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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

Bond set at $125,000 for Lake Charles man accused of theft in Breaux Bridge

A Lake Charles man was slapped with a $125,000 bond for charges related to the theft of an RTV and trailer from a company located in Breaux Bridge.

First case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus reported this year

A two-year-old horse located in Maurepas in Livingston Parish reportedly tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV) and was humanely euthanized by a local veterinarian.

Teen fitted with electronic ankle bracelet arrested again for equipment theft

A 16-year-old who was already forced to wear an electronic ankle bracelet for prior burglary charges was arrested in connection to the theft of some heavy duty machinery.

Upper Lafayette hears from Nathan Norris about new downtown developments

The director of the Downtown Development Authority, Nathan Norris, spoke to Upper Lafayette today about exciting new developments in the downtown area.  Also there to speak was owner of Tsunami Michele Ezell and E.J.

Today's local bank robbery connected with carjacking incident from yesterday

At noon today a white male suspect entered Whitney Bank on the corner of Johnston Street and Arnould Street armed with a hand gun.  He demanded money at gunpoint then fled the bank, dropping money sprayed with red ink and his gun in the pa

Lafayette man arrested for soliciting runaway teen into prostitution

A 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly housing a runaway teen and enticing her into prostitution.