New York man dies after chokehold by police

Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him.

Pacific Northwest wildfires char a million acres, spur warnings of bad air

Nearly a million acres were burning as 21 wildfires raged in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, fire officials said.

Florida jury awards $23.6 billion to widow in smoking lawsuit

A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said.

Broussard Mayor to Pass Resolution in Opposition of IDB Funds Use For COSTCO

Broussard Mayor Charlie Langlinais issued a statement voicing his opposition to the Lafayette Industrial Development Board's decision to use IDB money to support private retail development.

Lafayette Prepares for Flooding Around City

With constant rain all across Lafayette today many have begun to worry about a problem that plagues most who live in Southern Louisiana, flooding.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office needs public help to identify this man

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public if they recognize the man in this sketch.  He is allegedly responsible for holding a woman at gunpoint and demanding money as she was walking toward her home early Monday morning.&

Flooding on some Iberia Parish roads

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal reports the following roads in the city of New Iberia are currently experiencing flooding; 1500 block of East Main St. 400 block of Jefferson Terrace Blvd.

Sand available in St. Martin Parish for possible flooding

Due to the large amount of rain moving through upper St. Martin Parish, sand bags will be available until approximately 3:30 this afternoon at the following two locations:

CDC's lab problems have ripple effect on other outbreaks

The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, acco

Lafayette Police looking for 2 suspects in 2 different incidents on Moss Street yesterday

Lafayette Police are now looking for two suspects responsible for two different incidents yesterday on Moss Street.  The first incident was an attempted armed robbery at MidSouth Bank on Moss.  When two victims pulled up and noticed a