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Police Investigating Suspicious Death of Ville Platte Woman

Police in Ville Platte are investigating what they are calling a "suspicious death" after a woman's body was found inside her High School Drive home. Family members have identified the woman as 29-year-old Latoya Richard. Richard's sister, Lakeshia Richard, said she was called to the home by a neighbor after Richard didn't meet her 10 year-old daughter at...

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1 hour 7 minutes ago

UL Lafayette Named a Military Friendly School

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School. The military-friendly designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of U.S. institutions that dedicate resources to ensure military students' success in the classroom and after graduation, according to Victory Media,... Read Story

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1 hour 25 minutes ago

Lafayette Council defers discussion of possible 'Four Corners" & Courthouse deals

The Lafayette City-Parish Council postponed, until late October, discussion of possible deals that would convert the old federal courthouse downtown into a mixed-use development including residential and commercial units, while transforming the "Four Corners" area into a new police substation. City-Parish President Joey Durel sought a resolution of support... Read Story

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3 hours 38 minutes ago

AG says Jindal health changes didn't follow law

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana attorney general's office says state employee health insurance changes enacted by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration skipped required legal steps. In an opinion released Tuesday, the attorney general's office says modifications to health care plans for state workers and retirees in the Office of Group... Read Story

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3 hours 40 minutes ago

Settlement corruption investigation conference

NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge hearing 2010 oil spill cases says he'll decide soon whether he needs more than written evidence and arguments to rule on an investigation of alleged corruption within the settlement program. District Judge Carl Barbier said during a Tuesday status conference the big question is... Read Story

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7 hours 52 minutes ago

CPSO to conduct DWI, seatbelt checkpoint

Lake Charles - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be conducting a DWI/seatbelt checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish on Thursday September 25. This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics; as well as, people who are not wearing their seatbelt.

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14 hours 3 minutes ago

Dragon arrives at space station with 3-D printer

The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit. Two days after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the SpaceX cargo ship, Dragon, arrived at the space station. German astronaut Alexander Gerst used the robot arm to grab the... Read Story

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15 hours 30 minutes ago

Federal prison population drops by nearly 5,000

Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal prison population has dropped this year by roughly 4,800 inmates, the first decline in decades. Holder is speaking Tuesday at a criminal justice conference in New York City. According to excerpts of his speech, the Justice Department expects to end the current fiscal... Read Story

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