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Members of the community reflect on the attacks of September 11, 2001

As we remember the events of September 11, we asked members of the community about what they remember most just twelve years ago.

Three arrested in conjunction with drive-by shooting

Three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a drive-by shooting in Duson.

UL Lafayette-led team building technology to track flu outbreaks

  A six-person team led by a professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among nine semifinalists in a competition to create software for analyzing, managing and treating outbreaks of influenza.

Employee with Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested for indecent behavior with teen

An employee with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested after he allegedly exchanged inappropriate text messages with a 15-year-old who resides in another parish.

Two women arrested on forgery, theft charges

Two Lake charles residents have been arrested after stealing several personal checks from a victim.

Pop art vandals deface 9/11 monument in downtown Lafayette; police investigating

On the 12th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, a monument dedicated to the tragedy was defaced in downtown Lafayette. Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect(s) responsible.

Eight-year-old child goes to court for shooting, killing grandmother

The eight-year-old boy who is accused of shooting his grandmother in the head in East Feliciana Parish was in court for the first time this morning. Both the judge and district attorney there wouldn't say much about the case.

One killed during physical altercation turned shooting; man arrested for manslaughter

A man was arrested for manslaughter after he allegedly shot and killed a man during a physical altercation.

18-year-old arrested for shooting teen in the stomach

A 17-year-old has been arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly shot another teen in the stomach.

Lafayette Police: Pig head found on car at Lafayette airport was a prank, no charges

Police have closed the case on Sunday’s bizarre investigation at the Lafayette Regional Airport.