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Tow For Life program offers free safe ride home program for the holiday season

As the holiday season continues on, so too do the parties, which typically involve alcoholic beverages. A local towing service offers an option for drivers so they can celebrate, but end up home safely.

Louisiana doctors use cutting edge procedure to help prevent knee replacement surgery

A breakthrough medical treatment happening right here in Louisiana is showing big results. The goal is to eliminate knee surgery.

Tuberculosis testing in Lafayette expands as possible exposure links widen

The Office of Public Health announced today a plan to add two elementary schools to the tuberculosis tests that will be conducted next week.

Customer throws hot coffee on cashier during argument over price

A customer at a gas station is locked up for allegedly throwing a hot cup of coffee at the cashier because he didn’t agree with the price. The entire incident was caught on the store’s surveillance camera.

Raising Cane’s collects more than $87,000 to end childhood hunger

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, its crewmembers and loyal “Caniacs” rallied around Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ campaign in September, raising $87,368 to help end childhood hunger in America.

Ticket sales are up from last year

The pressure's on for your Ragin Cajuns.  The guys face off against East Carolina in a little more than a week and tickets are flying.  Last year was the first time in forty-one years that UL played in a post season bowl game.

Rewards for any information leading up to arrests for two black bear deaths

Within the past three weeks Wildlife and Fisheries has been busy in ongoing investigations into two different cases of black bear deaths.  On November 27 a black bear was reported dead by a hunter on private property in Avoyelles Parish, a

Acadian wins Inc. Magazine's 'Hire Power' award

Inc. magazine has ranked Acadian number 18 on its inaugural list of Hire Power awards.

Lake Charles man arrested for sexual contact with 5-year-old family member

A 31-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old family member.

Carencro man attacked father with samurai sword

A Carencro man with an extensive history of domestic battery is accused of striking his father at least four times with a samurai sword.