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City of Opelousas officials working to create more economic development in the area

"The more I think about it, the more exciting it becomes because I think if you build it they will come," says Donald Cravins, Sr, mayor of the city of Opelousas.

Fifty-three pounds of marijuana confiscated in Lake Charles; four arrested

The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force conducted an undercover operation resulting in the arrest of four individuals and the recovery of 53 pounds of high grade marijuana in Lake Charles.

Two deaths, two weeks apart, worry Pointe Coupee residents

Two murders over the past two weeks have left many in Pointe Coupee wondering what's happening.

Police seek armed gunman who robbed store with shirt pulled over his head

An armed man disguised with a T-shirt pulled over his head robbed a convenience store this weekend, and police need your help finding the person responsible.

Iberia fugitive located in Baton Rouge at hospital’s burn unit

A fugitive from Iberia Parish wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm was located this morning in Baton Rouge. Officials took him into custody at the Baton Rouge General’s burn unit.

Escaped Natchitoches prison inmate captured in Mississippi

A Department of Corrections Inmate who escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on Thursday afternoon has been captured near Jackson, Mississippi according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

Victim recovering from stabbing during street fight; suspect wanted

A 20-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after he was stabbed this weekend during a street fight and police are currently looking for a suspect.

Four arrested after drugs, gun were found in home where 3-year-old died

A 3-year-old child was found dead yesterday morning in New Iberia. Although deputies do not currently know the cause of death, four people living in the home were arrested after deputies found illegal drugs and a firearm.

New Roads honors memory of Beulah Morris with candlelight vigil

The town of New Roads struggles to understand the death of Beulah Morris nearly two weeks ago. But Friday night, they began the healing process with a candlelight vigil outside her home.

Elizabeth Smart shares her story with Acadiana

"I think it's important for people to know that there are good things happening, and that there are so may more good people out there who care and who want the right things to happen, and they want the good guys to win," says Eliz