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SCAM ALERT: Acadian On Call warns public of medical alert scam

Acadian On Call, along with the Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA), wants to warn the public of the widespread scam affecting those in Louisiana and across the nation.

Pennsylvania teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl

Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl -- on their bicycles.

84-year-old struck in head multiple times in her home, arrest made

A man has been charged with attempted murder after bludgeoning an 84-year-old victim in the head. On July 14, at around 9:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 400 block of Cleveland Street regarding a welfare concern.

Parents upset over no bathrooms or water fountains at local basketball court

Some people living in the Capital View neighborhood in Port Allen residents are crying foul over the conditions at one of the area’s basketball courts. There aren't any water fountains or restrooms.

Houma woman shocked by lightning transfer while standing in grocery store checkout

A Houma woman was reportedly rushed to the hospital after she was shocked by lightning that traveled through the store’s electrical system.

Victim survives being shot multiple times, police search for suspect

Police are looking for any information about a shooting that took place in Lafayette on July 14.

25 year-old drowns after day of fun on the Amite

Deputies have recovered the body of a 25 year old man who drown Monday while swimming in the Amite River. It was a day Jason Hamilton Jr. and his friends expected to spend swimming on the Amite and enjoying the sun.

Reality star claims victim of sexual battery ‘should be thankful’ he reached up her skirt

A former television cast member learned a new lesson about reality behind bars in prison over the weekend. He’s accused of sexual battery and resisting arrest after an incident at a popular nightclub in Lafayette.

Bayou Corne residents tell their story in Baton Rouge

People living in Bayou Corne brought their fight for justice to Baton Rouge. They've struggled for almost a year since a massive sinkhole formed near their homes. The message for the world was clear: help.

Family friend arrested for rape of 4-year-old; admitted to sexual acts

A 20-year-old man was arrested for the rape of a 4-year-old child.