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  • Family wants answers after loved one was found dead inside a vehicle

    Family wants answers after loved one was found dead inside a vehicle

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:22:53 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:10:57 GMT

    A Death in Lafayette at Brown Park is leaving the victim's family searching for answers. Police are calling that death a homicide. Police say 22-year-old Jaleel Bonham's body was discovered in a vehicle at the park. ..

    A Death in Lafayette at Brown Park is leaving the victim's family searching for answers. Police are calling that death a homicide. Police say 22-year-old Jaleel Bonham's body was discovered in a vehicle at the park. ..

  • LUS partners with Lafayette Soccer Association for better game experience

    LUS partners with Lafayette Soccer Association for better game experience

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:44:44 GMT
    LUS Fiber partners with Lafayette Soccer Association / LUSLUS Fiber partners with Lafayette Soccer Association / LUS

    LUS Fiber and Lafayette Youth Soccer Association/Cajun Soccer Club are proud to announce an exciting new partnership. Beginning September 2017, LUS Fiber will be the official sponsor of the first recreational soccer stadium in Louisiana.

    LUS Fiber and Lafayette Youth Soccer Association/Cajun Soccer Club are proud to announce an exciting new partnership. Beginning September 2017, LUS Fiber will be the official sponsor of the first recreational soccer stadium in Louisiana.

  • Judge: Lafayette city marshal can pick up litter as community service

    Judge: Lafayette city marshal can pick up litter as community service

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:58:55 GMT
    Lafayette City Marshal Brian PopeLafayette City Marshal Brian Pope

    Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope may soon picking up trash as community service.

    Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope may soon picking up trash as community service.

  • Grass fire extinguished off I-10 in Lafayette

    Grass fire extinguished off I-10 in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:51:20 GMT
    Crews put out fire on I-10 / KATCCrews put out fire on I-10 / KATC

    Firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire off the interstate. 

    Firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire off the interstate. 

  • Acadia Crime Stoppers asks for help locating fugitive, may be in Lafayette

    Acadia Crime Stoppers asks for help locating fugitive, may be in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:32:26 GMT
    Johnny Rheams Sr. / Acadia Crime StoppersJohnny Rheams Sr. / Acadia Crime Stoppers

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to locate a wanted fugitive. 

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to locate a wanted fugitive. 

  • SLCC offers scholarships for students in 5k Fun Run

    SLCC offers scholarships for students in 5k Fun Run

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:53:42 GMT
    SLCC STRIDING SCHOLARSHIPSSLCC STRIDING SCHOLARSHIPS

    South Louisiana Community College is offering current SLCC students the chance to win a Finish Line Scholarship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the conclusion of the college’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. 

    South Louisiana Community College is offering current SLCC students the chance to win a Finish Line Scholarship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the conclusion of the college’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. 

  • New shopping center being developed in Carencro

    New shopping center being developed in Carencro

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:24:53 GMT
    Courtesy Developing LafayetteCourtesy Developing Lafayette

    A new shopping center called, North Point, just started construction at 3730 NE Evangeline Thruway, formerly Desperado’s, Developing Lafayette reports. 

    A new shopping center called, North Point, just started construction at 3730 NE Evangeline Thruway, formerly Desperado’s, Developing Lafayette reports. 

  • New Section of South Bernard Road in Broussard to Open Wednesday

    New Section of South Bernard Road in Broussard to Open Wednesday

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:45:10 GMT
    Road construction in AcadianaRoad construction in Acadiana
    The second phase of the South Bernard Road expansion project in Broussard will open to traffic on Wednesday, September 20. This section of South Bernard Road will connect Heart D' Farm Road to Larriviere Road with a roundabout on Fairfield St.   "We are continuing to work on improving the infrastructure of Broussard to help alleviate the traffic problems," said Charles Langlinais, Mayor of Broussard. "Our team is proactive and dedicated to making Broussard as acces...
    The second phase of the South Bernard Road expansion project in Broussard will open to traffic on Wednesday, September 20. This section of South Bernard Road will connect Heart D' Farm Road to Larriviere Road with a roundabout on Fairfield St.   "We are continuing to work on improving the infrastructure of Broussard to help alleviate the traffic problems," said Charles Langlinais, Mayor of Broussard. "Our team is proactive and dedicated to making Broussard as acces...
  • Movies in the Parc kicks off 2017 Fall season in Lafayette

    Movies in the Parc kicks off 2017 Fall season in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:30:44 GMT
    MOVIES IN THE PARCMOVIES IN THE PARC

    Movies are coming back to Lafayette's downtown this Saturday night. 

    Movies are coming back to Lafayette's downtown this Saturday night. 

  • Missing Lafayette teen found safe

    Missing Lafayette teen found safe

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:19:39 GMT
    Tylius Washington / Lafayette Parish Sheriff's OfficeTylius Washington / Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office

    The runaway teenager that Lafayette Deputies were searching for Monday evening has been located. 

