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Man arrested in Assumption Parish murder

A 28 year old man is locked up for the murder of a man in Belle Rose last week. Harrison Truebill was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with Second-Degree Murder.

Anonymous donor raising stakes for the non-profit organization Hearts of Hope

The donor has offered to match anything Hearts of Hope can raise up to $100,000 by December 30th.  So Hearts of Hope is having their annual Giving Tree donation and working hard to get the word out to help fund this wonderful organizations

Iberia Bank declares today "A Random Act of Kindness Day"

Iberia Bank, this year marking a 125 year old subsidiary of Iberia Bank Corporation, has declared today "A Random Act of Kindness Day."  Acadiana branch managers are sharing in the spirit of giving today by randomly handing out g

UL starting renovations in the spring on their architect building Fletcher Hall

Fletcher Hall was built in 1976 and leaked from the start.  It has always had a problem with leaking.  It became an emergency situation when water started to cause failure of the exterior skin of the building.  Pieces of the exte

Construction going well on new jail facility

New Lafayette jail construction is under way with a facility holding inmates, housing, and a training center.  This new facility is a function of the parish growing.  When the current jail was originally built it was to hold 338 inmat

Lafayette General hosts press conference to announce merger with UMC

Lafayette General help a press conference today to announce that the Louisiana Department of Helath and Hospital (DHH), LSU, and Lafayette General Medical Center have formed a memorandum of understanding that they have reached allowing Lafayett

Festival of Lights kicks off Acadiana's Christmas

Acadiana's annual Festival of Light at the Oil Center on Coolidge Road Friday night kicked off this year's Christmas season in Lafayette. 

Dr. Charles Boustany takes time to celebrate victory at election party Saturday night

The newly elected US Representative Charles Boustany is returning to congress for a 5th term after defeating fellow republican running mate Jeff Landry.  Excitement was in the air at Congressman Boustany's election party Saturday night

Convicted felon with stolen handgun arrested for attempted murder

A 20-year-old convicted felon from Mamou is locked up again for allegedly shooting a man in the leg over the weekend.

Serious damage due to storms reported across south Louisiana

Serious damage due to storms is being reported across south Louisiana. The National Weather Service is currently investigating multiple tornado reports.