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  • Road work in Lafayette Parish

    Road work in Lafayette Parish

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:38:13 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces LA 182 will be closed in the eastbound direction, from the Billeaud Overpass to approximately 1500 feet east of the overpass, today due to bridge construction.  

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces LA 182 will be closed in the eastbound direction, from the Billeaud Overpass to approximately 1500 feet east of the overpass, today due to bridge construction.  

  • Residents recall Grand Theater shooting ahead of anniversary

    Residents recall Grand Theater shooting ahead of anniversary

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-07-22 17:28:58 GMT
    Residents recall Grand Theater shooting ahead of anniversaryResidents recall Grand Theater shooting ahead of anniversary

    Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Grand 16 Theater shooting, a tragedy that shocked the nation, but also demonstrated the perseverance of the community.  

    Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Grand 16 Theater shooting, a tragedy that shocked the nation, but also demonstrated the perseverance of the community.  

  • Unrestrained Crowley woman killed in Lafayette Parish crash

    Unrestrained Crowley woman killed in Lafayette Parish crash

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-07-22 16:13:48 GMT
    Photo courtesy: J. TerroPhoto courtesy: J. Terro

    UPDATE: Shortly after 2:30 p.m. today, Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA 724 at Landry Road near Judice. 

    UPDATE: Shortly after 2:30 p.m. today, Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA 724 at Landry Road near Judice. 

  • LPSS to find jobs for drivers without routes

    LPSS to find jobs for drivers without routes

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:00:26 GMT
    File photo of a school bus. Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineFile photo of a school bus. Image Courtesy: MGN Online

    The changes to LPSS school bus routes mean about 13 bus drivers have no routes right now.

    The changes to LPSS school bus routes mean about 13 bus drivers have no routes right now.

  • Congressman Johnson: La. receiving millions to help rebuild infrastructure after flood

    Congressman Johnson: La. receiving millions to help rebuild infrastructure after flood

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:34:45 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Mike JohnsonU.S. Rep. Mike Johnson

    Louisiana is receiving more than $22 million to help rebuild infrastructure after the historic flood. 

    Louisiana is receiving more than $22 million to help rebuild infrastructure after the historic flood. 

  • SMILE to hold meetings about Head Start

    SMILE to hold meetings about Head Start

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:06:07 GMT
    SMILE Community Action AgencySMILE Community Action Agency

    SMILE will hold three meetings next week to talk to parents about the future of its Head Start and Early Head Start schools.

    SMILE will hold three meetings next week to talk to parents about the future of its Head Start and Early Head Start schools.

  • Moncus Park announces donation match

    Moncus Park announces donation match

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:45:07 GMT
    Lafayette Central Park renderingLafayette Central Park rendering
    Moncus Park announced a match challenge for the community from the Schumacher Family Foundation.  Through the end of this year, the foundation will match all donations made to the Park, up to $500,000, according to Elizabeth “EB” Brooks, Executive Director of Lafayette Central Park, the non-profit set up to design, build, operate and maintain the new community park located on Johnston Street.  The Schumachers made the challenge to help Moncus Park reach it...
    Moncus Park announced a match challenge for the community from the Schumacher Family Foundation.  Through the end of this year, the foundation will match all donations made to the Park, up to $500,000, according to Elizabeth “EB” Brooks, Executive Director of Lafayette Central Park, the non-profit set up to design, build, operate and maintain the new community park located on Johnston Street.  The Schumachers made the challenge to help Moncus Park reach it...
  • USDA fines UL $100K for previous findings at primate center

    USDA fines UL $100K for previous findings at primate center

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:28:25 GMT
    University of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette

    The USDA has issued a $100,000 fine against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for issues at its primate center.  

    The USDA has issued a $100,000 fine against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for issues at its primate center.  

  • The Lion King Jr. performances at Zoosiana July 21 - 23

    The Lion King Jr. performances at Zoosiana July 21 - 23

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:03:18 GMT
    Dress rehearsal for The Lion King Jr.Dress rehearsal for The Lion King Jr.

    Several performances of The Lion King Jr. will be held at Zoosiana Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

    Several performances of The Lion King Jr. will be held at Zoosiana Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

  • Two Acadiana police departments scheduled to hold back to school events

    Two Acadiana police departments scheduled to hold back to school events

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:05:24 GMT
    School SuppliesSchool Supplies

    Two police departments in Acadiana are having back to school drives this weekend.  

