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Singer highlights struggle of Bayou Corne community

One woman in Bayou Corne is using her voice to help lift the spirits of a community struggling to stay strong since a massive sinkhole formed last August.

Lake Charles teen gains football dream from Louisiana State Police ‘Grant a Wish’ program

A Lake Charles teen gained a wish come true from State Police today. He’s going to get a chance to attend a practice with the Denver Broncos and meet his idol, Peyton Manning.

Texas man arrested in St. Martin Parish for sexual abuse of 15-year-old girl

A man from Houston, Texas was arrested after an investigation revealed that he allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship with teenager.

Study shows Louisiana among top states for charter school gains

Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White announced that a recent 26-state study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University found that Louisiana is a national leader in student achievement at chart

School board and ACA will work to raise money to keep PACE program in schools

After a misunderstanding about funding, the Lafayette Parish school board and Acadiana Center of the Arts have come to a more collaborative spirit in trying to keep the PACE program alive in the school system. 

Port Allen's first female firefighter starts work

A big change for the Port Allen Fire Department. The department's first ever female firefighter started her first shift Sunday.

LSUE Academic Affairs Director, Assistant Director plead guilty to stealing over $159,000 in federal funds

Dr. Marvette J. Thomas, 60, of Grambling, and Carra Sergeant, 60, of Ragley, pleaded guilty to theft of government funds.

Man claims to be Lake Charles police officer in attempt to get former roommate fired from his job

A 30-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get his former roommate fired from his job.

Man claims to be Lake Charles police officer in attempt to get former roommate fired from his job

A 30-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get his former roommate fired from his job.

DHH confirms 7 news cases of West Nile this week; 2 from Lafayette Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reporting seven new West Nile cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to eight. At this time last year, the state had 53 cases of West Nile virus.