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End-of-the-year celebration goes up in smoke at Lafayette elementary; no injuries

An end-of-the-year celebration at an elementary school in Lafayette ended in flames this afternoon. The good news is that no one was hurt.

Prepare for storm season with the 2013 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana residents can save money on flashlights, batteries, generators and other emergency supplies during the 2013 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26.

RSD faculty and parents still hopeful despite low LEAP scores

There are seven schools in East Baton Rouge Parish that are in the Recovery School District, and while the district got one of the lowest overall LEAP scores in the state, parents said they're not willing to give up yet on their children&#3

NOAA predicts extremely active season; 3 to 6 major hurricanes

In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active Atlantic hurricane season this year.

Man accused of torturing dog has past arrest for assault

The Gonzales man arrested for torturing a dog and killing a cat has a recent arrest for assault.

Former LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman to make MLB debut for Baltimore Orioles

Former LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman will make his MLB debut in Toronto Thursday night when he takes the mound as the Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher against the Blue Jays.

Raising Cane’s mobilizes to deliver aid to victims of North Texas, Oklahoma tornadoes

Thousands of people across North Texas and Oklahoma are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and other basic necessities after their communities were devastated by deadly tornadoes over the past several days.

Former tenant claims wrongful eviction by Gonzales Councilman

Debra Williams lived as tenant in a “shed” owned by Gonzales Councilman Timothy Vessel, Sr. from May 1, 2012 until her eviction on February 4, 2013, barely a month after he assumed office.

DOTD installs enhanced monitoring equipment near Bayou Corne sinkhole

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will use enhanced monitoring along La. 70, near the Assumption Parish sinkhole.

27-year-old unrestrained driver killed in two-vehicle crash; impairment suspected

A DeRidder man died last night in a two-vehicle crash. Officials say he was not wearing a seatbelt and he was ejected from his truck.