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Two arrested, one at large for synthetic drug charges

A Lafayette business owner and another man have been arrested for illegally selling synthetic marijuana.

Stolen NFL, college championship rings among items recovered search of BR home

Three people were arrested during the execution of a search warrant yesterday. Among the items seized were 4 football championship rings, including three from LSU and one from the NFL.

Local attorney Warren Perrin recommended for ambassadorship to a Francophone nation

Just three days ago Senator Mary Landrieu submitted a letter to President Obama recommending one of our local attorney's Warren Perrin for an ambassadorship to a Francophone nation for his many efforts in keeping the Acadian culture and his

Parishes along the Mississippi join forces to make task force

The seven parishes that reside along the Mississippi are honing their skills on the water to make sure they are ready when duty calls.

Natural gas leak in Gulf of Mexico causes 'rainbow sheen' in water

A natural gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico left a four-mile wide "rainbow sheen" on the water's surface south of Louisiana, the Coast Guard said, but the owner of the well said it expects the leak to be plugged sometime Wednesday.

Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana opened new t-shirt printing business today

The Boys and Girls club of Acadiana celebrated the opening of their new business created by the teens in the club.  This is because last year Capital One had an "Investing for Good" grant competition throughout the state to hand

WANTED: Deputies seek attempted murder suspect

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public's help finding a suspect wanted for a shooting at a night club on May 25. Roncarlos Damon Mickens, 21, has an active warrant for attempted second degree murder.

1,500 new jobs: Moscow-based fertilizer company plans to set up shop in Louisiana

A new production plant will bring roughly 1,500 new jobs to Louisiana, according to Governor Bobby Jindal. A hefty tax incentive package was offered to secure the deal.

Crews work to create permanent seal on leaking well in Gulf off Louisiana’s coast

Crews are working at a platform in the Gulf of Mexico today to create a temporary plug for a well that began leaking yesterday.

Nine still at large in Acadia Parish narcotics roundup

Armed with 17 warrants on 13 defendants, agents with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office began arresting defendants wanted on drug charges from the Crowley & Rayne area. The roundup began at around 3:30 a.m. on July 10.