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  • Washington man killed by bus at Idaho corn maze

    October 11, 2014 5:18 PM

    HAUSER, Idaho (AP) - A bus carrying paintball players struck and killed a Washington state man inside a zombie attraction at a corn maze in northern Idaho, authorities said Saturday. Jeremy T. McSpadden Jr., 18, of Spokane Valley, Washington, was a role player in the "Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus" attraction... more »
  • Lafayette working to cut bus wait times

    August 9, 2014 12:16 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Bus riders may soon be able to use their phones to find out when a bus will arrive at their stop. The Lafayette Transit System is working on a smartphone app that would allow riders to check the status of a bus, one of several changes... more »
  • Sheriff: Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

    July 13, 2014 3:03 PM

    RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway had been stolen and was traveling the wrong way. Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa says Phillip Lloyd, who was driving the stolen Ford Mustang, died in the Sunday morning crash on Interstate... more »
  • Bus convention headed to Shreveport

    February 10, 2014 7:01 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The National Association of Motorcoach Operators has selected Shreveport for its 2014 convention. The Times reports the proposal offered to the bus group by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau won out over Niagara Falls, N.Y. The convention will be Aug. 15-17. More than 100 motorcoach... more »
  • Bullet hits school bus, flying glass scrapes girl

    December 18, 2012 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Treme neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl. Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not... more »
  • Student Captures Bus Driver Allegedly Texting While Driving School Bus

    September 20, 2012 7:24 PM

    It's an image that has many parents outraged - a school bus driver caught texting while driving a bus full of children. A student in St. Mary Parish took a picture of the bus driver allegedly texting while driving the bus Tuesday morning. The parent called the St. Mary Parish... more »
  • Cameras Being Installed on School Buses in Lafayette Parish

    August 7, 2012 7:17 PM

    When students walk into their school buses on Friday, they may notice something a little different: cameras.The Lafayette Parish School System is testing out new surveillance systems on some buses. You may remember the video of a school bus monitor in New York being taunted by students. One student... more »
  • Girl Scouts Heading to D.C. After Trip was Almost Canceled

    May 9, 2012 6:57 PM

    Almost seventy girl scouts from Opelousas are heading to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th birthday of Scouting, but their trip was close to being cancelled. Almost a month before troop 20-22 was set to depart, USA Bus Charter wanted an extra four thousand dollars as an increase in... more »
  • Woodlawn High bus driver booked in aggravated rape

    March 26, 2012 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver has been arrested and booked for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. The Advocate reports Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton... more »
  • Council opts-out on sales tax; Opts-in on "opt-out"

    February 28, 2012 11:28 PM

    A pair of controversial issues were on Tuesday night's agenda at City-Parish Government. The first, a half-cent sales tax to help pay for public safety. The second, giving LUS customers the option to "opt-out" of smart meters, a new recording system to be installed later this year. City-Parish Council delayed... more »
  • Smart Meters' "opt-out" back on table

    February 20, 2012 10:36 PM

    City-Parish President Joey Durel and LUS talk "smart"... Smart Meters that is. Many people are asking for an "opt-out" plan with these new meters LUS calls "more accurate." Opponents say they're too accurate and invade your privacy. That's how many spent Lundi Gras; instead of throwing beads, some were... more »
  • Are LUS Smart Meters too smart?

    December 15, 2011 10:54 PM

    "It can provide this information about what devices are going on or off in my home and when they are." Joseph Dugal says, "that's surveillance." Dugal is a Lafayette Utilities System customer and he asks, are Smart Meters too smart? That's one of the reasons he doesn't want one installed... more »
  • Mayor of Broussard Waiting to Pay 825 Thousand Dollar Water Bill

    November 30, 2011 7:26 PM

    The Mayor of Broussard, Charles Langlinais, is refusing to pay more than 800 thousand dollars to LUS. He doesn't feel the amount is accurate. The large bill was handed over to the city officials after LUS officials discovered the city has been consuming water for five years from one... more »
  • LUS to charge Broussard $800k for uncharged water

