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2013 legislative session sees 900 pre-filed bills; budget main focus

With just days until the start of this year's legislative session lawmakers are wasting no time in filing hundreds of bills.

New alternative energy program at SLCC's Crowley (Acadian) Campus

To help the critical need for workers in Acadiana this new program has come just in time to offer technical certificates and diplomas with this technology program.  Expected to begin this fall, the project was awarded nearly $550,000 via a

April celebrates the grilled cheese sandwich

Being April 1, we could tell you that today is "National Snake on Toast Day" or "National Chug Fryer Grease Day," but we like you so we'll be nice.

Community Coffee launches single-serve coffee cups

Community Coffee Company, the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, introduces new single-serve coffee cups.

Angola Prison to host fundraising golf tournament for completion of restoration projects

Angola Prison is adding another annual event to its roster to raise funds for preservation projects around the facility.

71-year-old woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-12

A multi-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 12 this morning took the life of a 71 year old Covington woman identified as Terry Gerot. The four vehicle crash took place shortly after 6:00 a.m.

Breaux Bridge man arrested on multiple drug charges

On March 28, at approximately 3:00 p.m., St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents were working in the area of Henderson, when they observed the driver of a green colored vehicle committing multiple traffic violations.

Victim robbed of puppies, cell phone and backpack

On March 28, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to the 1100 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery.

Lafayette police investigate fatal car accident

UPDATE - Traffic investigators have arrested the driver of the white Ford Crown Victoria in yesterday’s fatal crash.

Busy highways throughout holiday weekend brings extra caution to drivers

From enjoying backyard crawfish boils to traveling to the beach or to visit family members, people in Louisiana observe the long Easter weekend in a variety of ways.  The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and Louisiana State Police remin