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Authorities looking for Lafayette armed robbery suspect

The Lafayette Police Department is looking for a man that robbed a convenience store. On June 17 at around 10:25 p.m. police went to a store located in the 2300 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway regarding an armed robbery.

Strain: Only hire licensed horticulture professionals

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is urging Louisiana homeowners to hire only licensed landscape horticulturists, arborists and landscape irrigation contractors when doing major landscaping work at thei

Gas line explosion in Washington Parish causes mass power outage; no injuries

Thousands are without power after a 30-inch gas line exploded in Washington Parish. Fortunately, there are no injuries reported.

Louisiana police warn about Internet scam called 'Ransomware'

Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii wants to inform the public about a new scam circulating on the Internet called “Ransomware.”

Senior guardsman removed over sex assault allegations

The Louisiana National Guard's highest ranking enlisted soldier has been removed from active duty after "substantiated allegations" of sexual harassment and possible sexual assault, a spokesman said Monday.

WANTED: Suspects sexually assault female during armed robbery; two additional victims

Police are seeking two men who allegedly robbed a couple, then sexually assaulted the female while holding the male hostage.

LUS and LCG's Rain Barrel Program saving you money on your next water bill

There is currently an opportunity to save money on your water bill.  The Rain Barrel Program is a joint venture between Lafayette Consolidated Government and Lafayette Utilities System.  By buying a barrel, it will collect storm water

Teen dies in early morning ATV crash with truck on LA 757; second teen injured

A 15-year-old from Basile died Sunday night after he was involved in a crash on his four-wheeler.

Miss Louisiana finishes in top 10 of Miss USA pageant; first time since 1996

She didn’t take home top prize, but she represented Louisiana well Sunday in Las Vegas. Kristen Girault, former New Orleans Saintssation, is the first top 10 finalist for the state since 1996.

3-year-old boy accidentally drowns in grandparents’ swimming pool

A 3-year-old boy died after he drowned in his grandparents’ swimming pool on Saturday.