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Weekend death caused by mototcycle accident spurs motorcycle safety awareness around Acadiana

After a deadly motorcycle accident over the weekend, motorcyclists around the area are sending out the message to use every kind of safety precaution before getting on the road.  This includes a full-face helmet, jacket, boots, gloves, and

LHSAA sets Prep Classic football schedule

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced last week at its annual summer meeting that it will play four additional state championships for a total of nine state football championships in 2013.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges internet safety for kids this summer

Across Louisiana, schools are out for summer, and many children will suddenly have plenty of free time on hand.

Motorcyclist killed in Concordia Parish crash

A single vehicle crash killed a man from Vidalia. Troopers responded to the crash around 2:20 p.m. on June 11 on LA Hwy 566. The crash involved a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by David M. Welch, 33.

Man caught decapitating alligators also found in possession of crystal meth

A Ferriday man is accused of illegally killing alligators by removing their heads. When they searched the man’s home, they also found him in possession of crystal meth.

WANTED: Police need your help to solve rash of vehicle burglaries

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.

Bizarre series of crimes committed by half naked Lake Charles man

A Lake Charles man was arrested after he behaved in a bizarre way while committing several crimes. What’s more, he was reportedly “half naked.”

Body of missing man recovered in Grand Isle; officials suspect drowning

The body of a man reported missing from Labadieville was recovered yesterday in Grand Isle. Although an autopsy will have to confirm the cause of death, officials believe he drowned.

Warrant issued for suspect accused of hitting woman in head with gun during robbery

A warrant was issued today for the arrest of a man accused of robbing a woman and hitting her in the head with a handgun. The Lafayette Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Dexter Trahan, 31, of Duson.

New Louisiana law aims to improve treatment of at-risk youth

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will allow for the proactive treatment of youth—termed “crossover youth”—who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.