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Teacher arrested for showing ‘R’ rated movies to class

A teacher in St. Landry Parish was arrested for allegedly showing his students movies that contained “nudity and profanity.”

Accused drug dealer injured deputy while trying to flee during traffic stop

A deputy was injured by a fleeing suspect who took off during a traffic stop. The man was eventually apprehended and he was found to be in possession of a large amount of illegal narcotics.

Local pharmacies running out of flu medication; Acadiana region considered one of the most "at risk"

Local doctors and pharmacists around the Acadiana area have been busy since November fighting this year's flu season.  Doctor Joseph Orgeron has been practicing medicine for five years and says besideds the h1n1 scare a couple of years

Teen offender ran out of sheriff’s office in handcuffs, gains additional charges

A 17-year-old attempted to run from deputies after they discovered he was in possession of marijuana that he planned to sell.

Church Point man wanted for aggravated burglary

Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public assistance in locating Martin Lee Laday, Jr., age 47 of Meche Street, Church Point who is wanted for the aggravated burglary of a residence in the Mire area.

Upper Lafayette honors the business success stories of Ace Plumbing and Breaux's Mart

Today was a celebration of the tremendous success of two family businesses, Ace Plumbing and Breaux's Mart, with deep roots in upper Lafayette Parish.  Breaux's Mart opened in 1959 and it is the store's first time to be recogni

LEDA and Opportunity Machine host event teaching Louisisana businesses how to utilize state tax credits

Lafayette Economic Development Authority and Opportunity Machine host an event teaching those in the business world how businesses can utilize state tax credits to grow and offset a state tax liability.  The event provided a 360 view of ho

Fire Department investigating 18-wheeler that went up in flames

Fire investigators are currently working to determine why an 18-wheeler caught on fire in the late morning on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Opelousas man admits to downloading multiple child pornography videos

An Opelousas man was arrested after he allegedly admitted to downloading child pornography.

Suspect arrested in armed robbery

On January 12, 2013, at approximately 11:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 800 block of 12th Street regarding an armed robbery. The victim stated that he was operating a cab when he was approached by two suspects.