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Pelicans left stranded after oil continues to destroy marsh lands after BP oil spill

Plaquemines Parish officials are fighting to save coastal islands along the Gulf as the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon oilrig explosion draws near. They say the oil spill destroyed the islands.

Artifical sweeteners may be the cause of potential health risks

You might want to think twice before drinking diet and sugar free drinks because they could cause you health problems. "I use splenda two, maybe 3 times a day," said Bonnie Pittman, a Baton Rouge resident.

La. official describes man accused of sending poisoned letters as kind, but paranoid

Paul Kevin Curtis, the man arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters laced with poison to the president and a senator, was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and has continued to work in Louisiana and Mississippi due to his career as a pe

Young professionals in the oil industry tell the community, the industry to bring more jobs to the area

A luncheon at the Petroleum Club by the young professionals of LAGCOE featured Mr.

Louisiana congressman introduced bill to eliminate government funded oil-paintings

A Louisiana congressman introduced a bill today that would eliminate government funded oil-paintings.

Gold becoming harder to find--impacting local business owners

The price of gold logged it's biggest decline in one day in more than thirty years this Monday. While gold is becoming harder to find, silver is even harder to get a hold of, which is impacting many local investors in Acadiana.

Carencro man arrested after making bomb threat

Last night, Agents with Louisiana State Police Gaming division arrested a Carencro man for making a bomb threat at the Evangeline Downs Casino in Opelousas.

Ambassador Caffrey Extension brings business to the area

Traffic along the new extension has trippled in the past year, bringing businesses like the AHS Walk-In Clinic eager to build along the extension.  It has begun construction of a brand new facility and is expected to be fully functioning i

St. Landry Parish man beats woman after being asked to leave, arrested

A Sunset resident has been arrested on multiple charges, including battery. On April 15, St. Landry Parish authorities received a call in regards to a female victim that had been beaten in her home.

Suspect sought in Lafayette bank robbery

Authorities are searching for a man that robbed a bank in Lafayette. On April 15, at around 9:40 a.m., Lafayette Police received a call regarding an armed robbery that took place at at a bank in the 2900 block of Moss Street.