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Chief of Police for the city of Scott, Chad Leger, announces he will run for re-election in November

Current Chief of Police in Scott Chad Leger has announced that he will be running for another four year term.  He was first elected chief of police for the city of Scott in 2003, and since has been re-elected twice.  He says his main

March is colon cancer awareness month, how awareness can save your life

Known as the silent killer, colon cancer does not often show symptoms until it is too late, but that's not the only thing that sets this cancer apart.

2 Port Barre residents arrested for selling crystal meth

On March 10, 2014, Kaysie Miskell and Jason Leblanc, both of Port Barre, LA, were arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives.

Remington College Lafayette gives free salon services for high school prom students

Remington College Lafayette Campus is again offering local high school students the chance to look and feel their best for Prom - all at no cost!

New England monks brew beer that critics love

A group of Massachusetts monks take to brewing and selling beer as a way to make ends meet. The monks at St. Joseph’s abbey in spencer have a taste for being self-sufficient.

UPDATE: Police issue warrant for suspect in shooting death of 24-year-old New Iberia man

UPDATE: A warrant for 2nd Degree Murder has been issued for Michael Augustine, 34, of New Iberia, for the murder of Uriah Joseph on Monday, March 10.   -----

LPD arrests home invasion suspect

On February 19, 2014, Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department obtained two arrest warrants for Robert Lavergne, 54, of Lafayette, for Home Invasion and First Degree Robbery.

SMPSO arrests 4 people from different cities

According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period the Sheriff's Office responded to 54 complaints and reports the following arrests:

Hot topic of the legalization of medical marijuana thought to come up during Louisiana's legislative session

The Louisiana legislative session started today.  It is a general session, which means almost everything will be on the table to discuss from gun rights, common core in the education system, to minimum wage in the state.  One hot topi

Lafayette airport affected by winter weather cancellations

Not only travelers have been affected by plane cancellations due to the winter weather.  Our local airport has felt the hit as well.  The airport is able to fund projects based off of the number of people that board flights in Lafayet