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Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police investigated an oil tanker tractor fire on I-10 westbound near mile marker 25 on Sunday afternoon which caused major traffic delays.More >>
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The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh.More >>
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The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
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An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
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Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
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The search continues for a missing college student from ULL. Michaela "Mickey" Shunick turned 22 years old on Monday, May 21.
She went missing after leaving a friend's residence in the 100 block of Ryan Street in Lafayette about 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Lafayette Police have established a "Tips Line" for citizens to call with information pertaining to Shunick's disappearance. Citizens with information are urged to call 337-291-8633. Police say detectives will monitor the phone for at least the next 24 hours.
Look for more on this story on later editions of KPLC 7 News and on www.kplctv.com
The following is a Press Release from the Lafayette Police Department:
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department continue to search for clues which would assist them in locating Michaela "Mickey" Shunick.
Shunick went missing after leaving a friend's residence in the 100 block of Ryan Street at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2012. She was wearing a pastel, multi-colored striped shirt, light wash skinny jeans and gray shoes.
Shunick departed the residence on a black Schwinn bicycle with gold handle bar grips and wearing a brown leather backpack purse. It is believed that she was going to her residence near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Congress Street.
Shunick is described as a white female, blonde hair, 5'1" and 115 pounds.
The Louisiana State Police and the FBI have offered their resources and assisting in the investigation.
Attached is a photo of Michaela Shunick and the bicycle she is believed to have been riding when she went missing.
Detectives are asking anyone with any information about the case to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.