IRS warning tax payers influx of phone scams this tax season

The IRS is seeing an influx of phone scams this tax season.  People are calling from numbers that look legitimate, giving victims a badge number, telling them it is the IRS and that they owe money.  The scam tells victims to send mone

Planet Beach franchise supports the proposed "Skin Cancer Protection Ban" legislation in Louisiana

"The younger you are the fresher your skin the easier it is to damage, so unless people are taking the correct precautions they are going to damage their skin seriously," says Beverly Thoman, owner of local Planet Beach.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's new jail facility to be fully functional in only four weeks

In four short weeks the new jail facility on Willow Street will be fully functional.  Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office was able to pull this off around the budget goal of about $24 million.  This modern facility was designed base

Women's and Children's Hospital designated a "Safe Sleep Champion" today

Today Women's and Children's Hospital was designated a "Safe Sleep Champion" by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Bureau of Family Health.  This designation is for the hospital's efforts to help reduce

Police warn of scam involving financial information

Lafayette Police are receiving several complaints from residents regarding phone scams involving local banks. The victims are receiving telephone calls with a recorded message indicating their debit card is no longer valid.

Traffic Stops yield over 1,000 lbs. of illegal drugs, multiple arrests

During the past few weeks Louisiana State Troopers in Troop A and Troop I made several traffic stops which resulted in multiple arrests and the seizure of nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana, several pounds of cocaine, nearly a kilo of MDMA, eight

Harrison Earns Sun Belt And LSWA Player Of The Week Honors

Senior Seth Harrison became the fifth Ragin' Cajuns baseball player to earn player of the week honors as he was named both the Sun Belt Player of the Week as well as the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association (LSWA) Player of the Week on

Corndogs spill across north LA highway

A major interstate in north Louisiana was shut down after an 18-wheeler carrying corn dogs flipped, spilling its load across the roadway. Police say the driver apparently overcorrected the big rig just before it turned over.

Buy a Warren Buffett Fathead for $29.99

Investors have been known to pay $1 million for the chance to pick Warren Buffett's brain over lunch. Now they can get his entire head for only $29.99.

Recall isn't GM's biggest problem

General Motors is reeling from its botched recall of 1.6 million cars for a faulty ignition switch that is tied to at least 12 deaths. But in many ways that's the least of the automaker's problems.