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UL Lafayette new student enrollment up 3 percent

First-time freshmen and transfer student enrollment at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is up 3 percent for Fall 2013 over last year, despite a second year of tougher admissions standards.

UL students and faculty celebrate Constitution Day with debate

Students and professors at UL celebrated Constitution Day by having a timely debate about the second amendment.  This constitutional amendment recently passed changes to gun rights in Louisiana, providing more rights for gun regulations in

Burn ban issued for 31 parishes within Louisiana

Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H.

760 pound gator pulled by hunter in West Baton Rouge Parish

Alligator hunting season is in full swing and one catch turned some heads over the weekend.

Twerking illegal in Louisiana? Nope, you’ve been fooled

A city in Louisiana is making twerking illegal? Nope. You’ve been fooled.

Lafayette man turns himself in for threatening girlfriend with gun, choking her

A 26-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly held his girlfriend at gunpoint inside their residence, then attacked her.

Man jumps on hood of girlfriend’s car armed with a knife, shatters windshield

A man was arrested after he allegedly jumped on the hood of his girlfriends car, armed with a knife, and shattered the windshield as she attempted to drive away. The woman’s young child was in the car when it happened.

Plaquemine man pleads guilty to alligator violations; 1 year probation, community service, $5,000 fine

A Plaquemine man pleaded guilty to false swearing and theft of alligators in the 19th Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish on Sept. 12.

Two Lafayette men hospitalized after being shot by home intruder

Two people are in the hospital with serious injuries after they were shot by an unknown home intruder.

Man arrested for 4th DWI, prior charges include vehicular homicide

A 39-year-old man from Lake Charles was arrested for his 4th DWI after he nearly caused a crash while he was speeding.