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Bayou Corne in national spotlight, residents approve

People living in Bayou Corne are celebrating, because the story of their struggles since the massive sinkhole formed near their homes is gaining national attention.

Family of missing UL student Danielle Wright not giving up hope on finding her and six others on a US Schooner

The family of nineteen year old Danielle Wright says they're not giving up hope of finding her, even after New Zealand rescue teams abandoned their search last Friday for the US Schooner carrying Danielle and six other people.  The boa

Apple found to have conspired to raise e-book prices

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired to raise the prices of e-books.

Two arrested after burglarizing home near Assumption Parish sinkhole

Assumption Parish authorities have arrested a man and juvenile that burglarized homes in the Bayou Corne area.

Lafayette Rapid Response Team assists Canada flooding recovery

The Rapid Response Team from Lafayette, LA deployed to Calgary, Canada last week to assist business owners in disaster recovery from the worst flooding in decades.

More than 2 acres of marijuana plants discovered in Vernon Parish

The Louisiana National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force used its experience, high-tech equipment and training to assist law enforcement agencies with a large bust of marijuana plants in western Vernon Parish, June 14.

Albany man claims $1 million powerball prize

Eric Bankston had the wind in his sails after he visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge to claim the $1 million Powerball prize from the June 28 drawing.

Libor moving to NYSE Euronext

 NYSE Euronext will take over and run the scandal-plagued Libor interest rate starting in early 2014.

Texas man busted in Lafayette with 2.7 pounds of marijuana, 28 grams of marijuana

Over $123,000 worth of cocaine was confiscated in Lafayette last week, and a Texas man is sitting behind bars for being in possession of it.

Natural gas well leak creates 4 mile sheen in Gulf of Mexico; Coast Guard responding

The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon