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  • Lafayette PD investigate armed robbery at gas station

    Lafayette PD investigate armed robbery at gas station

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-05-30 05:02:06 GMT

    Lafayette police are investigating an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Bertrand Drive and Eraste Landry Road. 

    Lafayette police are investigating an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Bertrand Drive and Eraste Landry Road. 

  • Memorial Day Service honors fallen service members in Lafayette

    Memorial Day Service honors fallen service members in Lafayette

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:07:43 GMT
    Lafayette Memorial Day CeremonyLafayette Memorial Day Ceremony

    The annual Memorial Day Service at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery is underway.  The event is held ever year to mark Memorial Day at the cemetery, located on 2111 W. Pinhook Road.

    The annual Memorial Day Service at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery is underway.  The event is held ever year to mark Memorial Day at the cemetery, located on 2111 W. Pinhook Road.

  • UPDATE: Law enforcement, family searching for local woman

    UPDATE: Law enforcement, family searching for local woman

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:05:47 GMT
    Courtesy Landry FamilyCourtesy Landry Family

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies and family members are looking for a local woman who has been missing since Tuesday.

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies and family members are looking for a local woman who has been missing since Tuesday.

  • Memorial Day Tribute at Greenlawn

    Memorial Day Tribute at Greenlawn

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-05-29 17:54:38 GMT
    Memorial DayMemorial Day

    A Memorial Day Tribute at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens begins at noon. The event, in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home, includes a display of military memorabilia on display in teh lobby of the funeral home and the Chapel. The Distinguished Veteran of the Year will be presented to the family of Joseph Oliver Briscoe, who passed away earlier this year and is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. He was a career military man who earned many medals including the Silver ...

    A Memorial Day Tribute at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens begins at noon. The event, in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home, includes a display of military memorabilia on display in teh lobby of the funeral home and the Chapel. The Distinguished Veteran of the Year will be presented to the family of Joseph Oliver Briscoe, who passed away earlier this year and is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. He was a career military man who earned many medals including the Silver ...

  • Lafayette Chipotle restaurant hit by data breach

    Lafayette Chipotle restaurant hit by data breach

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:22:30 GMT
    Chipotle Mexican restaurant / Courtesy of MGN OnlineChipotle Mexican restaurant / Courtesy of MGN Online

    Several stores in Louisiana and one store located in Lafayette were hit by a recent security breach.  

    Several stores in Louisiana and one store located in Lafayette were hit by a recent security breach.  

  • Acadiana teen has wish granted

    Acadiana teen has wish granted

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:28:07 GMT
    Christopher in his golf cartChristopher in his golf cart

    Dreams Come True of Louisiana granted a wish this weekend for an Acadiana teen. 

    Dreams Come True of Louisiana granted a wish this weekend for an Acadiana teen. 

  • Verot School Road project continues with intersection closure

    Verot School Road project continues with intersection closure

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:46:24 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be closing Briarmeadow Road, at its intersection with LA 339 (Verot School Road), in Lafayette Parish, beginning Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 a.m. until Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. 

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be closing Briarmeadow Road, at its intersection with LA 339 (Verot School Road), in Lafayette Parish, beginning Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 a.m. until Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. 

  • Comeaux Speech and Debate Team takes home national awards

    Comeaux Speech and Debate Team takes home national awards

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-05-29 12:47:51 GMT
    Comeaux Speech and Debate National Winners / Courtesy Jacob SimonComeaux Speech and Debate National Winners / Courtesy Jacob Simon

    The Comeaux Speech and Debate Team recently competed at the National Catholic Forensic League 2017 National Tournament.

    The Comeaux Speech and Debate Team recently competed at the National Catholic Forensic League 2017 National Tournament.

  • Acadiana's newest centenarian

    Acadiana's newest centenarian

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-05-29 11:24:15 GMT
    Genevieve Martin MeauxGenevieve Martin Meaux

    Genevieve Martin Meaux celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.

    Genevieve Martin Meaux celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.

  • Lafayette, BR churches team up for concerts

    Lafayette, BR churches team up for concerts

    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-05-29 00:16:57 GMT
    Asbury MethodistAsbury Methodist

    A Lafayette Methodist church and a Baton Rouge Baptist church teamed up to present a pair of concerts.

    A Lafayette Methodist church and a Baton Rouge Baptist church teamed up to present a pair of concerts.

  • Two injured in fight on Doc Duhon Road

    Two injured in fight on Doc Duhon Road

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:12:00 GMT
    Cutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGNCutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGN

    Two people were injured when a fight broke out on Doc Duhon Road this morning.

    Two people were injured when a fight broke out on Doc Duhon Road this morning.

  • Duson marks Memorial Day

    Duson marks Memorial Day

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-05-27 17:45:56 GMT
    Duson Memorial DayDuson Memorial Day

    The town of Duson marked Memorial Day this morning with a ceremony. 

    The town of Duson marked Memorial Day this morning with a ceremony. 

  • ASO Youth Orchestra performs

    ASO Youth Orchestra performs

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-05-27 16:30:54 GMT
    ASO Youth OrchestraASO Youth Orchestra

    The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music's Youth Orchestra performed this morning. 

    The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music's Youth Orchestra performed this morning. 

  • Art exhibit features work from Priest's collection

    Art exhibit features work from Priest's collection

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:58:10 GMT
    Art Exhibit features works from local priest's collection / KATCArt Exhibit features works from local priest's collection / KATC

    An art exhibit featuring works from a local priest's collection is now open at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.  

    An art exhibit featuring works from a local priest's collection is now open at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.  

  • Virtual Reality comes to the Science Museum

    Virtual Reality comes to the Science Museum

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:44:11 GMT

    The Lafayette Science Museum's latest exhibition, The Virtual Reality Laboratory Experience, opens on June 3.  

