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Fire Department investigating 18-wheeler that went up in flames

Fire investigators are currently working to determine why an 18-wheeler caught on fire in the late morning on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Opelousas man admits to downloading multiple child pornography videos

An Opelousas man was arrested after he allegedly admitted to downloading child pornography.

Suspect arrested in armed robbery

On January 12, 2013, at approximately 11:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 800 block of 12th Street regarding an armed robbery. The victim stated that he was operating a cab when he was approached by two suspects.

Intoxicated driver runs car up utility pole guide wire

An alleged intoxicated driver crashed his vehicle in a most unusual way. When emergency responders made it to the scene, they found the vehicle suspended in the air along a utility pole guide wire.

Brandon Levier, band teacher at Arnaudville Middle, now being investigated for showing R-Rated movies in the classroom

This investigation began when parents were informed by fellow teachers that Brandon Levier, the band teacher at Arnaudville Middle School, has been showing R-Rated movies in his classroom.  The students were instructed not to tell their pa

Red Zone at a temporary new location

As the UL Bookstore is being renovated and the books moved to the temporary tent on the corner of Rex Street and St.

DOTD issues weather travel advisory

With the possibility of continued heavy rain and flooding in the forecast, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the department staff is prepared to deal with severe weather and hazardous road conditio

Breached levee prompts emergency sandbagging operation to save historic park

An emergency sandbag operation took place over the weekend after overflow from the Vermilion River threatened to flood a major portion of a living history park.

LOCATED: Teen runaway possibly traveling with adult male

UPDATE: Officials say Doucet was located safe in Lafayette with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies.