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St. Landry Parish officials promote railroad crossing safety, hand out over 20 citiations

St. Landry Parish law enforcement officers rode the rails Monday to write 22 citations for railroad-crossing violations as part of a safety exercise organized by Operation Lifesaver Union Pacific C.A.R.E.

Bird problems frustrate La. rice farmers

Southwest Louisiana farmers are frustrated this year with a larger-than-usual number of birds eating rice seed, causing many farmers to replant.

Senator Fred Mills bringing SB200 to be heard tomorrow morning

Senator Fred Mills will be heard in the Senate Natural Resources Committee tomorrow morning concerning the salt domes like in Lake Peigneur and Assumption Parish.  The bill prohibits the issuance of certain permits to construct or operate

Today marks one year anniversary of the disappearance of Keiosha Felix

Today marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Keiosha Felix.  A whole year later and investigators do not have any new information of her whereabouts, but her family has not given up searching for Keiosha.

Lingo in Louisiana stands out above all the rest

Louisiana is known for not only its amazing food, culture and history but its language. You can’t miss it.

6 out of 35 businesses in Lafayette cited for alcohol sales violations

On April 29, 2013, the Lafayette Police Department’s Youth Services Section conducted an underage alcohol buy operation.

Narcotic agents recover $60,000 worth of various drugs after high speed chase

A narcotics investigation came to an end after the suspect crashed his car attempting to avoid deputies. Investigators recovered roughly $60,000 worth of illegal narcotics from his vehicle.

8th graders at Edgar Martin Middle participate in Choices Program

Eighth gradersat Edgar Martin Middle school started their choices program workshop this morning.  The choices program is put on by rotarians and volunteers from the Lemoine Company.  It is an interactive decision-making workshop that

UL Baseball: Butler receives Sun Belt Player of the Week honors

Dylan Butler posted a trio of three-hit games and hit .545 in helping the Ragin’ Cajuns to a 4-1 mark last week and a series win at FIU. On Monday, the Sun Belt Conference recognized him as the league’s player of the week.

Woman arrested for cruelty after whipping child with studded belt

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for allegedly slapping a child with a belt that had studs.