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Movie holds casting call

One movie just wrapped up filming and another will begin in Lafayette this Spring. The old John Wayne movie, True Grit, will begin filming in just a few short months. A casting call was held yesterday to find an actress to play the lead role.

Man leads police on high-speed chase

OPELOUSUS - An attempted mid-morning drug raid in Opelousus led to a high speed chase and an arrest. Officials say Evan Antoine led police in front of Northeast Elementary School reportedly reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Authoritie

Governor Jindal announces three highway projects for area

LAFAYETTE - Three highway projects will get $29 million in funding and should be underway next year. Governor Bobby Jindal made the announcement Tuesday in Lafayette. The money comes from a State Department of Transportation fund that had $120

Wettest month on record for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - December has already become the wettest month on record for the New Orleans area. The National Weather Service says the rainfall is 11.3 inches above normal. 3,600 Entergy customers lost power Monday in the New Orleans area becaus

Caught in the Web: LeBron James takes a mid-game snack break

Here are some stories we found tonight "Caught in the Web":

Sugar cane content down from heavy rains

Wet weather has cut into the quality of this year's sugar cane crop in southern Louisiana. Officials say the sugar cane content is expected to drop by 10 percent.

Asphalt ignites at refinery

SHREVEPORT - About 158,000 gallons of asphalt that was being transferred from a damaged storage tank ignited at a Shreveport refinery. The accident happened Thursday afternoon at the Calumet Specialty Product Partners Refinery.

Coach Bustle spreads Christmas cheer

LAFAYETTE - This Christmas season head University of Lafayette football coach Ricky Bustle is doing his part to spread Christmas cheer. Bustle teamed up with the Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive to give the gift of literacy. Workers at Barne

3 officers charged with police brutality

EUNICE - 3 Eunice police officers have been indicted on police brutality charges. The Advertiser reports the charges stem from two separate arrests. If convicted, the men face up to five years in prison each.

Man charged with video voyeurism

LAFAYETTE - Shannon House has admitted to using a cell phone to snap photos up a woman's dress. Officials say House has pleaded guilty to three counts of video voyeurism.