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  • Acadia Parish man dies on I-10 East

    May 25, 2014 12:18 PM

    An Acadia Parish man died from a single vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound, west of Crowley. Around 6:22 p.m., Louisiana State Troopers were notified of a 1999 Ford Mustang that traveled off the right side of I-10 east and overturned. The driver, 26 year old Kori Sarver of Crowley,... more »
  • Putin: West ignores Russia's interests in Ukraine

    May 25, 2014 12:16 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he does not believe there will be a new Cold War with the United States, and Russia does not want it. But he warned that Russia's interests must be taken seriously and accused the West of having ignored Russia's... more »
  • Teen killed in crash west of Alexandria

    March 14, 2014 7:10 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Boyce teenager has been killed after a crash west of Alexandria. Louisiana State Police say 18-year-old Derek J. Stanley was pronounced dead following the crash that occurred about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Louisiana Highway 488. Louisiana State Police say Stanley was a passenger in a... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: EPA Compliance Issues Play Video

    November 6, 2013 1:14 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, but it also served as wake up call for some in Acadiana. "Afterwards, we'll watch events like that for things we can learn and do better," said Prescott Marshall, the director of Emergency Management... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: Part 1 Play Video

    November 5, 2013 1:19 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, in part because the violent explosion was caught on video . 15 people were killed, more than 160 were injured, and an entire town was leveled. While the cause of the initial fire is still... more »
  • Wet Weather Increases Mosquitoes and West Nile Risk

    September 3, 2012 10:23 PM

    A warning everyone in Acadiana needs to know about: Mosquito populations are on the rise and the risk of West Nile could increase. Wet weather from Hurricane Isaac is to blame. As we see more mosquitoes, there's also a growing concern over West Nile Virus. It's already been a... more »
  • West Virginina Mine Boss Charged with Fraud in Deadly Blast

    February 22, 2012 10:11 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud the federal government, becoming the highest-ranking Massey Energy employee to face criminal prosecution so far over the deadly blast. Former Upper Big Branch mine boss... more »
  • West Nile: It Only Takes 1 Mosquito

    February 5, 2012 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Low numbers of mosquitoes won't protect you from West Nile virus, warns Louisiana's Office of Public Health. Although drought kept the mosquito population down last year in Calcasieu Parish, two residents came down with encephalitis or meningitis from the virus, according to a report in the... more »
  • Eight Families Displaced After Apartments Go Up in Flames

    May 28, 2011 12:22 AM

    At least eight families are out of their homes as of Friday night. That's after a fire at an apartment complex in the five-thousand block of West Congress Street in Lafayette. Tenants that we spoke with are very shaken up, and they say they've never seen anything like this... more »
  • One Shot in New Iberia

    April 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at West End Park. Officials say one person was shot and transported to a local hospital. Investigators say the shooting took place just after 7:30 Sunday evening and the extent of the victims injuries are unknown.
  • Louisiana Man's Body Found in TN

    October 27, 2010 11:45 AM

    JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities have identified a body found along a West Tennessee road as that of a Louisiana man. The Madison County Sheriff's Office said a medical examiner in Nashville used dental records to confirm the man was 55-year-old Rickey Gilbert Kimble of Minden, La. The cause of... more »
  • Tonight west bound lane of I-10: Duson Exit will be Closed

    October 26, 2010 6:26 AM

    Beginning at 8 tonight, the west bound lane of I-10 will be closed at the Duson exit. Crews will be installing lights on the overpass. Drivers are asked to drive with caution.
  • Kanye West Says He Had Considered Suicide

    October 19, 2010 11:27 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kanye West told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West told the... more »
  • Two More Human Cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    October 15, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 29. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance... more »
  • West Monroe police: Street guns up to par

    October 11, 2010 9:57 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Police officers in northeastern Louisiana are discovering weapons they are confiscating when making arrests are just as good as their own. West Monroe Maj. James Keys says that he's noticed officers coming in with apprehended AK-47s. Keys said police have arrested suspects with older model Colt... more »
  • West Africa children still exploited to make chocolate

