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Authorities release name of stabbing victim

Detectives have released the name of the stabbing victim as 14-year-old Joseph Nelson of Lafayette.   Previous News Releases: UPDATE: Juvenile Arrested in Homicide

"So You Think You Can Dance" season eight auditions begin

FOX has ordered an eighth season of the original dance competition show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and auditions for the new season will begin Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Oakland, CA, at the Paramount Theatre of the Arts.

First-ever "American Idol" online auditions


Lafayette lawyer, former LSU player dies

LAFAYETTE, LA --- Mickey Mangham, a Lafayette attorney and former LSU football standout, died Thursday morning. Mangham played football for the LSU Tigers from 1958-1960.

Battle Wings leaving town

The Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings are heading out of town. The Battle Wings are leaving the CenturyTel Center and heading to New Orleans to become the Voodoo.

UL enrollment at an all-time high

The Advertiser reports enrollment at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette is at its highest since the school ended open enrollment in 1999.

Large fire destroys business

A massive fire destroyed a local business Sunday around 2 p.m.. Several fire stations responded to the alarm at Advance Products & Systems on Asset Avenue in Scott.

Officials trying to determine cause of weekend fire

The cause of a fire at Advance Products and Systems Saturday is still under investigation. The fire started at one of the company's warehouses, but quickly spread to surrounding buildings.

DA's office looking into officer involved shooting

A police shooting in Arnaudville is now in the hands of the St. Landry Parish District Attorney's Office.

Candidate challenges opponent to cage fight

The U.S. Senate race got a little more interesting on Wednesday.