    The Lafayette Science Museum's latest exhibition, The Virtual Reality Laboratory Experience, opens on June 3.  

  • Lafayette man arrested in Porter Lane fatal shooting

    Lafayette man arrested in Porter Lane fatal shooting

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:45:50 GMT
    Elies Leonard CharlesElies Leonard Charles

    Police have arrested a Lafayette man for the alleged shooting death of 26 year-old Adam James Noel of Lafayette. Elies Leonard Charles, 28, of Lafayette allegedly shot and killed Noel Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of Porter Lane, according to Karl Ratcliff, spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department. Charles was arrested Thursday night and booked into the Lafayette Parish jail on a charge of second degree murder and a for warrant for armed robbery from a previous non-relate...

    Police have arrested a Lafayette man for the alleged shooting death of 26 year-old Adam James Noel of Lafayette. Elies Leonard Charles, 28, of Lafayette allegedly shot and killed Noel Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of Porter Lane, according to Karl Ratcliff, spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department. Charles was arrested Thursday night and booked into the Lafayette Parish jail on a charge of second degree murder and a for warrant for armed robbery from a previous non-relate...

  • State Police arrest 14 accused of staging crashes; two more sought

    State Police arrest 14 accused of staging crashes; two more sought

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:04 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:04:49 GMT
    State Police photosState Police photos

    State Police arrested 13 people and are seeking three more for their alleged roles in staging car crashes and filing fraudulent insurance claims

    State Police arrested 13 people and are seeking three more for their alleged roles in staging car crashes and filing fraudulent insurance claims

  • Congestion on I-10 E near Breaux Bridge area

    Congestion on I-10 E near Breaux Bridge area

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:22:39 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online
    There is congestion on I-10 East from mile marker 107 (past Louisiana Avenue) to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge) due to road construction. 
    There is congestion on I-10 East from mile marker 107 (past Louisiana Avenue) to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge) due to road construction. 
  • One dead; 2 injured in Broussard crash

    One dead; 2 injured in Broussard crash

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:16:12 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    One man is dead after his vehicle collided with two vehicles before flipping on Ambassador Caffery.  

    One man is dead after his vehicle collided with two vehicles before flipping on Ambassador Caffery.  

  • 2017 Summer Camps around Acadiana

    2017 Summer Camps around Acadiana

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:17:30 GMT
    Summer camp at AcASummer camp at AcA

    It's that time of year to start looking for something to keep the kids busy for summer.  

    It's that time of year to start looking for something to keep the kids busy for summer.  

  • Vigil held for Lafayette shooting victim

    Vigil held for Lafayette shooting victim

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:05:57 GMT
    Family and friends of Damarcus Bernard gather for a prayer service in his honor.Family and friends of Damarcus Bernard gather for a prayer service in his honor.

    Family and friends of Damarcus Bernard, who was fatally shot Tuesday night, gathered at the Great Harvest Church for a prayer service in his honor. 

    Family and friends of Damarcus Bernard, who was fatally shot Tuesday night, gathered at the Great Harvest Church for a prayer service in his honor. 

  • Garbage, recycling will run on Memorial Day

    Garbage, recycling will run on Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:55:31 GMT
    Garbage CollectionGarbage Collection

    Republic Services will operate their regularly scheduled residential garbage and recycling collection routes in Lafayette Parish on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.   

    Republic Services will operate their regularly scheduled residential garbage and recycling collection routes in Lafayette Parish on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.   

  • Last day of school in Lafayette Parish

    Last day of school in Lafayette Parish

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:43:17 GMT
    Connie Fontenot, Assistant Principal, S. J. Montgomery Elementary School, and studentsConnie Fontenot, Assistant Principal, S. J. Montgomery Elementary School, and students

    Students all across Acadiana are celebrating the start of summer tonight.    

    Students all across Acadiana are celebrating the start of summer tonight.    

  • Man arrested in connection with Youngsville armed robbery

    Man arrested in connection with Youngsville armed robbery

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:34:03 GMT
    Herbert Prejean Jr.Herbert Prejean Jr.

    A St. Martinville man is under arrest after being identified as a suspect in an Youngsville armed robbery. 

    A St. Martinville man is under arrest after being identified as a suspect in an Youngsville armed robbery. 

  • 2017 Memorial Day weekend events around Acadiana

    2017 Memorial Day weekend events around Acadiana

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:14:32 GMT
    COURTESY: MGN ONLINECOURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Here is a list of activities and events happening Memorial Day weekend in Acadiana.

    Here is a list of activities and events happening Memorial Day weekend in Acadiana.

  • Lafayette man shot to death this afternoon

    Lafayette man shot to death this afternoon

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:53:20 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    A man was shot to death on Porter Lane this afternoon, Lafayette Police said

    A man was shot to death on Porter Lane this afternoon, Lafayette Police said

  • 3 transported to hospital following Broussard crash

    3 transported to hospital following Broussard crash

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:31:49 GMT
    Crash sends 3 to hospitalCrash sends 3 to hospital

    Three people were transported a hospital following a crash in Broussard Thursday afternoon. 

    Three people were transported a hospital following a crash in Broussard Thursday afternoon. 

