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Elementary student brings knife on campus, man with gun also spotted

The Lafayette Police Department investigated two claims of weapons on school campuses this morning. Officials say a student brought a knife to an elementary school, and an hour later a man was seen with a gun on campus.

Police make three human trafficking arrests during Super Bowl weekend

Human trafficking is the second-largest criminal industry in the world.

Two men arrested for kidnapping, running from deputies

Two men were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a man and fleeing from deputies.

40 year old man arrested for sexually abusing juvenile

A 40 year old man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a juvenile.

Man throws homemade bomb at neighbor, allegedly threatens to burn his house down

A man allegedly threw a homemade explosive at his neighbor during an argument. What investigators believe, however, is that the man intended to take things even further.

Overturned 18-wheeler tanker truck halts Lafayette traffic

UPDATE: Two northbound lanes on I-49 have been re-opened for traffic while recovery crews attempt to upright the truck. Police expect the scene to remain active for at least two hours.

Aaron Lewis added to Bayou Country Superfest lineup

Just announced! Aaron Lewis will be performing at the 2013 Bayou Country Superfest on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Love & Theft, previously scheduled to perform, will not appear.

Technology no salve for emotional wounds of Bayou Corne sinkhole evacuees

An increase in meetings about the Bayou Corne sinkhole is not leading to an increase in confidence for people forced to evacuate their homes.

Bait dogs: The unseen victims of an illegal blood sport

The gruesome world of illegal dogfighting rarely makes its way to the general public. That’s why a video posted to Facebook showing the horrific crime managed to circulate around the state in less than a day’s time.

National Signing Day 2013: Ragin' Cajuns football signing class

Below is a list of the 2013 UL Football Signing Class Mid Year Signees Dominick Bilich: OL