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.
Expect a Chilly, Cloudy Thanksgiving and a Possibly Wet Weekend in Louisiana
After a brutally hot and dry summer, the cooler weather finally swinging through Louisiana.
Patterson, Louisiana Man Gets 2 Life Sentences for Serial Child Sex Abuse
Louisiana law allows for life sentences for those convicted of being serial sexual predators.
Viral Pineville, Louisiana Artist Releases Next Waffle House Themed Painting
The Louisiana pharmacist and artist says you can expect another one in 2024.
Louisiana Drivers, Here Are Buc-ee’s Thanksgiving Hours While You’re on the Road
When Louisiana hits the road, no matter which direction, if we're going out of state we all seem to like stopping at one of the fastest-growing rest stop chains in the country.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory Promises ‘Smooth’ Transition for Boulet Administration
Guillory lost the election by roughly 2,300 votes, but is promising help keep the transition to the next administration 'healthy.'
President Biden Pardons Turkeys ‘Liberty’ and ‘Bell’ for Thanksgiving
The annual pardoning of the turkeys has been an American tradition dating back decades.
Louisiana BESE Run-off Results for November 18, 2023
There are two BESE runoffs in the state this go-round.
Viral Superstar Oliver Anthony Announces Alexandria, Louisiana Stop on World Tour
The Virginia native is launching a world tour in 2024, and Louisiana is one of his stops.
This ‘Breathtaking’ Home in Southeast Louisiana Is Perfect for a Quick Vacation
Need a vacation? Check out this stunning, secluded Louisiana home you can rent today.
South Louisiana School System Suggests Schools Can Hide Student Gender Identity from Parents
The district's policies also encourage schools to use a child's preferred pronouns.
Louisiana State Fire Marshal Investigating Church Point Fire That Took 4-Year-Old’s Life
The Church Point child had an upcoming birthday, the fire marshal's office said.
Here’s a Look at the Most Expensive Home for Sale in Lafayette, Louisiana
With nearly 10,000 total square footage of space, this Lafayette home could be yours for $3,795,000.
These Louisiana Parishes Are the Healthiest and Unhealthiest in the State
When it comes to healthy living, we don't always do our best in Louisiana. A lot of it is the food, but there are other things that we don't do quite as well as other places.
Man Pulls a Gun During Fistfight at Texas Buc-ee’s (VIDEO)
A fistfight at the popular rest stop chain in Texas could have turned deadly, according to a video posted to social media. Luckily, it didn't.
Do You Have to Roll Down Your Window if You’re Pulled Over in Louisiana?
What's the proper etiquette if you get pulled over in Louisiana? Here's what you need to know.
November’s Gumbo Inflation Index: The Cost to Make Gumbo in South Louisiana
With temps dropping again, there's more and more talk around Louisiana about pulling out the gumbo pots and starting up a roux. How much will it cost to make a pot this month?
Check Out the History Behind Lafayette’s Street Names
Have you ever been riding around Lafayette and kind of idly wondered where certain street names came from?
Here Are 6 Car Issues That Will Get You Pulled Over in Louisiana
In Louisiana, traffic stops contribute to overall law enforcement efforts to maintain public order and safety.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks Are Coming. Are Louisiana Students Keeping Up in Class?
Schedules can be crazy, and it's easy to fall behind. How can you make sure your child is on top of their work?
Which 5 Louisiana Hospitals Received a Low Safety Rating?
Hospital safety is of paramount importance as it directly impacts the well-being of patients. But in Louisiana, several hospitals get low marks.