    Two police departments in Acadiana are having back to school drives this weekend.  

  • UL oral history project targets Grand shooting, floods

    UL oral history project targets Grand shooting, floods

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:03:58 GMT
    University of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Grand 16 Theater shooting, a tragedy that tore at Lafayette's heart, but also revealed its resilient soul. 

    Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Grand 16 Theater shooting, a tragedy that tore at Lafayette's heart, but also revealed its resilient soul. 

  • Police: suspect attempts to steal car, gets stuck in mud

    Police: suspect attempts to steal car, gets stuck in mud

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:26:44 GMT
    Jacob BrunoJacob Bruno

    A 36-year-old Lafayette man is accused of attempting to steal a car and burglarizing several others. 

    A 36-year-old Lafayette man is accused of attempting to steal a car and burglarizing several others. 

  • Thirty-five LPSS schools now have free meals

    Thirty-five LPSS schools now have free meals

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:55:45 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    As an alternative to the Traditional Meal Benefit Application Program that qualifies the individual student to receive free or reduced price meals, school districts across the nation that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs now have another Meal Benefit option to offer students. 

    As an alternative to the Traditional Meal Benefit Application Program that qualifies the individual student to receive free or reduced price meals, school districts across the nation that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs now have another Meal Benefit option to offer students. 

  • 10th Anniversary Gulf Brew set for Saturday in Lafayette

    10th Anniversary Gulf Brew set for Saturday in Lafayette

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:00:48 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    Acadiana Center for the Arts will host the 10th Anniversary Gulf Brew Saturday, July 22 at Blackham Coliseum from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. 

    Acadiana Center for the Arts will host the 10th Anniversary Gulf Brew Saturday, July 22 at Blackham Coliseum from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. 

  • Project Front Yard aims to keep Lafayette litter free

    Project Front Yard aims to keep Lafayette litter free

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:53:24 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:31:36 GMT

    You see it all the time outside and a new study says that the earth's land and water is covered by 5 and a half billion tons of plastic litter. One organization is working to keep Lafayette beautiful. 

    You see it all the time outside and a new study says that the earth's land and water is covered by 5 and a half billion tons of plastic litter. One organization is working to keep Lafayette beautiful. 

  • Girl granted wish in Lafayette

    Girl granted wish in Lafayette

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:59:38 GMT
    Pay it ForwardPay it Forward

    One young girl with a debilitating illness was granted her wish Thursday in Lafayette. Aubree Foreman was given a day of leisure and fun, thanks to members of the Pay It Forward network. 

    One young girl with a debilitating illness was granted her wish Thursday in Lafayette. Aubree Foreman was given a day of leisure and fun, thanks to members of the Pay It Forward network. 

  • LPSS to discuss funds-matching program

    LPSS to discuss funds-matching program

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:45:13 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    The Lafayette Parish School Board on Monday is scheduled to discuss a new program that would match funds raised by booster and parent-teacher groups for certain projects.

    The Lafayette Parish School Board on Monday is scheduled to discuss a new program that would match funds raised by booster and parent-teacher groups for certain projects.

  • SMILE board member reinstated by the court

    SMILE board member reinstated by the court

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:25:05 GMT
    SMILE Community Action AgencySMILE Community Action Agency

    In December, Africa Arceneaux refused to rubber-stamp the appointment of Chris Williams as director of SMILE. In January, she says she was removed for taking that stand. Today, a district judge put her back on the board.  Arceneaux said that, after a one-day trial, the court ruled she's entitled to keep her seat for a normal five-year term. 

    In December, Africa Arceneaux refused to rubber-stamp the appointment of Chris Williams as director of SMILE. In January, she says she was removed for taking that stand. Today, a district judge put her back on the board.  Arceneaux said that, after a one-day trial, the court ruled she's entitled to keep her seat for a normal five-year term. 

  • Courtesy opens new dealership

    Courtesy opens new dealership

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:21:50 GMT
    KATC PhotoKATC Photo

    Courtesy Automotive Group has added a new used car dealership to their existing 15 locations. Courtesy Value Center Hwy 167 was officially opened Wednesday with a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. "We are excited to be here. The facility is in a location convenient to our customers, and our staff is excited to work with their neighbors, friends and family," said Court Williams, General Manager. "We are ready to help the people of South Lafayette and surrounding...

    Courtesy Automotive Group has added a new used car dealership to their existing 15 locations. Courtesy Value Center Hwy 167 was officially opened Wednesday with a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. "We are excited to be here. The facility is in a location convenient to our customers, and our staff is excited to work with their neighbors, friends and family," said Court Williams, General Manager. "We are ready to help the people of South Lafayette and surrounding...

  • Robideaux wants to re-dedicate part of existing tax

    Robideaux wants to re-dedicate part of existing tax

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:47:52 GMT
    Mayor-president Joel RobideauxMayor-president Joel Robideaux

    Lafayette Mayor Joel Robideaux will hold a press conference Monday to introduce a proposed millage rededication plan to fund drainage projects and a cultural economy initiative. 

    Lafayette Mayor Joel Robideaux will hold a press conference Monday to introduce a proposed millage rededication plan to fund drainage projects and a cultural economy initiative. 

  • Lafayette accident reports now available online

    Lafayette accident reports now available online

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:19:41 GMT
    The Lafayette Police DepartmentThe Lafayette Police Department

    The Lafayette Police Department has announced that accident reports will be available for viewing and printing online.

    The Lafayette Police Department has announced that accident reports will be available for viewing and printing online.

  • City of Scott sees temporary spike in water bill

    City of Scott sees temporary spike in water bill

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:48:42 GMT
    Residents of Scott may have noticed higher water bills than usual this past month after the city moved to its new automated system. However, the system could save residents money in the long run. "Those red dots mean we might have some concerns here," said Mayor Pervis Morrison as he pointed to the dots that alert leaks or higher-than-average water usage throughout the city. Mayor Morrison said this system is supposed to be more efficient than the old one. "They wer...
    Residents of Scott may have noticed higher water bills than usual this past month after the city moved to its new automated system. However, the system could save residents money in the long run. "Those red dots mean we might have some concerns here," said Mayor Pervis Morrison as he pointed to the dots that alert leaks or higher-than-average water usage throughout the city. Mayor Morrison said this system is supposed to be more efficient than the old one. "They wer...
  • CCT Lafayette presents Broadway musical 'Singin in the Rain' July 20 - 30

    CCT Lafayette presents Broadway musical 'Singin in the Rain' July 20 - 30

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:33:22 GMT
    Courtesy Creative CommonsCourtesy Creative Commons

    Christian Community Theater (CCT) Lafayette's production of "Singin' in the Rain", the Broadway musical, opens Thursday, July 20 and runs through Sunday, July 30 at UL's Burke Hall. 

    Christian Community Theater (CCT) Lafayette's production of "Singin' in the Rain", the Broadway musical, opens Thursday, July 20 and runs through Sunday, July 30 at UL's Burke Hall. 

  • UL Police dispatch line back in service

    UL Police dispatch line back in service

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:23:03 GMT
    Courtesy of the UL Police DepartmentCourtesy of the UL Police Department

    According to Lieutenant Billy Abrams, the UL Police Departments main dispatch phone line is currently out of service.

    UL Police Department main dispatch phone line 337-482-6447 is back in service.  

  • Downtown Lafayette sidewalks and roads to be more accessible for disabled

    Downtown Lafayette sidewalks and roads to be more accessible for disabled

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:13:54 GMT
    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:13:54 GMT
    Liam Doyle lives in downtown Lafayette. However, getting around in his wheelchair can be a hassle.Liam Doyle lives in downtown Lafayette. However, getting around in his wheelchair can be a hassle.

    For the last three years disability advocates have been working with Lafayette Consolidated Government to make downtown more accessible and those changes are underway.  

    For the last three years disability advocates have been working with Lafayette Consolidated Government to make downtown more accessible and those changes are underway.  

  • Faith House fundraiser set for August

    Faith House fundraiser set for August

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:01:15 GMT
    FAITH HOUSEFAITH HOUSE
    The Jefferson Street Greenroom is hosting an event to raise awareness of domestic violence as well as financial support for Faith House. The Summer Shoot Out 8-Ball Tournament is a single player pool event that will be held at the Jefferson Street Greenroom in downtown Lafayette on August 19. Practice will be 10:00 am to 11:45 am and the tournament will begin at noon. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit Faith House to provide safe shelter and support services to survivors of ...
    The Jefferson Street Greenroom is hosting an event to raise awareness of domestic violence as well as financial support for Faith House. The Summer Shoot Out 8-Ball Tournament is a single player pool event that will be held at the Jefferson Street Greenroom in downtown Lafayette on August 19. Practice will be 10:00 am to 11:45 am and the tournament will begin at noon. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit Faith House to provide safe shelter and support services to survivors of ...
  • Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department fall registration schedule released

    Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department fall registration schedule released

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-07-19 16:51:22 GMT
    MGN ONLINEMGN ONLINE
    The Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department has set the registration period for Fall Youth sports. Registration throughout the Parish will start on Saturday, August 5 and continue through Monday, August 21.
    The Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department has set the registration period for Fall Youth sports. Registration throughout the Parish will start on Saturday, August 5 and continue through Monday, August 21.
  • Meeting, registration announced for adult fall flag football season in Lafayette

    Meeting, registration announced for adult fall flag football season in Lafayette

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:52:19 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department's Adult Fall Flag Football season will be starting soon. 

    The Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department's Adult Fall Flag Football season will be starting soon. 

  • Lafayette Police conducting OWI checkpoint in city limits

    Lafayette Police conducting OWI checkpoint in city limits

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:47 AM EDT2017-07-19 13:47:44 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN ONlineImage Courtesy MGN ONline

    The Lafayette Police Department will conduct an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. 

    The Lafayette Police Department will conduct an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. 

  • New Crescent Crown distribution center

    New Crescent Crown distribution center

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-07-19 13:11:17 GMT
    Courtesy: Developing LafayetteCourtesy: Developing Lafayette

    There is a new, fairly large, distribution center for Crescent Crown under construction right off of Renaud Drive that you probably never saw coming. 

    There is a new, fairly large, distribution center for Crescent Crown under construction right off of Renaud Drive that you probably never saw coming. 

  • Hurricanes Katrina & Rita heroes and helpers honored Tuesday

    Hurricanes Katrina & Rita heroes and helpers honored Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-07-18 23:55:28 GMT
    Heroes of hurricanes Katrina and Rita honored at Cajun Dome / KATCHeroes of hurricanes Katrina and Rita honored at Cajun Dome / KATC

    Hurricanes Katrina & Rita Heroes & Helpers Recognition Program, including public recognition of and thanks to hurricane heroes and helpers who fed, sheltered, and provided medical attention to evacuees in the Cajundome following the terrible storms of 2005 was held tonight, July 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center.

    Hurricanes Katrina & Rita Heroes & Helpers Recognition Program, including public recognition of and thanks to hurricane heroes and helpers who fed, sheltered, and provided medical attention to evacuees in the Cajundome following the terrible storms of 2005 was held tonight, July 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center.

  • Ten Acadiana-area students are National Merit Scholarship winners

    Ten Acadiana-area students are National Merit Scholarship winners

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:23:39 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    The final National Merit Scholarship winners have been announced, and ten of the students are from the Acadiana area.  

    The final National Merit Scholarship winners have been announced, and ten of the students are from the Acadiana area.  

  • New assistant principals named in Lafayette

    New assistant principals named in Lafayette

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:34:29 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has made several assistant principal appointments. 

    Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has made several assistant principal appointments. 

  • Proposed model of new I-49 Connector released

    Proposed model of new I-49 Connector released

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-07-18 17:53:38 GMT

    The first proposed animated traffic model of the I-49 Connector corridor has been released. 

    The first proposed animated traffic model of the I-49 Connector corridor has been released. 

  • Bayou Vermilion District announces Acadian Culture Day

    Bayou Vermilion District announces Acadian Culture Day

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-07-18 14:37:35 GMT
    VermilionvilleVermilionville

    Bayou Vermilion District's Vermilionville is celebrating their annual Acadian Culture Day on Sunday, August 13th.

    Bayou Vermilion District's Vermilionville is celebrating their annual Acadian Culture Day on Sunday, August 13th.

  • Educators participate in Jump Start Super Summer Institute

    Educators participate in Jump Start Super Summer Institute

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-07-18 11:44:53 GMT
    South Louisiana Community CollegeSouth Louisiana Community College

    About 600 educators from across the state are participating in the Jump Start Super Summer Institute to improve their knowledge of career and technical education. 

    About 600 educators from across the state are participating in the Jump Start Super Summer Institute to improve their knowledge of career and technical education. 

  • St. Julien Park in Broussard to expand popular splash pad

    St. Julien Park in Broussard to expand popular splash pad

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:29 AM EDT2017-07-18 11:29:16 GMT
    CITY OF BROUSSARDCITY OF BROUSSARD

    St. Julien Park in Broussard has been approved for several improvements that would expand the very popular splash pad, add pinic pavilions and parking.