    The runaway teenager that Lafayette Deputies were searching for Monday evening has been located. 

  • Swabbing at UL to Fight Childhood Cancer

    Swabbing at UL to Fight Childhood Cancer

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:19:12 GMT
    UL LafayetteUL Lafayette

    UL students are partnering with Be The Match this week to help raise awareness and fight childhood cancer.  

    UL students are partnering with Be The Match this week to help raise awareness and fight childhood cancer.  

  • Overall enrollment at UL rises for fourth consecutive year

    Overall enrollment at UL rises for fourth consecutive year

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:29:45 GMT
    Credit: Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at LafayetteCredit: Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

    For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

  • Suspicious death ruled a homicide

    Suspicious death ruled a homicide

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:45 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:45:06 GMT
    Lafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATCLafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATC

    The body found in a Lafayette park has been ruled a homicide.   T

    The body found in a Lafayette park has been ruled a homicide.   T

  • School car rider lines causing traffic issues for neighborhoods

    School car rider lines causing traffic issues for neighborhoods

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:30 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:30:58 GMT
    Prairie Elementary car rider linePrairie Elementary car rider line

    At some schools in Lafayette Parish, the line for car riders is causing traffic issues in surrounding neighborhoods. 

    At some schools in Lafayette Parish, the line for car riders is causing traffic issues in surrounding neighborhoods. 

  • Two central Louisiana sheriffs sue several pharmaceutical companies

    Two central Louisiana sheriffs sue several pharmaceutical companies

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:06:32 GMT

    Two central Louisiana sheriffs are suing large pharmaceutical companies, working to combat the opioid epidemic from the top. Monday, the sheriffs of both Rapides and Avoyelles parishes announced they are joining forces to fight the opioid problem-- in court. "A lot of people who are addicted to drugs, they're not there by choice. They just become a victim of maybe something a doctor prescribed or maybe something they did on their own. But they are a victim, and we don't need th...

    Two central Louisiana sheriffs are suing large pharmaceutical companies, working to combat the opioid epidemic from the top. Monday, the sheriffs of both Rapides and Avoyelles parishes announced they are joining forces to fight the opioid problem-- in court. "A lot of people who are addicted to drugs, they're not there by choice. They just become a victim of maybe something a doctor prescribed or maybe something they did on their own. But they are a victim, and we don't need th...

  • LPSS bus issues linger a month into school year

    LPSS bus issues linger a month into school year

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:48:51 GMT

    It's one month into the school year, and many Lafayette Parish parents are still having bus issues.

    It's one month into the school year, and many Lafayette Parish parents are still having bus issues.

  • Lafayette Police investigating car crash involving gunfire

    Lafayette Police investigating car crash involving gunfire

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:47:16 GMT

    Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that led to a car crash overnight.  Officers responded to the incident on Gloria Switch Rd. near I-49 at about 1 a.m.  Police say two vehicles, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed as they exchanged gunfire.  One black male was shot. He is in stable condition at an area hospital.  Three other black males were injured in the crash.  They are also hospitalized.  One is listed in stable condition and t...

    Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that led to a car crash overnight.  Officers responded to the incident on Gloria Switch Rd. near I-49 at about 1 a.m.  Police say two vehicles, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed as they exchanged gunfire.  One black male was shot. He is in stable condition at an area hospital.  Three other black males were injured in the crash.  They are also hospitalized.  One is listed in stable condition and t...

  • New Iberia runaway pig gets adopted

    New Iberia runaway pig gets adopted

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:26:14 GMT
    Travis, the runaway New Iberia pigTravis, the runaway New Iberia pig

    The infamous runaway pig in New Iberia now has a permanent home.

    The infamous runaway pig in New Iberia now has a permanent home.

  • Police investigating body at Brown Park

    Police investigating body at Brown Park

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:05:48 GMT
    Lafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATCLafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATC

    City Police are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" at Brown Park. 

    City Police are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" at Brown Park. 

  • Statewide youth job fairs; national retailer among top employers

    Statewide youth job fairs; national retailer among top employers

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:47:44 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)’s Business and Career Solutions Centers (BCSCs) will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24.

    Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)’s Business and Career Solutions Centers (BCSCs) will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24.

  • Comic Con continues in Lafayette

    Comic Con continues in Lafayette

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:10:50 GMT

    Cosplayes, donning capes, masks, face paint-- you name it-- are spending their weekend at Comic Con in Lafayette! 

    Cosplayes, donning capes, masks, face paint-- you name it-- are spending their weekend at Comic Con in Lafayette! 

  • Acadiana schools help Texas school in need

    Acadiana schools help Texas school in need

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-09-18 11:17:47 GMT
    Acadiana schools help Texas school in need / Courtesy: Jennifer RichardAcadiana schools help Texas school in need / Courtesy: Jennifer Richard

    Evangeline Elementary School and Iota Middle School hosted a supply drive to help the students and teachers of Sue Creech Elementary School in Katy, Texas.

