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Early college summit discusses value of special cirriculum for students

A four year running program for early college academy is having a two-day summit at the Picard Center.  This is a very successful program which takes students from 8th grade and preps them with a special cirriculum until their senior year,

Lafayette hospital to fill more than 150 positions; nurses with specialized experience encouraged to apply

A job fair will be held Wednesday, June 5, for Lafayette General Health, which is accepting applications and conducting on-site interviews to fill positions at University Hospital and Clinics.

45-year-old man dies after being ejected from pickup truck

A 45-year-old man died last night after he hit a utility pole. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his truck.

Residents encouraged to pre-apply for Disaster Food Assistance as hurricane season begins

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), f

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office searching for suspect in check forgery

Damien Keller, 29, is wanted on a warrant for forgery.

La. Fuel Team and state agencies coordinating efforts for 2013 Hurricane Season

The Louisiana Fuel Team held its annual meeting today at the state Department of Natural Resources to continue its preparations and plans to be ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season which begins June 1.

Starbucks pushing back smokers 25-feet from doorway

If you're a smoker and you like your Starbucks, you're going to have to find somewhere else to light up. The Seattle-based company will now require smokers to stand at least 25-feet away from the business while smoking.

Mother, daughter arrested for selling meth in Sulphur

A mother and daughter have been arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine. If convicted, the two could face up to 30 years in prison.

Raising Canes give back to Moore, Oklahoma community

The recent tornadoes that swept across Oklahoma and Texas hit close to home with Raising Canes.  Their location in Moore, Oklahoma was effected as well as many of their crew members.  Eager to help, Cane's was the first to respond

Ambassadors of Laughter for Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey visit pediatric wing

The Ambassadors of Laughter for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, a husband and wife duo, came out ahead of the show to visit and brighten the day of kids in the pediatric wing of Lafayette General today.