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Elderly scam artist takes Opelousas resident for $8,000 in cash; more victims possible

Detectives are working to identify a scam artist who is accused of taking people for money upwards of $8,000.

Donated artwork to benefit whooping crane repopulation project

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) whooping crane re-population project will benefit from artwork donated by two distinguished artists recognized today by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Update on the ongoing investigation of missing teenager Keiosha Felix

"Everyday that goes by we think about her.  Her name is brought up in the house like where is she, is she okay.  Lord please bring her back home, you know, send her back home to us," says Keiosha's Aunt Lena Lewis.

Rep. Pierre elected Chairman of the Acadiana Legislative Delegation

State Representative Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette, has been elected, without opposition, to serve as Chairman of the Acadiana Legislative Delegation. Representative Pierre will begin his term immediately.

Second suspect arrested for throwing concrete onto motorists traveling I-10

A second suspect has been arrested for allegedly throwing large pieces of concrete and debris from an overpass onto I-10. The duo are accused of causing damages in excess of $10,000 and injuring several people.

Keiosha Felix missing for nearly a year, officials release update

Numerous police agencies have contributed and assisted in the missing person investigation of Keiosha Felix who was reported missing on April 30, 2012. On Monday Apr

Teen creates fake Instagram account to post threats against Lake Charles high school

A teen was arrested for terrorizing after the student allegedly used an Instagram account to threaten classmates and faculty at a Lake Charles high school.

Victim robbed of puppies, cell phone and backpack; arrest made

On March 28, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to the 1100 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery.

Lafayette location of Izzo’s grand opening to benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito has announced this week that they have partnered up with Miles Perret Cancer Services for the official Grand Opening of their second Lafayette location; 25 percent of the proceeds on April 13 will go to Miles Perret

Thief of stolen birds from Zoo of Acadiana died in single vehicle crash

A man who stole three birds from the Zoo of Acadiana died after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed while attempting to outrun police.