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Rape cold case solved with DNA link to prisoner already serving life sentence in Angola

A man currently serving a life sentence in Angola was connected to the rape of two women over a decade ago.

$1.05 per pack tax hike is off the table for now due to lack of committee support

If passed House Bill 417 would be responsible for hiking up the price of a pack over a dollar. Something those in favor of the bill were happy to see.

Hurricane season predicted to be active for 2013

According to predictions from the National Weather Service, it looks like this year will be a more active hurricane season. 

US Air Force Sergeant on trial for manslaughter for killing Krotz Springs firefighter Michael Hall

With a twelve person jury in place, US Air Force Sgt. Jason Rolls trial finally began today.

Convicted sex offender who evaded police for 2 years found in possession of heroin

A convicted sex offender who has evaded police for roughly 2 years is back behind bars today.

Man arrested for terrorizing after bomb threat at Wal Greens in Crowley

A man is locked up in the Acadia Parish Jail for allegedly making bomb threats.

Flash mob surprises INDesign awards luncheon

The new executive director of the Lafayette Downtown Development Authority Nathan Norris was the keynote speaker at todays 9th annual INDesign awards.  His fun ideas and spirit were taken to a new level when a flash mob orchestra surprised

Mother arrested for leaving her 2 small children alone at home for several hours

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for allegedly leaving her two small children home alone for several hours. A witness called police after one child was found outside with nothing on but a T-shirt.

Lafayette officer honored as Officer of the Year for busting counterfeit check ring

A Lafayette Police Officer was recognized yesterday for his hard work on a check counterfeiting case.

Deputy arrested for bringing illegal drugs in St. Mary Parish Jail

A deputy was arrested for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into the St. Mary Parish Jail.