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Update 3 Year Old Julian Madera: Death Determined Homicide

Julian Madera was approximately 3 years and 10 months old.  The manner of death has been determined homicide, but the Lafayette coroner is in the process of determining what injury caused the death.  Landon Broussard, who was in custo

Low Voter Turnout in Early Voting for 3rd District Congressman

The highly anticipated runoff for the 3rd District Congressman is already underway with early voting.  With all of the mud-slinging and negative campaigning from Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry before the primary election, an uglier race

Judge: Governor Jindal’s voucher program cannot continue

Judge Tim Kelley ruled today that Governor Jindal’s school voucher program cannot continue. The ruling came this morning after hearing testimony over the past two days and closing arguments.

57-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping woman during camping trip

A 57-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman.

December 1: Last day for early voting

Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds everyone that tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, is the last day to cast an early vote in the December 8 General/Congressional Election. Early voting is available in 46 of 64 parishes from 8:30 a.m.

Deputies: Man kidnapped woman, beat her, then returned her as if nothing happened

An Opelousas man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a woman from her home.

NOAA: Busy 2012 hurricane season continues decades-long high activity era in the Atlantic

Today marks the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane. The number of named storms is well above the average of 12.

Powerball players in Louisiana made some wins in big drawing

Yesterday was a lucky night for thousands of Louisiana Lottery players. For starters, more than 171,000 Powerball players will cash in on prizes won in the record $587.5 million Powerball drawing on Nov.

Lafayette Parish School System Voting on Revised Bullying and Hazing Policy Due to New Law

The new law, Act 861, requires that all school districts in the state must adopt an official policy prohibiting bullying of students, but this does not mean schools didn't already have strict policies against it.

SCORE Acadiana Hosts 2-Day Seminar for Veterans

  SCORE Acadiana is hosting a two-day seminar today and tomorrow that contains simple steps to starting a business.  This simple steps to starting a business workshop is part of the national organization's veterans fast launch ini