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NASA attempts to rescue planet-hunting probe

 Stargazers crossed their fingers Thursday as NASA attempted to revive the planet-hunting Kepler probe, idled since a piece of critical equipment gave out in orbit two months ago.

WANTED: Lafayette woman suspected of kidnapping grandson, possibly in Texas

A Lafayette man was arrested today for violating custody orders in regards to his grandson, and now deputies are actively seeking his wife.

Man arrested for attempted murder; victim survived multiple gunshot wounds

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday for attempted murder after he allegedly shot up a vehicle over the weekend.

Bond set at $200,000 for 18-year-old armed robbery suspect

An 18-year-old was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly committing an armed robbery at a trailer park. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident happened on July 2 off Resweber Hwy near Parks, La.

Fireworks at last night's school board meeting resulting in investigation of superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper

Fireworks went off at last night's school board meeting as board member Rae Trahan brought up a resolution to the board to use money needed in the budget to hire a private law firm to come in and investigate superintendent Dr.

LOCATED: Deputies searching for Lafayette man who took 3-year-old grandson

UPDATE: Monty Wilson surrendered to deputies at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office; Joshua Lowe was not with him. Investigators are interviewing Mr. Wilson.  

WANTED: Deputies looking for man accused of committing armed robbery on his birthday

Police are asking for your help to locate a man who is wanted for armed robbery.

24 acre sinkhole ‘burps’ again; officials say there’s no threat to the community

The 24 acre sinkhole in Bayou Corne has “burped” again. However, the nearby community should not be concerned at this time.

Mandela 'steadily improving' as he turns 95 in hospital

As an ailing Nelson Mandela recuperates in a South African hospital, the world celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday, honoring his legacy in various ways, including performing 67 minutes of community service.

Louisiana students' ACT scores increase

The Department of Education today announced an increase of 3,600 public high school seniors posting scores of 18 or higher on the ACT, allowing thousands more students the opportunity to attend four-year and two-year colleges without the requir