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UL Lafayette cited as one of nation’s best universities

  UL Lafayette is one of four public Louisiana universities ranked among the top 281 national colleges by U.S. News Media Group.

Man arrested for second time in less than two months on sexual charges involving minors aged 8,10

A Lake Charles man has been arrested on sexual charges involving juveniles for the second time in less than two months. Although the arrests are for separate cases and alleged victims, the abuse for both occurred prior to his first arrest.

Man arrested after punching 85-year-old family member in the face

A Vinton man has been arrested on battery charges after striking an elderly family member.

Details released about LA Tax Amnesty program; fresh start for those in tax debt

Louisiana Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield unveiled on Monday details of a two-month tax amnesty program for individual and business taxpayers who have fallen behind on their tax debts.

Bond set at $250,000 for man charged with 3 counts of attempted murder

Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 19-year-old accused of three counts of Attempted First-Degree Murder.

Man arrested for starting bar fight, fleeing from deputies, striking a woman

A Texas man was arrested after he allegedly caused a fight over the weekend at a local bar and was seen hitting a woman earlier this morning.

Man with criminal history indicted for murder of woman, two children by way of arson

A Beauregard Parish Grand Jury, earlier today, indicted Christopher Bounds, 21, on three counts of First-Degree Murder, and one count each of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, and Aggravated Arson.

Tropical Storm Humberto forms, could become first hurricane of 2013

Tropical Storm Humberto formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Monday morning. The National Hurricane Center predicts it could become the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Tuesday.

West nile still a threat in Lafayette parish

West nile is at it's peak right now, and this year has had the most numbers and indicators of west nile Lafayette parish has ever seen.  Lafayette usually averages less than one case over a period of years, and there have already been

Pig head placed on hood of vehicle at Lafayette Regional Airport prompts investigation

Police are trying to figure out why a pig head was placed on the hood of a rental vehicle that was located in the parking lot of the Lafayette Regional Airport.