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Phone app to help voters

Lafayette, LA. (FOX15)The Secretary of State's Office is launching an voting app for mobile phones. The app helps voter understand everything from where to vote to what you'll see on the ballot.

Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to Close Temporarily for Bridge Construction

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising all visitors to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge that Price Lake Road, a primary access point for public outdoor recreation on the western end of the refuge, will be closed Oct.

A need to know traffic advisory

If your daily travel patterns or business require using I-10 at Bonnet Carre Spillway between 8 pm to 5 am lanes will be closed nightly from Monday night, October 3, through Friday morning, October 7.

Nearing the end of Hurricane Season 2011

Ophelia a strong Category 3 Huricane shows a very distinct eye wall visible as the Hurricane moves North. In October we are near the end of Hurricane Season 2011, still there are favored late season areas to watch.

Important changes to watch and warnings for Acadiana

Changes to watches:  High Wind Advisory all of Acadiana has replaced the Tropical Storm Warning has been replaced by a High Wind Advisory.

Tropical Storm Lee now just west of Baton Rouge

The center of the circulation currently just west of Baton Rouge.  Winds have shifted towards the West. Winds are sustained from the West at 15 -20 with higher gusts to Tropical Storm force.

Tropical Storm force winds expected tonight

Tropical Storm Warning - Tornado Watch till 10pm Saturday - Flood Watch through Sunday

Heavy rain possible

A large Tropical Wave continues to move West-Northwest at 10-15mph through the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. At this time the area remains disorganized with upper level winds not supporting any rapid development.

Tropical Weather Picture

Today Satellite pictures show that shower and storms associated with a Tropical Wave located about 200 miles SSW of Jamaica is becoming better organized.

Houma man arrested for stiffing cab driver

A 22-year-old Houma man is in trouble with police after allegedly skipping out on cab fare.