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National Safety Council offers back-to-school safety tips

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect, and safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall.

Lafayette teen dies after fall from balcony at condo in Orange Beach

The 17-year-old from Lafayette who fell from a balcony while vacationing with his family in Alabama died as a result of his injuries, according to reports.

Manning bros. bring sweet grooves in DirecTV rap ad

Perhaps taking a page from Saturday Night Live’s The Lonely Island, DirecTV sought out New Orleans natives Eli and Peyton Manning – not for their football skills – but their ability to rap.

About half of those evacuated able to return to their homes today

Half of the people who were forced to evacuate when a train derailed are back home tonight.  Only those who live within a quarter-mile of the train are still out of their homes.  Crews are working night and day trying to clear out the

Powerball jackpot increases to $425 Million; third largest in history

The Powerball jackpot for the August 7 drawing climbed to $425 million, making the third largest Powerball jackpot of all time.

Train derailment continues to keep residents out of their home

Late Sunday afternoon just outside of Lawtell more than twenty Union Pacific tank cars derailed, fourteen of them with hazardous materials.  But before crews can figure out why the cars derailed, before they can even move the cars they hav

Lafayette teen injured after falling from balcony in Orange Beach

A 17-year-old from Lafayette is recovering in the hospital after he fell from a balcony early this morning. It happened while he was vacationing in Orange Beach, Alabama, which is where another Louisiana teen died less than a month ago.

CPSO: Woman abducted teen for a week, abused, sexually molested her

A Lake Charles woman is being held on a $650,000 bond for charges related to the alleged abduction of a 14-year-old girl.

12-year-old boy dies after being thrown from ATV during crash

A 12-year-old boy died yesterday after he was thrown from the ATV he was driving.