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Victim of robbery at downtown gas station died; charges upgraded

The victim who was shot during a robbery attempt at a downtown gas station has died. Two suspects were quickly arrested after the incident and now their charges have been upgraded to First-Degree Murder.

Lafayette Rings In New School Year

Friday was the first day of school in Lafayette. After weeks of preparation kids finally headed back to the classroom.

Lafayette Police Looking Into Inmate Death

Police are looking into the death of an inmate at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center that happened yesterday.

New Information On Sinkhole In Assumption Parish

 There is new information on that still growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish. The police jury tells FOX 44 news the hole grew by about 20 feet earlier this week.

Tyran Mathieu Kicked Off LSU Football Team

Tyrann Mathieu has been kicked off the team. LSU head coach Les Miles announced earlier today he has been dissmissed from the team for violating team rules.

Shunick Search Volunteer Organization Hard At Work

As the community continues to mourn the death of Mickey Shunick, the 22-year-old UL student who went missing nearly 3 months ago and whose body was uncovered earlier this week, the volunteer organization is still hard at work.

Train derails, splits saltwater tanker in two

A train was derailed Friday morning after it hit a saltwater truck near Stonewall.

Shunick volunteers say now it's time to heal and celebrate Mickey's life

Thursday the Shunick family, friends, and volunteers received the news that they had been dreading and anxiously awaiting. They were told by police that the body found in Evangeline Parish was that of Mickey Shunick.

State to repair rural roads

They're roads that may not be familiar to city dwellers, but they're vital links to keep our state moving; so vital the state announced ambitious plans to invest $150 million dollars worth of upgrades on 360 miles of state roads.

Back to School: Free child safety booster seat event

On Saturday, August 18th, 2012, from 9:00am to 1:00pm Louisiana State Police Troop L in conjunction with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force and the Central Tangipahoa Head Start will be hosting a child safety seat event in the Independen