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Suspect arrested in attempted carjacking of a State Trooper

Yesterday, an on-duty Louisiana State Trooper and two other on-duty officers were able to successfully apprehend the suspect of a crime – the attempted carjacking of the unmarked state police unit in which they were riding.

Hotel bandit responsible for French Quarter thefts wanted by police

New Orleans Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with four hotel thefts. The incidents occurred on June 25, 2012 and July 26, 2012.

Molestion case leads to new charges against Vivian couple

A Vivian man already facing two counts of molesting a juvenile, and now his wife, will be charged again with sexually abusing teens.

Dangerous heat: Advisory issued for most of southern Louisiana

A heat advisory has been issued for Friday, Aug 3, which means that the heat index will be over 108 degrees for more than four hours (between 10:40 a.m. through 6:45 p.m.) of the day.

Bolden finds new home in Baton Rouge

Penn State transfer Rob Bolden is officially an LSU Tiger.

First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in the Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion for the month of

Duson man arrested for indecent behavior with juveniles

A Duson resident has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail for indecent behavior with juveniles and computer-aided solicitation of a minor, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Louisiana Cooking Being Promoted In London

Chefs from right here in South Louisiana are in London promoting Louisiana cooking. The chefs are there through a campaign supported by BP called Spirit Of The Gulf.

Local Lafayette Newspaper Faces Equipment Trouble

The newspaper, The Daily Advertiser has had a problem with its press equipment; it has been down for the last 2 days.

Tax Free To Be Celebrated In Louisiana This Coming Weekend

For Louisiana shoppers this weekend is like Christmas in August; the Louisiana sales tax holiday begins Friday and continues through Friday. Consumers will be exempt from any state sales tax on purchases up to $2,500.