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Unanswered questions, frustrations remain after Bayou Corne community meeting

A community in Assumption Parish meeting got heated after Texas Brine Officials and representatives from its contracted companies tried to give an update to residents of Bayou Corne.

River traffic closed due to search for missing firefighter

River traffic along the Intercoastal Spillway has been shut down due to the search for a missing Baton Rouge firefighter. Officials have not said how long the closure is expected to last.

Girl Scouts release 'cookie locator' app

It’s that time of year again - Girl Scout Cookie season. Now, there is an easier way to find out where you can get your hands on the delicious treats.

Wish granted for Acadian Ambulance patient due to community support

Gavin Beard is getting every kid’s wish—a weeklong trip to Disney World—and it all began with a serendipitous hospital transport that occurred last August, which created a ripple effect of support within the community.

The search is on to find Louisiana's longest married couples

The Louisiana Family Forum and Governor Bobby Jindal want to find the longest married in the state for a Valentines Day celebration.

Student with pocket knife prompts police investigation at elementary school

An elementary student was found in the possession of a small pocket knife this morning, Lafayette Police report.

Super Bowl players with Louisiana connections proud to play in Superdome

Wandering the Superdome turf on Super Bowl Media Day is an interesting spectacle in itself.

Group of House legislators propose budget reform package

In a legislative session dedicated to the state's budget, lines are already being drawn as the first legislative bills and amendments are drafted.

New computer system to prevent tax fraud

Recent actions by the US Congress regarding the fiscal cliff legislation, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), delayed the date when Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax returns may be filed.

Lafayette man locks ex-girlfriend in bathroom, deputies discover meth lab

A Lafayette man is accused of drilling screws into his bathroom door to trap his girlfriend inside. When deputies arrived at the home to investigate the complaint, they discovered products used in the production of methamphetamines.