On March 28, 2014 shortly before noon the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at 543 Prosper Street apartment 11. Upon arrival officers found a male subjectMore >>
Ville Platte Police discovered a man suffering from a stab wound inside his residence Friday. The victim later died at Mercy Regional Medical Center.More >>
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies are asking for help in locating a Lafayette man who is wanted for Second Degree Sexual Battery. Juan Rene Singleterry is a Hispanic Male 5'6" weighing 190-210 pounds,More >>
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies are asking for help in locating a Lafayette man who is wanted for Second Degree Sexual Battery. More >>
Investigating numerous concerns of narcotics activity at local hotels, Crowley Police arrested a Crowley couple on Synthetic Marijuana charges. "We have been receiving information that local citizensMore >>
After investigating numerous concerns of narcotics activity at local hotels, Crowley Police arrested a Crowley couple on Synthetic Marijuana charges.More >>
A message from Chief Perry Gallow: I wish to formally announce that I will seek a 3rd term as Chief of Police for the City of Opelousas this coming November. Having served as Police Chief for the pastMore >>
Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow has officially announced his bid for re-election. Gallow has served as Chief for the past 7.5 years.More >>
Lafayette police are investigating a shooting involving an officer from the Lafayette Police Department. The shooting happened in the 1100 Block of Gilman Road in Lafayette. Police say a suspect has beenMore >>
A suspect in a police involved shooting has been identified. David Sonnier was released from the hospital and charged with one count of attempted 1st degree murder and one count of attempted 2nd degree murder.More >>
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Abbeville police say a man fleeing police with an escapee from a juvenile jail inside his car crashed into the Vermilion Parish Courthouse, causing his car to catch fire. Lt. DavidMore >>
Abbeville police say a man fleeing police with an escapee from a juvenile jail inside his car crashed into the Vermilion Parish Courthouse, causing his car to catch fire.More >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in February, hitting the lowest level since mid-2008.
The number of people who told surveyors they had a job hit a new record for the fifth month in a row, approaching 2 million.
A separate survey shows payrolls were grew slightly from January to February, but remained below the record levels of late 2013.
Both sets of figures - adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes - were released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Louisiana's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in January and 6.4 percent in February 2013.
Total unemployed Louisianians fell below 100,000 - also for the first time since mid-2008 - hitting 95,000 in February. That's down from almost 103,000 in January and 134,000 in February 2013.