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Bank robber, carjacker back in Lafayette to face charges

A Baton Rouge man that carjacked a Lafayette woman then robbed a Whitney Bank has been sent back to Lafayette to face charges. Justin Seawright, 32, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

50-year-old man charged with murder being held on $250,000 bond

A 50-year-old man was arrested last night for allegedly shooting and killing a man during an argument.

Coast Guard: Oil platform experiences blow out in Gulf southwest of Grand Isle

The Coast Guard said a Gulf of Mexico oil platform experienced a blow out Tuesday.

Zachary man arrested for attempting to blackmail teen into performing sexual acts

A Zachary man was arrested after he allegedly attempted to blackmail a teen boy into performing homosexual acts.

BRPD sees reduction in homicides for 2013; 12 cases remain open

Although violent headlines continue, officials say the number of homicides within Baton Rouge city limits is down from this time last year. However, there are 12 cases that are considered open with no motive or suspect at this time.

Lottery announces Mega Millions multidraw suspension in preparation for October game enhancements

On Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

Burglar arrested for theft at friend’s home; second case connected to the home

Police say a man has been arrested in connection to a burglary that happened back in April. Oddly, this was the first of two burglaries at the same home, and the two men accused of the crimes know each other, as well as the victim.

March and vigil held to inspire, educate and inform youth in White Castle

Children and adults from white castle all came together Monday night in honor of Trayvon Martin.

Deville man found alive after spending night lost in the woods

After searching for over 15 hours, search and rescue teams found a missing Deville man alive on the Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in LaSalle Parish.

Walker Police to distribute donated school uniforms on Friday during annual

On Friday, July 26, for the ninth consecutive year, the Walker Police Department will distribute school uniforms to Livingston Parish families who need assistance outfitting their children with mandatory school uniforms.