters in Lafayette Parish flocked to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots. But what happens to those ballots after they're cast? → Read More

Church targets constitutionality of new abuse victim law in case over Lafayette priest

The Catholic Diocese of Lafayette is targeting the constitutionality of a law passed in 2021 that expanded the right of sexual abuse victims to sue. → Read More

Explosive political ad mocks, attacks Rep. Clay Higgins as election nears

Republican Congressional Candidate Holden Hoggatt is taking aim at Rep. Clay Higgins in an ad that calls him a fraud and riffs on his popular videos. → Read More

Louisiana GOP out $4,400 after vendor cancels payments because of Dinesh D'Souza's 'misinformation'

Louisiana's Republican Party is out $4,400 after a vendor canceled ticket payments for one of its events in Lafayette last weekend. → Read More

Ten Louisiana ministers identified in Southern Baptist Convention's list of accused abusers

Ten Louisiana ministers were identified by name in Southern Baptist Convention's list of ministers accused of abuse. → Read More

Woman sues three Louisiana universities over failures to report sexual assault allegations

A woman is suing three Louisiana universities for failing to report sexual assault claims against a student, saying it led to her being raped. → Read More

Lafayette Utilities met with state's power providers to coordinate ahead of hurricane season

LUS gathered dozens of power companies, co-ops and organizations from around Louisiana Friday for a new, annual storm summit ahead of hurricane season. → Read More

Lafayette's jail has been copying attorneys' letters to inmates. Now that may be stopped

The Lafayette Parish jail’s practice of copying mail sent to inmates by their attorneys will forgo judicial scrutiny for now after a hearing Friday. → Read More

Lafayette sues St. Martin, Corps of Engineers over Vermilion River spoil banks removal

LCG beat St. Martin Parish to the punch Wednesday by suing over the Vermilion River spoil banks at the center of the two parishes' recent argument. → Read More

Louisiana secures $1.7B for hurricane recovery; $450M for hard hit Lake Charles region

Louisiana's hurricane recovery funding comes from a supplemental disaster aid bill passed by Congress last fall. → Read More

Vice President Kamala Harris visits Acadiana, celebrates $30 million broadband funding

Vice President Kamala Harris visited the town of Sunset Monday to celebrate a $30 million grant that will fund high-speed internet in 11 rural towns. → Read More

Health department urges caution for Mardi Gras, updates school guidance as Omicron wanes

With Louisiana omicron surge waning, LDH is urging caution for Mardi Gras celebrations and outlining three options for virus mitigation in schools. → Read More

Omicron surge finally drops below previous peaks as fifth COVID wave plummets

Louisiana’s omicron surge of cases has finally fallen below the peaks of the state’s four prior waves as the virus’ spread continues to slow. → Read More

COVID deaths in Louisiana increase as spread tops prior surges, state reaches Omicron peak

The omicron variant surge of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana appears to have peaked, but the virus is still spreading faster than in any previous surge as deaths increase. → Read More

Omicron slowing in some areas, peaking in others as Louisiana's COVID risk remains high

The omicron surge of COVID-19 cases has peaked in some parts of Louisiana and could peak soon in others, according to LDH, though spread remains high. → Read More

Omicron-fueled hospitalizations may have already peaked at Ochsner facilities in Louisiana

The omicron-fueled, fifth-wave surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations may have already peaked at Ochsner facilities, according to the system’s leadership. → Read More

COVID-19 cases have slowed in Louisiana. Has the state reached a peak?

The latest wave of new COVID-19 cases, fueled by the omicron variant, may have peaked as new cases slowed this week for the first time since November. → Read More

Omicron variant surges into record-breaking COVID-19 case wave across Louisiana

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is fueling a massive fifth wave surge of new cases across Louisiana that's breaking previous records for viral spread. → Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Ochsner health systems can require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine or face firing, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Friday. → Read More

Health Department warns Omicron already causing La. COVID cases to grow ahead of holidays

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is already causing new cases of the virus to grow quickly in Louisiana as the holiday season gets into full force. → Read More