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Forecasters predict heavy hurricane season

LAFAYETTE - Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season this year. Eight hurricanes are expected to slam the Atlantic, and forecasters at Colorado University say at least four of them will be major. The six month season starts June 1.

Teacher accused of sexual exploitation resigns

LAFAYETTE - An Acadiana High School teacher charged with sexual exploitation has resigned. 37-year-old Stephen Hurst is currently on paid leave during the investigation. Hurst is accused of taping students having sex in his apartment.

Boxing coming to town

LAFAYETTE - Live professional boxing is coming to Acadiana. Hometown hero Jarred "The Lethal Weapon" Leblanc, will slug it out for the middleweight title at the Lafayette Hilton Friday. Former boxer "Bad Chad Broussard" is promoting the event.

Evan Hughes, airwave extraordinaire dies at 96

Evan H. Hughes Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Evan H. Hughes 96, who died at 6:15 a.m.

Man escapes Allen Parish Jail

Authorities are searching for a man who escaped from the Allen Parish Jail. Sheriff's deputies say 21-year-old Courtney L. Hobson of Oakdale escaped Monday. They say got out by running through a door after a visitor was let in.

Acadiana teacher accused of sexually exploiting students

LAFAYETTE - An Acadiana High School teacher has been accused of sexually exploiting children. Police say Comeaux High's Stephen McKay opened up his apartment for students to use for sexual purposes. Witnesses say McKay also held parties and ser

Time nearing for tax extensions

Louisiana residents who need an extension on filing their taxes, must submit their request by May 17th. Individuals can send in for an extension on the state revenue department's website. Bulk filing extensions can be submitted electronically.

Governor Jindal honors veterans

LAFAYETTE - The National Guard armory was packed Wednesday, when governor Bobby Jindal honored Louisiana veterans. Governor Jindal presented honor medal's to over 700 Pelican State veterans that served in the armed forces.

Suspect turns himself in after 12-year-old is murdered

The body of 12-year-old Justin Bloxom was found in a shallow pool of water off U.S.

Houses elects pro tem

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House appointed its number two person in charge. Joel Robideaux of Lafayette won the nomination for speaker pro tem. The pro tem often presides over House debates when the speaker is absent.