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Lafayette Police Department receives national accreditation honors

In a ceremony held in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 23, the Lafayette Police Department was nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) at the 100th CALEA conference.

Cortana Mall purchased for $6 million; investors hope to 'bring it back to life'

Drive by Cortana Mall now, and you’ll see many buildings and storefronts empty; but now, some businesses said that a revamp of Cortana Mall could breathe new life into that area of Baton Rouge.

Walker Police looking for gas station armed robberry suspect

Walker Police report that a lone gunman robbed the Shell/Express 1 Stop in Walker on the night of March 27, taking an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing.

Residents in Central upset their speed limit signs were removed

Speeding has almost always been a problem along Greenwell Springs Road in Central.

Acadia Parish burglary spree halted after traffic stop; man arrested

A crime spree in Acadia Parish came to a halt after a routine traffic stop led to an arrest in St. Landry Parish. Garrett James Miller, 23, of Iota was pulled over after traveling 74 in a 65 mph zone.

Teenager a stabbing 'victim'; uses incident to lure grandfather away from home to burglarize it

Two men and a juvenile have been arrested in conjunction with a New Iberia burglary. On March 27, deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the 400 Block of Birch Street in reference to a burglary.

Gretna man claims $1 Million Powerball prize on behalf of office pool

The self-proclaimed "Who Dat Ten", an office pool of 10 New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) employees, shared a $1 million Powerball prize from the March 16 drawing.

Napoleonville man arrested with a kilo of cocaine

On Monday, March 25, Assumption Parish Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop which led to the discovery of one kilo (1014 grams) of suspected cocaine.

House Democrats: Seniors, local services to be hurt by Jindal's tax plan

Democrats in the state legislature say the more they learn about Governor Jindal's tax plan, the less they like it.

Study: Louisiana the 37th freest state in U.S.

A study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows Louisiana to be the 37th "freest" state.