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Overturned 18-wheeler tanker truck halts Lafayette traffic

UPDATE: Two northbound lanes on I-49 have been re-opened for traffic while recovery crews attempt to upright the truck. Police expect the scene to remain active for at least two hours.

Aaron Lewis added to Bayou Country Superfest lineup

Just announced! Aaron Lewis will be performing at the 2013 Bayou Country Superfest on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Love & Theft, previously scheduled to perform, will not appear.

Technology no salve for emotional wounds of Bayou Corne sinkhole evacuees

An increase in meetings about the Bayou Corne sinkhole is not leading to an increase in confidence for people forced to evacuate their homes.

Bait dogs: The unseen victims of an illegal blood sport

The gruesome world of illegal dogfighting rarely makes its way to the general public. That’s why a video posted to Facebook showing the horrific crime managed to circulate around the state in less than a day’s time.

National Signing Day 2013: Ragin' Cajuns football signing class

Below is a list of the 2013 UL Football Signing Class Mid Year Signees Dominick Bilich: OL

Mardi Gras has positive effects on economy in south Louisiana

South Louisiana is famous for the celebration of Mardi Gras.  The beads, music, king cakes, balls are all examples of the traditions of south Louisiana's rich cajun culture.  Many get so caught up in the celebration and do not rea

American Sugar Cane League holds annual Sugar Cane Convention

The American Sugar Cane League is holding a two day conference at the Lafayette Hilton.  It is a non-profit organization of Louisiana sugar cane growers and processors.  The League's main functions continue to be research, product

LSP: More fatal crashes happen during Mardi Gras than any other holiday

Louisiana motorists were involved in more fatal and injury crashes during the 102-hour Mardi Gras holiday in 2011 than during any other holiday period, according to statistics compiled by the Highway Safety Research Group at LSU.

Fatal crash in Pointe Coupee Parish involves school bus

One person has died after a wreck involving a school bus Tuesday morning.