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Arrests made in a string of Crowley burglaries

The mystery of a long string of residential burglaires in East Crowley has been solved. The citizens have been on edge because of a series of 7 burglaries that started back on Memorial Day.

City ordinance putting some political candidates in violation might be amended at tonight's City-Parish Council meeting

There is a city ordinance in affect that limits the placement and size of political campaign signs in the city.  Two candidates in the City Marshal's race, current City Marshal Earl "Nickey" Picard and Brian Pope, have signs

Jennings man arrested for attempted first degree murder of a police officer

After responding to a domestic disturbance call around 11:00am yesterday one Jennings police officer was shot in the neck.

State legislators talk about recent state legislative session at a breakfast in New Iberia

Five state legislators were in attendance this morning at a breakfast in New Iberia to talk about the recent state legislative session. Sen. Fred Mills and Sen.

Vermilion Parish SO arrest 2 men for murdering one of their own

Quintylan Richard, 20, and Baylon Taylor, 19, are both in the Vermilion Parish Jail accused of shooting an off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputy who was cutting grass just south of Abbeville Monday afternoon. 

Lafayette General Medical Center recognized with two orthopedic honors

Employees at Lafayette General Medical Center gathered this morning to celebrate recently being honored with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, receiving the Disease-Specific Care Certification for Joint Replacement Hip and Knee.

Lafayette ranks 8th best manufacturing city in the US

A recent report by Forbes ranks Lafayette as the eighth best manufacturing city in the US in an analysis completed by New Geography.  Lafayette moved up fourteen spots from it's 2013 rank, and the city is also the number one m

Police trying to locate man who purchased stolen coins

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to locate a man who purchased stolen coins that were taken during a Cankton home invasion in May.

New Costco development approved, some residents concerned

Lafayette is experiencing a boom in commercial development on the fast-growing south side of town. Ambassador Crossing, on the corner of Ambassador Caffery and Settlers Trace, is starting to take shape.

LPSS forced to raise school lunch prices

School lunch prices throughout the school district will rise in the coming 2014-15 school year by 25 cents.