  • Meeting scheduled on "urban wildlife"

    Meeting scheduled on "urban wildlife"

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:23:21 GMT
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logoLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logo
    The Louisiana Department and Wildlife and Fisheries will hold an informational meeting on urban foxes and nuisance wildlife control June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Lafayette. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/NOAA Building conference room located at 646 Cajundome Blvd. in Lafayette. The presentation will provide information on fox biology and behavior in urban areas of Louisiana, citizen science and Fox Finders' research results and nuisance wildlife control...
    The Louisiana Department and Wildlife and Fisheries will hold an informational meeting on urban foxes and nuisance wildlife control June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Lafayette. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/NOAA Building conference room located at 646 Cajundome Blvd. in Lafayette. The presentation will provide information on fox biology and behavior in urban areas of Louisiana, citizen science and Fox Finders' research results and nuisance wildlife control...
  • Apartment fire in Lafayette ruled arson, one arrested

    Apartment fire in Lafayette ruled arson, one arrested

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:09:44 GMT
    Joseph Reynolds / Lafayette PoliceJoseph Reynolds / Lafayette Police

    Lafayette firefighters say that one man was arrested after an early morning fire has been ruled as arson. 

    Lafayette firefighters say that one man was arrested after an early morning fire has been ruled as arson. 

  • Cajun Heartland State Fair line-up

    Cajun Heartland State Fair line-up

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-05-25 16:00:33 GMT
    Cajun Heartland State FairCajun Heartland State Fair

    The Cajun Heartland State Fair begins today at Cajun Field.  It is an 11-day state fair produced by North American Midway Entertainment and the CAJUNDOME that has food, games and rides, as well as music.

    The Cajun Heartland State Fair begins today at Cajun Field.  It is an 11-day state fair produced by North American Midway Entertainment and the CAJUNDOME that has food, games and rides, as well as music.

  • Lafayette Transit System to Close Memorial Day

    Lafayette Transit System to Close Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:09 AM EDT2017-05-25 13:09:07 GMT
    Lafayette Consolidated GovernmentLafayette Consolidated Government

    Lafayette Consolidated Government's Department of Public Works has announced that the Lafayette Transit System will closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

    Lafayette Consolidated Government's Department of Public Works has announced that the Lafayette Transit System will closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Drainage construction to close Ira Street in Carencro

    Drainage construction to close Ira Street in Carencro

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-05-25 12:26:28 GMT

    The Lafayette Department of Public Works has announced that Ira Street at approximately 0.7 miles west of N. University Avenue in Carencro will be closed next week.

    The Lafayette Department of Public Works has announced that Ira Street at approximately 0.7 miles west of N. University Avenue in Carencro will be closed next week.

  • Man who dialed 911 after fatal shooting describes 'heart-wrenching' scene

    Man who dialed 911 after fatal shooting describes 'heart-wrenching' scene

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:51:26 GMT
    Chris BurgmanChris Burgman

    The man who dialed 911 after Tuesday night's fatal shooting tells KATC about the "heart-wrenching" scene. 

    The man who dialed 911 after Tuesday night's fatal shooting tells KATC about the "heart-wrenching" scene. 

  • Juvenile accused of Lafayette armed robbery

    Juvenile accused of Lafayette armed robbery

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:12:28 GMT
    Shell on University (PHOTO COURTESY: GOOGLE)Shell on University (PHOTO COURTESY: GOOGLE)

    A juvenile is accused of robbing a convenience store in Lafayette Wednesday morning. Lafayette Police responded to a Shell gas station on North University Avenue at 3:30 a.m. in reference to an armed robbery in progress.

    A juvenile is accused of robbing a convenience store in Lafayette Wednesday morning. Lafayette Police responded to a Shell gas station on North University Avenue at 3:30 a.m. in reference to an armed robbery in progress.

  • LPSB approves budget; next step is public review

    LPSB approves budget; next step is public review

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:27:57 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    The Lafayette Parish School Board approved a budget Tuesday night, backtracking on most of the deep cuts considered earlier this month.

    The Lafayette Parish School Board approved a budget Tuesday night, backtracking on most of the deep cuts considered earlier this month.

  • Funeral held today for former Welsh Mayor James Paul Martin

    Funeral held today for former Welsh Mayor James Paul Martin

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-05-24 17:39:42 GMT
    JAMES PAUL MARTINJAMES PAUL MARTIN

    Funeral services were held today for former Welsh Mayor James Paul Martin. Martin died Sunday at his home at the age of 88, according to Hixon Funeral Home. He was elected Mayor of Welsh in 1967 and was re-elected without opposition, in 1971. In 1972 he was elected in District 37 to the Louisiana House of Representatives and served five terms as state representative from Jefferson Davis Parish and East Calcasieu. He retired from the House of Representatives after serving for twenty ...

    Funeral services were held today for former Welsh Mayor James Paul Martin. 

  • Cancelled movie rescheduled

    Cancelled movie rescheduled

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:53:01 GMT
    MOVIES IN THE PARCMOVIES IN THE PARC
    Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc featuring Zootopia, which was cancelled on May 20 due to weather, is rescheduled for June 10. LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, June 10th, Zootopia comes to Parc International! Come and see a determined bunny cop set out to prove herself in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia a determined bunny cop sets out to prove herself. Gates open...
    Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc featuring Zootopia, which was cancelled on May 20 due to weather, is rescheduled for June 10. LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, June 10th, Zootopia comes to Parc International! Come and see a determined bunny cop set out to prove herself in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia a determined bunny cop sets out to prove herself. Gates open...
  • Youngsville complex hosting flood damage survey outreach event

    Youngsville complex hosting flood damage survey outreach event

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:48:11 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    Louisiana is holding outreach sessions to help homeowners with damage from last year's floods to fill out a survey that is the initial step to requesting aid from the state. 

    Louisiana is holding outreach sessions to help homeowners with damage from last year's floods to fill out a survey that is the initial step to requesting aid from the state. 

  • Exhibits set for Hilliard

    Exhibits set for Hilliard

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:36:22 GMT
    Pierre Bonnard, Paysage du Cannet. Photo courtesy Le Musée Bonnard, Le Cannet Côte d'Azur.Pierre Bonnard, Paysage du Cannet. Photo courtesy Le Musée Bonnard, Le Cannet Côte d'Azur.

