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Mardi Gras has positive effects on economy in south Louisiana

South Louisiana is famous for the celebration of Mardi Gras.  The beads, music, king cakes, balls are all examples of the traditions of south Louisiana's rich cajun culture.  Many get so caught up in the celebration and do not rea

American Sugar Cane League holds annual Sugar Cane Convention

The American Sugar Cane League is holding a two day conference at the Lafayette Hilton.  It is a non-profit organization of Louisiana sugar cane growers and processors.  The League's main functions continue to be research, product

LSP: More fatal crashes happen during Mardi Gras than any other holiday

Louisiana motorists were involved in more fatal and injury crashes during the 102-hour Mardi Gras holiday in 2011 than during any other holiday period, according to statistics compiled by the Highway Safety Research Group at LSU.

Fatal crash in Pointe Coupee Parish involves school bus

One person has died after a wreck involving a school bus Tuesday morning.

Suspects wanted for slaughtering show pig at high school Ag Farm

Investigators need the public’s help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for slaughtering a show pig and injuring several others.

California man arrested in Crowley for magazine scam

Crowley Police have arrested a California man for Uninvited Soliciting and Hawking, which is a violation of Crowley City Ordinance.

DOTD issues travel advisory for Mardi Gras holidays

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Mardi Gras holidays from Friday, February 8 to Tuesday, Fe

Investigation continues in Super Bowl outage: Updated 6:15pm

A day after Sunday's 35-minute power outage during the Super Bowl game in New Orleans, officials were vowing to fix whatever the cause may have been, but no one was saying just what that was.