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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.

2013 has seen 7 lightning related deaths; Summer is peak lightning season

NOAA's National Weather Service has deemed June 23-29: Lightning Safety Awareness Week. They want to highlight the dangers of lightning and how to stay safe during a storm.

Man charged with murder for shooting woman in the head

A man was arrested for allegedly shooting a woman to death over the weekend.

Woman charged for selling stray dog, lying to investigators; animal returned to owner

An unusual case involving a stray dog has escalated to include the arrest of a Livingston Parish woman. That’s because deputies claim she sold the purebred animal and knowingly lied about when questioned by investigators.

Woman charged with murder after stabbing man to death during domestic dispute

A woman is charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed a man to death during a domestic dispute.