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Man arrested for starting bar fight, fleeing from deputies, striking a woman

A Texas man was arrested after he allegedly caused a fight over the weekend at a local bar and was seen hitting a woman earlier this morning.

Man with criminal history indicted for murder of woman, two children by way of arson

A Beauregard Parish Grand Jury, earlier today, indicted Christopher Bounds, 21, on three counts of First-Degree Murder, and one count each of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, and Aggravated Arson.

Tropical Storm Humberto forms, could become first hurricane of 2013

Tropical Storm Humberto formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Monday morning. The National Hurricane Center predicts it could become the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Tuesday.

West nile still a threat in Lafayette parish

West nile is at it's peak right now, and this year has had the most numbers and indicators of west nile Lafayette parish has ever seen.  Lafayette usually averages less than one case over a period of years, and there have already been

Pig head placed on hood of vehicle at Lafayette Regional Airport prompts investigation

Police are trying to figure out why a pig head was placed on the hood of a rental vehicle that was located in the parking lot of the Lafayette Regional Airport.

DOTD announces 13 new projects to make walking, biking to school safer

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Safe Routes to School Program announced that thirteen new projects have been selected in the 2013 application cycle.

Bond set at $225,000 for man accused of ramming gate at Angola

Bond was set at $225,000 for a man accused of ramming his vehicle into the gate at Angola Prison. The judge also ordered an evaluation regarding his mental state.

Angola guards fire at car

On Sunday, September 8, 2013, at approximately 2:34 p.m., Angola correctional officers working the front gate of the Louisiana State Penitentiary reported a suspicious vehicle approaching and retreating multiple times.

'Swamp People' stars arrested after alleged fight

Two stars of the hit reality show “Swamp People” were arrested for their alleged involvement in a fight.

Duson man shot in the chest during home invasion; suspect wanted

A 22-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the chest by a home intruder.