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Motorcycle cop injured in crash

On Wednesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., a Lafayette motorcycle officer was traveling south in the 4200 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway responding to a major crash.

Suspicious device at mall causes panic

On Tuesday at approximately 8:00 p.m., Lafayette Police were notified of a suspicious device at the Mall of Acadiana, located in 5700 block of Johnston Street.

Special surprise for holiday hospital patients

Patients at one Louisiana children's hospital got a special visit Monday when Mayor-president Kip Holden stopped by.

3 dead, 2 injured after plane crash

A plane crash in Crowley Saturday left three dead and two injured. An FAA spokesman says witnesses reported seeing the plane take off from Legros Memorial Airport in Acadia around 2:30 p.m., then later crashed.

2 arrested after gun pointing

On Saturday at approximately 4:15 p.m., it was reported to the Lafayette Police Department that two suspects riding in a vehicle had pointed a handgun at the victim traveling in traffic in the 4200 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

Police arrest 6 for driving intoxicated

During the course of the operation 536 vehicles passed through the checkpoint located in the 3900 block of West Congress Street. Of those vehicles, 15 drivers were stopped for secondary testing.

1 injured in overnight stabbing

On Friday at approximately 1:30 a.m., Lafayette police responded to an area hospital regarding a stabbing victim.

Cause of death released in doctor's death

The cause of death for Dr. Robert Chastant of New Iberia has been identified. Officials say the orthodontist's death was caused by blunt force injuries to the neck and head.

3 alleged purse thieves caught

On Wednesday at approximately 10:30 p.m., two 16-year-old female victims were walking near the entrance of a business in the 4400 block of Ambassador Caffery, when they were approached by three people.

Authorities arrest alleged Dollar General robber

On Wednesday at approximately 7:30 p.m., Lafayette police were called to the 4300 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery.