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‘Operation Save a Life’ offers free smoke detectors to those who cannot afford them

In an effort to save more lives, State Fire Marshall Butch Browning is reminding people that fire alarms are the best protection.

LSU Board approves $4.3 million contract for Les Miles

The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved the contract extension of LSU head football coach Les Miles. He will now gain an annual salary of $4.3 million for the next seven years.

UL Tennis hosts home game with crawfish

The UL Tennis team had their first home game today, and they decided to give back to the fans by having free crawfish for the first fifty people that came to watch the game.

Mardi Gras Safety for the weekend

The Carencro parade will begin at 11 am tomorrow morning.  The roads will be closed an hour earlier and no one will be able to travel on the highways once they are closed.  It is expected to last three hours.  The Rio parade in L

Hot wings up for superbowl weekend

The National Chicken Council projects that Americans will consume 1.23 billion chicken wings this superbowl weekend. 

Super Bowl celebrations at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans

Thousands of people excited about Super Bowl XLVII gathered Thursday night at Woldenberg Park for a ceremonial celebration.

Burglar kicks in door of apartment, violently attacks female occupant

A man allegedly kicked in the front door of an apartment and allegedly punched a woman repeatedly in her face.

Deputy forced to shoot tires of repeat DWI offender's vehicle to end high speed chase

A Napoleonville man was arrested for his fifth DWI after he took deputies on a high speed chase. It all ended when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle being driven by a pursuing deputy.

Owner of Smoothie World in Lafayette subject of bizarre hostage incident

An owner of a Smoothie World in Lafayette is in the hospital for non-medical issues after he allegedly fought deputies and displayed some bizarre behavior.

Eight storage units burglarized in St. Landry Parish

Officials in St. Landry Parish are looking for a suspect that looted eight separate storage units.