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Crimes In Lafayette Up 9 Percent In 2013

Crimes increased by 9 percent in 2013 — the highest increase since 2007 — according to statistics released Feb. 17 by the Lafayette Police Department.

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Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Senator David Vitter To Hold Town Hall Meetings In Acadiana This Week

Vitter says he makes it his priority to keep Louisiana residents informed on issues by holding town hall meetings in all 64 parishes during every Congress.

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Jeremiah Wright (AP Photo/The Daily Comet, Abby Tabor)
Jeremiah Wright in 2011. Abby Tabor, AP/The Daily Comet
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Man Charged With Dismembering His Disabled Son Found Not Guilty By Insanity

A Thibodaux man charged with killing and dismembering his 7-year-old, disabled son was found not guilty by reason of insanity this morning.

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Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Talent Resources
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Former New Orleans Saints DB Darren Sharper Charged With Rape In California

Today was his court date and Sharper has been charged with raping and drugging two women.

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Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2014 Lineup

This year's schedule includes over 100 performances.

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Phil Robertson Ahead Of Mary Landrieu In Louisiana Senate Race Poll

Bet you didn't even know "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson had thrown his hat in for the Louisiana Senate Race did ya?

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Lafayette Boasts Record Setting $6 Billion In 2013 Retail Sales – Lafayette Live

Lafayette's economic strength continues to shine in the face of national financial woes. A recent report by the Lafayette Economic Development Authority shows local retail sales in 2013 topped $6 billion dollars, the highest sales ever recorded for the city.

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Valentines Drug Round Up, photo courtesy of St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office
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St. Landry Drug Warrant Round-Up Nets Several Arrests

Several suspects are still being sought.

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USDA Photo by John Noll
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$15K Reward Now Being Offered For Information In Whooping Crane Shooting Case

There is now a $15,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for the shooting of 2 endangered whooping cranes this month, killing one of them.

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Senator Mary Landrieu (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Senator Mary Landrieu Pushes To Restore Earned Benefits For Military Retirees

There are around 9,500 military retirees that would benefit from the repeal.

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