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  • Lafayette moves forward to ditch tax rebate

    December 4, 2013 9:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with a rebate that helps retailers cover the cost of collecting sales tax - a move widely panned by the business community. The Advocate reports the council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to move the proposal forward, which is... more »
  • Check being held until ditch deepened

    November 29, 2013 8:40 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish is again asking the federal government to release a $945,000 reimbursement check for work done on Eden Church Road in Denham Springs. The Federal Highway Administration has refused to release the funds. It wants a nearby ditch deepened to help alleviate flooding problems along... more »
  • Body Found in Ditch in Iberville Parish

    February 14, 2012 10:05 AM

    Iberville Parish authorities say the body of a 26-year-old Plaquemine man was found in a shallow ditch near the Dow Chemical Co. plant. Sheriff's Maj. Johnny Blanchard said a truck driver saw the body on the north side of Industrial Boulevard around 7 a.m. Monday Aubrey St. Angelo, chief of... more »
  • Dog Executed, Owner's Relative Arrested

    October 18, 2010 10:20 AM

    A Berwick woman discovers her dog dead in a ditch, with a bullet to the head. A deputy went to scene and located shotgun shells at the location. The owner suspected her brother-in-law of shooting the dog. After an investigation, the suspect was placed under arrest and booked into... more »
  • Iberia Parish Coroner Remembered

    October 14, 2010 7:14 PM

    The Iberia Parish Coroner of 18 years, Dr. James Falterman Sr. died suddenly Tuesday. Lynn Guiberteau worked in Dr. Falterman's office, she said, she's known him" since I was 18. I've known no other doctor. He took care of me and delivered my children." Guiberteau says, she has... more »
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Car Crash

    February 17, 2010 7:37 AM

    Investigators have identified the victim in the car crash as Shonte Yvette Frank (46) of Heflin, Louisiana. The other passengers and driver remain hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation. ##################################### On February 16, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2700... more »
  • Investigation into the death of a Welsh man

    November 23, 2009 10:58 AM

    Detectives in Jeff Davis parish are investigating the murder of a Welsh man. The body of 23-year-old Kenneth Harmon Jr. was found underneath his truck in a ditch off highway 1126 south of Roanoke late Thursday night. The Chevy S-10 truck was seen by a passerby on Thursday night backed... more »
  • Authorities investigate death of Welsh man

    November 20, 2009 10:17 AM

    On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... more »
  • Hit and Run Jeanerette Family Speaks Out

    October 25, 2009 7:01 PM

    A hit and run victim's family is left wondering who would do this and leave him to die. His name is Russell Lewis Sr. He was discovered in a ditch on the side of highway 85, at mile post 5.7. Authorities say he was hit Friday night but was found... more »
  • Lafayette man dies in Evangeline wreck

    October 21, 2009 12:00 PM

    CHENEYVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 53-year-old Lafayette man died in a single-vehicle accident in Evangeline Parish, about five miles south of Cheneyville. Troopers say that Theodore Oliver was the passenger in a car driven by 73-year-old Virginia Hebert of Mermentau. Investigators say Hebert was driving north on... more »
  • Dead Body Found St. Mary Parish

    October 17, 2009 8:41 PM

    A body is discovered today in St. Mary Parish just outside of Baldwin. Sheriff's investigators are working the case. Passers-by stopped off highway 90 and Penn Road Saturday morning, drawn to the site by flashing lights and badges. Officials say the body was found by someone who was fishing.... more »
  • Coulee Creates Dangerous Conditions

    October 13, 2009 11:46 PM

    A coulee in Lafayette Parish is causing properties to shift even sink, creating dangerous conditions for some residents. The coulee in question is Coulee Bend. It runs along I-10 crossing Moss street, moving west past I-49 then north through Acadian Hills Country Club. Little by little, Dorothy Dutile is losing... more »

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