    October 8, 2010 10:05 PM

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - West Africa's cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a decade of efforts to eliminate the practices, according to an independent audit published by Tulane University. A U.S.-sponsored solution called the Harkin-Engel Protocol was signed in 2001 by cocoa... more »
  • West Nile Found in Vermilion & Iberia Parishes

    October 7, 2010 10:32 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 27. The two new cases come from Iberia and Vermilion parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which can be found in the... more »
  • West Monroe student arrested

    October 5, 2010 9:40 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A West Monroe High School student has been arrested after he was found in class with a loaded gun. Superintendent Bob Webber says another student told a school administrator at the beginning of school Tuesday that the boy had a gun in class. Webber told... more »
  • Human Case of West Nile in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2010 6:23 PM

    There's a human case of west nile virus in Iberia Parish. It's one of two new cases in the state, which brings this year's total to 25. The other is in St. Tammany Parish. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • Arraignment Set For Teenager in Deaths of Parents

    September 16, 2010 10:44 AM

    In Monroe, Louisiana, a 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in connection with the second-degree murder of his parents will be arraigned on Sept. 22. A spokeswoman with the Ouachita Parish District Attorney's Office said the arraignment date was set Wednesday afternoon. The teen is being held at the... more »
  • New Cases of West Nile

    September 3, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed seven new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 19. The seven new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • 28th South West Louisiana Zydeco Festival

    September 1, 2010 6:31 AM

    PLAISANCE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's oldest zydeco festival gears up this week with a parade and a free jam session at what organizers say is one of the oldest zydeco clubs still standing. The 28th Annual Original Southwest "La-La" Zydeco Music Festival on Saturday in Plaisance will culminate three days... more »
  • DHH Confirms 3 New West Nile Cases

    August 20, 2010 12:27 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 12. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »
  • Three New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus

    August 12, 2010 6:49 PM

    Louisiana on Pace to Having a Record Low Year BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to nine. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. These cases are... more »
  • This Year's First Case of West Nile Virus in a Human

    July 15, 2010 6:22 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2010. The case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 5, 2010 7:09 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • Rabies Confirmed in South West Louisiana Horse

    July 1, 2010 9:10 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says a Jefferson Davis Parish horse has been confirmed to have rabies. The horse, a 6-year-old thoroughbred mare from the Jennings area, was taken to LSU's veterinary school in Baton Rouge on June 27 after exhibiting abnormal facial twitching symptoms. Strain said... more »
  • Oil Extending West Around Mississippi Delta

    May 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. - Recent satellite images show oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is extending west around the Mississippi Delta. Shots taken by a Canadian satellite Wednesday night reveal the extension looks like a finger reaching out from the main patch. The oil is in streaks... more »
  • Lane Closure: I-10 West Bound

    February 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010, I-10 West Bound Right Lane at Mile Post 62 will be closed from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon. Then the West Bound Left Lane will be closed from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 P.M. at Mile Post 62.
  • La. gas storage project faces opposition

    February 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »
  • 4 women robbed near downtown library

    November 25, 2009 2:51 PM

    Victims Held Up in Parking Lot of Downtown Library On November 25, 2009, at approximately 12:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Congress Street regarding an armed robbery. The victims, four females of Baton Rouge, were walking in the parking lot... more »
  • Road Closure: Lafayette at West Main

    October 8, 2009 8:32 AM

    In Lafayette Parish, Lafayette Street at West Main will be closed this morning (October 8), from 9 to noon. Crews will be making repairs to the Lafayette Parish Courthouse. Detour routes will be posted.
  • I-10 Lane Reduction at Henderson

    October 6, 2009 7:54 AM

    Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both the eastbound and westbound directions of I-10 at the Henderson exit (MM 115) beginning October 6. Crews will be making repairs to the overpass everynight from 7pm until 7am. Work is expected to last for the next 10 days.

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