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Waste Management offers tips for a safe and sustainable July 4 holiday

Just as family barbeques, fireworks and parties are being planned for Independence Day, Waste Management asks its customers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind.

Fourth of July events for Lafayette area

All across the country, towns will be celebrating the Fourth of July in their own, unique ways.  Here is a list of events going on in the Lafayette area:

Men's Wearhouse holds annual suit drive for recently-released inmates

If you have old suits or dress clothes, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and corrections wants to take them off your hands. The Sixth Annual National Suit Drive is held throughout the month of July.

City of Carencro announces plans for Veterans Memorial

The City of Carencro has announced plans for the development of a memorial to honor local military veterans. The future Carencro Veterans Memorial will be located at Carencro City Hall and will be designed by Lynn Guidry Architect.

Local organization looks to protect Atchafalaya Basin

"There's an appreciation of the wonders of nature. Look at these trees - the Indians paddling through here 300 years ago were looking at the same trees."

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty scam reported in 11 states

A jury duty scam is impacting people across the entire nation. Victims will initially get a phone call from a person claiming to be a "jury duty coordinator."

16-year-old tries to kill a man with a machete; has history with gang activity

A California teen who recently moved to Slidell is now facing attempted murder charges. Police say he used the rusty machete pictured above against his brother’s friend.

Representative Charles Boustany speaks to local rotary club about upcoming implementation of Obamacare

Today Representative Charles Boustany visited with the local rotary club to talk and discuss what is going on in the US economy, mainly focusing on what they are trying to do in Washington on tax reform.  Boustany says this is a big effort

Two St. Landry Parish deputies graduate from extended training program

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office announced today the graduation of two sheriff’s deputies from the St. Martin Sheriff’s Basic Training Academy. These deputies include Dy. Charles Lipps and Dy. Andrew Esterly.

State troopers urge responsible choices for upcoming Fourth of July holiday

Louisiana State Police will have an increased number of Troopers on patrol this week and throughout the Fourth of July holiday.