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Drunk driver who killed 7 in crash sentenced to 70 years in prison

Brett Gerald, the man who pled guilty to killing 7 people in a drunk driving wreck has been sentenced.

Festival International offers a new shuttle location for music fans

Parking is usually the last thing on a music fan’s mind when planning for Festival International. But as any festival fan can attest, having free and convenient transportation adds to the overall experience.

Former truck stop casino employee arrested for theft of $68,000

A former employee was arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in cash from a casino vault.

Professor Richard Fossey brings Louisiana Higher Education Law Conference to Louisiana

The conference held today is modeled after a very successful conference the University of North Texas has held for the past fifteen years.  It is an event on current higher education law issues that are important to people who work in admi

City-Parish President Joey Durel taking step back in forming Blue-Ribbon Committee

City-Parish President Joey Durel's idea of creating a blue-ribbon committee consisting of highly-respected, educated professionals in Lafayette was for the committee to act as a third party.  The committee was to look at the government

Join in all the fun during this week of The Festival of the Arts

A major part of the Cajun culture is the flare of art which you can take part in celebrating all week long with UL's College of the Arts.  The fourth annual Festival of the Arts has begun that celebrates all of the arts represented at

Gov. Jindal vows to help Bayou Corne residents receive buyouts

Governor Bobby Jindal met today with Assumption Parish officials and area legislators to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the sinkhole that formed in the Bayou Corne community as a result of problems with a salt dome cavern mined b

One killed, 6 hospitalized in crash caused by impaired driver

A Church Point man was arrested for vehicular homicide after he allegedly caused a fatal crash due to being impaired.

Erin Brockovich gives Bayou Corne residents direction

Bayou Corne residents gathered at town hall meeting to come up with a new game plan, Saturday. They've been out of the their homes now for more than seven months since a massive sinkhole formed August 3.

Family dog injured by black bear in Patterson neighborhood

A dog was recently injured in St. Mary Parish after it attempted to chase away a black bear. Officials warn residents that this is a peak time of the year to see an increase of bear activity.