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St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Teaming Up with Louisiana Sugar Cane Co-Op to Add Speed Trailers to Parish

The Louisiana Sugar Cane Co-Op Inc. purchased two new speed trailers to encourage motorists to slow down when approaching the St.

Over 7,000 jobs to be created due to largest manufacturing investment in state’s history

Today Sasol Ltd. Announced plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake. The facility is expected to create roughly 1,253 direct jobs and roughly 5,886 indirect jobs.

LSP: Town evacuation extended until Tuesday due to removal of improperly stored explosives

A town of roughly 800 people was evacuated by the Louisiana State Police due to the removal of explosives that have been improperly stored.

Entergy Sending Out Safety Tips for Holiday

As you decorate for the holidays Entergy reminds you to keep safety first and foremost in your plans.  A few tips:  Be sure to stay away from overhead power lines as you string lights, use a fiberglass or wooden ladder that doesn'

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.