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Miss Louisiana crowned over weekend

A new Miss Louisiana has been crowned. UL-Monroe student Kelsi Crain won the title this weekend in Monroe. The 19-year-old is a pre-physical therapy major.

St. Joseph's diner gets new home

The Saint Joseph's Diner now feeds thousands of hungry people each year. Saint Joseph's serves lunch 364 days a year and provides meals five days a week to the homebound.

Police ticket convenience stores for underage sales

On June 24, 2010, the Lafayette Police Department’s Youth Services Division conducted an undercover operation to check compliance of underage sales of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21.

Mother accidentally backs into child

A woman in Denham Springs accidentally ran over her child, killing him Wednesday.

No vacancy in sight on Gulf coast

The oil spill is making it hard to find a vacant hotel in parts of Louisiana.

Local schools accepted to IB Program

J.W. Faulk Elementary and N.P. Moss Middle School were both recently accepted as candidates for the International Baccalaureate Program.

10-year-old submits fix to spill

Thousands of ideas on how to fix the spill have flooded into British Petroleum's office. However, one has caught the attention of many.

Police looking for alleged credit card thieves

On June 4, 2010, the two white male suspects captured in the surveillance video used a stolen credit card at several businesses within the City of Lafayette.

50 teachers reassigned, 20 waiting

More than 70 Lafayette Parish school teachers' jobs have been changed. The alterations were made to help the $15dollar deficit the school system faces.

Judge blocks ban on deepwater drilling

a new orleans judge, today, blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the gulf oil spill.... saying the interior department had failed to provide adequate reasons for it.