    Paintings and drawings, sculpture and a collage are a sampling of works that will be displayed during the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum’s summer season. 

    Paintings and drawings, sculpture and a collage are a sampling of works that will be displayed during the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum’s summer season. 

  • Fatal shooting overnight in Lafayette

    Fatal shooting overnight in Lafayette

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:40 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:40:56 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead late Tuesday night.  

    Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead late Tuesday night.  

  • New businesses, additional jobs coming to north Lafayette

    New businesses, additional jobs coming to north Lafayette

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:30:25 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:54:59 GMT

    Lafayette's north will soon see a boom of businesses. Several new developments are in the works along Louisiana Avenue.

    Lafayette's north will soon see a boom of businesses. Several new developments are in the works along Louisiana Avenue.

  • LPSS retiree health insurance faces cuts

    LPSS retiree health insurance faces cuts

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:41:41 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    Cuts could be coming to retired LPSS teachers' insurance.

    Cuts could be coming to retired LPSS teachers' insurance.

  • LEF Awards Grants for the 2017-2018 School Year

    LEF Awards Grants for the 2017-2018 School Year

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:39:47 GMT
    LEF grant awardsLEF grant awards

    The Lafayette Education Foundation has announced its grant awards for the upcoming school year. 

    The Lafayette Education Foundation has announced its grant awards for the upcoming school year. 

  • New Orleans murder suspect arrested in Lafayette

    New Orleans murder suspect arrested in Lafayette

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:24:09 GMT
    Ronald Davis / Courtesy of Lafayette City Marshal's OfficeRonald Davis / Courtesy of Lafayette City Marshal's Office

    A New Orleans man wanted on 2nd Degree murder charge was arrested within Lafayette by the Marshal's Office. 

    A New Orleans man wanted on 2nd Degree murder charge was arrested within Lafayette by the Marshal's Office. 

  • Prosecutors: Investigator tried to get Trump tax returns

    Prosecutors: Investigator tried to get Trump tax returns

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:12:58 GMT
    President Donald Trump / Courtesy of CNNPresident Donald Trump / Courtesy of CNN

    A private investigator in Louisiana unsuccessfully tried to obtain President Donald Trump's federal tax returns through a government website, and "even sounded proud of what he had done," authorities said. 

    A private investigator in Louisiana unsuccessfully tried to obtain President Donald Trump's federal tax returns through a government website, and "even sounded proud of what he had done," authorities said. 

  • Plake out of The Voice, but plans first single release

    Plake out of The Voice, but plans first single release

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:19:21 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Hunter Plake, the temporary Lafayette resident who made a big splash on a television talent show, will be releasing his first record very soon, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

    Hunter Plake, the temporary Lafayette resident who made a big splash on a television talent show, will be releasing his first record very soon, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

  • LCG’s Auditor Clarifies ‘Bankruptcy’ Comment

    LCG’s Auditor Clarifies ‘Bankruptcy’ Comment

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:29 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:29:38 GMT
    Lafayette Consolidated GovernmentLafayette Consolidated Government

    At the May 16 City-Parish Council meeting, Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) auditor Burton Kolder of Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Co., LLC intended to distinguish the dire financial needs of the Parish General Fund versus revenues resulting from dedicated property taxes during the public presentation of the Annual Audit. Councilman Bruce Conque commented, “We are misleading the public in terms of how much money we have to spend in the parish.

    At the May 16 City-Parish Council meeting, Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) auditor Burton Kolder of Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Co., LLC intended to distinguish the dire financial needs of the Parish General Fund versus revenues resulting from dedicated property taxes during the public presentation of the Annual Audit. Councilman Bruce Conque commented, “We are misleading the public in terms of how much money we have to spend in the parish.

  • Discussion held on the forecast of healthcare in Acadiana

    Discussion held on the forecast of healthcare in Acadiana

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:10:39 GMT
    Forecast on Healthcare in Acadiana / KATCForecast on Healthcare in Acadiana / KATC

    Leading healthcare professionals in Acadiana came together for a discussion.

    Leading healthcare professionals in Acadiana came together for a discussion.

  • New Lafayette liquor law gives police chief more authority over bars

    New Lafayette liquor law gives police chief more authority over bars

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:34:54 GMT

    In Lafayette, a new liquor law is giving the police department more authority to maintain public safety downtown. The ordinance allows the police chief to shut down bars in the city if he thinks an emergency closure is needed to keep patrons safe. 

    In Lafayette, a new liquor law is giving the police department more authority to maintain public safety downtown. The ordinance allows the police chief to shut down bars in the city if he thinks an emergency closure is needed to keep patrons safe. 

  • Police: fifth teen arrested in vehicle burglaries

    Police: fifth teen arrested in vehicle burglaries

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:54:12 GMT
    DARIUS BOUDREAUXDARIUS BOUDREAUX

    Youngsville Police arrested the fifth suspect Friday who is accused of running through a Youngsville subdivision, looking for unlocked cars to burgle.  

    Youngsville Police arrested the fifth suspect Friday who is accused of running through a Youngsville subdivision, looking for unlocked cars to burgle.  

  • UL to offer state's first informatics master's

    UL to offer state's first informatics master's

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-05-22 20:16:54 GMT
    University of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will offer the state’s first master’s degree in informatics starting next year. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the new graduate program in the School of Computing and Informatics during its May 22 meeting. UL Lafayette first offered its undergraduate informatics major in 2011. The newly approved master’s degree program will begin in the Spring 2018 semester. “It is designed to provide advanced education and r...
    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will offer the state’s first master’s degree in informatics starting next year. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the new graduate program in the School of Computing and Informatics during its May 22 meeting. UL Lafayette first offered its undergraduate informatics major in 2011. The newly approved master’s degree program will begin in the Spring 2018 semester. “It is designed to provide advanced education and r...
  • LPSS grads offered more than $28 million in scholarships

    LPSS grads offered more than $28 million in scholarships

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:02:48 GMT
    LPSS Graduation 2017LPSS Graduation 2017

    On May 20, 2017, the Lafayette Parish School System held graduation ceremonies for its five traditional high schools at the Cajundome in Lafayette. 

    On May 20, 2017, the Lafayette Parish School System held graduation ceremonies for its five traditional high schools at the Cajundome in Lafayette. 

  • Home in Scott receives minor damage after early morning fire.

    Home in Scott receives minor damage after early morning fire.

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:44:17 GMT
    House sees minor damage after fire / Courtesy of Scott Fire DepartmentHouse sees minor damage after fire / Courtesy of Scott Fire Department

    A home in Scott has received minor damage after an early morning fire. 

    A home in Scott has received minor damage after an early morning fire. 

  • LCG is giving tips on how to combat flooding

    LCG is giving tips on how to combat flooding

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:33:02 GMT
    Lafayette Consolidated GovernmentLafayette Consolidated Government

    Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is offering some tips on how residents can protect themselves and their property in the event of severe flooding. 

    Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is offering some tips on how residents can protect themselves and their property in the event of severe flooding. 

  • The Daiquiri Factory: The Nation's First Drive Through Daiquiri

    The Daiquiri Factory: The Nation's First Drive Through Daiquiri

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:05 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:05:39 GMT
    It's hard to picture it now. A small used car dealership sits there almost unnoticed along the hustle and bustle of Johnston Street in the center of Lafayette but that wasn't always the case. It was there on that little patch of land that a kid from Ruston, Louisiana would change how we celebrate and almost overnight changing the landscape of Louisiana's culture. Because it was there on that little patch of land that the nations very first drive through daiquiri stand would open for ...
    It's hard to picture it now. A small used car dealership sits there almost unnoticed along the hustle and bustle of Johnston Street in the center of Lafayette but that wasn't always the case. It was there on that little patch of land that a kid from Ruston, Louisiana would change how we celebrate and almost overnight changing the landscape of Louisiana's culture. Because it was there on that little patch of land that the nations very first drive through daiquiri stand would open for ...
  • Bayou Vermilion Boat Parade attracts boaters young and old

    Bayou Vermilion Boat Parade attracts boaters young and old

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:04:21 GMT
    Clark and Abram GriffinClark and Abram Griffin

    Boaters, young and old, enjoyed the sixth annual Bayou Vermilion Festival and Boat Parade.

    Boaters, young and old, enjoyed the sixth annual Bayou Vermilion Festival and Boat Parade.

  • April showers bring hibiscus sale to Lafayette

    April showers bring hibiscus sale to Lafayette

    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:40:41 GMT
    April showers bring hibiscus sale to LafayetteApril showers bring hibiscus sale to Lafayette

    They say, "April showers bring May flowers." But in this case, the Mike Bernard Acadiana Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society is responsible for bringing the hibiscuses to Lafayette. 

    They say, "April showers bring May flowers." But in this case, the Mike Bernard Acadiana Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society is responsible for bringing the hibiscuses to Lafayette. 

  • Lafayette triplets graduate high school together

    Lafayette triplets graduate high school together

    Sunday, May 21 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-05-21 16:18:41 GMT
    Nicholas, Shane, Justin VallotNicholas, Shane, Justin Vallot

    Comeaux High School held its senior graduation earlier today, and one parent in the audience had to do three times the amount of cheering as she watched her triplet sons cross the stage. 

    Comeaux High School held its senior graduation earlier today, and one parent in the audience had to do three times the amount of cheering as she watched her triplet sons cross the stage. 

  • UPDATE: All lanes open on I-10 W at I-49

    UPDATE: All lanes open on I-10 W at I-49

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:30:38 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 West at I-10/I-49. 

    UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 West at I-10/I-49. 

  • Homeowner loses pets in residential fire

    Homeowner loses pets in residential fire

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:23:57 GMT
    Fire tears through home in the 500 block of Delhomme Ave. early this morning / Courtesy: GoFundMe via Danielle AlyseFire tears through home in the 500 block of Delhomme Ave. early this morning / Courtesy: GoFundMe via Danielle Alyse

    A homeowner loses two pets in a fire that tore through the home in Scott early this morning. 

    A homeowner loses two pets in a fire that tore through the home in Scott early this morning. 

  • Traffic accident causes detour on Youngsville Hwy.

    Traffic accident causes detour on Youngsville Hwy.

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:41:01 GMT
    Traffic accident causes detour on Youngsville Hwy. / Courtesy: Stephanie TrahanTraffic accident causes detour on Youngsville Hwy. / Courtesy: Stephanie Trahan

    Police are on scene of a traffic accident on Youngsville Highway, near its intersection with Copperfield Way, where two vehicles drove off the roadway into a ditch.  

    Police are on scene of a traffic accident on Youngsville Highway, near its intersection with Copperfield Way, where two vehicles drove off the roadway into a ditch.  

  • Riders gear up for 2nd Annual Bicycle Safety Festival

    Riders gear up for 2nd Annual Bicycle Safety Festival

    Saturday, May 20 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-05-21 00:31:39 GMT
    Riders gear up for 2nd Annual Bicycle Safety FestivalRiders gear up for 2nd Annual Bicycle Safety Festival

    Cyclists gathered in Parc Sans Souci this morning for the 2nd Annual Bicycle Safety Festival.  

    Cyclists gathered in Parc Sans Souci this morning for the 2nd Annual Bicycle Safety Festival.  

