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Ordinance requiring door-to-door permit fee gains support

The latest ordinance proposal to come out of the Metro City Council is an attempt to crack down on door-to-door scams.

Back to School: Free child safety booster seat event

On Saturday, August 18th, 2012, from 9:00am to 1:00pm Louisiana State Police Troop L in conjunction with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force and the Central Tangipahoa Head Start will be hosting a child safety seat event in the Independen

Lafayette Sheriff investigating death of female inmate

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a parish inmate at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Melrose East to hold community meeting with top law enforcement officials

Property owners, business owners and managers of Melrose East will hold a meeting on Friday, August 10 beginning at 12 Noon. The meeting will take place at the Glory House Ministries, 722 N. Carrollton Ave located in Melrose East.

Crowley Police locate run-a-way teen

UPDATE: Crowley Police Department reports that Rebecca Leger who was reported as a run-a-way has been located. Abbeville Police working with Crowley Police was able to locate Leger in Abbeville.

Unrestrained Mississippi driver killed on Interstate 55

This morning shortly after 7:00am, an Osyka, MS resident lost her life in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 55 approximately three miles north of the Kentwood exit in Tangipahoa Parish.

Two pets die in Shreveport house fire

A morning house fire in the 2600 block of Meriwether Rd. in Shreveport took the life of two pets. Firefighters received a call for help at around 10:30 a.m. When fire companies arrived, they found smoke billowing from the roof.

Tropical Depression #7 forms in the Atlantic Ocean

StormTracker33 Meteorologists announced Tropical Depression Seven has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Current coordinates are 13.7 N and 43.8 W.

Lafayette Police: Body identified as Mickey Shunick

Lafayette Police have confirmed the body found earlier this week in Evangeline Parish is that of Mickey Shunick. The body was found on Tuesday in a graveyard near the intersection of Highways 10 and 13. That's near Mamou.

Louisiana charter school changing pregnancy test requirement

A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that required pregnant students to be removed from class and home-schooled, pending board approval, a school official said Thursday.