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Bill that would delay teacher evaluation system dies

A controversial bill that would delay the start of teacher evaluations died in the Senate Education Committee. The proposed law would use this first year of evaluations as data only.

A year later, sinkhole problems still plague Bayou Corne

Bayou Corne residents found the first bubble site one year ago. Right now there are 61 bubble sites and a huge sinkhole in the small town.

Grease fire sparks blaze in home of elderly Lafayette man

A grease fire destroyed an elderly man’s home this afternoon. Fortunately, he was not injured.

US Senator David Vitter visits Breaux Bridge town hall

US Senator David Vitter paid a visit to Breaux Bridge today to answer questions and listen to concerns of the locals.  This is a part of the commitment he made to stay in touch with the people of Louisiana through town hall meetings in eve

Brandon Lavergne's letter to the Acadiana Community

"I ask the Acadiana community to forgive me and pray for me, and those who cannot I ask them if they are without sin to cast the first stone."

DOTD prepares for 2013 hurricane season

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced its preparations for the 2013 hurricane season, which begins Saturday, June 1.

Lafayette man arrested for rape of child family member that happened 40 years ago

A 66-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a female family member 40 years ago. If convicted, he could face a 99 year sentence.

Crime Stoppers: Vehicle, home burglaries by juveniles increase during summer months

Vehicle and home burglaries increase during the summer months and many of those cases involved juveniles. Police say it’s important for everyone in the community to be aware of what’s going on and report any suspicious activity.

Study: Louisiana students taking Advanced Placement courses increases 33 percent

The Department of Education announced that during the 2012-2013 school year, Louisiana students took approximately 6,000 more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than in the year before.

Senators look to tighten up tax exemptions

Tax exemptions for some of Louisiana's biggest industries are still under the microscope. Senators are still wading through exemptions and loopholes at the Capitol.