  • Camp Bow Wow's Mutt Strut happening in Downtown Lafayette

    Camp Bow Wow's Mutt Strut happening in Downtown Lafayette

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:31:39 GMT
    Camp Bow Wow's Mutt Strut happening in Downtown LafayetteCamp Bow Wow's Mutt Strut happening in Downtown Lafayette

    Pups are strutting their stuff down the cat dog-walk for a good cause at The Wurst Biergarten.  

    Pups are strutting their stuff down the cat dog-walk for a good cause at The Wurst Biergarten.  

  • Shuttle service available for Festival International

    Shuttle service available for Festival International

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-04-27 09:52:33 GMT

    The Festival shuttle is available every night of the festival.     

    The Festival shuttle is available every night of the festival.     

  • Festival International kicks off tonight

    Festival International kicks off tonight

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:08:15 GMT
    FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALFESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL

    The Fais Do Do stage is now up--and the fun kicks off with Geno Delafose at 6:30pm. 

    The Fais Do Do stage is now up--and the fun kicks off with Geno Delafose at 6:30pm. 

  • Final CRAWDAQ for 2017 Season

    Final CRAWDAQ for 2017 Season

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:56:18 GMT

    Thinking crawfish for the weekend? Check out this week's prices in the CRAWDAQ Index. 

    Thinking crawfish for the weekend? Check out this week's prices in the CRAWDAQ Index. 

  • Festival International announces accessibility for people with disabilities

    Festival International announces accessibility for people with disabilities

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:58:02 GMT
    FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALFESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL

    Festival International wants patrons with disabilities to have a great festival experience. Organizers have released information to help make the experience easy. 

    Festival International wants patrons with disabilities to have a great festival experience. Organizers have released information to help make the experience easy. 

  • CRAWDAQ: Prices continue to fall

    CRAWDAQ: Prices continue to fall

    Thursday, April 6 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-04-07 02:33:11 GMT

    Thinking crawfish for the weekend? KATC's CRAWDAQ Index tracks crawfish prices in Lafayette. 

    Thinking crawfish for the weekend? KATC's CRAWDAQ Index tracks crawfish prices in Lafayette. 

  • Lafayette crawfish prices drop once again

    Lafayette crawfish prices drop once again

    Thursday, March 30 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-03-31 02:06:52 GMT

    The CRAWDAQ Index tracks crawfish prices in Lafayette every week during Lent. 

    The CRAWDAQ Index tracks crawfish prices in Lafayette every week during Lent. 

  • Festival International’s new theatre festival kicks off at Cité des Arts

    Festival International’s new theatre festival kicks off at Cité des Arts

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:56 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:56:14 GMT
    Tartuffe opens April 21 (7:30) at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., with performances on the April 22 (7:30) and 23 (2:00). The play is directed by Clove Productions' Michael Martin and features a cast of award-winning performers from New Orleans.Tartuffe opens April 21 (7:30) at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., with performances on the April 22 (7:30) and 23 (2:00). The play is directed by Clove Productions' Michael Martin and features a cast of award-winning performers from New Orleans.

    As part of its bid to expand its coverage of all the arts, Festival International is sponsoring a weeklong theater event "Theatre du Festival" to lead its offerings for 2017.  T

    As part of its bid to expand its coverage of all the arts, Festival International is sponsoring a weeklong theater event "Theatre du Festival" to lead its offerings for 2017.  T

  • Le Grand Tour 2017 to Include Festival International de Louisiane

    Le Grand Tour 2017 to Include Festival International de Louisiane

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:16:16 GMT
    FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALFESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL

    Le Grand Tour is a Francophone voyage of five continents in a hundred stages, including twenty in France, to be held throughout 2017. 

    Le Grand Tour is a Francophone voyage of five continents in a hundred stages, including twenty in France, to be held throughout 2017. 

  • CRAWDAQ: March 23, 2017

    CRAWDAQ: March 23, 2017

    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:06:03 GMT
    CRAWDAQ image / KATCCRAWDAQ image / KATC

    Crawfish prices continue to fall in Lafayette. This week the average price is $4.97/lb. That's down from $5.02/lb last week. 

    Crawfish prices continue to fall in Lafayette. This week the average price is $4.97/lb. That's down from $5.02/lb last week. 

  • Festival International headquarters has new home

    Festival International headquarters has new home

    Friday, March 10 2017 11:30 PM EST2017-03-11 04:30:36 GMT
    FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALFESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today to celebrate the new permanent home of the Festival International headquarters. 

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today to celebrate the new permanent home of the Festival International headquarters. 

  • Follow KATC Float Finders as we track the parades in Lafayette

    Follow KATC Float Finders as we track the parades in Lafayette

    Monday, February 27 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-02-27 23:44:34 GMT
    KATC's FLoat Finders logo / KATCKATC's FLoat Finders logo / KATC

    KATC's Float Finders will be out along the parade routes as krewes take to the streets of Lafayette.  

    KATC's Float Finders will be out along the parade routes as krewes take to the streets of Lafayette.  

  • New Orleans woman catches a parade and a fiance

    New Orleans woman catches a parade and a fiance

    Friday, February 24 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-02-24 20:19:51 GMT
    Mardi Gras ProposalMardi Gras Proposal

    A New Orleans woman caught a fiance at Thursday's Krewe of Muses parade

    A New Orleans woman caught a fiance at Thursday's Krewe of Muses parade

  • CRAWDAQ Index 02/23/2017

    CRAWDAQ Index 02/23/2017

    Friday, February 24 2017 1:16 PM EST2017-02-24 18:16:12 GMT

    Below is the CRAWDAQ Index. Crawfish prices in Lafayette for 02/23/2017. Check back every Thursday night for weekly prices. 

    Below is the CRAWDAQ Index. Crawfish prices in Lafayette for 02/23/2017. Check back every Thursday night for weekly prices. 

