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DOTD issues Memorial Day travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Memorial Day holiday weekend (Saturday, May 25, through Mo

End-of-the-year celebration goes up in smoke at Lafayette elementary; no injuries

An end-of-the-year celebration at an elementary school in Lafayette ended in flames this afternoon. The good news is that no one was hurt.

NOAA predicts extremely active season; 3 to 6 major hurricanes

In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active Atlantic hurricane season this year.

Scott man arrested on drug charges after driving erratically

A Scott man has been arrested for drug charges after a routine traffic stop.

DOTD installs enhanced monitoring equipment near Bayou Corne sinkhole

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will use enhanced monitoring along La. 70, near the Assumption Parish sinkhole.

27-year-old unrestrained driver killed in two-vehicle crash; impairment suspected

A DeRidder man died last night in a two-vehicle crash. Officials say he was not wearing a seatbelt and he was ejected from his truck.

We're #1: Lafayette ranked first for economic strenth, best mid-sized city, best Southern city

Lafayette ranked 1st on Area Development’s list of 380 U.S. MSAs surveyed for the Leading Locations list. Lafayette also finished 1st on the lists for best mid-sized cities and best Southern cities.  

Convicted murderers, rapists, pedophiles now prohibited from food stamp program

A Louisiana Senator is responsible for passing an amendment that will prohibit convicted murderers, rapists, and pedophiles from being able to receive food stamps.

Nine horses die in early morning stable fire; lightning strike considered possible cause

Firefighters did their best to rescue several horses in a barn. Sadly, they were unsuccessful and nine died in the early morning blaze.

State Police are making sure drivers buckle up; 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign

Over 100 police agencies are patrolling Louisiana's streets to make sure you buckle up. Mike Edmonson, State Police Colonel, said he knows the importance of wearing a seatbelt firsthand because it saved his life.