    Evangeline Elementary School and Iota Middle School hosted a supply drive to help the students and teachers of Sue Creech Elementary School in Katy, Texas.

  • Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

    Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-09-18 03:34:40 GMT
    Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous BayouTeche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

    An Acadiana historian is shedding a unique light on one of the area's most famous waterways. 

    An Acadiana historian is shedding a unique light on one of the area's most famous waterways. 

  • New BMX park coming to Lafayette Parish

    New BMX park coming to Lafayette Parish

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-09-18 03:24:47 GMT
    New BMX park coming to Lafayette ParishNew BMX park coming to Lafayette Parish

    A new BMX park is expected to open in the next few weeks in Milton. 

    A new BMX park is expected to open in the next few weeks in Milton. 

  • West Nile detected in St. Mary Parish

    West Nile detected in St. Mary Parish

    Sunday, September 17 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-09-17 23:25:19 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    Mosquito control officials say they have discovered a case of West Nile Virus in Franklin. 

    Mosquito control officials say they have discovered a case of West Nile Virus in Franklin. 

  • Youngsville woman dies in motorcycle crash

    Youngsville woman dies in motorcycle crash

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:37:31 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    A Youngsville passenger died hours later at a Lafayette hospital after being in a motorcycle accident.  

    A Youngsville passenger died hours later at a Lafayette hospital after being in a motorcycle accident.  

  • Superheroes run to save lives

    Superheroes run to save lives

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:46:15 GMT
    Superheroes run to save livesSuperheroes run to save lives

    Though Comic Con is happening over at the Cajundome, superheroes were seen running through Moncus Park this morning.

    Though Comic Con is happening over at the Cajundome, superheroes were seen running through Moncus Park this morning.

  • Acclaimed comedy group hosts workshop in Lafayette

    Acclaimed comedy group hosts workshop in Lafayette

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:41:04 GMT
    Acclaimed comedy group hosts workshop at AcAAcclaimed comedy group hosts workshop at AcA

    An actor from a Canadian sketch group is giving comedians here a chance to polish their skills. 

    An actor from a Canadian sketch group is giving comedians here a chance to polish their skills. 

  • Teacher surprised with community award

    Teacher surprised with community award

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:39:40 GMT
    Teacher surprised with community awardTeacher surprised with community award

    Foster Friends surprised a Carencro Heights Elementary teacher today with the Community Advocate Award.  

    Foster Friends surprised a Carencro Heights Elementary teacher today with the Community Advocate Award.  

  • Last day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Last day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:57:22 GMT
    Last day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book SaleLast day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Looking for something you haven't read before? That vinyl record you haven't been able to track down? Friends of the Lafayette Public Library is hosting their biannual book sale, and today is the last day! 

    Looking for something you haven't read before? That vinyl record you haven't been able to track down? Friends of the Lafayette Public Library is hosting their biannual book sale, and today is the last day! 

  • Plate lunch festival underway in Youngsville

    Plate lunch festival underway in Youngsville

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:56:40 GMT
    Plate Lunch-A-Palooza underway in YoungsvillePlate Lunch-A-Palooza underway in Youngsville

    If you're hungry, head over to the Plate Lunch-A-Palooza at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville.

    If you're hungry, head over to the Plate Lunch-A-Palooza at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville.

  • Overnight shooting in Lafayette remains under investigation

    Overnight shooting in Lafayette remains under investigation

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:44:06 GMT
    A shooting near Super 1 Foods on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. in Lafayette leaves one injured.A shooting near Super 1 Foods on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. in Lafayette leaves one injured.

    UPDATE: Lafayette police have located and identified all individuals involved in last night's shooting on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., according to a spokesman for the police department.

    UPDATE: Lafayette police have located and identified all individuals involved in last night's shooting on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., according to a spokesman for the police department.

  • New walking krewe coming to Lafayette Mardi Gras

    New walking krewe coming to Lafayette Mardi Gras

    Saturday, September 16 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-16 21:16:20 GMT
    Krewe de CanailleKrewe de Canaille

    The theme for the first Krewe de Canailles parade is "Local Legends."

    The theme for the first Krewe de Canailles parade is "Local Legends."

  • Verot School Road construction update

    Verot School Road construction update

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-09-16 18:01:14 GMT

    John Wayne Drive and Beadle Road are now open to the public. Harbor Lights Drive, at its intersection with LA 339 (Verot School Road) in Lafayette Parish, remains closed until Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 a.m., weather permitting.

    John Wayne Drive and Beadle Road are now open to the public. Harbor Lights Drive, at its intersection with LA 339 (Verot School Road) in Lafayette Parish, remains closed until Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 a.m., weather permitting.

  • Boil advisory lifted for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Boil advisory lifted for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-09-16 17:24:40 GMT

    The boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard on Wednesday has been rescinded. 

    The boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard on Wednesday has been rescinded. 

