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Lawmaker Want To Cut Budget the For State's Emergency Response Agencies

It is bad timing to slash the budget for our state's emergency response agencies. The director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security said he is furious.

Church Point Man Killed In Three Car Crash

Yesterday State Troopers said Frank Kuhn was riding a motorcycle near Rayne when an 18-wheeler cut him off. State Police said this is the eighth motorcycle death this year.

Man Arrested For Hit And Run

Lafayette Police said the man ran over Jesse Vidrine,19, on Northwest Frontage Road. Investigators said Kirie Livings, 21, turned himself in.

Local High School Senior To Be Featured In Sports Illustrated

A New Iberia athlete is making the newest edition of Sports Illustrated. Morgann Leleux is a senior at Catholic High. She made the magazine's "Faces In the Crowd" segment.

UL Baseball Season In Full Swing

School is out for the University of Louisiana Lafayette but the baseball season rolls on. The final regualr season games of the year are this weekend. 

Parts of Mississippi River Opened Again

The Coast Guard reopened parts of the engorged Mississippi River after a costly day long standstill!

St. Martin Parish officials to force evacuation

(St. Martinville, La.) St. Martin Parish Officials will be ordering a mandatory evacuation of the Butte Larose, Happy Town, and Sherburne Wildlife Management area which includes Highway 3177, Herman Dupuis Road and La. 975.

Louisana Continues To Battle Against The Flood

Fifteen gates at the Morganza Spillway are open. A wall of water is now flowing there at a rate of more than 100,000 cubic feet per second. That is a rate greater than that of Niagara Falls.

Butte La Rose Flood Water Continues To Rise

Yesterday the water level was was almost at 21 feet. The news gets worse! The river has not crested yet and residents are expecting another six feet by next week. This puts them at risk for a major flood.

Lafourche Parish Still In A State of Emergency

Small towns a little further south have been given a little extra time to prepare as the water heads towards them. The Army Corps of Engineers said the surge from the spillway is moving much slower than expected.