Defendant in Curious Goods synthetic marijuana case shot himself in the head Wednesday morning.

Owners of the pit bull that viciously attacked and killed 4-year-old Mia Derouen in Houma last week have lawyered up, leaving local police frustrated and with few answers.

A Lafayette Parish man with a sick fetish was arrested Wednesday for allegedly standing buck naked in his doorway in full frontal view of children waiting for the school bus.

More than a year after his longtime assistant admitted to her role in a bribery scheme that went on within earshot of his office for four years, D.A. Mike Harson says he’s sorry.

Once again (as if the first go-round wasn’t enough), the Lafayette Parish School Board appears poised to resurrect last year’s so-called “witch hunt” of Superintendent Pat Cooper.

A movement that has popped up on the LSU campus — and possibly elsewhere — seeking to galvanize frank discussions about Christianity and spread the Good News is running into opposition from students.

The fight between and the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism is heating up this week in federal court, reports the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Ernest Carter, the pastor of New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Scott, was convicted Monday of attempted aggravated rape — a crime that happened nearly three decades ago.

After a nearly three-year fight, Chris Williams and the Lafayette Housing Authority have agreed to walk away from the back-pay lawsuit filed by the former city-parish councilman in 2011, with each side agreeing to cover its own court costs.

“He just couldn’t take it anymore,” attorney Bill Goode says of his friend Barry Domingue, who was on trial this week facing federal conspiracy charges.

payday2 carouselAn attempt in the state Senate to rein in predatory payday lenders has been turned into a macabre joke.

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