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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

Sheriff: Mother and her boyfriend arrested for death of 3-year-old

UPDATE: The Lafayette Police Department arrested Landon Broussard, 21, for the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old child. Investigators say the boy had injuries that were both fresh and healing, indicating prolonged abuse.

Oberlin man arrested for distribution of child pornography

On November 28, 2012, investigators assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office, and U.S.

Alabama fan sentenced to 2 years for obscenity after BCS Championship

The man accused of sexually assaulting an LSU fan in the French Quarter after the BCS Championship game earlier this year was sentenced today.

Statewide orientations planned for Hostess Brands’ employees

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide orientation sessions Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 7, on behalf of more than 400 former Hostess Brands Inc. employees in Louisiana.