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Henderson man arrested on multiple drug charges

On Tuesday, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jordan Ryder, 22, of Henderson, for several drug charges.

St. Mary Parish detectives arrest suspect in Bayou Vista shooting

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody Thibodeaux, 23, for attempted second-degree murder and a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family.

Former Oakdale officer arrested for sexual relations with juvenile

Skylar Frank, 25, of Oakdale was arrested Tuesday, July 15 for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and malfeasance in office.

2 MS men attacked by flesh eating bacteria in Louisiana waters

Two Mississippi men are recovering after they were exposed to flesh eating bacteria in Louisiana waters a several weeks ago.

MidSouth Bank warns of latest debit, credit card scam

MidSouth Bank is warning the public of a new phone scam from an automated caller. Thus far, the majority of reports to the bank are from non-customers in South Louisiana who are receiving a call from (877) 886-1996 and (877) 635-0049.

Volunteers on Lafayette streets protest abortion

Tuesday, around lunch time and just before the down pour in the Lafayette area, a group of about 15 volunteers, including two on bag pipes, took to the corner of heavily trafficed Bertrand and West Congress to protest abortion.

UL Lafayette evacuated because of suspicious device

UPDATE: ULL has opened on-campus residences. Wednesday classes remain canceled for the rest of evening, July 16. The University will fully reopen Thursday. Other services open tonight:

St. George organizers disappointed in focus of PBS show

PBS gave the effort to incorporate the city of St. George a national audience, but the chairman of the incorporation committee believes they did not see the true story.

Done Deal: Saints, Graham agree to new long-term contract

The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have agreed to a new long-term contract. The deal is reportedly worth $40M over four years with $21M guaranteed. Graham is now the highest paid tight end in the league.

Four Southeastern football games slated for television in 2014

The Southland Conference Television Network and ESPN3 will feature 15 exclusive broadcasts of all 11 Southland football teams in 2014, including four games featuring defending conference champion Southeastern Louisiana.

St. Landry Parish officer arrested for smuggling contraband into jail

A correctional officer with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday for allegedly bringing contraband into the parish jail.

BR residents react to increased murders within the past week

In Baton Rouge, someone has been shot and killed almost every day for the past week. Baton Rouge Police said they are working hard to get to the bottom of all of this.

LA man arrested in connection with bomb threat at St. Martin Parish truck stop

Joseph Oquinn, 55, of Park, LA, was arrested Monday night in connection with a bomb threat at a truck stop on the Evangeline Thruway in St. Martin Parish.

29-year-old Breaux Bridge man charged with forcible rape

Joseph Auguillard, 29, of Breaux Bridge has been arrested and charged with one count of forcible rape. Auguillard is also a registered sex offender.

Opelousas convenience store owner, cashier arrested for selling synthetic marijuana

Police arrested a convenience story owner and a cashier on Tuesday, July 15, after investigating reports about the sale of synthetic marijuana.