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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.

Donaldsonville man shot in head at apartment complex, suspect sought

Authorities are looking for a suspect wanted in conjunction with the shooting of a 19-year-old Donaldsonville man.

LSU supervisors awarded $1.3M in scholarships last year

Local universities struggle with budget cuts every year, and students are forced to pay more to attend class.

Authorities investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Lafayette

State officials are investigating an officer-invovled shooting that took place during the early evening hours of June 14.

Man arrested on third DWI charge after attempting to report his crashed car as 'stolen'

A Ponchatoula man has been arrested on his third DWI charge. On July 14, 2013, at approximately 12:30 a.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Pleasant Ridge Rd. Ext. in Hammond.

WANTED: Deputies search for man wanted for rape of juvenile, additional warrants

Deputies are asking for help to locate a man who is wanted for the rape of a juvenile, as well as additional active warrants.