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Thief of stolen birds from Zoo of Acadiana died in single vehicle crash

A man who stole three birds from the Zoo of Acadiana died after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed while attempting to outrun police.

Victim robbed of puppies, cell phone and backpack; arrest made

On March 28, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to the 1100 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery.

Police make arrest in nearly 10 year 'cold case' murder

Baton Rouge Police detectives have made an arrest in a 2004 cold case murder. Brian Antonio Spears, 34, of Baker, has been arrested and charged with First-Degree Murder in connection with the shooting death of Louis Davis, 21.

23-year-old man shot to death on the front porch of his home

A 23-year-old man was shot to death last night while sitting on the front porch of his home in the 70802 area.

Survey: Louisiana more opposed to same sex marriage, marijuana legalization, gun control than national average

Several national media outlets have recently questioned of why Louisiana’s Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has not followed several of her Democratic colleagues and come out in support of same sex marriage.

Axiall, others tee off for American Cancer Society

One of the biggest cancer fundraisers in Iberville Parish was held Monday at the Island Country Club in Plaquemine. Axiall, a chemical company, held its 9th annual golf tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Group urges NOPD officers to boycott French Quarter Fest

An organization that represents most of the rank-and-file members of the New Orleans Police Department is urging those officers not to take part in detail work during this week’s French Quarter Festival.

Reward upped to $19,600 for information about missing school teacher

The reward for information regarding the whereabouts of a missing school teacher has been increased to $19,600, according to Crime Stoppers.

BRPD officers' names released in stabbing altercation

A stabbing yesterday landed two police officers in the hospital and in turn left the attacker, Bradford Etheredge, dead.