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Study shows Louisiana has second highest rate of gun deaths in nation

In 2013, according to a study done by the Violence Policy Center, Louisiana had the second highest rate of gun deaths in the nation per capita. This is a step down from 2012 when our state was ranked first.

Gerald Boudreaux Announces Bid for State Senate

The rumors have ended as today it became official with the announcement that Lafayette resident Gerald Boudreaux is running for the Louisiana Senate.

Students See Mock Crash To Learn Consequences of Driving Impaired or Without a Seat Blet

Today at the David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, students participated in “Consequences of Impact,” a mock crash depicting the consequences of impaired driving.

Super Bowl Week Sees Increase In Big Screen TV Sales Around Country and In Lafayette

 Super Bowl Sunday may not be an official holiday, but as far as the electronic stores around

City-Parish President Joey Durel Wants More Police Substations Around City

Last week Lafayette City Council approved the first step in negotiating the purchase of the Less Pay Motel located at the corner of University and Cameron Street.

Youngsville man arrested for forcible rape

A Youngsville man is now in jail for rapping a woman in his car, according to the Scott Police Department. It happened Wednesday morning around 5:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

$10k Reward for Info Leading to Arrest of Person Who Shot Endangered Whooping Crane

A week ago came the news on the death of another Whooping Crane, the world's most endangered bird.

Broussard Shooting Incident Leaves One in Critical Condition

Last night around 10pm Deputies with the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance in the 400 Block of Bayou Tortue Rd located in Broussard.

Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation Honors Stella Maris

The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation launched their new year today by celebrating the success of Stella Maris, a local business who went from startup to international in just a decade.

LPSS's Gear Up and Smithsonian Partner For Classroom Science Activities

The Lafayette Parish School System’s Gear Up Organization partnered with the Smithsonian Institution today at Scott Middle to teach students the fundamentals of science with hands on activities.