    November 21, 2011 11:40 PM

    Imagine this: No matter how many times you turn on the faucet, it doesn't cost a thing. Lafayette Utilities System Director Terry Huval says that's what happened to one wholesale customer, the city of Broussard. According to LUS, Broussard has been getting free water since 2006 but that's not... more »
  • Greyhound Settlement Pending Council Approval

    September 22, 2011 12:28 AM

    Pending approval by the Lafayette City-Parish council, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) has tentatively reached a settlement with Greyhound Lines. Greyhound filed suit against LCG back in June of 2008, after the newly-seated council rescinded a zoning change approved by the outgoing council the previous fall. The new council took... more »
  • Upgrades Could Cost LUS Millions, Raise Electric Prices

    August 9, 2011 10:53 PM

    Lafayette Utilities Systems will soon be shelling out millions of dollars to upgrade its power plants, and that will likely mean customers will be paying more. This time of year electric bills seem high enough, but a few summers from now, the cost to keep you cool could be... more »
  • Lafayette Suing Contractor for "Shoddy Work" on Fiber Lines

    July 8, 2011 8:12 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish Government is suing contractors for millions of dollars, alleging they did "shoddy work" installing fiber optic lines. The problem isn't with the cables, instead it's how they were installed. Lafayette's state of the art internet, telephone and television service first launched in 2009. But a few months... more »
  • Lafayette Transit System Going Green

    July 7, 2011 6:48 PM

    Out with the old and in with the new. The city of Lafayette is upgrading its transit system they're going green. Everyday nearly four thousand people board one of the twenty-one Lafayette city buses, but with an ageing fleet, the city is upgrading to an eco-friendly bus. ... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash

    June 26, 2011 11:39 PM

    In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus. It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
  • US 190 Speed Limit Reduced in Spillway Area

    May 19, 2011 6:24 AM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - State officials have reduced the speed limit on a stretch of U.S. Highway 190 in hopes of reducing the danger of cars or trucks colliding with animals displaced by the opening of the Morganza Spillway gates. The usual 60-mile-per-hour speed limit between the towns of... more »
  • Iberia Parish bus drivers asking for more compensation; board reluctant

    April 15, 2011 10:48 PM

    Iberia Parish school bus drivers are asking the school board to spend more cash to run their routes. The proposal cites increased operational costs (gas, break-downs) and the lack of bus attendants for pre-k students. The board asks, 'can we afford it?' "I love my job- every morning: get up,... more »
  • Bus Driver's Brother Talks About Deadly Accident

    March 15, 2011 11:25 PM

    The school bus driver involved in the deadly accident in Milton is now receiving counseling. While driver Harold Thibeaux is unable to comment on the accident due to the investigation, his younger brother did speak out, saying his brother and their entire family are struggling with the tragic loss of... more »
  • Meter Reader Fired After Dog Injured

    March 15, 2011 5:32 PM

    The following is a statement from LUS Director Terry Huval: LUS has completed its investigation concerning the actions of a contractor-supplied meter reader on Friday, March 11, 2011, which resulted in an injury to a customer's dog. LUS has determined that the contract meter reader did not follow established... more »
  • Man allegedly kicks pet, dog loses an eye

    March 14, 2011 9:45 PM

    A dog loses his eye and pet owners say an LUS meter reader kicked him. However, they say no one is claiming responsibility. "He came limping on three legs." Dog owner, Renie Botha says, "all I saw was his eye hanging out and blood all over." Botha recalls what... more »
  • 15th Victim Dies From Injuries After NYC Bus Crash

    March 14, 2011 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK - A 15th victim has died after a tour bus crashed on a New York City highway in a horrific weekend accident. Police say a 70-year-old man died from his injuries at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. His name and the names of 14 other victims haven't been released.... more »
  • Fundraiser for Fatal Bus Crash Victim

    February 20, 2011 1:14 PM

    More than two months after the school bus crash that claimed the life of 5 year old Karen Stoute, a fundraiser was held Saturday for her family. It was great weather for a band and a car show in Opelousas, the "Kare Bear Car Show" included vintage cars, jeeps,... more »
  • Power Companies Prepare for Ice Storm

