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Multiple arrests made in Geismar homicide

Three suspects were arrested in the homicide of Bernard Solomon, 20, that took place on Wednesday night at the intersection of Ellem Road and Stevenson Road in Geismar, according to Major Kevin Hanna.

Lafayette Fire Department welcomes 17 new firefighters

"It gives me greater piece of mind to know that my property is protected better, and that if something should happen that their going to be their immediately with the extra firefighters," says Dwaine Thomas, a resident of Acadiana.

State Dems say Jindal's budget spurred bipartisanship in House

After the state legislature closed the 2013 regular session, lawmakers said they worked together better than they had in years.

Lafayette business robbed before closing time

Lafayette authorities are looknig for two men involved in an armed robbery. On June 5 at around 8:40 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to an armed robbery at a business in the 3800 block of Johnston Street.

I-10 cable barriers allow Inner Circle to jam on after crash in Baton Rouge

The reggae band Inner Circle will perform as scheduled tonight in California. However, a blown tire on the tour bus nearly prevented that from being a reality.

Plaquemine Mardi Gras parade murder suspect escapes custody at trial

A murder suspect escaped the Iberville Parish jail this afternoon, but he's back in custody now. Akeem Gailes escaped from his holding cell at the courthouse.

Lawmakers pass $25 billion state budget

Louisiana lawmakers worked down to the last minute to pass next year’s budget. This is one of the first budgets in recent years that didn’t have heavy cuts to higher education and health care.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for raping a chil and exposing him to the AIDS virus knowingly.

Driver arrested for vehicular homicide in April crash

State Troopers have arrested a woman in conjunction with an April crash that claimed the life of a Patterson man.

Second Downtown Summit brings new ideas for downtown Lafayette's future

Residents across Lafayette attended the second downtown summit last night to here recommendations about the downtown plan from a consultant group based in Miami.  This group took ideas from residents at the first summit last year, research