  • Home for the Holidays campaign begins

    Home for the Holidays campaign begins

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-09-16 05:17:02 GMT
    Home for the Holidays 2017Home for the Holidays 2017

    Ticket sales began this week for this year's Home for the Holidays campaign. 

    Ticket sales began this week for this year's Home for the Holidays campaign. 

  • Operation Kelly's Kids accepting toy donations for Harvey victims

    Operation Kelly's Kids accepting toy donations for Harvey victims

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-09-16 03:16:20 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Operation Kelly's Kids was created to help children affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

    Operation Kelly's Kids was created to help children affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parks

    Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parks

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-09-16 01:01:34 GMT
    Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parksPark(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parks

    Driving in Downtown Lafayette today, you might have noticed something different. Lafayette Consolidated Government along with other downtown associations put on Park(ing) Day where businesses transformed parking spots into mini parks. 

    Driving in Downtown Lafayette today, you might have noticed something different. Lafayette Consolidated Government along with other downtown associations put on Park(ing) Day where businesses transformed parking spots into mini parks. 

  • Scott couple raising money to purchase new Houston PD unit

    Scott couple raising money to purchase new Houston PD unit

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-09-16 00:11:01 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    Annette Fontenot of Scott established a fund with the Community Foundation of Acadiana to support the Houston Police Department. 

    Annette Fontenot of Scott established a fund with the Community Foundation of Acadiana to support the Houston Police Department. 

  • Drago's open for business tonight

    Drago's open for business tonight

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:52:15 GMT
    Drago's Restaurant opening Friday ( Photo Courtesy: David Mouton)Drago's Restaurant opening Friday ( Photo Courtesy: David Mouton)

    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. The Cvitanovich family invites everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and enjoy free oysters, food, and beverages. "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able ...

    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. The Cvitanovich family invites everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and enjoy free oysters, food, and beverages. "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able ...

  • DSAA offers seminar on sexuality and body changes

    DSAA offers seminar on sexuality and body changes

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:42:28 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online
    Tomorrow, the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana is hosting a seminar for people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. The "Bodies, Boundaries and Behavior" workshop will be tomorrow at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Cajundome. This program teaches people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers how to be comfortable and confident in addressing sexuality issues and body changes, organizers say.    Registration begins at 8 am, the ...
    Tomorrow, the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana is hosting a seminar for people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. The "Bodies, Boundaries and Behavior" workshop will be tomorrow at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Cajundome. This program teaches people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers how to be comfortable and confident in addressing sexuality issues and body changes, organizers say.    Registration begins at 8 am, the ...
  • Lafayette man wanted for aggravated assault

    Lafayette man wanted for aggravated assault

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:29:18 GMT
    Clarence BabineauxClarence Babineaux

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance locating Clarence Babineaux, 66.  

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance locating Clarence Babineaux, 66.  

  • AcA hosts arts symposium

    AcA hosts arts symposium

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-09-15 05:12:47 GMT
    State of the Arts Education Symposium at the Acadiana Center of the ArtsState of the Arts Education Symposium at the Acadiana Center of the Arts

    Several people are bringing awareness for arts right here in Acadiana.

    Several people are bringing awareness for arts right here in Acadiana.

  • Congestion on Ambassador Caffery due to accident

    Congestion on Ambassador Caffery due to accident

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:47:20 GMT
    Congestion on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. due to accidentCongestion on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. due to accident

    There is congestion in the 4000 block of Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., between Kaliste Saloom Rd. and Verot School Rd., due to an accident.  

    There is congestion in the 4000 block of Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., between Kaliste Saloom Rd. and Verot School Rd., due to an accident.  

  • Lafayette officers help hurricane victims rebuild life in Lafayette

    Lafayette officers help hurricane victims rebuild life in Lafayette

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-09-15 01:35:24 GMT
    Corporal Heather Martin and Sara Leger help Hurricane Harvey victims / Lafayette Police Department FacebookCorporal Heather Martin and Sara Leger help Hurricane Harvey victims / Lafayette Police Department Facebook

    Through the help of some great officers with the Lafayette Police Department, one family affected by Hurricane Harvey can now start rebuilding their lives. 

    Through the help of some great officers with the Lafayette Police Department, one family affected by Hurricane Harvey can now start rebuilding their lives. 

  • Constitution Day at UL set for Thursday

    Constitution Day at UL set for Thursday

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:58:09 GMT
    Pictured: Students registering to vote at last year's Constitution Day event. (Photo Courtesy: UL)Pictured: Students registering to vote at last year's Constitution Day event. (Photo Courtesy: UL)

    Join UL Lafayette in celebrating the United States Constitution on Sept. 14. 

    Join UL Lafayette in celebrating the United States Constitution on Sept. 14. 

  • Household Hazardous Waste Day set in Scott

    Household Hazardous Waste Day set in Scott

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:55:31 GMT
    The City of Scott, city hall building / Photographer Justin Terro KATCThe City of Scott, city hall building / Photographer Justin Terro KATC

    A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday in Scott. 

    A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday in Scott. 

