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Lafayette crash claims life of 5-year-old; driver in critical condition

A 5-year-old died and a 19-year-old woman is in critical condition following a Sunday afternoon crash.

SCAM ALERT: Cleco warns customers of bill payment scam

Cleco cautions customers to be aware of fraudulent calls demanding payment of electric bills through a money transfer agency or face disconnection of power.

SAFETY TIPS: Learn how to avoid being the victim of a crime before setting out for your vacation

Summer is in full swing and that means many will take a vacation. Below are some tips provided by the New Orleans Police Department that could help make sure your trip stays a safe and happy one. On The Road

Driver arrested for negligent homicide following crash that killed 18-year-old woman

An 18-year-old Port Barre woman is dead, and an Opelousas man has been arrested following a late night fatal crash on LA Highway 103 near Alex Stoute Road.

Lafayette grandparents arrested for kidnapping; child returned in good health

The grandparents of a 3-year-old boy were both arrested for trying to keep the child out of state’s custody.

The New York Times travels from the bottom of the boot to the top of the map

The New York Times is documenting a cross-country road trip. Rather than going the traditional coast to coast route, this trip is started at the bottom of the boot and will continue all the way to the top of the map.

Three illegal aliens sentenced this week for violating deportation orders

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that three illegal aliens were sentenced this week in U.S. District Court for violating deportation orders multiple times.

Bond set at $3 million for Sulphur man accused of raping 6-year-old family member

On July 1, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Perry S.

Observant neighbor helps catch burglars; one faces additional charge of child desertion

An observant neighbor helped investigators locate two men who were found in possession of roughly $10,000 worth of stolen property.

Crowley man sentenced for robbing Natchitoches Parish Post Office

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Ricky J. Scott, 44, of Crowley, La., was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Dee D.