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Home Fire Safety for Cold Months

As colder weather settles across Acadiana this week, the Lafayette Fire Department wants to remind everyone that the improper use of heating equipment such as portable space heaters, is a leading cause of residential fire deaths.

Synthetic Marijuana Becomes Growing Issue In Acadiana

With names like Spice, Serenity, Devil's Breath, and hundreds of others, the drugs often called “synthetic marijuana” are in reality very different from marijuana.

UL Engineering's "Wave Robber" to be Featured On Discovery Channel Canada

This Friday and Saturday, the Discovery Channel Canada will be filming several University of Louisiana’s students and a professor to feature the university’s "Wave Robber”.

To spank or not to spank; the question all parents face

Parenting styles have changed, more and more, Baton Rouge parents are saying, they’ve stopped spanking their children.

Kevin Moody Receives Civic Cup

Last night at the Petroleum Club there was a gathering of leaders and past leaders of Lafayette and South Louisiana.

UL Alumni Association Offering Bus Package to Monroe Game

It’s safe to say this weekend’s rivalry matchup with UL-Monroe was circled on calendars for both the Cajun players and the fans.

Mello Joy Creates "Ragin' Cajun Strong Blend"

The Mello Joy Coffee Company is offering a dark roast blend that commemorates athletic success at the University of Louisiana.

Acadiana Preps for St.Amant to Begin Defending State 5A Championship

This Friday night kicks off the Louisiana high school football playoffs, and the reigning 5A state champs, Acadiana High, will look to defend their title starting at home against St.Amant.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office investigates burglaries, warns residents

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating vehicle burglaries that occurred in Bayou Vista on Cross, Teche, and David Roads.

Man wanted for outstanding warrant in St. Martin Parish

St. Martin Parish deputies are searching for this man wanted on a bench warrant. Major Ginny Higgins says Donald J. Harrell, 26, is wanted for Failure to Appear in court on the following charges: