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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.

Rickey Jefferson pleads guilty to misdemeanor

LSU freshman safety Rickey Jefferson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Monday in Jefferson Parish. Jefferson and two others were put on probation for two years for resisting arrest in February.

St. John the Baptist Parish dodges weather threat, officials still prepared

St. John the Baptist Parish officials said they overcame their first hurdle of this hurricane season. Over the weekend they watched and prepared as Invest 92L  entered the Gulf. Natalie Robottom, St.

Les Miles radio show starts Wednesday at TJ Ribs on Acadian

The Les Miles Show presented by Capital One Bank will have its 2013 debut on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. from TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway.

Bond set at $41,000 for man accused of stabbing wife during domestic dispute

Bond was set at $41,000 for a man accused of stabbing his wife over the weekend, according to public records.