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LSU men's basketball team announces full 2013-14 season

A minimum 32-game schedule was announced by the LSU basketball program and the Southeastern Conference which includes a return to pre-conference tournament play and for the first time in program history, every game away from the Pete Maravich A

Man threatens to blow up New Iberia Wal-Mart, leaves on pink bike

A man has been arrested after he threatened to blow up a Wal-Mart store in Iberia Parish. On August 19 at around 4:50 p.m., deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office were called out to a bomb threat.

Fugitive arrested as part of Ascension Parish drug investigation

A fugitive wanted in a Donaldsonville drug sting has been arrested. Henry Knockum, 41, of Donaldsonville, was arrested on August 19. He has been charged with Distribution of Schedule II CDS.

Unrestrained passenger killed in Bossier Parish crash

A 70-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash after not wearing his seatbelt. On August 19 at 8:25 p.m., State Troopers were called to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 527 east of U.S. 71.

Officials: Lafayette gas station set on fire to cover burglary

A Lafayette gas station was set ablaze earlier this morning by a thief looking to cover his tracks.

Traffic stop leads to discovery of over 18 pounds of marijuana

A State Trooper stopped a 2013 Dodge Charger for a traffic violation on I-20 in Bienville Parish which led to the discovery of over 18 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle on August 19.

ExxonMobil to shut down equipment for maintenance; warn public of intermittent flares

Neighbors near the ExxonMobil Chemical Plant on Scenic Hwy. may notice intermittent flaring over the next several days as equipment is shut down for maintenance work. This is not an emergency situation.

DHH refutes report claiming confusion, expenses, lost services from behavioral health partnership

A new report about Louisiana's behavioral health system shows wasted money and disappearing services. But the state says the report is misleading, and the system is producing very good results.

Denham Springs man cited for alligator violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Denham Springs man with 26 alligator violations on Aug. 15.

53-year-old man arrested for soliciting juveniles for sex at Loranger church

A 53-year-old man is accused of trying to solicit sex from two juveniles. They were allegedly in church when the incident occurred.