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Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office now offers new video visitation system

New information from the Lafayette Parish jail.  Visits can now take place via the internet.  Lafayette parish is the first and only jail in Louisiana to have this new Telmate video visitation system, which means you no longer have to

Busted tail lamp ends with drug citation in Scott

On Tuesday, July 2, at 11:14 p.m., a Scott Police Officer was conducting vehicle mounted patrols in the 1000 block of L. Provost Road and observed a vehicle traveling in the intersection of L.

Ragin' Cajuns Athletics announces new coaching hires

The Ragin' Cajuns athletic department announced the hires of several assistant coaches and staff members, to start in the 2013-14 athletic season on Wednesday, July 3.

Waste Management offers tips for a safe and sustainable July 4 holiday

Just as family barbeques, fireworks and parties are being planned for Independence Day, Waste Management asks its customers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind.

Fourth of July events for Lafayette area

All across the country, towns will be celebrating the Fourth of July in their own, unique ways.  Here is a list of events going on in the Lafayette area:

Men's Wearhouse holds annual suit drive for recently-released inmates

If you have old suits or dress clothes, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and corrections wants to take them off your hands. The Sixth Annual National Suit Drive is held throughout the month of July.

City of Carencro announces plans for Veterans Memorial

The City of Carencro has announced plans for the development of a memorial to honor local military veterans. The future Carencro Veterans Memorial will be located at Carencro City Hall and will be designed by Lynn Guidry Architect.

Local organization looks to protect Atchafalaya Basin

"There's an appreciation of the wonders of nature. Look at these trees - the Indians paddling through here 300 years ago were looking at the same trees."

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty scam reported in 11 states

A jury duty scam is impacting people across the entire nation. Victims will initially get a phone call from a person claiming to be a "jury duty coordinator."

16-year-old tries to kill a man with a machete; has history with gang activity

A California teen who recently moved to Slidell is now facing attempted murder charges. Police say he used the rusty machete pictured above against his brother’s friend.