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JK, you don’t really have jury duty; Police advise about practical joke text

It may seem like a harmless prank and in some regards it is. However, the St. Mary Police Department has fielded several calls recently regarding a text messaging hoax that fooled its targets a little too well.


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Ragin' Cajuns, Tigers to face off on the diamond for first time since 2002

Two college baseball teams that are off to a hot start to the young season are set to lay it out on diamond tomorrow night.

Overturned tanker truck shuts down I-49, driver issued citation

Crews have worked all day to off-load an 18-wheeler that crashed early this morning. Roughly 7,000 gallons of Methanol has to be removed from the crashed tanker can be hauled away.

Courtroom showdown starts; BP could pay billions more for Gulf spill

The stage is set for a titanic courtroom showdown here between BP and federal and state governments over whether the oil giant must shell out billions more for the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Lafayette City Government to pay a $3.4 million settlement

A state of the art waste transfer facility was in the making in north Lafayette.

Man accused of shooting 8 year old brother turns himself in

Akeam Daniels has turned himself into the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department as of last night around 8:30 pm.  Daniels has been wanted for outstanding warrants for 2nd Degree Aggravated Battery, where he shot and injured his eight year

The Onion apologizes for vulgar 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' tweet

It couldn't get any better for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis, a Louisiana-native, on Sunday.

Unrestrained driver killed in three-vehicle crash near Basile

An unrestrained driver died in a three-vehicle crash that happened over the weekend.

Two arrested for stealing impounded vehicle from wrecker yard

Two Houston men are behind bars as they stole a vehicle which was impounded from a local wrecker yard. The incident occurred at Cliff’s Towing Service in Crowley.