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Bill banning social media use while driving passes through the House

A bill that bans using social media sites while driving will soon be law. All that it needs is for the Senate to pass it and the Governor's signature.

Senate Finance Committee gets first crack at budget

With millions of taxpayer dollars in their hands, state senators are getting their first look at the state's budget. The Finance Committee is deciding where cuts can be made and where money needs to go.

State troopers recognized, awarded for efforts

Officers from across the state were recognized today for their extraordinary efforts on the job.

UL celebrates their international graduates

UL's international graduates were celebrated today as the president of Lafayette Economic Development Authority, the president of UL, and the mayor of Lafayette celebrated their achievements with a presentational luncheon.

Man arrested for attacking two elderly family members, causing them injuries

A 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly hitting two of his elderly family members several times.

Man arrested after calling in bomb threat, stated it was in an Iberia Parish court house

A New Iberia man is behind bars after calling authorities and telling them that there was a bomb at a court house.

Crowley police make 21 drug-related arrests in April

The Crowley Police Department has released a list of narcotics arrests it made during the month of April 2013. The arrests are: Lovekia Sonnier, 22, Crowley: Outstanding warrant, Possession of Crack Cocaine

‘I’m a Cajun’ could soon be option for your driver’s license

Potentially coming soon to your driver’s license will be a way to show your love for Louisiana.

St. Martin authorities looking for armed robbery suspect

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who committed an Armed Robbery at the Chevron Food-N-Fun Store on Old Spanish Trail Hwy.

Women rally at State Capitol in support of Medicaid expansion

Women across the state are calling for help and more healthcare. They're asking for more access to health options, and they say lawmakers can help.