    St. Julien Park in Broussard has been approved for several improvements that would expand the very popular splash pad, add pinic pavilions and parking.

  • 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.

  • Southside High School to open doors right on time

    Southside High School to open doors right on time

    Monday, July 17 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-07-17 22:34:43 GMT

    In three weeks, Lafayette Parish's newest high school will open its doors to students for the first time. Southside High School will welcome around 650 freshmen and sophomores when classes start Aug. 9. 

    In three weeks, Lafayette Parish's newest high school will open its doors to students for the first time. Southside High School will welcome around 650 freshmen and sophomores when classes start Aug. 9. 

  • SMILE Head Start: What's next?

    SMILE Head Start: What's next?

    Monday, July 17 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-17 22:20:53 GMT
    SMILE Community Action AgencySMILE Community Action Agency

    On Friday, we reported that SMILE was terminated as a Head Start grantee.

    On Friday, we reported that SMILE was terminated as a Head Start grantee.

  • LPSS routes online now; paper maps will be up tomorrow

    LPSS routes online now; paper maps will be up tomorrow

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:09:13 GMT
    File photo of a school bus. Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineFile photo of a school bus. Image Courtesy: MGN Online

    Lafayette Parish school bus drivers will be doing something they haven't done in a really long time next week - bidding for routes.

    Lafayette Parish school bus drivers will be doing something they haven't done in a really long time next week - bidding for routes.

  • Lafayette Parish opens E.J. Sam Accelerated School

    Lafayette Parish opens E.J. Sam Accelerated School

    Monday, July 17 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-07-17 18:46:50 GMT
    The E.J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette opened today.The E.J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette opened today.

    The E.J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette opened today. 

    The E.J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette opened today. 

  • Jump Start program certifies record number of teachers

    Jump Start program certifies record number of teachers

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-07-17 12:34:30 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    More than 600 Louisiana educators joined together for the five-day professional development event designed to enhance career and technical education statewide.

    More than 600 Louisiana educators joined together for the five-day professional development event designed to enhance career and technical education statewide.

  • Down syndrome association combines hip-hop and charity

    Down syndrome association combines hip-hop and charity

    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-07-17 00:49:13 GMT
    DSAA partners with Jill Listi Dance StudioDSAA partners with Jill Listi Dance Studio

    Today, the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana partnered with Jill Listi Dance Studio to host a day of fun and dance. 

    Today, the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana partnered with Jill Listi Dance Studio to host a day of fun and dance. 

  • Unrestrained driver killed in crash in Youngsville

    Unrestrained driver killed in crash in Youngsville

    Sunday, July 16 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-07-16 17:35:50 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    One man was killed this morning after losing control of his vehicle in Lafayette Parish.  

    One man was killed this morning after losing control of his vehicle in Lafayette Parish.  

  • Family escapes danger after tree falls on home

    Family escapes danger after tree falls on home

    Saturday, July 15 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-07-15 22:07:46 GMT
    Tree falls on Terry Dr. home yesterdayTree falls on Terry Dr. home yesterday

    A Lafayette family is repairing their home after a tree fell on the house during yesterday's rain.

    A Lafayette family is repairing their home after a tree fell on the house during yesterday's rain.

  • Administration for Children and Families responds to SMILE grant removal

    Administration for Children and Families responds to SMILE grant removal

    Saturday, July 15 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-07-15 20:49:56 GMT
    SMILE Community Action AgencySMILE Community Action Agency

    The federal health department terminated SMILE's Head Start grant.  

    The federal health department terminated SMILE's Head Start grant.  

  • 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. 

  • Stolen giraffe returns home

    Stolen giraffe returns home

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:59:24 GMT
    Stolen giraffe recovered in a canefield / Courtesy: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's OfficeStolen giraffe recovered in a canefield / Courtesy: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office

    Local business owners were reunited with their animal display today after it went missing July 4. 

    Local business owners were reunited with their animal display today after it went missing July 4. 

  • Looking ahead: Mardi Gras 2018

    Looking ahead: Mardi Gras 2018

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-07-15 00:57:00 GMT
    Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at LafayetteDoug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Changes have been made to next year's Mardi Gras season in Lafayette. 

    Changes have been made to next year's Mardi Gras season in Lafayette. 

