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Warrant issued for suspect accused of hitting woman in head with gun during robbery

A warrant was issued today for the arrest of a man accused of robbing a woman and hitting her in the head with a handgun. The Lafayette Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Dexter Trahan, 31, of Duson.

New Louisiana law aims to improve treatment of at-risk youth

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will allow for the proactive treatment of youth—termed “crossover youth”—who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Early season heat wave: temperatures of upper mid 90s or higher

With the threat of high heat on the way in south Louisiana, make sure you’re prepared for this week’s heat wave.

New suspect identified in fatal Geismar shooting; six suspects total

A sixth suspect has been identified in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Geismar.

Sold out exhibits for LAGCOE Expo shows healthy oil and gas industry in Lafayette

All exhibit spaces inside the Cajundome and Convention Center and the outside area surrounding the Cajundome have sold out for this year's Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition.  This year's expo offered the most exhibit space it has

Six year old girl in critical condition after boating incident on Natalbany River

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents are investigating a boating incident that took place on the Natalbany River in Tangipahoa Parish on June 9.

Summer means kids out of school and teens on the road

With most schools out for the summer, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reminds motorists and parents that more children will be playing near streets and teenage drivers will be spending more time behind the wheel.

Lawmakers pledge continued support for Holy Rosary Institute

State Representatives Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette, and Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, have joined members of the Lafayette community in their efforts to restore the Holy Rosary Institute.

Police: Two men robbed residents during card game at home

Lafayette Police Detectives are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying two suspects who may have been involved in a May 27, 2013, home invasion.

Multiple arrests made in Geismar homicide

Three suspects were arrested in the homicide of Bernard Solomon, 20, that took place on Wednesday night at the intersection of Ellem Road and Stevenson Road in Geismar, according to Major Kevin Hanna.