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Officials: Don't drive drunk while enjoying St. Patty's Day celebrations

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is cautioning St. Patrick's Day party-goers to arrange their safe transportation ahead of time if they plan to consume alcohol as part of their celebrations.

232-HELP announcing new board of directors and executive committee

A new board of directors and executive committee have been announced to lead 232-HELP, and education and referral center based in Acadiana.  The main objective of 232-HELP is to identify, catalogue, and better connect those who need social

Victims of Broussard burglary arrested on drug, gun charges

Two men from California have been arrested in Lafayette Parish on drug and gun charges after police investigated their buglarized residence.

Drunk driver who killed 7 in crash sentenced to 70 years in prison

Brett Gerald, the man who pled guilty to killing 7 people in a drunk driving wreck has been sentenced.

Festival International offers a new shuttle location for music fans

Parking is usually the last thing on a music fan’s mind when planning for Festival International. But as any festival fan can attest, having free and convenient transportation adds to the overall experience.

Former truck stop casino employee arrested for theft of $68,000

A former employee was arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in cash from a casino vault.

Professor Richard Fossey brings Louisiana Higher Education Law Conference to Louisiana

The conference held today is modeled after a very successful conference the University of North Texas has held for the past fifteen years.  It is an event on current higher education law issues that are important to people who work in admi

City-Parish President Joey Durel taking step back in forming Blue-Ribbon Committee

City-Parish President Joey Durel's idea of creating a blue-ribbon committee consisting of highly-respected, educated professionals in Lafayette was for the committee to act as a third party.  The committee was to look at the government

Join in all the fun during this week of The Festival of the Arts

A major part of the Cajun culture is the flare of art which you can take part in celebrating all week long with UL's College of the Arts.  The fourth annual Festival of the Arts has begun that celebrates all of the arts represented at

Gov. Jindal vows to help Bayou Corne residents receive buyouts

Governor Bobby Jindal met today with Assumption Parish officials and area legislators to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the sinkhole that formed in the Bayou Corne community as a result of problems with a salt dome cavern mined b