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Lafayette's Jacee Badeaux wows American Idol judges in New Orleans

UPDATED - Unfortunately Louisiana's Jacee Badeaux did not make it into American Idol's top twenty-four Thursday night. Acadiana is still very proud of the Lafayette Lion.

A new way of voting for American Idol

Starting this week, fans will have three ways to vote for their favorite idol. It is the first time television's biggest show will allow voters to log onto americanidol.com to place their votes online.

Even higher prices at the pump

$3.20 is the price of gas in Louisiana. That is up twenty cents since the start of last week. The cheapest gas right at the three dollar mark.

This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report

This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report for February 28, 2011. Rogers Malveaux, age 33, 212 White Oak Road, Washington, La., arrested for Simple Battery.

Well-known Acadiana artist makes a special delivery to a Baton Rouge school

George Rodrigue presented a year's worth of art supplies to Dufrocq Elementary School. As an extra treat, he stayed to teach the students how to use the art supplies.

It's time for boxing!

UPDATED -- The Louisiana State Golden Gloves championships are this weekend! This is the fourth straight year that Lafayette has hosted the annual tournment that will showcase the states best amateur boxers.

UL baseball team is set for a three game series

The UL baseball team is set for a three game series with the Siena Saints. The home team with a slow start, wins only two of its' first five games. Fan support has been incredible!

More oil is washing up on Louisiana's coast

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said more oil has been spotted on elmer's island ten months after the BP spill. Oil could be seen on island back in May.

A police officer ends up on the other side of the law

Henry Samuel Bates, 28, is accused of molesting a 15 year old girl. We are told this did not take place at Broussard Middle where he was assigned nor did it involve a current student.

A big night for the Ragin Cajun basketball team

The squad is playing it's final home game of the season It is senior night and the Cajuns are tied for the second longest winning-streak in the nation with nine!