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Political ad creating controversy

The Louisiana Senate race between David Vitter and Charlie Melancon continues to heat up. A political ad approved by Vitter states Melancon is for illegal immigration in Louisiana.

Police warn of scam

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.

Men awarded over 600K for unlawful imprisonment

A New Orleans jury has awarded close to $650,000 dollars to two ohio men who spent almost six weeks in custody. The two men were held the entire time and never charged with a crime.

Police searching for Johnson St. robbers

On Thursday at approximately 11:00 pm, Lafayette Police began investigating a robbery incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Johnston Street.

Sting removes sexual predator from streets

A man is now behind bars after a sting to catch online sexual predators.

State releases scores for all schools

The Louisiana Department of Education released scores for all 69 of Louisiana's school systems.

Man shot during drug deal

On Tuesday at approximately 9:50 am, a Lafayette Police Officer was flagged down in a parking lot in the 1800 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway regarding a male victim with a gunshot wound.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in homicide

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.

Authorities identify driver killed in crash

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.

Police identify man killed in weekend shooting

Investigators with the Lafayette Police Department have identified the victim in this weekends shooting as Randall Joseph Clemons, 45, of Lafayette.