In Iberia Parish, a mother says she feels lucky to be alive.
That after four gunmen ransacked her home, while she was there alone with her two small children.
This happened on the 500-block of Dayg Street.
Brian Crimiel, an African American, is accused of spray painting hateful, anti-black messages on The Immactulate Heart of Mary Catholic Church this weekend and St. James Baptist Church back on February 13th.
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.
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.