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Plaquemine Mardi Gras parade murder suspect escapes custody at trial

A murder suspect escaped the Iberville Parish jail this afternoon, but he's back in custody now. Akeem Gailes escaped from his holding cell at the courthouse.

Lawmakers pass $25 billion state budget

Louisiana lawmakers worked down to the last minute to pass next year’s budget. This is one of the first budgets in recent years that didn’t have heavy cuts to higher education and health care.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for raping a chil and exposing him to the AIDS virus knowingly.

Driver arrested for vehicular homicide in April crash

State Troopers have arrested a woman in conjunction with an April crash that claimed the life of a Patterson man.

Second Downtown Summit brings new ideas for downtown Lafayette's future

Residents across Lafayette attended the second downtown summit last night to here recommendations about the downtown plan from a consultant group based in Miami.  This group took ideas from residents at the first summit last year, research

Lafayette woman killed by driver who failed to yield at left turn

A 75-year-old woman was killed today after a driver failed to yield at a left turn and crashed into her vehicle.

Resident who killed home invader arrested for drug charges

Police have arrested the resident who shot and killed a home invader early this morning. However, the charges were not related to the shooting.

Lafayette earns Cleanest City award for second year in a row

For the second year in a row Lafayette earned the Cleanest City award by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.  Judges from the federation inspect the city's streets, edging, trash around the area, cleanest places, and businesses and h

Overwhelming turnout at Lafayette General Medical Center's job fair

An overwhelming turnout at Lafayette General's job fair for positions at UHC, which was UMC.  They are looking to fill all positions in the hospital, especially RN's specializing in ED, ICU, and Oncology.  They are also lookin

Louisiana Creole Bisque recalled for unlisted ingredients; high health risk for those with allergies

If you have a dairy, soy or wheat allergy and you love Louisiana food, then you might be impacted by the recall of a popular New Orleans-based product.