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Operation Hero teaches real life deployment excercises

Children of Air Force parents being deployed to combat zones got a playful but accurate experience of what it's like for their fathers and mothers to go to war.

Gas prices fall across Louisiana

This weeks gas prices for Louisiana have reportedly gone down. Officials say that state gas prices have fallen 1.4- cents just over the past week averaging about $2.54-a gallon.

Victims identified in Lake Charles quadruple murder

Investigators have released the identities of all four victims found murdered in a trailer park near Lake Charles.

Authorities search for missing plane in Ark-La-Tex

The Civil Air Patrol continues to search for a hand built airplane that disappeared after refueling in southern Arkansas. The single-engine plane was carrying one person.

Senate candidate campaigns in Lafayette

Charlie Melancon is campaigning across the state as a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Mr. Melancon was in Lafayette Wednesday morning at Quality Equipment Company on I-49 to discuss his job creation plan.

Experts look to cap leak after top kill failure

With the top kill method unsuccessful, experts work on their newest attempts to plug the leak. The procedure involves cutting off part of the busted pipe, then lowering a cap onto the leak.

New abortion requirement passes state Senate

The state Senate signed off on a new abortion requirement. Under the proposed bill, women will have to get an ultrasound before having the procedure.

State Representatives don't move forward with cell phone bill

BATON ROUGE — State Representatives decided to not go forward with a bill involving driving with cell phones. The Legislation would have allowed police to pull over people using a hand-held cell phone while driving. The bill could come up

Shrimpers fear upcoming shrimp season

The oil spill could mean a big disaster for the shrimping season in Louisiana. Many fishers like Rickey and Charlie Robin are preparing for an unpredictable season.

Lawsuit filed in oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS -A lawsuit has been filed in the recent oil rig explosion. The suit was made on behalf of Shane Roshto, who is one of the workers still missing. It names two companies, Trans-Ocean and BP as defendants. The suit claims the compan