NKorea warns region is on brink of war

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered wi

Off duty officer foils armed robbery

LAFAYETTE, LA --- On November 24, 2010, at approximately 9:30 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a parking lot in the 500 block of Jefferson Street regarding an armed robbery.

Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles

NEW YORK – Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. Some were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday.

US cracks down on fake pot as public health hazard

WASHINGTON – Cracking down on fake pot, the government began emergency action Wednesday to outlaw five chemicals used in herbal blends to make synthetic marijuana.

Storms, not airport security, slow holiday travel

BISMARCK, N.D. – A planned boycott of airport security scanners was a bust, but holiday travelers in the western U.S. had to contend with a chaotic mix of snow, sleet and ice.

World stocks mostly higher, euro steadies

LONDON – World stocks mostly rose Thursday following an upbeat finish on Wall Street before the Thanksgiving break in the U.S., but the euro failed to get much of a boost amid concerns that Europe's debt crisis could soon embroil Port

Police investigate suspicious death

LAFAYETTE, LA --- On November 24, 2010, at approximately 3:30 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 500 block of South Pierce Street regarding a found dead body.

Harrah's changes its name

The world's largest casino company Harrah's Entertainment has changed its name to Caesars Entertainment.

Granddaughter arrested on extortion charges

On Wednesday at approximately 12:30 a.m., Lafayette police responded to the 100 block of Laura Street regarding an incident involving extortion.

One arrested after shooting

On Tuesday at approximately 9:30 p.m., Lafayette police drove onto a private lot in the 3600 block of Moss Street and heard several gunshots in the area. A victim of the gunfire was located and discovered to have been shot in the leg.