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State Police arrest eight; searching for three in connection with staged crash investigation

Detectives with Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit have broken up a criminal staged crash ring, that placed several children in danger, landed eight people in jail and Detectives searching for and additional three people.

Man fights two State Troopers after they offer to give him a ride

A Moss Bluff man has been arrested after getting into a fist fight with State Troopers after they offered to give him a safe ride.

Community meeting for Bayou Corne sinkhole victims to be held in July

Assumption Parish emergency officials are hosting a community meeting for people living in Bayou Corne next month.

Accused murderer of Louisiana rapper turns himself in to police

The man wanted for murdering Louisiana rapper Addarren Ross, aka Lil Snupe, has turned himself in to authorities.

People in Iberville Parish look forward to new hospital

Thousands of people in Iberville Parish will now have access to a hospital close to home. It's been in the works for four years, and local officials have been working to get the $20 million they need to build it.

State police arrest eight and are searching for three in connection with staged crash investigation

Over the past year state police have been investigating major insurance fraud and felony theft totaling over $112,000.  Police found that three crashes between 2011 and 2012 were intentionally staged to collect insurance settlements. 

‘Swamp People’ to hold casting calls for new season

The folks behind the hit show "Swamp People" are looking for new Cajun characters to follow around on the bayou.

Dispute between neighbors leads to Lafayette shooting

A woman has been arrested on attempted murder charges after an ongoing feud led to gunfire in Lafayette. On June 22 at around 7:00 p.m., police went to the 100 block of Mabel Street regarding a shooting.

Law enforcement provides tips for protecting yourself against being carjacked

While there is no guaranteed way to avoid being carjacked, certain precautions can be taken to reduce or minimize the potential. Theft related crimes are more common during the summer months.

Gaines family looks to get more time for family's killer

The Gaines family is fighting off what they believe is another blow to justice for their family, and they say it doesn't look like their court dates will be ending any time soon.