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New Iberia man arrested on multiple child pornography charges

A New Iberia man has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles.

Opelousas man arrested for inappropriately touching juvenile, being held without bond

A 47-year-old man is accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile. He was arrested and is being held without bond.

Opelousas without an Economic Development Department

Today marked the first day the city of Opelousas no longer has an economic development department, and eleven people without jobs.  All this is due to the city's council enforcing raises for civil service workers along with firefighter

Man arrested for raping woman in 2012 at pool party

A man accused of raping a woman at a pool party over a year ago was arrested due to DNA evidence.

Inmate charged with kidnapping, rape for incident involving correctional officer

An officer at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center was held captive by an inmate and sexually assaulted, officials say.

Lafayette granny locked up for cursing, yelling at neighbor

A 78-year-old woman was arrested for disturbing the peace after she yelled and cursed at her neighbor during an argument.

Local impacts for Federal Government shutdown

More than 20,000 federal employees within Louisiana are home without pay due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. Below is a list of closures. We will continue to update this list, so please check back for updates.

Shutdown: National Weather Service continues work

Despite the Federal government shutdown, all NOAA agencies, including the National Weather Service, will keep their doors open for business.

Missing and endangered Florida child recovered by Louisiana Troopers

Louisiana State Troopers located an endangered child during proactive patrols prompted by a multi-state "Be On The Lookout" issued from Florida for a missing 5-month-old child from Florida.

Sulphur man arrested on murder charges after throwing baby across room

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after he confessed to throwing a 13-month-old baby across the room, causing fatal injuries.