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Hurricane season predicted to be active for 2013

According to predictions from the National Weather Service, it looks like this year will be a more active hurricane season. 

US Air Force Sergeant on trial for manslaughter for killing Krotz Springs firefighter Michael Hall

With a twelve person jury in place, US Air Force Sgt. Jason Rolls trial finally began today.

Convicted sex offender who evaded police for 2 years found in possession of heroin

A convicted sex offender who has evaded police for roughly 2 years is back behind bars today.

Man arrested for terrorizing after bomb threat at Wal Greens in Crowley

A man is locked up in the Acadia Parish Jail for allegedly making bomb threats.

Flash mob surprises INDesign awards luncheon

The new executive director of the Lafayette Downtown Development Authority Nathan Norris was the keynote speaker at todays 9th annual INDesign awards.  His fun ideas and spirit were taken to a new level when a flash mob orchestra surprised

Mother arrested for leaving her 2 small children alone at home for several hours

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for allegedly leaving her two small children home alone for several hours. A witness called police after one child was found outside with nothing on but a T-shirt.

Lafayette officer honored as Officer of the Year for busting counterfeit check ring

A Lafayette Police Officer was recognized yesterday for his hard work on a check counterfeiting case.

Deputy arrested for bringing illegal drugs in St. Mary Parish Jail

A deputy was arrested for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into the St. Mary Parish Jail.

Pelicans left stranded after oil continues to destroy marsh lands after BP oil spill

Plaquemines Parish officials are fighting to save coastal islands along the Gulf as the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon oilrig explosion draws near. They say the oil spill destroyed the islands.

Artifical sweeteners may be the cause of potential health risks

You might want to think twice before drinking diet and sugar free drinks because they could cause you health problems. "I use splenda two, maybe 3 times a day," said Bonnie Pittman, a Baton Rouge resident.