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Grandmother carrying illegal gun busted shoplifting with granddaughter

A grandmother was arrested after police caught her with stolen items in her purse and a loaded 38 caliber revolver.

Former governor Edwin Edwards and wife to star in new reality show

Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, along with his 34 year-old wife Trina, will star on the small screen in a new reality show on cable channel A&E.

Weekend full of dancing at Vermilionville to kick off the new year

Not ready to end the celebration of the holidays?  Vermilionville Living History Museum and Park is hosting events over the weekend to celebrate the new year.  Tomorrow Vermilionville is hosting a Cajun Jam from 1 to 3:30 pm led by so

Results are in and no new cases reported in the Tuberculosis scare

The Office of Public Health tested over two hundred people associated with three different schools in Lafayette for the Tuberculosis disease because of a possible case at Lafayette High School.  Certain people at Lafayette High, Truman Ele

Reward increased for information about escaped inmate

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is increasing the reward for information leading to the capture of DOC offender Keana Barnes, who escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) in St.

No winner for Powerball raises jackpot to $500,000

Louisiana Lottery officials say nobody won the major jackpots in Wednesday night's drawings. Wednesday's multistate Powerball jackpot was $50 million. It goes to an estimated $60 million for Saturday's drawing.

Subaru recalls 630,000 vehicles for fire risk

Subaru of America is recalling more than 630,000 vehicles because water could get into lights on the side mirrors, possibly leading to a fire.

How fiscal cliff deal is affecting local area

With talk of the fiscal cliff deal in the air many are left wondering how this will affect residents around Acadiana.  Head of Political Science Department at UL, Professor Pearson Cross, says this deal made by congress will affect just ab

Teen accused of hitting her father in the face arrested for domestic abuse

A teen was locked up after she allegedly hitting her father in the face.

Health tips from nutritionist starting the new year

With the new year brings many setting goals and resolutions, and many revolve around healthy eating habits and excercising.  Lafayette General's Nutrition Services Supervisor, also a Registered Dietician, says the number one problem we