  • KATC's CRAWDAQ index begins for Lenten season

    KATC's CRAWDAQ index begins for Lenten season

    Thursday, February 23 2017 3:22 PM EST2017-02-23 20:22:58 GMT
    CRAWDAQ image / KATCCRAWDAQ image / KATC

    KATC's annual CRAWDAQ index is set to begin Thursday February 23, 2017.  

    KATC's annual CRAWDAQ index is set to begin Thursday February 23, 2017.  

  • Six arrested in Carencro Mardi Gras fight

    Six arrested in Carencro Mardi Gras fight

    Thursday, February 23 2017 2:58 PM EST2017-02-23 19:58:03 GMT

    On February 18, 2017, officers with the Carencro Police Department and several other local agencies responded to fights at the Carencro Mardi Gras Parade. Due to the large crowds, officers were not able to get to one of the fights at CAYSI Park. 

    Carencro Police have arrested several people for a fight that happened at the Carencro Mardi Gras parade.

  • Have a safe and happy Acadiana Mardi Gras

    Have a safe and happy Acadiana Mardi Gras

    Thursday, February 23 2017 8:53 AM EST2017-02-23 13:53:21 GMT
    Coutesy MGN OnlineCoutesy MGN Online

    Plan on celebrating Mardi Gras in Acadiana by going to local parades, night spots and other events? 

    Plan on celebrating Mardi Gras in Acadiana by going to local parades, night spots and other events? 

  • Memorial parade held in honor of Paige Levine

    Memorial parade held in honor of Paige Levine

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-02-22 23:14:35 GMT
    SLCC ParadeSLCC Parade

    SLCC in Abbeville held a parade in memory of Paige Levine who was killed during a recent parade. 

    SLCC in Abbeville held a parade in memory of Paige Levine who was killed during a recent parade. 

  • Bayou Teche Brewing featured in New York Times article

    Bayou Teche Brewing featured in New York Times article

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-02-22 20:00:42 GMT
    Coutesy MGN OnlineCoutesy MGN Online

    The article featured the Arnaudville brewery and its Courir de Mardi Gras.

    The article featured the Arnaudville brewery and its Courir de Mardi Gras.

  • Lafayette barricades going back up Thursday

    Lafayette barricades going back up Thursday

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 10:45 AM EST2017-02-22 15:45:31 GMT
    Barricades up on South CollegeBarricades up on South College

    Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) wishes to remind businesses, residents and travelers in the City of Lafayette that the Public Works department will begin replacing barricades along the parade route tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. and again on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. 

    Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) wishes to remind businesses, residents and travelers in the City of Lafayette that the Public Works department will begin replacing barricades along the parade route tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. and again on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. 

  • Mardi Gras Dos and Don'ts for Pets

    Mardi Gras Dos and Don'ts for Pets

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 10:59 AM EST2017-02-21 15:59:13 GMT
    Krewe Des Chiens 2016 Mardi Gras paradeKrewe Des Chiens 2016 Mardi Gras parade

    The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine issued a release on how to keep pets safe during Mardi Gras. 

    The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine issued a release on how to keep pets safe during Mardi Gras. 

  • Carencro parade rolls Saturday

    Carencro parade rolls Saturday

    Friday, February 17 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-02-17 23:45:03 GMT
    Carencro ParadeCarencro Parade

    Despite tonight's wet weather, parade organizers in Carencro are expecting higher than normal attendance over the weekend.  

    Despite tonight's wet weather, parade organizers in Carencro are expecting higher than normal attendance over the weekend.  

  • Several parades around Louisiana postponed

    Several parades around Louisiana postponed

    Friday, February 17 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-02-17 20:42:32 GMT

    Several parades around Louisiana have been postponed as rain moves through the area Friday night. 

    Several parades around Louisiana have been postponed as rain moves through the area Friday night. 

  • Officials anticipating record-breaking crowds for Scott Parade

    Officials anticipating record-breaking crowds for Scott Parade

    Thursday, February 16 2017 11:15 AM EST2017-02-16 16:15:13 GMT
    Mardi Gras beadsMardi Gras beads

    The City of Scott would like to invite everyone to  The 21st Annual Scott Business Association Mardi Gras Parade will roll Sunday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m.

    The City of Scott would like to invite everyone to  The 21st Annual Scott Business Association Mardi Gras Parade will roll Sunday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m.

  • Safety preparation for Mardi Gras parade, a year in the works

    Safety preparation for Mardi Gras parade, a year in the works

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-02-16 04:39:41 GMT
    Officials have been preparing for this year's Mardi Gras parades for almost a year.Officials have been preparing for this year's Mardi Gras parades for almost a year.

    The first Mardi Gras parade in Lafayette of the season rolls this ****INSERT WHEN****.  Catching the throws is something many people look forward to all year, but a lot of work goes into making sure the parade is not just fun but safe as well.  John Swift, the parade chairman for the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, said the planning started shortly after 2016 Mardi Gras ended.  "Hundreds of thousands of people come to watch the parades,"...

    The first Mardi Gras parade in Lafayette of the season rolls this ****INSERT WHEN****.  Catching the throws is something many people look forward to all year, but a lot of work goes into making sure the parade is not just fun but safe as well.  John Swift, the parade chairman for the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, said the planning started shortly after 2016 Mardi Gras ended.  "Hundreds of thousands of people come to watch the parades,"...

  • Cajundome traffic alert for Florida Georgia Line concert, Mardi Gras parade

    Cajundome traffic alert for Florida Georgia Line concert, Mardi Gras parade

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-02-15 23:22:44 GMT
    CajundomeCajundome

    In order to carefully navigate increased traffic for the 6:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade and the 7 p.m. Florida Georgia Line concert the Cajundome is recommending you arrive earlier than normal to the 7 p.m. concert.

