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Negligent homicide: Driver who ran over 6-year-old child in driveway was distracted by cell phone

 A man who ran over a 6-year-old child in Denham Springs was arrested for Negligent Homicide after investigators learned that he was distracted by his cell phone when the incident occurred.

Young woman allegedly beaten by wanted suspects

Caddo Parish deputies are investigating an aggravated burglary that left one woman injured.

Charles Boustany holds meeting with veterans about their future plans

A special event was held at the American Legion today as Congressman Charles Boustany and Representative John Culberson hosted a meeting with veterans about their future health plans

Preparations continue for Festivals Acadiens

Setup for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles ramped up today.

LSU Board Of Supervisors approves $151 million in cuts

The LSU Board Of Supervisors approved $151 million in cuts, including nearly 1,500 people that will be laid off and out of a job at the seven public hospitals in the state while here in Lafayette, 22.4 million will be cut from the operatin

Crowley Helicopter crash results in death of pilot

Shortly before noon today, there was a helicopter crash that has resulted in the death of the pilot.

Second LSU student arrested for principle to attempted first-degree murder

 A second LSU student was arrested yesterday afternoon for his alleged involvement with a fellow student accused of firing a gun several times at her mother.

Lafayette Police alerting citizens of car burglaries

The Lafayette Police would like to put out an immediate warning to all residents throughout the Acadiana area that there has been a recent spike in car burglaries during late hours of the night. 

UPDATE: Tyler father who cut son with lawn mower blade identified

Tyler police are on the scene of an alleged assault involving a lawn mower blade Wednesday morning. The aggravated assault took place at Borden Milk Products on West Front Street.

7-month-old Waco baby in critical condition following drive-by shooting

A Waco baby is in critical condition, after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the head.