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Nearly $1.3 million in child support collected from casinos over past 2 years

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has collected more than $1.2 million from gamblers who owe back child support in the two years since the agency launched its Casino Intercept Program.

Registered sex offender, woman, arrested for forcing 9-year-old boy to participate in sexual activity

A Lake Charles couple was arrested for allegedly forcing a 9-year-old boy to participate with them in sexual activity.

Couple charged with child desertion after leaving son alone to steal a bike

A man and woman were arrested for child desertion after they allegedly left their son at a skate park while they allegedly stole another child’s bike.

Person of interest for murder of woman found shot dead by investigators

A man was found shot to death night and believe he is responsible for shooting and killing a woman hours prior to his death.

Woman killed in early morning fire at home in Rayne; Fire Marshal investigating

A 45-year-old woman was killed early this morning after a fire ravaged her home in Rayne.

Hurricane Katrina: 8 year anniversary of costliest hurricane in U.S. history

Today is the 8 year anniversary of the storm that flooded New Orleans, killed 1,577 people from Louisiana and 238 people in Mississippi, and devastated the region.

78-year-old man arrested for inappropriately touching two juveniles

A 78-year-old man was arrested for allegedly molesting two juveniles.

Alligator hunters hit the water to find big beasts

Alligator season is officially underway in the Eastern zone of Louisiana. Hunters are trying to bounce back after a hard season last year.

UL Lafayette to show school spirit on annual Wear Red Day

At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, seeing red is a good thing, especially for the eighth annual Wear Red Day on Friday, August 30, which is National College Colors Day.

Louisiana State Police out in full force this Labor Day holiday

This Labor Day holiday, it's important you obey the rules of the road. With many people going out of town or coming back from a long weekend, State Troopers say they'll be patrolling the I-10 corridor.