    In order to carefully navigate increased traffic for the 6:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade and the 7 p.m. Florida Georgia Line concert the Cajundome is recommending you arrive earlier than normal to the 7 p.m. concert.

  • LARC Mardi Gras beads ready to stock Acadiana floats

    LARC Mardi Gras beads ready to stock Acadiana floats

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-02-14 23:18:28 GMT

    Mardi Gras Day is just two weeks away, but for those krewes who haven't gotten all of their throws for the big parades yet, there's still time. Every year, the hard working crew at LARC recycles piles of beads to stock floats around Acadiana. 

    Mardi Gras Day is just two weeks away, but for those krewes who haven't gotten all of their throws for the big parades yet, there's still time. Every year, the hard working crew at LARC recycles piles of beads to stock floats around Acadiana. 

  • Mardi Gras a boon for Lafayette economy

    Mardi Gras a boon for Lafayette economy

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:32 PM EST2017-02-02 00:32:13 GMT
    Owner of Beads for LessOwner of Beads for Less

    According to the last economic impact study in 2010 the average person not in a krewe spent 370 dollars to celebrate Mardi Gras. Overall sales in Lafayette during the Mardi Gras season surpassed the 100 million dollar mark. 

    According to the last economic impact study in 2010 the average person not in a krewe spent 370 dollars to celebrate Mardi Gras. Overall sales in Lafayette during the Mardi Gras season surpassed the 100 million dollar mark. 

  • Oversize, overweight vehicles prohibited on state highways during Mardi Gras

    Oversize, overweight vehicles prohibited on state highways during Mardi Gras

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 2:37 PM EST2017-01-31 19:37:06 GMT
    Coutesy MGN OnlineCoutesy MGN Online

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Secretary, Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced today that oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all State highways will be prohibited in selected areas on Saturday, February 25, 2017 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in observance of the Mardi Gras season.

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Secretary, Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced today that oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all State highways will be prohibited in selected areas on Saturday, February 25, 2017 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in observance of the Mardi Gras season.

  • Lafayette Police Department prepares for Mardi Gras season

    Lafayette Police Department prepares for Mardi Gras season

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 2:33 PM EST2017-01-31 19:33:27 GMT
    Lafayette Consolidated GovernmentLafayette Consolidated Government

    The Lafayette Police Department is preparing for Mardi Gras. Check out the list of road closures and barricade days, along with rules and regulations for a safe Carnival season. 

    The Lafayette Police Department is preparing for Mardi Gras. Check out the list of road closures and barricade days, along with rules and regulations for a safe Carnival season. 

  • $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.

  • Festival International Hosts Fundraising Evaluation Event

    Festival International Hosts Fundraising Evaluation Event

    Thursday, January 26 2017 1:01 PM EST2017-01-26 18:01:47 GMT
    Photo courtesy: MGN OnlinePhoto courtesy: MGN Online

    Festival International is hosting a Treasures and Valuables Evaluation Day featuring Neal Auction Company of New Orleans Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette.

    Festival International is hosting a Treasures and Valuables Evaluation Day featuring Neal Auction Company of New Orleans Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette.

  • Festival International de Louisiane announces new sponsors for 2017

    Festival International de Louisiane announces new sponsors for 2017

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-01-18 23:51:09 GMT

    Festival International announced several new corporate sponsors at a press conference today.

    Festival International announced several new corporate sponsors at a press conference today.

  • Registration Open for 2017 Courir du Festival 5K

    Registration Open for 2017 Courir du Festival 5K

    Monday, January 2 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-01-02 15:49:53 GMT
    Courir du Festival 5k registration ongoingCourir du Festival 5k registration ongoing

    Festival International de Louisiane has opened registration for the annual Courir du Festival 5K. The race is open to all ages and will take place at Scène Fais Do Do on Jefferson Street, near Main St. on Saturday, April 29.

    Festival International de Louisiane has opened registration for the annual Courir du Festival 5K. The race is open to all ages and will take place at Scène Fais Do Do on Jefferson Street, near Main St. on Saturday, April 29.

  • Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope released from house arrest

    Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope released from house arrest

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-14 20:18:02 GMT
    Brian PopeBrian Pope

    Pope had his GPS monitoring device removed about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Pope had his GPS monitoring device removed about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Festival International revises the Festival Pass

    Festival International revises the Festival Pass

    Monday, November 28 2016 10:05 AM EST2016-11-28 15:05:25 GMT
    COURTESY: FESTIVAL WEBSITECOURTESY: FESTIVAL WEBSITE

     Festival International de Louisiane is proud to announce a revised Festival Pass program. 

     Festival International de Louisiane is proud to announce a revised Festival Pass program. 

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  • Lafayette PD investigate armed robbery at gas station

    Lafayette PD investigate armed robbery at gas station

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-05-30 05:02:06 GMT

    Lafayette police are investigating an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Bertrand Drive and Eraste Landry Road. 

    Lafayette police are investigating an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Bertrand Drive and Eraste Landry Road. 

  • Three rescued, one missing when tug sinks

    Three rescued, one missing when tug sinks

    Monday, May 29 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-05-29 18:40:38 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online
    The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft before the vessel sank.  One crewmember is still missing. The survivors in the life raft were rescued by the good Samaritan motor vessel Andi...
    The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft before the vessel sank.  One crewmember is still missing. The survivors in the life raft were rescued by the good Samaritan motor vessel Andi...
  • Woman killed after car hits mobility scooter

    Woman killed after car hits mobility scooter

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:34:15 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    Louisiana police say a crash involving a car and an electric scooter has killed a woman.  

    Louisiana police say a crash involving a car and an electric scooter has killed a woman.  

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