  • Immigrants become U.S. citizens at UL

    Immigrants become U.S. citizens at UL

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:02:24 GMT
    UL Constitution Day, Naturalization ceremonyUL Constitution Day, Naturalization ceremony

    From Hong Kong to Nigeria, 15 immigrants became U.S. citizens Thursday at UL.

    From Hong Kong to Nigeria, 15 immigrants became U.S. citizens Thursday at UL.

  • Lafayette Parish School Board approves 13th check, pay increase

    Lafayette Parish School Board approves 13th check, pay increase

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:53:50 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    Full-time employees at Lafayette Parish schools will be going home with more money this October. 

    Full-time employees at Lafayette Parish schools will be going home with more money this October. 

  • Downtown parking spots transformed into public spaces

    Downtown parking spots transformed into public spaces

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-14 20:15:17 GMT
    PARK(ing) Day MapPARK(ing) Day Map

    The event is intended to demonstrate an alternative and interesting uses for parking spots such as mini-parks (parklets), art installations or beautiful green spaces. T

    The event is intended to demonstrate an alternative and interesting uses for parking spots such as mini-parks (parklets), art installations or beautiful green spaces. T

  • LPSS Satellite bus stops: The latest

    LPSS Satellite bus stops: The latest

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-09-14 16:38:24 GMT
    Lafayette School busesLafayette School buses
    Here is the latest list of satellite bus stops from the Lafayette Parish School System. 
    Here is the latest list of satellite bus stops from the Lafayette Parish School System. 
  • Corporate College offering 10-week project management course

    Corporate College offering 10-week project management course

    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-09-14 15:09:37 GMT
    Photo Credit: Flickr / MGNPhoto Credit: Flickr / MGN

    The Corporate College division of South Louisiana Community College will be offering a 10-week project management course beginning Thursday, Sept. 21. 

    The Corporate College division of South Louisiana Community College will be offering a 10-week project management course beginning Thursday, Sept. 21. 

  • Dat Dog to hold Grand Opening event

    Dat Dog to hold Grand Opening event

    Thursday, September 14 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-09-14 14:50:47 GMT
    Courtesy of Dat DogCourtesy of Dat Dog

    Dat Dog, a popular hot dog stop among New Orleans natives, will open its first location outside of the Big Easy on September 30 in Lafayette.

    Dat Dog, a popular hot dog stop among New Orleans natives, will open its first location outside of the Big Easy on September 30 in Lafayette.

  • American Idol advice from former Acadiana finalist

    American Idol advice from former Acadiana finalist

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-09-14 04:52:23 GMT

    American Idol is coming back to television for its 15th season. 

    American Idol is coming back to television for its 15th season. 

  • UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

    UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-09-14 03:42:06 GMT
    Daniel Cormier UFC Light  Heavyweight Champion, Courtesy: FacebookDaniel Cormier UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Courtesy: Facebook

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound champion after Jones' latest failed doping test.   

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound champion after Jones' latest failed doping test.   

  • Boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-09-14 03:20:52 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    A boil advisory has been issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard.  

    A boil advisory has been issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard.  

  • Students in Lafayette start new business project

    Students in Lafayette start new business project

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-09-14 01:41:54 GMT
    Students in Lafayette start new business projectStudents in Lafayette start new business project

    Students at Paul Breaux Middle School are some of the newest entrepreneurs in Lafayette. 

    Students at Paul Breaux Middle School are some of the newest entrepreneurs in Lafayette. 

  • Ribbon cut on Evangeline Parish communications building

    Ribbon cut on Evangeline Parish communications building

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:58:05 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The new Evangeline Parish Communications building is now open. The 8,000-square-foot facility houses all 911 operations for the parish, as well as offices and facilities for the Office of Emergency Preparedness. The building cost $1.9 million to build, and is constructed to withstand a Category 3 Hurricane. Director Liz Hill said it has taken about a year to work all the kinks out, so that they were ready for today's ribbon cutting. "This facility was built as a hub of commun...

    The new Evangeline Parish Communications building is now open. The 8,000-square-foot facility houses all 911 operations for the parish, as well as offices and facilities for the Office of Emergency Preparedness. The building cost $1.9 million to build, and is constructed to withstand a Category 3 Hurricane. Director Liz Hill said it has taken about a year to work all the kinks out, so that they were ready for today's ribbon cutting. "This facility was built as a hub of commun...

  • UL Credit Union officially open

    UL Credit Union officially open

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:54:15 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union celebrated its new Main Branch with a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday.    University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their families can open savings and checking accounts and apply for loans.    Founded in 1958, University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union provides banking services to University of Louisiana at Lafayette and S...

    University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union celebrated its new Main Branch with a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday.    University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their families can open savings and checking accounts and apply for loans.    Founded in 1958, University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union provides banking services to University of Louisiana at Lafayette and S...

