Lafayette Police have received at least three complaints from citizens receiving phone calls believed to be scams. The scam artists are contacting the victims and advising that a relative has been incarcerated and money is needed for bail.
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested Kenneth Batiste (25) of Lafayette and charged him with 1st Degree Murder. Information and evidence indicates that the motive for the shooting is believed to be drug related.
The deceased driver of the car has been identified as Joshua P. Landry, 21, of Lafayette. The passenger in the car remains in critical condition at a local hospital. The crash remains under investigation.
With only a month away from the November elections, the first major endorsement for lieutenant governor is in.
Former candidate Sammy Kershaw gave his support to Republican Jay Dardenne Friday morning.