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Pop art vandals deface 9/11 monument in downtown Lafayette; police investigating

On the 12th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, a monument dedicated to the tragedy was defaced in downtown Lafayette. Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect(s) responsible.

Eight-year-old child goes to court for shooting, killing grandmother

The eight-year-old boy who is accused of shooting his grandmother in the head in East Feliciana Parish was in court for the first time this morning. Both the judge and district attorney there wouldn't say much about the case.

One killed during physical altercation turned shooting; man arrested for manslaughter

A man was arrested for manslaughter after he allegedly shot and killed a man during a physical altercation.

18-year-old arrested for shooting teen in the stomach

A 17-year-old has been arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly shot another teen in the stomach.

Lafayette Police: Pig head found on car at Lafayette airport was a prank, no charges

Police have closed the case on Sunday’s bizarre investigation at the Lafayette Regional Airport.

UL Lafayette cited as one of nation’s best universities

  UL Lafayette is one of four public Louisiana universities ranked among the top 281 national colleges by U.S. News Media Group.

Man arrested for second time in less than two months on sexual charges involving minors aged 8,10

A Lake Charles man has been arrested on sexual charges involving juveniles for the second time in less than two months. Although the arrests are for separate cases and alleged victims, the abuse for both occurred prior to his first arrest.

Man arrested after punching 85-year-old family member in the face

A Vinton man has been arrested on battery charges after striking an elderly family member.

Details released about LA Tax Amnesty program; fresh start for those in tax debt

Louisiana Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield unveiled on Monday details of a two-month tax amnesty program for individual and business taxpayers who have fallen behind on their tax debts.

Bond set at $250,000 for man charged with 3 counts of attempted murder

Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 19-year-old accused of three counts of Attempted First-Degree Murder.