  • Duson man indicted in rape of child

    Duson man indicted in rape of child

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:33:18 GMT
    Leordarde MeauxLeordarde Meaux

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury indicted a Duson man in connection with the rape of a child that allegedly happened 30 years ago. 

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury indicted a Duson man in connection with the rape of a child that allegedly happened 30 years ago. 

  • Lafayette man indicted in fatal shooting

    Lafayette man indicted in fatal shooting

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:11:44 GMT
    Elies CharlesElies Charles

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted a local man in connection with the May shooting death of Adam James Noel, 26.

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted a local man in connection with the May shooting death of Adam James Noel, 26.

  • Grand jury indicts woman in May slaying of Lafayette man

    Grand jury indicts woman in May slaying of Lafayette man

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:05:52 GMT
    Melissa NeilsonMelissa Neilson

    A Lafayette grand jury has indicted a local woman in the May slaying of Leroy Hamilton. 

    A Lafayette grand jury has indicted a local woman in the May slaying of Leroy Hamilton. 

  • Handley indicted for conspiracy, kidnapping charges

    Handley indicted for conspiracy, kidnapping charges

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:50:46 GMT
    Lawrence HandleyLawrence Handley

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted Lawrence Handley in the kidnapping of his estranged wife.  

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted Lawrence Handley in the kidnapping of his estranged wife.  

  • Drago's announces Lafayette grand opening

    Drago's announces Lafayette grand opening

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:25:22 GMT
    Tommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago'sTommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago's
    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.  "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able to succeed here. I can tell you, from the quality of our employees to the overwhelming support from the community - our family and this location, are ...
    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.  "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able to succeed here. I can tell you, from the quality of our employees to the overwhelming support from the community - our family and this location, are ...
  • Diocese: Community comes through for Fatima student

    Diocese: Community comes through for Fatima student

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:17:11 GMT
    Griffin Luke Vincent LeBlancGriffin Luke Vincent LeBlanc

    Griffin Leblanc, 11, died in a jet-ski accident, and his friend was seriously injured.

    Griffin Leblanc, 11, died in a jet-ski accident, and his friend was seriously injured.

  • Thieves steal Lafayette Sheriff vehicle with rifle, pistol inside

    Thieves steal Lafayette Sheriff vehicle with rifle, pistol inside

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-13 20:15:03 GMT
    Items stolen from patrol unit.Items stolen from patrol unit.

    The patrol vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex.

    The patrol vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex.

  • Project to air-condition Lafayette Parish school gyms moving forward

    Project to air-condition Lafayette Parish school gyms moving forward

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:21:12 GMT
    Lafayette High School Might Lion band performs one last show before Grand Nationals / KATCLafayette High School Might Lion band performs one last show before Grand Nationals / KATC

    The Lafayette Parish School Board will consider approving more than $3 million in bids to air condition five gyms.

    The Lafayette Parish School Board will consider approving more than $3 million in bids to air condition five gyms.

  • Construction underway at UL

    Construction underway at UL

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:18:48 GMT
    Cypress Lake PlazaCypress Lake Plaza

    Construction of Cypress Lake Plaza is underway at the corner of Hebrard and Boucher, a post from UL says. 

    Construction of Cypress Lake Plaza is underway at the corner of Hebrard and Boucher, a post from UL says. 

  • 2017 Pins and poster released for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

    2017 Pins and poster released for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:44:28 GMT
    Poster and Pin for 2017 Festivals Acadiens et CreolesPoster and Pin for 2017 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

    Festivals Acadiens is celebrating the makers of Cajun and Creole musical instruments this year with artwork featured on their pins and posters.

    Festivals Acadiens is celebrating the makers of Cajun and Creole musical instruments this year with artwork featured on their pins and posters.

  • Statewide Events Offer Free Safety Seat Inspections

    Statewide Events Offer Free Safety Seat Inspections

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:29:07 GMT
    KATC-TV3KATC-TV3

    The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, in association with University Medical Center New Orleans, will offer free child car seat inspections in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 17-23, 2017. Seat Check Saturday events are scheduled throughout the state. Professionals will be on hand to ensure that child safety ...

    The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, in association with University Medical Center New Orleans, will offer free child car seat inspections in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 17-23, 2017. Seat Check Saturday events are scheduled throughout the state. Professionals will be on hand to ensure that child safety ...

  • Southbound right lane of Ambassador Caffery closed for road repairs

    Southbound right lane of Ambassador Caffery closed for road repairs

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:08:35 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    DOTD has announced an emergency closure of the Southbound right lane of LA 3184 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway), between US 90 and I-10 today for emergency road repairs.

    DOTD has announced an emergency closure of the Southbound right lane of LA 3184 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway), between US 90 and I-10 today for emergency road repairs.

  • Scott police searching for two alleged theft suspects

    Scott police searching for two alleged theft suspects

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-09-13 14:54:46 GMT
    Courtesy of the Scott Police DepartmentCourtesy of the Scott Police Department

    The Scott Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying two alleged theft suspects.

