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New Saints-branded scratch-offs offers new prizes to kick off football season

To kick off football season, the Louisiana Lottery is running a tried and true touchdown play for the fifth time by bringing back its New Orleans Saints-branded scratch-off game on August 5 - BLACK & GOLD SAINTS.

Pedestrian wearing dark clothing struck by car, killed

On Tuesday, July 30, shortly before 2:30 am, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on LA Hwy 700 north of Pershing Road in Vermilion Parish.

Lafayette man pleads guilty to counterfeiting $100 bills; could face 20 years in prison

A Lafayette man pleaded guilty today to charges of counterfeiting. If convicted he could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Man accused of injuring girlfriend’s toddler with whipping

A Carencro man was arrested on abuse charges after he allegedly whipped his girlfriend’s young child, causing him serious injuries.

Pelicans sign 2nd round pick Jeff Withey

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that they have signed center Jeff Withey. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Bond set at $100,000 for man accused of raping juvenile on two occasions

A 44-year-old man is being held on a $100,000 bond for accusations that he raped a juvenile. The Rayne Police Department arrested Steven Blunt on Monday, July 29. He’s charged with two counts of Forcible Rape.

Lafayette-based team reels in 700-pound blue marlin at Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

A Lafayette-based team reeled in massive catch at the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

McClure named associate dean for University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s College of the Arts

  Michael McClure has been named the new associate dean for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s College of the Arts.

DOTD outlines plans to ensure public safety near Bayou Corne sinkhole

DOTD is implementing a plan that will provide broader observation and greater accuracy for DOTD’s monitoring efforts, especially along La. 70 and La. 69 near the Assumption Parish sinkhole area.

Local law enforcement hold free event for annual National Night Out Against Crime

Tonight, residents throughout Lafayette Parish are invited to join forces with the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office and thousands of communities nationwide for the “Annual National Night Out.” This u