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Inmate escapes from Natchitoches Parish Prison

An inmate escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Prison last night and officials need your help to locate him.

Lafayette woman arrested for human trafficking of juvenile family members

A Lafayette woman is in jail facing aggravated rape charges as well as child sex trafficking charges following a two week long State Police Investigation.

Authorities looking for suspects in Duscon shooting

Lafayette Parish officials are investigating a shooting that took place in Duson. On July 23 at 8:53 p.m., Lafayette Parish emergency personnel were called to the 700 block of Third Street.

Two teens suffer life threatening injuries after crashing ATV

Two teens are in the hospital with life threatening injuries after they crashed an ATV. Officials say neither was wearing a helmet.

Armed gunman breaks into Lake Charles elementary school during middle of the night

Police are working to identify an armed gunman who broke into an elementary school.

Lake Charles duo arrested for buglarizing vehicle

Officials broke up an alteraction between a man and woman and soon arrested them after finding out that they had recently burglarized a vehicle.

Man accused of killing wife arrested in St. Martin Parish

A man who allegedly shot his wife after a verbal altercation is behind bars. At approximately 6:30 p.m., Richard Lagarrigue, 27, shot and killed his wife at their residence on Prevost Lane in Loranger.

LOCATED: 16-year-old from St. Martinville last seen on Sunday, July 21

UPDATE: Lauren Thibodeaux has been safely located. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office wants to thanks the public for helping them locate her.

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Dorian formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, with winds sustained around 50 mph Wednesday morning.

Breaux Bridge man arrested on 13 drug charges, including outstanding warrants

A St. Martin Parish man has been arrested after authorities found a plethora of drugs in his home.