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Four arrested in check forgery scheme

The Lake Charles Police Department recently completed a two week investigation into a check forgery and cashing scheme that involved numerous individuals and area businesses as victims.

Man used duct tape to tie up girlfriend's child, both arrested

 On September 6, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to an elementary school in Sulphur after receiving a call from the Department of Children and Family Services in reference to a report of cruelty to a juve

Louisiana flags fly at half-staff today to honor those who died in 9/11 attack

Flags will be flown at half-staff today in remembrance of those whose lives were lost during the attack on September 11, 2001.

Alligator behavior: how Isaac changed hunters season

 Third generation alligator hunter Eugene Loupe and his crew hit the waters around Lake DesAllemends first thing every morning during alligator season until their 25 tags are filled.

Former EBR Sheriff's Deputy arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend

A former employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was arrested on Friday, Sept. 7 for Stalking, Defamation and Improper Telephone Communications.

LaPlace family struggles to navigate FEMA system after Isaac destroys their home

 A LaPlace family, who lost everything to Hurricane Isaac is now in a battle to navigate the complex FEMA system.

Lafayette Sheriff’s Office takes on primary role for investigation of endangered missing teen

 The case of a teen who has been missing since April is now getting additional support from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Flooding from Isaac disrupts, will not destroy, popular Louisiana restaurant

 For more than 75 years south-east Louisiana residents have gone out of their way to get to Middendorfs, a seafood restaurant on Manchac. During Hurricane Isaac, disturbing images were released - showing the famous eatery under water.

Lafayette police take 17 pounds of Marijuana off streets

Lafayette Metro Narcotics made another drug bust on 110. Officers arrested one person from Ohio and another from Florida. Police found about 17 pounds of Marijuana with a street value of more than 150 thousand dollars.

Lafayette businessman Ed Roy withdraws from political race

Lafayette resident and Republican businessman Ed Roy has withdrawn from the race. The reason Asroy says, the money just wasn't there. This is not the case with his opponents.