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Protecting Louisiana: Local organization works to heal Atchafalaya Basin's 'dead zones'

The Atchafalaya is the country's largest river/swamp, with more than 1 million acres of swamps, bayous, bottomland hardwoods and backwater lakes. Some say it's the heart of southern Louisiana.

Firework related injuries increase during the Fourth of July holiday

The Fourth of July holiday accounts for 60 percent of annual firework injuries, according to a new study. At the end of June, the U.S.

Law enforcement to be out enforcing DWI laws this July 4 holiday

Officers from law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be working overtime during the Independence Day holiday in an effort to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the state's roads.

Geismar plant that recently had explosion issued two compliance orders by DEQ

DEQ has issued two compliance orders for the Williams Olefins plant where a deadly explosion happened almost three weeks ago. One of the orders addresses the company's water retention pond, which is used for testing.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office now offers new video visitation system

New information from the Lafayette Parish jail.  Visits can now take place via the internet.  Lafayette parish is the first and only jail in Louisiana to have this new Telmate video visitation system, which means you no longer have to

Busted tail lamp ends with drug citation in Scott

On Tuesday, July 2, at 11:14 p.m., a Scott Police Officer was conducting vehicle mounted patrols in the 1000 block of L. Provost Road and observed a vehicle traveling in the intersection of L.

Ragin' Cajuns Athletics announces new coaching hires

The Ragin' Cajuns athletic department announced the hires of several assistant coaches and staff members, to start in the 2013-14 athletic season on Wednesday, July 3.

Waste Management offers tips for a safe and sustainable July 4 holiday

Just as family barbeques, fireworks and parties are being planned for Independence Day, Waste Management asks its customers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind.

Fourth of July events for Lafayette area

All across the country, towns will be celebrating the Fourth of July in their own, unique ways.  Here is a list of events going on in the Lafayette area:

Men's Wearhouse holds annual suit drive for recently-released inmates

If you have old suits or dress clothes, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and corrections wants to take them off your hands. The Sixth Annual National Suit Drive is held throughout the month of July.