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Unrestrained driver dies in crash on I-10 at Grosse Tete

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on I-10 westbound west of LA Hwy 77 in Iberville Parish.

First baby born in 2013 at Lafayette General received special gift from hospital

The first baby born at Lafayette General Medical Center in 2013 is a baby boy.  At 7:56 am, Mykell Lee Thomas was the first baby to come into the world at Lafayette General.  He came out seven pounds and eleven ounces, and is twenty i

No fatal crashes to report throughout Christmas and New Year holidays

Good news to start the new year.  Louisiana State Police Troop I says there were no fatal car accidents this new year.  What's more, 2012 saw a decrease in the total number of accidents.  Five fewer accidents than 2011, and s

Lafayette paying extra at parking meters giving the city $42,000 more this year alone

If you have parked downtown recently, you may have noticed that the fee on parking meters has gone up.

Woman attacked boyfriend, hid from police underneath house

A 22-year-old woman was found hiding under her house after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend.

Man arrested for threatening to blow up St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

An Opelousas man was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

20 mile high speed chase ends with suspect confession, ‘I’ll be honest, I’m intoxicated’

A man allegedly told officers “I’ll be honest, I’m intoxicated” after he was arrested for taking police on a high speed chase.

Man arrested for possession of child pornography on his cell phone

The Opelousas Police Department investigated a complaint of child pornography which led to the arrest of Brian Fontenot, 31, of Arnaudville, La.

Busy year for American Red Cross in Louisiana, nationwide

The American Red Cross spent much of 2012 helping people in Louisiana and across the country whose lives were impacted by disasters.

Lafayette Animal Aid seeking help to fund surgery for puppy

A young puppy named Archie was brought into the Lafayette Animal Aid shelter a couple of weeks ago.  He had two broken femurs and a shattered patella.