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‘Swamp People’ to hold casting calls for new season

The folks behind the hit show "Swamp People" are looking for new Cajun characters to follow around on the bayou.

Dispute between neighbors leads to Lafayette shooting

A woman has been arrested on attempted murder charges after an ongoing feud led to gunfire in Lafayette. On June 22 at around 7:00 p.m., police went to the 100 block of Mabel Street regarding a shooting.

Law enforcement provides tips for protecting yourself against being carjacked

While there is no guaranteed way to avoid being carjacked, certain precautions can be taken to reduce or minimize the potential. Theft related crimes are more common during the summer months.

Gaines family looks to get more time for family's killer

The Gaines family is fighting off what they believe is another blow to justice for their family, and they say it doesn't look like their court dates will be ending any time soon.

Bayou Corne residents struggle living life crammed in a trailer since sinkhole formed

Ronnie and Betty Thibodaux home in Bayou Corne filled with boxes of memories, and everyday essentials packed waiting to be taken away with no place to go.

Texas Brine: 43 out of 92 buyout offers accepted by residents of Bayou Corne

Texas Brine has completed its settlement offers to residents located near the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Officials say Texas Brine presented a total of 92 settlement offers since the process began on May 24, 2013.

Lafayette woman arrested for human trafficking of pre-teen

A Lafayette woman is in jail tonight, and a child is free from continued abuse, following a lengthy human trafficking investigation by Detectives with Louisiana State Police.

On-duty Vernon Parish deputy killed in construction zone crash; was not wearing seat belt

A deputy in Vernon Parish was killed in a crash early this morning. We’re told he was on duty when it happened, but was not wearing his seat belt.

Representative Stephen Ortego protests possible changes in net metering rates

Representative Stephen Ortego made a bold statement today on the roof of a solar paneled house in Lafayette.  Wednesday the Public Service Commission will be discussing the possibility of changing the net metering rates.  They are dis

Police investigate weekend shooting on Chestnut Street

On June 22, 2013, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Lafayette Police responded to the area of Chestnut Street and Third Street regarding a shooting.