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Continued road issues, closures due to weather

The following road closures have been announced due to weather conditions.

Sandbag locations around South Louisiana

Below is a list of sandbag locations around south Louisiana. Most require you to bring your own shovel and sandbags. ASCENSION PARISH:

Road Closures

Acadia Parish Closures: La. 91 Pontoon Bridge @ Esterwood La. 367 (1 mile north of La. 370) U.S. 90 (Between Rayne and Crowley)

School Bus accident causes traffic on 3000 block of North University

This afternoon a school bus collided into a truck on the 3000 block of North University.  The school bus was not carrying any children.  The truck is totaled and the driver was sent to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.&nbsp

Law enforcement preparing for tonight's flash floods

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department is closely monitoring this situation partnering up with meteorologists from the National Weather Service, State Police, Lafayette Police, Public Works, and the Department of Transportation prepositi

Mickey Shunick's mother responds to Lavergne's attempt to void pleas

The mother of a slain college student is outraged that the man who admitted to killing her is now attempting to void his guilty plea

Heavy rain, potential flooding threatens south Louisiana, prompts school closures

A slow moving storm system passing through south Louisiana has created the potential for flash flooding. The threat has even prompted the closure of some area schools.

Brandon Lavergne seeking to void his guilty pleas

Brandon Scott Lavergne has sent a hand-written letter to a judge asking him to void the two guilty pleas he plead last August.  Lavergne plead guilty to the high-profile investigation of the disappearance and murder of UL student Mickey Sh

Courthouse about to undergo major renovation projects

More than two million dollars worth of work is planned during the next two years at the courthouse on Buchanan Street.  The Director of Public Works says a big reason for these renovations is for safety and security issues with the courtho

Senator David Vitter expresses his distaste for comments by Senator Harry Reid

Senator David Vitter hosted an open house at his new Acadiana regional office this morning.  In his excitement to introduce Louisianians to his new Lafayette office, he backed up his argument in calling Senator Harry Reid of Nevada "a