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"Bayou Bandit" pleads guilty in federal court

Douglas Edward Ford pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement.  

Crowley police need your help

Gary Lester Berry Jr. is wanted for felony theft and theft of a motor vehicle. Berry, 40, is 5'9" tall and has a shaved head.

Lafayette's Hilton is where pro boxing will be this Saturday night

It is "Rumble on the River" !!! It features the comeback fight of Jared Leblanc who is back in the ring. This will be the first time since he blew out his achilles a year ago.

Roads closed this weekend due to parade

Some roads will be closed for Sunday's Heritage Parade. The parade will be rolling down Willow Street from the Evangeline Thruway to Reading Street.

A Lafayette Parish Corrections deputy is behind bars

He is accused of having sexual relations with an inmate. Authorities have charged Dwight Lewis, 26, with malfeasance in office for having consensual sexual contact with a prisoner back in January.

New board named for the Lafayette Housing Authority

This is on the heels of several resignations which included the former executive director, Walter Guillory.

Clean up underway after storms cut across Louisiana

In Slidell, strong winds early yesterday morning blew roofs off homes and toppled trees. The national weather service said at least three tornadoes touched down across southeastern Louisiana.

Red Cross is ready to help Rayne residents

UPDATED -- The American Red Cross said seven people are still in shelters. The organization has handed out 13,000 meals since Saturday. A dozens of homes are still in shambles.

Lent begins

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and Catholics everywhere took time to get a special blessing. It is tradition for Catholics to get a cross marked on their forehead in ashes

The beginning of lent signals the begining of seafood season

Customers are already scooping crawfish up! Crawfish is still the season's biggest catch but other gulf coast delicicies are also being brought to dinner plates!