    The Scott Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying two alleged theft suspects.

  • Hunter's for the Hungry: It's that time of year to clean out your freezer for those in need

    Hunter's for the Hungry: It's that time of year to clean out your freezer for those in need

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-09-13 14:54:24 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Hunter's for the HungryPhoto Courtesy: Hunter's for the Hungry

    The Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held at five locations across Acadiana soon.  

    The Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held at five locations across Acadiana soon.  

  • SLCC sees an increase in student enrollment

    SLCC sees an increase in student enrollment

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-09-13 14:29:53 GMT
    South Louisiana Community CollegeSouth Louisiana Community College

    Enrollment numbers for the fall are up, according to South Louisiana Community College.

    Enrollment numbers for the fall are up, according to South Louisiana Community College.

  • New executive order changes infrastructure rules

    New executive order changes infrastructure rules

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-09-13 11:22:18 GMT

    Recently president trump signed an executive order  that would lessen the restrictions on environmental permits when it comes to infrastructure But some environmentalist in louisanna say this order is doing more harm than good With a new executive order in place , when it comes to infrastructure there are less rules in place regarding environmental permits. But there are still rules in place.  DOTD's Secretary, Shawn Wilson, says he thinks the order will help the state of...

    Recently president trump signed an executive order  that would lessen the restrictions on environmental permits when it comes to infrastructure But some environmentalist in louisanna say this order is doing more harm than good With a new executive order in place , when it comes to infrastructure there are less rules in place regarding environmental permits. But there are still rules in place.  DOTD's Secretary, Shawn Wilson, says he thinks the order will help the state of...

  • Ochsner Health Center for children set to open in Lafayette

    Ochsner Health Center for children set to open in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:50:39 GMT
    LGH and Ochsner Health System hold ribbon cutting for new pediatric clinic in Lafayette / KATCLGH and Ochsner Health System hold ribbon cutting for new pediatric clinic in Lafayette / KATC

     Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System held a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric clinic in Lafayette. 

     Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System held a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric clinic in Lafayette. 

  • LEF looking for outstanding 5th graders in Lafayette Parish

    LEF looking for outstanding 5th graders in Lafayette Parish

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:48:51 GMT
    LEF logoLEF logo

    Lafayette Education Foundation (LEF) is looking for outstanding fifth graders in Lafayette Parish. 

    Lafayette Education Foundation (LEF) is looking for outstanding fifth graders in Lafayette Parish. 

  • Chief announces crackdown on cell phones

    Chief announces crackdown on cell phones

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:48:26 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    If you drive through Youngsville and can't seem to put down the phone, you've got a week to learn. 

    If you drive through Youngsville and can't seem to put down the phone, you've got a week to learn. 

  • New community space created for kids in downtown Lafayette

    New community space created for kids in downtown Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:46:43 GMT
    Children's MuseumChildren's Museum

    Downtown Lafayette has a new community space for children and parents.

    Downtown Lafayette has a new community space for children and parents.

  • $50,000 match for Harvey donations

    $50,000 match for Harvey donations

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:23:32 GMT
    Second Harvest Food Bank logoSecond Harvest Food Bank logo
    Summit Financial Wealth Advisors, a Lafayette-based company, has offered to match donations to Second Harvest Food Bank dollar for dollar up to $50,000 through September 30 to support the food bank's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.   "We are so grateful to Summit Financial Wealth Advisors for stepping up and making this generous gift," says Natalie Jayroe, Second Harvest President and CEO. "Thanks to this matching offer, we can raise twice as much money for r...
    Summit Financial Wealth Advisors, a Lafayette-based company, has offered to match donations to Second Harvest Food Bank dollar for dollar up to $50,000 through September 30 to support the food bank's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.   "We are so grateful to Summit Financial Wealth Advisors for stepping up and making this generous gift," says Natalie Jayroe, Second Harvest President and CEO. "Thanks to this matching offer, we can raise twice as much money for r...
  • Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. accepting donations for Hurricane Irma relief

    Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. accepting donations for Hurricane Irma relief

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-09-12 13:29:18 GMT

    The Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. is now taking donations to assist with relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma.  

    The Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. is now taking donations to assist with relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma.  

  • Drivers concerned about construction on Verot School Road

    Drivers concerned about construction on Verot School Road

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-09-12 01:03:27 GMT
    Monday, September 11 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-09-12 03:54:08 GMT

    Construction continues on a major thoroughfare in Lafayette Parish and it's causing headaches for some drivers. A widening project for Verot School Road has been underway since 2015 and now some drivers are taking a second look at the construction. 

    Construction continues on a major thoroughfare in Lafayette Parish and it's causing headaches for some drivers. A widening project for Verot School Road has been underway since 2015 and now some drivers are taking a second look at the construction. 

  • All clear after possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary

    All clear after possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:37:09 GMT
    Charles Burke Elementary / KATCCharles Burke Elementary / KATC

    School Officials report a possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary School in Duson. 

