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27-year-old unrestrained driver killed in two-vehicle crash; impairment suspected

A DeRidder man died last night in a two-vehicle crash. Officials say he was not wearing a seatbelt and he was ejected from his truck.

We're #1: Lafayette ranked first for economic strenth, best mid-sized city, best Southern city

Lafayette ranked 1st on Area Development’s list of 380 U.S. MSAs surveyed for the Leading Locations list. Lafayette also finished 1st on the lists for best mid-sized cities and best Southern cities.  

Convicted murderers, rapists, pedophiles now prohibited from food stamp program

A Louisiana Senator is responsible for passing an amendment that will prohibit convicted murderers, rapists, and pedophiles from being able to receive food stamps.

Nine horses die in early morning stable fire; lightning strike considered possible cause

Firefighters did their best to rescue several horses in a barn. Sadly, they were unsuccessful and nine died in the early morning blaze.

State Police are making sure drivers buckle up; 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign

Over 100 police agencies are patrolling Louisiana's streets to make sure you buckle up. Mike Edmonson, State Police Colonel, said he knows the importance of wearing a seatbelt firsthand because it saved his life.

Pay it Forward scholarships awarded to recent high school graduates around Acadiana

Five high school graduates from around the Acadiana area received the Glenn Armentor Pay it Forward scholarship today.  The scholarship is a full-ride to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  This scholarship focuses on at-risk s

NWS: Straight line winds cause major damage in Morgan City

Straight line winds caused some big damage this morning in Morgan City. Several camper vehicles were flipped on their sides on Wednesday, May 22. We’re told the roof was torn off of a local business.

SB200 denied at the mercy of Lake Peigneur residents; AGL Resources in favor

The residents of Lake Peigneur are fired up as ever after the bill, SB200, to stop the permitting process of AGL Resources in Lake Peignuer was denied by a mere two votes last night.  AGL Resources began their quest to create additional ca

Man provides false name at robbery crime scene; arrested on drug, battery charges

A Scott man has been arrested on drug and battery charges after providing a false name at a crime scene. On May 21 at 7:56 p.m., Scott Police Officers were investigating a reported shoplifting at a Family Dollar.

Report: Louisiana students improve standardized testing scores

The percentage of Louisiana students scoring at the Basic level or above on standardized tests grew one point in grades 3-8, with 69 percent of students testing at Basic or above.