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Ribbon cutting ceremony opens The Nature Station's new trail system

The Nature Station staff and a host of supporters joined together today for a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Nature Station's new trail system.  Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux calls this project volunteerism at it's highest.  Ha

Nelson Mandela dies in South Africa

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.

Suspects sought in robbery of Dollar Store

Lafayette police are investigating the robbery of a Dollar store that occurred in the 900 block of North University Avenue on Wednesday night around 10:00 p.m.

Lafayette man arrested in Opelousas for selling Crystal Meth

The Opelousas Police Department put a Lafayette man behind bars on Tuesday for selling Crystal Meth. Samuel Blake Guidry, 37, went to Opelousas with about 1.5 ounces of Crystal Meth in hopes of making a sale.

Woman robbed while going to see man she met on Facebook

Sheriff Ackal reports that officers responded to a robbery in the 700 Block of Mixon Street in New Iberia. Once on the scene, police discovered that a 28-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint when she arrived at the residence.

Hampton Inn coming to Opelousas

The future look bright for the city of Opelousas.  A brand new Hampton Inn is in the works.  It will be along I-49 just off the Creswell exit and behind WalMart, bringing some much needed new business to the area.

Surveillance helps put Opelousas drug dealer behind bars

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Enforcement Team conducted several hours of surveillance that helped them arrest Trey Arvie, 29, of Opelousas.

Fugitive captured after barricading himself in Iberia Parish motel room

Detectives in Iberia Parish were able to apprehend a fugitive at The Inn of Iberia on Tuesday.

Louisiana-Lafayette will take on Tulane in R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

The Tulane University football team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, marking the program’s first appearance in the New Orleans-based bowl and its 11th bowl game in school history.

Looking for a Christmas parade? Here's our list for South LA!

If your looking for fun ways to spend the Christmas season this year, why not enjoy a parade? Below is a list of Christmas themed parades in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans areas.