    School Officials report a possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary School in Duson. 

  • LPSB to consider step increase for teachers

    LPSB to consider step increase for teachers

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:12:12 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    The Finance Committee of the Lafayette Parish School Board meets today to discuss a staff recommendation to fund a step increase for teachers.  

    The Finance Committee of the Lafayette Parish School Board meets today to discuss a staff recommendation to fund a step increase for teachers.  

  • Lafayette Fire Department holds 9/11 memorial ceremony

    Lafayette Fire Department holds 9/11 memorial ceremony

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:49:45 GMT
    9/11 Memorial in downtown Lafayette / Lafayette Fire9/11 Memorial in downtown Lafayette / Lafayette Fire

    The Lafayette Fire Department held their 9/11 memorial Monday morning to honor those who died during the terror attacks in 2001.  

    The Lafayette Fire Department held their 9/11 memorial Monday morning to honor those who died during the terror attacks in 2001.  

  • Lafayette Police working armed robbery

    Lafayette Police working armed robbery

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:06:51 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    Lafayette Police are on the scene of an armed robbery on West Willow Street. 

    Lafayette Police are on the scene of an armed robbery on West Willow Street. 

  • LPSS raises over $20,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims

    LPSS raises over $20,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:51:09 GMT
    LPSSLPSS

    The Lafayette Public School System has raised funds for Hurricane Harvey victims with a jeans day.  

    The Lafayette Public School System has raised funds for Hurricane Harvey victims with a jeans day.  

  • SLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday

    SLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:38:40 GMT
    SLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday / Courtesy: Mary LaurentSLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday / Courtesy: Mary Laurent

    SLEMCO crews will head to Florida earlier than expected and travel deeper into the Florida peninsula after Hurricane Irma's storm track shifted slightly westward over the weekend. 

    SLEMCO crews will head to Florida earlier than expected and travel deeper into the Florida peninsula after Hurricane Irma's storm track shifted slightly westward over the weekend. 

  • Lafayette ceremony to honor 9/11 heroes and victims

    Lafayette ceremony to honor 9/11 heroes and victims

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-09-11 12:45:18 GMT

    The Lafayette Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 on the sixteenth anniversary of the terrorist attack.

    The Lafayette Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 on the sixteenth anniversary of the terrorist attack.

  • Florida evacuees seek shelter in Acadiana

    Florida evacuees seek shelter in Acadiana

    Sunday, September 10 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-09-10 22:10:58 GMT
    Sunday, September 10 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-09-11 03:58:56 GMT

    Some Florida residents are finding shelter in Acadiana. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Scott is housing several families who evacuated from Florida because of Hurricane Irma. 

    Some Florida residents are finding shelter in Acadiana. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Scott is housing several families who evacuated from Florida because of Hurricane Irma. 

  • Acadiana schools prepare for solar eclipse

    Acadiana schools prepare for solar eclipse

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:22:29 GMT
    Third graders at Green T. Lindon Elementary School prepare for the solar eclipse.Third graders at Green T. Lindon Elementary School prepare for the solar eclipse.

    The solar eclipse is only days away, and schools across Acadiana are getting ready.

    The solar eclipse is only days away, and schools across Acadiana are getting ready.

  • UPDATE: Escaped inmate found in Lafayette

    UPDATE: Escaped inmate found in Lafayette

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-07-26 10:39:34 GMT
    Kenneth Dewayne Johnson / Rapides Parish Sheriff's OfficeKenneth Dewayne Johnson / Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

    UPDATE: 37 year old Kenneth Dewayne Johnson is back in police custody this morning.

    UPDATE: 37 year old Kenneth Dewayne Johnson is back in police custody this morning.

  • Viral video sparks debate about whether force during arrest was justified

    Viral video sparks debate about whether force during arrest was justified

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:42:21 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:49:56 GMT

    A video of Lafayette police responding to a fight has 150,000 views and hundreds of shares on social media. It has launched a debate about policing versus excessive force.

    A video of Lafayette police responding to a fight has 150,000 views and hundreds of shares on social media. It has launched a debate about policing versus excessive force.

  • Passport fair planned at Post Office

    Passport fair planned at Post Office

    Saturday, July 15 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-07-15 16:19:04 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    The Lafayette Main Post Office will host a passport fair to help residents get their passport. 

    The Lafayette Main Post Office will host a passport fair to help residents get their passport. 

  • $870K raised to rebuild South Texas mosque destroyed in fire

    $870K raised to rebuild South Texas mosque destroyed in fire

    Monday, January 30 2017 1:16 PM EST2017-01-30 18:16:47 GMT
    Mosque fire in Victoria Texas / Courtesy of CNNMosque fire in Victoria Texas / Courtesy of CNN

     An online fund established to raise money to rebuild a South Texas mosque destroyed by fire over the weekend has far exceeded its $850,000 goal.

     An online fund established to raise money to rebuild a South Texas mosque destroyed by fire over the weekend has far exceeded its $850,000 goal.

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