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DOTD issues Easter holiday travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Easter holiday (Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31

Lafayette Parish School System critically short on bus drivers

The school system has become critically short of school bus drivers.  More of the 290 school bus drivers are out on long-term leaves because of medical problems, personal issues, and other reasons.  There are only thirty substitutes w

$10 million granted to Louisiana failing schools

The federal government is giving Louisiana almost $10 million to help fix failing schools. The funds come from a nationwide grant program, and will impact 200,000 kids in failing schools all across the state.

Endangered piglet born at Audubon Zoo

Fig is the fourth piglet born at Audubon Zoo since 2005. She was born January 24th. Figs happen to be one of the Babirusas favorite fruits in the wild.

Work at Bayou Corne sinkhole on hold due to increased movement underground

Assumption Parish Emergency officials say work around Bayou Corne is on hold for now after new reports of increased movement going on underneath the surface of the sinkhole.

Clergymen bring stats to Capitol to persuade Gov. Jindal to reconsider tax plan

Dozens of pastors, priests and clergymen from across the state came together again to speak out against Governor Jindal's tax reform plan. This time they came with hard numbers.

WANTED: Accused murder caught on camera in separate shooting hours earlier

An 18-year-old is wanted by police for two separate shooting incidents in the same day. The last incident resulted in the murder of three people in a public park.

Lafayette man arrested for aggravated incest

A Lafayette man was arrested today for allegedly making inappropriate sexual contact with a family member. The Lafayette Police Department was first notified of the incident on March 15. The agency launched an investigation.

UL's new Athletics Master Plan making difference for the university

It's an exciting time to be a ragin cajun.  The athletic facilities master plan is complete, and some people say it's the most important thing the athletics department has done in fifty years.