Mother killed, teen in custody after violent California bank robbery

Jose Maldonado was getting off the bus when the suspects exited the Stockton, California, bank with their hostages.

Lafayette makes sand available in preparation for possible flooding

LAFAYETTE, LA — Lafayette Consolidated Government announced this afternoon that sand has been made available.

VA Clinic Gets Help

The long battle to gain a new veterans clinic continues, but there is some good news.

Beekeeping Allowed Back In Lafayette

For the first time in nearly 50 years, bees will be allowed back into Lafayette. Thanks to unanimous vote Tuesday at the Lafayette City-Parish Council bee-keeping will once again be legal within the city limits.

University of Louisiana Happy With Bomb Threat Coordination

The University of Louisiana is back in full swing today after a bomb threat scare shut down the entire campus down yesterday morning and afternoon.

Deputies need help identifying armed robbery suspect

Lafayette authorities need your help identifying a man who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint.

UL Lafayette back to normal after bomb threat on campus yesterday

Lafayette Police got the first call around 5:30 Wednesday morning.  They found what appeared to be a bomb in a trash can at Girard Park.

Barbie cries for help: Mattel shares plunge

There's trouble in toy land. Mattel, the largest company in the toy industry, reported a sharp drop in sales and earnings during the second quarter. Shares were down nearly 7% in early trading.

Texas actress who sent Obama ricin sentenced to 18 years

The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Mother accused of using salt to kill son doesn't show up for pretrial conference

A New York mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old with salt to gain attention and sympathy was a no-show Wednesday at a pretrial conference where her defense was given an additional month for evidence discovery in the case.