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Motorcyclist killed in Concordia Parish crash

A single vehicle crash killed a man from Vidalia. Troopers responded to the crash around 2:20 p.m. on June 11 on LA Hwy 566. The crash involved a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by David M. Welch, 33.

Man caught decapitating alligators also found in possession of crystal meth

A Ferriday man is accused of illegally killing alligators by removing their heads. When they searched the man’s home, they also found him in possession of crystal meth.

WANTED: Police need your help to solve rash of vehicle burglaries

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.

Bizarre series of crimes committed by half naked Lake Charles man

A Lake Charles man was arrested after he behaved in a bizarre way while committing several crimes. What’s more, he was reportedly “half naked.”

Body of missing man recovered in Grand Isle; officials suspect drowning

The body of a man reported missing from Labadieville was recovered yesterday in Grand Isle. Although an autopsy will have to confirm the cause of death, officials believe he drowned.

Warrant issued for suspect accused of hitting woman in head with gun during robbery

A warrant was issued today for the arrest of a man accused of robbing a woman and hitting her in the head with a handgun. The Lafayette Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Dexter Trahan, 31, of Duson.

New Louisiana law aims to improve treatment of at-risk youth

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will allow for the proactive treatment of youth—termed “crossover youth”—who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Early season heat wave: temperatures of upper mid 90s or higher

With the threat of high heat on the way in south Louisiana, make sure you’re prepared for this week’s heat wave.

New suspect identified in fatal Geismar shooting; six suspects total

A sixth suspect has been identified in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Geismar.

Sold out exhibits for LAGCOE Expo shows healthy oil and gas industry in Lafayette

All exhibit spaces inside the Cajundome and Convention Center and the outside area surrounding the Cajundome have sold out for this year's Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition.  This year's expo offered the most exhibit space it has