    February 3, 2011 7:39 PM

    The four major power companies in Acadiana are closely watching the radars. At their stations, it's all hands on deck. SLEMCO , CLECO , Entergy and LUS are all calling in back up crews from across the state, in preparation for Thursday night's ice storm. "We are preparing. We... more »
  • Update on Jennings Bus Crash

    February 1, 2011 5:58 PM

    This afternoon at 3:17 p.m., a Jefferson Davis Parish school bus carrying 39 children was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Dave Williams Road 1/10 mile west of Louisiana Highway 26. Troopers say the bus driven by 49-year-old Bertha Benoit of Jennings crossed the opposing lane, entered a ditch, and... more »
  • School Bus Accident in Jennings

    February 1, 2011 5:09 PM

    There was a school bus accident in Jennings, around 3:00 this afternoon, on Dave Williams Road off of Highway 26. There were students on the bus at the time, but no injuries were reported.
  • Lafayette Bus Driver Cited in Wednesday Crash

    January 26, 2011 6:12 PM

    Update: The bus driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and operating an unsafe vehicle. Original Story: Lafayette Police tell us a bus from Fisher Early Childhood Development Center hit a home at the corner of Robley Drive and Broadmoor Boulevard. Police tell us the... more »
  • Lafayette School Bus Accident

    January 26, 2011 5:27 PM

    School bus accident involving Acadian Middle School students. Angie Simoneaux with the Lafayette Parish School Board says it's a fender bender, and there no injuries. The bus is able to finish its route. Police gave the bus driver a ticket for failing to yield.
  • Bus Hits Home in Lafayette

    January 26, 2011 3:57 PM

    Breaking News: Lafayette Police tell us a bus from Fisher Early Childhood Development Center hit a home at the corner of Robley Drive and Broadmoor Boulevard. Police tell us the bus was travelling east on Robley, and a SUV was traveling north on Broadmoor. The SUV stopped, then proceeded through... more »
  • Small church bus crash hurts several in Lafayette

    January 17, 2011 9:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a small bus carrying several members of a church crashed, injuring six to eight young adults. Lafayette police spokesman Cpl. Kyle Soriez said the shuttle-type bus and an SUV collided along Acadian Hills Lane, which parallels Interstate 10, about 7 p.m. Monday. He says... more »
  • Heads Up: LCG is suspending bus routes today

    January 17, 2011 6:18 AM

    A heads up if you plan on taking the bus in Lafayette today. In honor of Martin Luther King Day. LCG is suspending the regular fixed route, para-transit and night owl bus service. The transit service will resume Tuesday as normal.
  • LTS Holiday Bus Schedule

    December 31, 2010 4:45 AM

    Lafayette Transit System will suspend regular fixed route, para-transit and night owl bus service today after 12:30pm and Saturday, January 1, 2010 due to the holiday. Regular scheduled transit services will resume on Monday January 3th from 6:15am-10:30pm. Passengers having questions regarding the above service may call LTS office... more »
  • Power Out Across Acadiana

    December 27, 2010 9:10 AM

    A main power line that supplies electricity to all power companies in south Louisiana is down and resulted in power outages throughout Acadiana. According to a spokesperson with LUS, the company is "shedding" power. The practice involves basically rotating power between areas in the grid meaning that an area of... more »
  • Holiday Bus Schedule

    December 24, 2010 6:35 AM

    Lafayette transit system will suspend its regular fixed route, Paratransit and Night owl bus service tonight after 12:30 pm and tomorrow, December 25th due to holiday. Regular scheduled transit services will resume Monday December 27th from 6:15 am to 11:30 pm.
  • Drunk Driving Charges Still Pending for Bus Driver

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM

    Drunk driving charges are still pending for a Lafayette Parish bus driver, leaving his job up in the air. The Lafayette Parish School Board tabled the motion to return the bus driver to work at Wednesday night's meeting. Kenny Mire was arrested in October 2009 for driving while intoxicated off-duty.... more »
  • Bus Crash Benefit Car Wash