  • Sen. Cassidy announces office hours in Scott

    Sen. Cassidy announces office hours in Scott

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:47:14 GMT
    U.S. Senator Bill CassidyU.S. Senator Bill Cassidy

    The office of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will hold staff satellite hours in Lafayette Parish on Monday. 

    The office of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will hold staff satellite hours in Lafayette Parish on Monday. 

  • FoodNet Food Bank asking for donations

    FoodNet Food Bank asking for donations

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:25:59 GMT
    Foodnet asking for summer donationsFoodnet asking for summer donations

    Any food items will be accepted but most needed include:  tuna, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, chili, soup, pasta, tomato sauce, macaroni
    & cheese and cornbread mix.

    Any food items will be accepted but most needed include:  tuna, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, chili, soup, pasta, tomato sauce, macaroni
    & cheese and cornbread mix.

  • UHC's First Urgent Care Clinic to Accept Medicaid is open

    UHC's First Urgent Care Clinic to Accept Medicaid is open

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:42:47 GMT
    UHC Urgent Care ClinicUHC Urgent Care Clinic

    University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has opened a new Urgent Care Clinic today to serve Medicaid patients across Acadiana.

    University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has opened a new Urgent Care Clinic today to serve Medicaid patients across Acadiana.

  • Sheriff reflects on first year in office

    Sheriff reflects on first year in office

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:05:26 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:37:34 GMT
    Lafayette Sheriff Mark Garber / KATCLafayette Sheriff Mark Garber / KATC

    In the last year, Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber has seen both success and disappointment as the parish's top law enforcement officer.  

    In the last year, Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber has seen both success and disappointment as the parish's top law enforcement officer.  

  • Blood donation marathon underway

    Blood donation marathon underway

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:29:05 GMT
    Blood donation marathonBlood donation marathon

    The annual United Blood Services and Townsquare Media Race Against the Clock Marathon blood drive event is underway. 

    The annual United Blood Services and Townsquare Media Race Against the Clock Marathon blood drive event is underway. 

  • Ragin' Cajuns® Country Kickoff taps musician Tracy Lawrence

    Ragin' Cajuns® Country Kickoff taps musician Tracy Lawrence

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:01:04 GMT
    Ragin Cajun Country Kickoff featuring Tracy LawrenceRagin Cajun Country Kickoff featuring Tracy Lawrence

    Country singer Tracy Lawrence is set to feature at the Ragin Cajun Country Kickoff in September. 

    Country singer Tracy Lawrence is set to feature at the Ragin Cajun Country Kickoff in September. 

  • Lafayette General Foundation accepting Mayci Breaux Scholarship applications

    Lafayette General Foundation accepting Mayci Breaux Scholarship applications

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-07-13 15:26:13 GMT
    Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund / Courtesy of LGFMayci Breaux Scholarship Fund / Courtesy of LGF

    Lafayette General Foundation is accepting applications for the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. 

    Lafayette General Foundation is accepting applications for the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. 

  • Arrest made in Sterling Street shooting

    Arrest made in Sterling Street shooting

    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-07-13 14:42:20 GMT
    Thomas WoodsThomas Woods

    An arrest has been made in the South Sterling Street shooting investigation.   

    An arrest has been made in the South Sterling Street shooting investigation.   

  • Dozens show up to walk for peace in Lafayette

    Dozens show up to walk for peace in Lafayette

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-07-13 03:08:18 GMT

    Activist groups in Lafayette are making a push for unity and equality in the community. Wednesday night, dozens marched for peace through downtown. 

    Activist groups in Lafayette are making a push for unity and equality in the community. Wednesday night, dozens marched for peace through downtown. 

  • Reward increased in Daisy Landry case

    Reward increased in Daisy Landry case

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:53:08 GMT
    Jacquelyn "Daisy" LandryJacquelyn "Daisy" Landry

    The reward offered for information leading to the recovery of Daisy Landry has been increased. 

    The reward offered for information leading to the recovery of Daisy Landry has been increased. 

  • LEAP scores show continued improvement for Lafayette Parish

    LEAP scores show continued improvement for Lafayette Parish

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:36:10 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    The following is a release on LEAP scores for student in Lafayette Parish.

    The following is a release on LEAP scores for student in Lafayette Parish.

  • Victim in Lafayette shooting not cooperating with police

    Victim in Lafayette shooting not cooperating with police

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:55:53 GMT

    Lafayette Police are investigating another shooting where they say the victim is not cooperating. 

    Lafayette Police are investigating another shooting where they say the victim is not cooperating. 

  • $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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