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Lafayette PD preps for weekend of Mardi Gras parades

The Lafayette Police Department is in final preparation for the Mardi Gras parade season here in the City of Lafayette. The first Parade will begin on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 6:30 pm.

Names of fallen officer, injured deputies released

The Louisiana State Police and State Fire Marshal’s Office held a press conference this morning to discuss new details regarding the shooting in St.

Baton Rouge woman arrested in Crowley for felony theft, another wanted

Crowley Police have arrested a Baton Rouge woman and is seeking another Baton Rouge woman who committed the crime of Felony Theft by Fraud. The incident occurred over 3 weekends during this month.

Officer killed, 2 deputies injured in St. Mary Parish

Two deputies and a police officer were shot this morning when responding to a call of a man walking down the road with a shotgun in St. Mary Parish.

Private, public schools to be separated in football postseason

Today the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to change the way the football playoff format is structured.

Lafayette ranked 24th out of 200 metro areas in the best performing cities index compiled annually by the Milken Institute

Chasity Hooks owns three different small businesses in Lafayette ranging from a laser body sculpting business, a small CPA firm, and a newly opened bakery called Everything Else is Cake.  So when she heard of Lafayette's recent success

Sheriff: Man struck, bit, juvenile, slammed ankle in car door

A Lake Charles man is accused of abusing a 15-year-old family member.

New Iberia businessman pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Today, a New Iberia businessman pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Scam artists claim to have loved one hostage: Mother describes terror she felt

Dawn Faust had a hard time holding back her tears Thursday, Jan. 24. The source of her angst was due to an emotional phone call that was placed with the hope of scamming her out of money.

WANTED: Prison inmate walks away from work detail

Deputies need help from the public to locate a prison inmate who walked away from a work detail this afternoon.