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School closures due to weather for Friday, Jan. 11

The following schools have announced closures for Friday, Jan. 11. We will continue to update this list if more announcements are made. ACADIA PARISH:

EF 1 tornado damages roughly 30 homes, businesses in St. Martin Parish

Parish President, Guy Cormier has signed a State of Emergency for St. Martin Parish due to the severe weather that traveled through the Parish this morning.

Continued road issues, closures due to weather

The following road closures have been announced due to weather conditions.

Sandbag locations around South Louisiana

Below is a list of sandbag locations around south Louisiana. Most require you to bring your own shovel and sandbags. ASCENSION PARISH:

Road Closures

Acadia Parish Closures: La. 91 Pontoon Bridge @ Esterwood La. 367 (1 mile north of La. 370) U.S. 90 (Between Rayne and Crowley)

School Bus accident causes traffic on 3000 block of North University

This afternoon a school bus collided into a truck on the 3000 block of North University.  The school bus was not carrying any children.  The truck is totaled and the driver was sent to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.&nbsp

Law enforcement preparing for tonight's flash floods

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department is closely monitoring this situation partnering up with meteorologists from the National Weather Service, State Police, Lafayette Police, Public Works, and the Department of Transportation prepositi

Mickey Shunick's mother responds to Lavergne's attempt to void pleas

The mother of a slain college student is outraged that the man who admitted to killing her is now attempting to void his guilty plea

Heavy rain, potential flooding threatens south Louisiana, prompts school closures

A slow moving storm system passing through south Louisiana has created the potential for flash flooding. The threat has even prompted the closure of some area schools.

Brandon Lavergne seeking to void his guilty pleas

Brandon Scott Lavergne has sent a hand-written letter to a judge asking him to void the two guilty pleas he plead last August.  Lavergne plead guilty to the high-profile investigation of the disappearance and murder of UL student Mickey Sh