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Tropical Storm Chantal propels toward Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Chantal continues its speedy journey west-northwest, toward the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, Monday afternoon.

Man arrested for strangling elderly woman during home invasion robbery

A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing an elderly woman in her home. The woman claimed her attacker strangled her and ransacked her home after she passed out from lack of oxygen.

Victim shot in the back inside Lafayette business; police seek suspect

Police are looking for the person who shot someone in the back at a business on Sunday.

No fatal crashes in EBR Parish over 4th of July weekend; 5 statewide

During the 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend, Louisiana State Police investigated 5 fatal crashes resulting in 6 deaths. Three of the six people killed were not wearing seat belts and one of the crashes involved impairment.

Sinkhole burps again; increased seismic activity

New reports of increased seismic activity on the sinkhole in Bayou Corne; that's according to Assumption Parish emergency officials.

Fatal crash goes unnoticed in cane field for unknown period of time

A St. Martinville man was pronounced dead on Saturday. Although officials know he died from a car crash, they don’t know exactly when it happened or why it happened.

Crash kills young man from Marksville

Early Friday morning, a single vehicle crash killed a young man from Marksville, LA.

Lafayette General reports zero firework or water related injuries for the fourth of July

Lafayette General is glad to report they had zero firework or water related injuries during the fourth of July this year.  In years past they tend to see mainly unsupervised children come in with hand or eye injuries due to fireworks.

4th of July crash claims two lives in Lafayette Parish

Two people have died following a 4th of July three vehicle crash on US Highway 90 west of Scott.

Coast Guard, NOAA seize 700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp

A joint law enforcement operation involving Coast Guard crewmembers and agents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration resulted in the seizure of 700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp in Louisiana waters.