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Bizarre series of crimes committed by half naked Lake Charles man

A Lake Charles man was arrested after he behaved in a bizarre way while committing several crimes. What’s more, he was reportedly “half naked.”

Body of missing man recovered in Grand Isle; officials suspect drowning

The body of a man reported missing from Labadieville was recovered yesterday in Grand Isle. Although an autopsy will have to confirm the cause of death, officials believe he drowned.

Warrant issued for suspect accused of hitting woman in head with gun during robbery

A warrant was issued today for the arrest of a man accused of robbing a woman and hitting her in the head with a handgun. The Lafayette Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Dexter Trahan, 31, of Duson.

New Louisiana law aims to improve treatment of at-risk youth

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will allow for the proactive treatment of youth—termed “crossover youth”—who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Early season heat wave: temperatures of upper mid 90s or higher

With the threat of high heat on the way in south Louisiana, make sure you’re prepared for this week’s heat wave.

New suspect identified in fatal Geismar shooting; six suspects total

A sixth suspect has been identified in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Geismar.

Sold out exhibits for LAGCOE Expo shows healthy oil and gas industry in Lafayette

All exhibit spaces inside the Cajundome and Convention Center and the outside area surrounding the Cajundome have sold out for this year's Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition.  This year's expo offered the most exhibit space it has

Six year old girl in critical condition after boating incident on Natalbany River

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents are investigating a boating incident that took place on the Natalbany River in Tangipahoa Parish on June 9.

Summer means kids out of school and teens on the road

With most schools out for the summer, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reminds motorists and parents that more children will be playing near streets and teenage drivers will be spending more time behind the wheel.

Lawmakers pledge continued support for Holy Rosary Institute

State Representatives Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette, and Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, have joined members of the Lafayette community in their efforts to restore the Holy Rosary Institute.