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Doctors warn summer boaters of dehydration dangers

More and more boaters are taking to Louisiana waterways for summer fun, but doctors are warning residents that drowning isn't the only danger, especially if you'll be drinking alcohol while in the heat.

Suspect brought down by K-9 after telling officers ‘come and make me’

When officers instructed a suspect to drop to his knees, the suspect allegedly responded, “Come and make me.” His request was granted.

Witness describes fatal Memorial Day tubing accident on Amite River

Memorial Day fun on the Amite River in Livingston Parish turned deadly on Monday. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies recovered the body of Jacques Demare, 21, of Folsom around 1:30 p.m.

Memorial Day weekend sees increase in fatal crashes across Louisiana

During the 2013 Memorial Day weekend, the Louisiana State Police investigated 6 fatal crashes resulting in 8 deaths. This is up from last year’s 4 fatal crashes resulting in 4 deaths last Memorial Day weekend.

Unrestrained driver from Carencro dies in Interstate crash

On Sunday, May 26, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on Interstate 49 north of Washington which claimed the life of a Carencro man.

Driver dies in fiery single-vehicle crash in St. Martinville

A 32-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash yesterday.

Judge denies Brandon Scott Lavergne’s second appeal

The Lafayette man who pled guilty to killing two women was denied a second appeal today.

Rayne man arrested on drug charges

A routine traffic stop has led to a man being arrested on drug charges.

Local band Tandem releasing first album and opening tomorrow night at Cajun Heartland State Fair

Tandem, a local band made up of local boys from Acadiana is ending one chapter of their lives and starting another.  The band is made up of the drummer, Matthew Dubea who is graduating from Lafayette High School tomorrow, Kevin Trosper the

Texas Brine to begin making settlement offers to residents near sinkhole

Bruce Martin, Vice President of Operations for Texas Brine Company, issued the following statement today regarding settlment offers to residents in Bayou Corne.