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Flu season gets off to early, strong start

Health experts say flu season is here, and it's off to a strong start. The Centers for Disease Control claim this is the earliest start to a flu season in about a decade. 41 states are reporting widespread flu cases.

Former Governor Edwin Edwards and wife to have child

It's an embryo! A source close to former Governor Edwin Edwards and his new bride, Trina Scott Edwards, tells IND Monthly that the 34-year-old bride is pregnant.

Sinkhole-affected residents in Bayou Corne send online petition to White House

Residents living near the Bayou Corne sinkhole are taking their case all the way to the White House.

Lafayette Police kill dog while investigating home alarm activation

Lafayette Police officers say they were forced to shoot and kill a dog that approached them aggressively.

Study group will look at several facets of school safety

With the Newtown shootings fresh in their minds a governmental study group has been formed to look at the safety of schools in our state.

Local inventor, advocate says state needs to mandate safer trailer hitches

A local man created a device that could prevent thousands of crashes involving runaway trailers. But he says he is fighting for more than the profitability of his invention.

School closures due to potential flooding, bad weather conditions

 A slow moving storm system passing through south Louisiana has created the potential for flash flooding. The threat has even prompted the closure of some area schools.

Baton Rouge family chronicles re-building process through social media

Just over three weeks after losing their home to a fire, the Nason family is still recovering. And to keep friends and family informed through the process their daughter Stacy came up with a unique idea.

Porch-sitting could lead to West Nile

2012 was a bad year for West Nile virus here in Louisiana with close to 400 cases total. And the contributing factors are almost as numerous as the cases themselves.

MISSING: Woman never returned home after short trip to corner store

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 32-year-old Carenthia Henry, who was last seen by her son, leaving their residence, shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, in the 2900 block of Palmyra Street .