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SCAM ALERT: BBB warns of buying puppies online

Better Business Bureau advises pet-lovers to avoid letting their emotions lead the way when looking for a puppy online.

Man admits to punching, choking 6-year-old family member; additional burglary charge

A 30-year-old who is already locked up on a burglary charge has allegedly confessed to punching and choking a 6-year-old family member.

DHH: 2013's first human case of West Nile virus reported in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2013. The case was confirmed July 22 in Caldwell Parish and was determined to be a neuroinvasive disease.

Bank robber, carjacker back in Lafayette to face charges

A Baton Rouge man who allegedly carjacked a Lafayette woman then robbed a Whitney Bank has been sent back to Lafayette to face charges. Justin Seawright, 32, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Authorities searching for bank robbery suspect

Detectives with the Lake Charles Police Department have identified a local man as being responsible for the July 16 bank robbery at Jeff Davis Bank, located at 535 Kirby Lane.

WANTED: Deputies seek home invasion suspects

Iberia Parish authorities are lookig for two suspects wanted in conjunctions with a home invasion. On July 23, at around 5:14 a.m., deputies responded to the 6000 block of Hwy. 89, Iberia Parish in reference to a home invasion.

50-year-old man charged with murder being held on $250,000 bond

A 50-year-old man was arrested last night for allegedly shooting and killing a man during an argument.

UL Lafayette's new doctoral degree in education tailored to administrators

Administrators at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be sharing their expertise to help educate the next generation of higher-education leaders in a hybrid degree program that will begin this fall.

Lottery announces Mega Millions multidraw suspension in preparation for October game enhancements

On Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

A 'super' night for skywatchers

Tonight's full moon will be a "super" one.