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Bill banning social media sites while driving headed to Governor’s desk

A bill banning Louisiana people from visiting social media sites while driving has gained final approval. The bill will now head to Governor Jindal’s desk.

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law. Universities across the state could soon be putting stronger smoke-free policies in place if a proposed law passes through the legislature.

One arrested, one at large for Lafayette shooting

A man has been arrested and another is at large for their involvement in a recent Lafayette shooting.

Arson suspect accused of setting church on fire during Sunday service

A New Orleans man faces a $300,000 bond for allegedly setting a church on fire while roughly 148 people were inside.

1,300 new jobs coming to Louisiana due to $30m corporate expansion project

A $30 million corporate expansion project will bring roughly 1,300 new jobs to Louisiana.

Man fires gun at ex-girlfriend, roommate after attempting to ‘fix’ relationship; turns himself in

A St. Martin Parish man has surrendered to authorities after he fired a gun at his ex-girlfriend and her roommate.

Morgan City authorities looking for 'person of interest' in murder investigation

The Morgan City Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a person of interest in a shooting which occurred at approximately 11:04 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Gov. Jindal to Texas Brine: No more excuses about buyout delays

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an ultimatum to Texas Brine on Monday: buy out evacuated residents from their homes, or risk losing every permit the state issued it.

Affordable Health Care Act Seminar for local small and large business owners

Local small and large business owners met at an informational forum today to learn about the impacts of the upcoming deadlines approaching as soon as the first of next year.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was focused on in

Ruffino's on the River opens to Lafayette community

The community of Lafayette can now enjoy the award-winning cuisine of Ruffino's on the River in the now remodeled Cochon space.  Partners Ruffin Rodrigue, a former all american guard for the LSU Tigers who hails from Thibodaux, and Pet