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Fire station reopens in Lafayette

After overcoming design and funding problems, Lafayette Fire Station No. 4 reopened Tuesday. It had been closed nearly three years. The new building cost the city $1.4 million to build.  

Ribbon cutting held for street extension

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the opening of the Luke Street extension. It runs from Dulless past the South Louisiana Community College.

Police looking for check forger

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the woman in the below photo. The woman was captured on video cashing a forged check at an area bank in Lafayette.

Tangipahoa man faces murder charge

A a tangipahoa parish man is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of his father 12 years ago. Investigators say 39-year-old Eugene Pravata shot his father to death in November of 1998.  

Thousands Gathered at Lafayette Cajundome for "Rally for Economic Survival".

Thousands of people were inside Lafayette's Cajundome for today's "Rally for Economic Survival." People are gathering - hoping to encourage federal officials to life the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

New hotel breaks ground

Ground has been broken for a new hotel in Lafayette. Springhill Suites by Marriot in River Ranch will feature over 103 suites. The Suites will be just west of Camellia Boulevard on Settler's Trace.

Four people allegedly fake crash

State police arrested four people in Evangeline Parish. One woman and three men are accused of staging a car crash. Troopers say they then filed accident claims and are now charged with insurance fraud.

Alleged security officer killers begin trial tomorrow

Opening arguments begin Wednesday for an Angola inmate for allegedly killing a security officer. Jeffrey Clark is the first of five inmates to face trial for the beating death of Captain David Knapps.

Gator season spilling away

Fisherman and shrimpers are not the only folks in Louisiana hurting from the spill. Alligator farmers are also fearing the worst as oil continues to creep further inland.

Lafayette woman dies after falling from roller coaster

A Lafayette woman died after falling from a roller coaster in Baton Rouge Sunday. Police say 21-year-old Lindsay Zeno fell 30 feet from the X-treme roller coaster while it was running.