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Brandon Lavergne seeking to void his guilty pleas

Brandon Scott Lavergne has sent a hand-written letter to a judge asking him to void the two guilty pleas he plead last August.  Lavergne plead guilty to the high-profile investigation of the disappearance and murder of UL student Mickey Sh

Courthouse about to undergo major renovation projects

More than two million dollars worth of work is planned during the next two years at the courthouse on Buchanan Street.  The Director of Public Works says a big reason for these renovations is for safety and security issues with the courtho

Senator David Vitter expresses his distaste for comments by Senator Harry Reid

Senator David Vitter hosted an open house at his new Acadiana regional office this morning.  In his excitement to introduce Louisianians to his new Lafayette office, he backed up his argument in calling Senator Harry Reid of Nevada "a

Two children home alone when armed robbers forced their way in

Two young children were home alone when three armed robbers forced their way into the home. One man has been arrested and deputies are currently tracking down two additional suspects.

Man arrested for armed robbery of convenience store

A 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly robbing a convenience store at gunpoint.

Pedestrian killed while attempting to cross Hwy 85

On Monday, Jan. 7, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA Highway 85 north of Dozie Guillotte Road which claimed the life of a Lydia man.

NCAA looks at new plan to pay stipends for its athletes

The NCAA says playing college sports is a full time job and is proposing a stipend that would allow colleges to pay more for those who participate.

Bayou Corne residents file petition with White House

People living in Bayou Corne want the White House to step in and help save their community. They've started a petition online asking for the President to declare the area a federal disaster zone and send in federal aid.

Update on UL's Student Union Renovations

We are now months into UL's new Student Union project.  The project is now in it's demolition stages.  UL's Director of Facility Management says tearing down is not as affected by weather as new construction would be, so t

Lafayette Parish 14th lowest unemployment rate in the United States

Lafayette Parish's unemployment rate is now down to three percent, which is  the fourteenth lowest unemployment rate in the United States, and is the lowest in the state.