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$2 million donation for LSU Engineering Complex pushes project

Jonathan E. Martin, chairman and CEO of Martin Companies LLC, and Roy O. Martin III, president and CFO of Martin Companies LLC, have announced a $2 million gift commitment to support the renovation of Patrick F.

First major crash on new Central Thruway claims life of 27-year-old woman

A 27-year-old woman died from injuries caused by a traffic crash on the newly opened Central Thruway.

Five Jaguars named to 2013 Preseason All-SWAC team

Southern's Virgil WIlliams earned first team All-SWAC honors at two positions joining teammates wide receiver Lee Doss and linebacker Anthony Balancier as the preseason conference teams and predicted order of finish were announced at SWAC F

Mainieri to welcome 17 new players to baseball squad

Coach Paul Mainieri announced on Monday the 17-man class of baseball recruits enrolling at LSU next month.

LSU's Odell Beckham, Jr. earns spot on Biletnikoff Award watch list

LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.

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.