    December 11, 2010 11:08 PM

    In Port Barre, one day after 5 year old Karen Stoute was laid to rest, support continued for the family's impacted by last week's school bus crash. Saturday, a car wash fundraiser was held for the Stoute family and also for the family of 15 year old Colby Richard,... more »
  • Vigil in Memory of Girl and Support of Victims

    December 10, 2010 11:28 PM

    A second vigil was held in Port Barre Friday night, this one in remembrance of the little girl who died in the bus crash and to offer support to the children still recovering. KATC's Maddie Garrett shows us how this small community is coping. At 7:00 in the court yard... more »
  • Bus Driver Talks About Route, Accident

    December 9, 2010 11:17 PM

    Friday marks one week since the deadly bus accident in Port Barre. KATC'S Maddie Garrett sheds light on a different perspective, from the man who drives that route everyday. Michael Haynes is the regular driver of that bus and he's still picking up and dropping off kids on those... more »
  • Owners of Tractor Trailer that Hit School Bus Apologize to Parents

    December 7, 2010 11:59 PM

    Owners of the tractor trailer that rear-ended a school bus last week in St. Landry Parish met with parents of the crash victims Tuesday night at Port Barre Elementary School. Representatives with J.B. Hunt dodged our cameras and our questions as they left the closed-door meeting, but St. Landry Parish... more »
  • Truck Company Meeting With Port Barre Residents

    December 7, 2010 7:24 PM

    Right now representatives with J.B. Hunt are at Port Barre Elementary meeting with parents and faculty from the school. J.B. Hunt is the company that owns the truck involved in that fatal bus crash on Friday. KATC Jim Hummel is there and will have the latest from St. Landry Parish... more »
  • Update: Fatal Bus Crash in St. Landry Parish

    December 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Update from Lafayette General Hopspital: 15 year old Colby Richard is in critical, but stable condition. He underwent a second surgery for his legs this morning. His parents want to thank the community for their support and prayers. A fund has been set up for Colby at American Bank and... more »
  • Vigil Held for Victims of School Bus Crash

    December 3, 2010 11:58 PM

    About 100 people gathered in Port Barre Friday night to pray for the victims of a crash involving a St. Landry Parish school bus. A rosary was said for two of the children who are still in critical condition; identified at the vigil as 5 year old Karen Stoute and... more »
  • Bus Stop Location in Question After Crash

    December 3, 2010 7:19 PM

    Questions about a bus stop location are being raised after a semi-truck crashed into a school bus early Friday morning. With speed limits up to 65 miles per hour and 18-wheelers constantly on the highway, this isn't the first accident involving a semi on Highway 190. But it was a... more »
  • Youngsville Middle School Bus Crashes into Truck

    October 19, 2010 6:33 PM

    More than 40 Youngsville Middle School students are shaken up after their school bus t-bones a pickup truck. It happened just after 3:30 p.m. at School Street and LA92 in Youngsville. The bus driver had just left Youngsville Middle School with a full load of students. LPSS officials tell KATC... more »
  • Bird Knocks Out Power to 5,126 LUS Customers

    October 15, 2010 11:03 AM

    A morning power outage at Johnston and Ambassador Caffery affects 5,126 customers. LUS said the homes and businesses lost power at 9:15 am. It also knocked out some stop lights. All but 1,500 got their power back by 9:51 a.m.. The rest of the customers will get power by 10:30... more »
  • School Bus Fatal Accident

    September 29, 2010 10:28 AM

    A crash involving two vehicles killed a man from Texas and injured two school children. It happened Tuesday in Vernon Parish. Troopers responded to the crash around 3:45 pm, which occurred on LA Hwy 28 east of LA Hwy 8. The crash involved a 2010 GMC pickup, driven by Jimmy... more »
  • Second Vermilion Parish Bus Crash in 2 Days

    September 24, 2010 6:43 PM

    One day after a school bus crash in Meaux, another Vermilion Parish school bus gets in a wreck. It happened Friday just after 3 o'clock along highway 14 business route in Erath. The bus driver rear ended a car, after the car suddenly stopped. The bus had completed its elementary... more »
  • School Bus Crash Injures Three

