Local News

CATS only making minimal improvements after receiving $11 million from local property tax

CATS busses are running all across the Capitol City, but riders like Roy Mendenhall said he expected more. “If I’ve got to pay the taxes, I’d like to ride the bus that I'm paying for,” said Mendenhall.

Sulphur man locked up for striking two young children on the hands with wooden stick

A Sulphur man was arrested on cruelty charges after he allegedly struck two young children on the hands with wooden sticks, causing them bruising.

First round of home inspections almost complete in Bayou Corne

Texas Brine officials say their contractors completed 85 out of 89 home inspections in Bayou Corne. The homes are owned by people who want to be bought out, but they did not hire a lawyer, yet.

Online paper investigates claims of propaganda in Ascension tax issue

On May 4, 2013, residents of Ascension Parish will vote in a special election on a $15 million tax to provide support to the District 1 fire service.

Mysterious death of Hammond man continues to baffle investigators 13 years later

The mysterious death of a 23-year-old man from Hammond continues to baffle investigators 13 years after it happened. Officials hope someone can provide information that will help put this case to rest.

Homeless man arrested on drug charges while playing video poker

Houma police have arrested a homeless man on multiple charges after he punched an officer while attempting to evade a drug-related arrest.

St. Amant father and son arrested on drug charges

A father and son have been both locked up on drug charges in Ascension Parish. On April 8, authorities went to the home of Audie and Austin Decoteau to investigate complaints of drug activity.

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.