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Why didn't bizarre behavior block man accused in Lafayette police officer's death from buying a gun?


While responding to a theft complaint at a grocery store last year, Lafayette Police discovered the suspect, 28-year-old Ian Howard, running frantically outside the store, reversing directions and stopping to stare at people. Read more

Rayne woman killed in Friday night crash in St. Landy Parish, Louisiana State Police say

Advocate staff report

A 24-year-old woman from Rayne was killed Friday night in a vehicle crash on Interstate 49 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana State Police reported. Read more

KATC: Abbeville police investigating Friday night shooting

Advocate staff report

Abbeville police are investigating an overnight shooting that ended in a crash on S East Street near Maude Avenue, KATC reported. Read more

Whether born of 'desperation' or 'stupidity,' Louisiana jailhouse phone calls a boon for law enforcement


The high-speed chase ended in his arrest in a man-made pond in Algiers, but Kidus Wodajo was sure he had outwitted the police.  Read more

Photos: 'Fortnite Battle Royale' tournament brings gamers from around country to Cajundome

Gamers took to the Cajundome May 26, 2918, for the largest "Fortnite Battle Royale" competition yet.  Read more

In wake of mass shootings, law enforcement in Louisiana fielding influx of threats at area schools


The rash of school shootings around the country is creating fallout for law enforcement agencies in Louisiana and elsewhere as they increasingly find themselves called on to investigate threats of violence on school campuses. Read more

Subtropical Storm Alberto latest: Storm shifts further east, significantly lessening threat to Louisiana

Advocate staff report

It appears Louisiana is in the clear when it comes to the heavier amount of rainfall from Subtropical Storm Alberto, according to the National Hurricane Center. Read more