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FOUND: Missing Youngsville teen found safe

UPDATE: Hannah Gerendorff has been found. She is safe and has been returned home to her parents. -- The Lafayette Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help locate a runaway teen.

Third offense DWI driver arrested after high speed chase in stolen vehicle

A man was charged with his third DWI after he allegely attempted to outrun police in a stolen vehicle. It all ended with a crash on Highway 90.

St. Gabriel residents live in fear after two inmates escape only days apart

People living in St. Gabriel say they're living in fear. Tuesday a woman escaped from a prison near their homes, but neighbors say it's not the first time something like this has happened.

Unrestrained driver dies in crash on I-10 at Grosse Tete

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on I-10 westbound west of LA Hwy 77 in Iberville Parish.

First baby born in 2013 at Lafayette General received special gift from hospital

The first baby born at Lafayette General Medical Center in 2013 is a baby boy.  At 7:56 am, Mykell Lee Thomas was the first baby to come into the world at Lafayette General.  He came out seven pounds and eleven ounces, and is twenty i

No fatal crashes to report throughout Christmas and New Year holidays

Good news to start the new year.  Louisiana State Police Troop I says there were no fatal car accidents this new year.  What's more, 2012 saw a decrease in the total number of accidents.  Five fewer accidents than 2011, and s

Lafayette paying extra at parking meters giving the city $42,000 more this year alone

If you have parked downtown recently, you may have noticed that the fee on parking meters has gone up.

Woman attacked boyfriend, hid from police underneath house

A 22-year-old woman was found hiding under her house after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend.

Man arrested for threatening to blow up St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

An Opelousas man was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

20 mile high speed chase ends with suspect confession, ‘I’ll be honest, I’m intoxicated’

A man allegedly told officers “I’ll be honest, I’m intoxicated” after he was arrested for taking police on a high speed chase.