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LSU men's tennis adds standout signee for 2012-13 season

 LSU men’s tennis head coach Jeff Brown announced Thursday that Boris Arias has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Tigers.

Kleinpeter Dairy begin 'Name the Calf' contest for Sweetie Pie

Kleinpeter Farms Dairy is conducting a name the calf contest for the calf born to celebrity cow Sweetie Pie Kleinpeter at the Kleinpeter Dairy farm last month. The female calf was born at 12:00 A.M, July 3, 2012.

Deputy killed in tragic shootout to be laid to rest on Wednesday

Deputy Brandon Nielson, one of the deputies killed in the recent shootout in St. John the Baptist Parish, will be laid to rest on Wednesday.

Homicide suspect from Thibodaux could be hiding out in Baton Rouge

The Thibodaux Police Department is seeking a homicide suspect who could be hiding out in the Capital City.

Eunice Police seek suspect who raped 82-year-old Alzheimer’s patient

An 82-year-old Alzheimer’s patient was allegedly raped in Eunice and police are currently seeking a suspect.

Coast Guard halts traffic on low-water stretch of Mississippi

The backup of boats and barges on a low-water section of the Mississippi River increased Tuesday even as the eleven mile stretch reopened on a limited basis, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

UL Lafayette School Year Begins

     UL students were back in class today.  

Mike Strain Calls For More Money To Go Towards Mississippi River Dredging

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Comissioner Mike Strain says more money needs to go towards dredging the Mississippi River.

Texas Brine Completes Relief Well

In Assumption Parish a spokesman for Texas Brine Company says crews have completed installing casings for the relief well. Right now, crews are drilling dirt out of the casing to prepare for drilling into the cap rock.

Sovereign Citizen Group Considered Prime Suspects In LaPlace Shooting

The FBI says they have had their eyes on the suspects in Thursday's shooting. The FBI says the group considers themselves sovereign citizens.