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Man Found Guilty in Slaying

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish jury has found 28-year-old Jonathan Boyer guilty of second-degree murder in the Feb.

Lafayette Council Gives Money to Non-Profits

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Twenty-three nonprofit organizations that received funding from Lafayette Consolidated Government this year will receive funding again in the 2009-10 fiscal year that begins Nov.

St. Landry Prisoner Beat to Death

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Two cellmates of Brian G. Armstrong, who was found beaten to death in his cell Monday in the Opelousas City Jail, have been booked with second-degree murder. The Daily World of Opelousas reports 29-year-old Chadwick O.

EBRSO Looking for Woman Accused of Using Fake Checks

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman they say used fake checks to buy items from area Wal-Mart Stores.

RAW VIDEO: BRPD Looking for Vehicle Burglar

Baton Rouge Police are looking for a car burglar. They say they caught the man in the act. Check out this video. It's from inside a BRPD Bait Car. Detectives say it all went down in the 2600 block of Monroe.

Opelousas Woman to Plead 'Not Guilty' in Child's Death

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A defense attorney says an Opelousas woman accused in the shaking death of her infant will plead not guilty to a second-degree murder charge. Latonia Lavergne was arrested Wednesday by the St.

Deadly Crash on Highway 190

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Baton Rouge men died when the car they were in struck an oak tree and split in half in East Baton Rouge Parish. State police say speed may have been a factor in the accident that killed 44-year-old Ricky E.

Controversy Surrounding Career Diploma

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three months after the state Legislature authorized a new diploma to trim the high school dropout rate, arguments keep swirling around the issue.