    September 24, 2010 1:47 PM

    Vermilion Parish- Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash involving a school bus on LA 700 at Gladu Road. According to the investigating troopers, on September 23, 2010, at 4:08 p.m., a 2009 Blue Bird Vermilion Parish school bus, driven by 40-year-old Tanya Primeaux of Kaplan,... more »
  • Vermilion Parish School Bus Accident

    September 23, 2010 5:37 PM

    An update on the bus accident in Meaux has sent two students from Indian Bayou Elementary to the hospital with minor injuries. It happened at highway 700 and Gladu Road in Vermilion Parish. In addition two people in a Ford Explorer which was also in the accident are headed... more »
  • Update: School Bus Accident in Lafayette

    September 22, 2010 4:35 PM

    55-year old Warner Trosclair was cited for no proof of insurance, careless operation, suspended license and expired registration. -------------------------------------------- There were 15 kids on the bus.The students left from Lafayette High School. Some were released to their parents, otheres were taken home by another bus. William Samec with the... more »
  • Teen Hit While Waiting at Bus Stop

    September 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    Press Release: On Monday September 20, 2010 at approximately 5:47am Lafayette Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, in the 1000 Block of Janvier Road. Upon arrival deputies discovered that a 2000 Toyota Corolla driven by 48 year old Marc Broussard veered off the... more »
  • Bus Accident In Evangeline Parish: State Police: "No serious injuries."

    September 13, 2010 2:39 PM

    A bus carrying 35 school children ended up on it's side in a ditch this morning on highway 1165 outside of Chataignier. According to State Police the driver failed to properly navigate a curve in the road, overcorrected and the bus toppled over. The kids, 29 from the local elementary... more »
  • LPSS Bus Call Center

    August 13, 2010 5:10 PM

    Lafayette Parish School System has a call center for bus stops: 521.RIDE will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday 8-14-10. Parents who need help with bus transportation can call during those hours for assistance. They also can go to our website to look up stops: www.lpssonline.com... more »
  • Saints Pre-Season Games Available in HD on LUS Fiber

    August 12, 2010 3:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - LUS Fiber digital video subscribers can view all of the Saints pre-season games in HD on channel 407 beginning at 6:30 pm as the Saints face the New England Patriots. Customers can also watch the Saints play the Houston Texans on Aug. 21 at 7:00 pm and... more »
  • Mom Says Much-Needed Bus Stop Taken

    August 12, 2010 2:45 PM

    Lafayette school bus routes ran smoothly the first morning, according to the transportation department-- but one furious mom disagrees. Just one day before school was to start, Amanda Keyser of Duson found out her son would not get to ride the bus like she had originally thought. "They... more »
  • Parents Worried About Their Children's Safety on the Bus

    August 11, 2010 7:13 PM

    The start of the school year, has some parents in St. Martinville concerned for their children's safety. A few parents filed complaints about the same St. Martin Parish school bus driver last year. This year the driver is back on the route and they say they're not happy about it.... more »
  • Message from Joey Durel About LUS Fiber

    August 3, 2010 2:49 PM

    Message from jJoey Durel: I wanted you to see the Fiber commercial out on TV now. I believe this is just the first step in reminding us all of how important Fiber is to Lafayette's future - and why it is so important. We are a unique community of families,... more »
  • Buses Vandalized in Acadia Parish

    July 21, 2010 1:32 PM

    Press Release: The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating a vandalism case where 8 school buses were damaged while parked on Acadia Parish School Board property located at 2402 North Parkerson Avenue. On July 16, 2010, the school buses where observed to have broken windows and mirrors. There... more »
  • Energy Overload May Lead to Blackouts

    June 20, 2010 8:10 PM

    The summer often brings high energy bills, but this year energy companies are worried that some may be left without cool air. Mary Laurent, Communications Manager at Slemco, said the high temperatures aren’t the only thing to blame "we've also had higher than normal growth in our area,... more »
  • LUS Fiber announced its first major upgrade

    June 17, 2010 6:02 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - LUS Fiber announced its first major upgrade to its Fiber-To-The-Home and Business system at a press conference today. The new upgrade will feature a platform developed by world-renowned Microsoft, an industry leader in technology and entertainment. Microsoft Mediaroom is an IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) platform that is... more »
  • Lafayette's Growth in the 1900s

