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Teen offender ran out of sheriff’s office in handcuffs, gains additional charges

A 17-year-old attempted to run from deputies after they discovered he was in possession of marijuana that he planned to sell.

Church Point man wanted for aggravated burglary

Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public assistance in locating Martin Lee Laday, Jr., age 47 of Meche Street, Church Point who is wanted for the aggravated burglary of a residence in the Mire area.

Upper Lafayette honors the business success stories of Ace Plumbing and Breaux's Mart

Today was a celebration of the tremendous success of two family businesses, Ace Plumbing and Breaux's Mart, with deep roots in upper Lafayette Parish.  Breaux's Mart opened in 1959 and it is the store's first time to be recogni

LEDA and Opportunity Machine host event teaching Louisisana businesses how to utilize state tax credits

Lafayette Economic Development Authority and Opportunity Machine host an event teaching those in the business world how businesses can utilize state tax credits to grow and offset a state tax liability.  The event provided a 360 view of ho

Fire Department investigating 18-wheeler that went up in flames

Fire investigators are currently working to determine why an 18-wheeler caught on fire in the late morning on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Opelousas man admits to downloading multiple child pornography videos

An Opelousas man was arrested after he allegedly admitted to downloading child pornography.

Suspect arrested in armed robbery

On January 12, 2013, at approximately 11:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 800 block of 12th Street regarding an armed robbery. The victim stated that he was operating a cab when he was approached by two suspects.

Intoxicated driver runs car up utility pole guide wire

An alleged intoxicated driver crashed his vehicle in a most unusual way. When emergency responders made it to the scene, they found the vehicle suspended in the air along a utility pole guide wire.

Brandon Levier, band teacher at Arnaudville Middle, now being investigated for showing R-Rated movies in the classroom

This investigation began when parents were informed by fellow teachers that Brandon Levier, the band teacher at Arnaudville Middle School, has been showing R-Rated movies in his classroom.  The students were instructed not to tell their pa