HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has asked state officials to hold a public hearing on a proposed wastewater injection well planned near a Houma neighborhood. Transport company Vanguard Environmental has obtained necessary approvals to begin building the facility, which would inject oilfield waste thousands of feet below ground. The... more »
SPRING BAYOU, La. (AP) - State biologists say they are fighting hydrilla, an invasive aquatic weed that grows into dense mats near the surface of water, in this bayou in Avoyelles Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it is fighting the fast-growing plant by stocking the bayou... more »
School fights and arrests are on the rise in Lafayette Parish schools. But who's fighting, and why, might come as a surprise.
Acadiana High School Sophomore Kenneth Munoz said he's seen more fights this year at school, and said it's mostly girls starting trouble.
"Negative comments really. It's... more »
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A man booked with murder in connection with a 2009 brawl in which one man was killed and 17 people were arrested, has pleaded guilty to rioting and sentenced to five years probation. In March 2009, Morris Laiche III of Albany was booked with second-degree murder... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year. The disease is "anaplasmosis," which is spread by ticks and destroys red... more »
On December 3, 2010, at approximately 12:15 am, Lafayette Police responded to an apartment complex in the 300 block of West University Avenue regarding a burglary. The victim, a 27 year old female, entered her apartment and was attacked by a suspect waiting inside. The victim fought the suspect until... more »
SCOTT, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an incident at a nightclub that has left one man dead, another injured and a third facing criminal charges. A news release from the Scott Police Department says 37-year-old Christopher Marmottin has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the Sunday incident at... more »
State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »