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Man arrested for trafficking counterfeit checks, money orders

An Opelousas man has been charged with having over $160,000 in fake check and money orders.

Women's and Children's Hospital celebrates 30 years of service and care to the community

Today Women's and Children's hospital celebrated thirty years of service and care in the community.  Many attended the celebration including the hospital's CEO to honor all those that have made this hospital such a success.

Executive director for Lafayette’s Festival International de Louisiane resigns

The board of directors of Festival International de Louisiane (FIL) has accepted the resignation of Festival Executive Director Dana Baker, effective June 12, 2013.

Iberia Parish man arrested on multitude of drug charges

A resident of Delcambre has been arrested after a four month invesitgation into drugs being sold out of his home.

Gov. Jindal: All workers at Geismar plant explosion accounted for; one fatality, 73 injured

All of the workers have been accounted for and the threat from the fire has been lifted, Governor Jindal said in a press conference shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Legal battle over 'Tony the Tiger' will continue at State Supreme Court level

The fate of a famous Truck Stop Tiger is still up in the air, but Tony's owner is still fighting to keep him home in Grosse Tete.

Erath man arrested for sending explicit photos to a 'juvenile' online

Detectives with Louisiana State Police, assisted by agents with the FBI, arrested an Erath man for charges relating to online solicitation of a juvenile.

Senator Elbert Guillory feels his recent switch to the Republican Party is something fellow Democrats will follow

Senator Elbert Guillory's recent switch to the Republican Party in the middle of the legislative session was a shock to many, but it is something he has thought about doing for the past couple of years.  After comments from Karen Carte

Weekend death caused by mototcycle accident spurs motorcycle safety awareness around Acadiana

After a deadly motorcycle accident over the weekend, motorcyclists around the area are sending out the message to use every kind of safety precaution before getting on the road.  This includes a full-face helmet, jacket, boots, gloves, and

LHSAA sets Prep Classic football schedule

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced last week at its annual summer meeting that it will play four additional state championships for a total of nine state football championships in 2013.