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Twenty firearms and electronics devices taken during recent rash of burglaries recovered

 St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office was able to recover approximately twenty firearms along with several electronic devices that were taken during five separate daytime burglaries in St. Martin Parish.

Governor Jindal and Dow Chemical announce $1 Billion-plus investment in Plaquemine site

Governor Bobby Jindal and Dow Louisiana Operations Site Leader Eduardo Do Val announced that the Dow Chemical Company will invest $1.06 billion in a pair of new polyolefins plants.

Man arrested after touching himself in front of five-year-old family member

A Vinton man has been arrested on multiple charges involving two separate sex crimes.

DOTD issues Labor Day travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana on Labor Day holiday weekend (Saturday, August 31 through Monday, Sep

Two new partnerships with UL Lafayette making community a safer place

Preventing a disaster isn't always possible, but knowing what to do if a disaster does happen well that's where disaster management comes in.

State troopers cracking down on drunk drivers through Labor Day weekend

Louisiana State Police would like to remind motorists that the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign will continue through September 2.

Attorney General and LDR crack down on tax fraud

By the time the Taxpayer Refund Intercept Program (TRIP) singled out yet another tax return prepared by Innovative Professional Financial Services, Inc. (or IP Financial Services), a distinct pattern began to emerge.

Man arrested after burglarizing used car lot office

A Hammond man has been arrested after breaking into a used car lot office and burglarizing it.

Secretary of State encourages all to participate in Voter Registration Week

 Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the state's registrars of voters are conducting Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week through Friday, August 30.

Lottery drawings produce $8.6 million in winnings in July, scratch-off winners claim $9.7 million

 From extending vacations to paying for college, Louisiana Lottery players had a wide range of plans for the more than $8.6 million in prizes won during drawings held in July.