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Body of missing man recovered in Grand Isle; officials suspect drowning

The body of a man reported missing from Labadieville was recovered yesterday in Grand Isle. Although an autopsy will have to confirm the cause of death, officials believe he drowned.

WANTED: Suspect identified for hitting woman with handgun during robbery

A warrant was issued today for the arrest of a man accused of robbing a woman and hitting her in the head with a handgun. The Lafayette Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Dexter Trahan, 31, of Duson.

2013 Legislative session showed great unity, missed some key issues

The legislative session may be in the books, but analysts said the session was almost historic.

Mid City gets a new mural thanks to the Walls Project

Thanks to the efforts of the Walls Project, the arts district of Baton Rouge will celebrate the completion of a new public mural with a free celebration on Thursday.

Brusly officials want to curb red light runners, traffic cameras an option

Bad drivers in Brusly beware. Town officials are looking at new ways to stop red light runners. The council is considering adding traffic cameras to help cut down on accidents in the town.

New Louisiana law aims to improve treatment of at-risk youth

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will allow for the proactive treatment of youth—termed “crossover youth”—who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Clinton's curfew for all draws mixed feelings from residents

The town of Clinton is under some new summer hours that have several in the community up in arms. When the lights go out in the town of Clinton, it's best not to be caught out on the streets.

BR man identified as sixth suspect involved with fatal shooting in Geismar

A sixth suspect has been identified in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Geismar.

Man caught receiving sexual act from 13-year-old girl in restaurant parking lot

A 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly participating in a sexual act with a juvenile in a public place.

Dudley DeBosier law firm awards $10,000 in scholarships

Dudley DeBosier, a personal injury law firm with offices throughout the state of Louisiana, is proud to announce the winners of this year’s scholarship program. The firm awarded $10,000 in scholarships to nine recipients.