    May 18, 2010 6:38 PM

    In the early 1900s Lafayette had a population of about 6,000, but it didn’t take long for that number to rapidly grow. One of the first population spikes came after "the people voted to build their own water and electric plant,” Kaliste Saloom Jr., a former Lafayette judge,... more »
  • LUS Water Conservation Ordinance Begins May 1

    April 30, 2010 11:25 AM

    Lafayette, LA (April 30, 2010) - In 2001, the Lafayette City-Parish Council adopted a water conservation ordinance aimed at combating low water pressure during peak hours (late afternoon and evening). The ordinance applies only to automated watering systems and sprinklers, not hand-held hose watering. The enforcement of the ordinance is... more »
  • 5 Year Old Left On Lafayette Bus

    April 6, 2010 4:15 PM

    A Truman Montessori student was left on a bus for almost 3 hours. The 5 year old had fallen asleep and woke up to an empty bus. The hot sweaty child pushed the door open and walked for a block before being discovered by a man who brought the child... more »
  • Fatal School Bus Crash In Haughton

    March 23, 2010 2:58 PM

    HAUGHTON, La. (AP) - One person was killed and three injured Tuesday when a driver ran a stop sign and hit a school bus broadside, overturning the bus into the path of an SUV, state police said. It was Louisiana's second fatal school bus wreck in two days. Monday afternoon,... more »
  • Parish President Joey Durel Goes Back to Washington

    March 23, 2010 1:56 PM

    Press Release: In the same month that he was asked to speak by the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation for Lafayette’s “Fiber to the Home” initiative, City-Parish President Joey Durel has been invited back to Washington, DC to discuss broadband at Google’s headquarters in the nation’s capital.... more »
  • Bus Accident North Of Erath

    March 22, 2010 5:26 PM

    Update: A bus traveling northbound on LA 339 near Erath was involved in an accident with a pickup attempting to pass the bus as it turned left. The truck broadsided the bus, pushing it partially into a ditch. There were 30 kids on board, 10 with minor injuries. The bus... more »
  • Lake Charles Area School Bus Window Hit By BB Gun

    March 16, 2010 5:36 PM

    A Calcasieu Parish School System Head Start bus with 7 three and four year olds was struck by what appeared to be a bb from a bb gun. The side window of the bus cracked, but no glass fell. There were no injuries to the students, nor to the driver.... more »
  • School bus driver trainee arrested

    February 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of... more »
  • Car vs School Bus vs House...Kids Win

    February 4, 2010 1:52 PM

    It was a rude awakening for residents who live along West Simcoe. Selena Dugas who lives next door says, "my lights went out and I heard a loud noise. I ran to the front door and that's when I saw the bus." The bus had crashed into... more »
  • Lafayette School Bus Accident Sends Seven To The Hospital

    February 4, 2010 11:18 AM

    On February 4, 2010, at 7:45 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of West Simcoe and Lafayette Street regarding a crash involving a school bus. Traffic investigators advise that a red two-door Pontiac was traveling south on Lafayette Street the wrong way on a one-way.... more »
  • LUS Again Moves Toward Rate Hike

    January 18, 2010 4:46 PM

    LUS customers may soon see an increase on their utility bills. This week, the city-parish council will hear the rate hike proposal for the second time. The proposal was denied last month, because council members insisted the proposal lacked a reason for funding. Director Terry Huval says it's... more »
  • LUS Closer To Imposing Rate Hikes For Lafayette Parish Residents

    January 7, 2010 6:12 PM

    LUS officials are closer to raising rates. Today, parish officials and LUS board members toured the facilities that will be affected by the increase. At this time, they're suggesting a 7% hike to parish residents. The ordinance won’t go before the LPUA and City-Parish Council until January 19 th ,... more »
  • Acadia Parish Approves New DWI Policy For Bus Drivers

    December 8, 2009 3:06 PM

    The Acadia Parish School Board adopted a new DWI policy during a scheduled school board meeting on December 7th. Officials say this is a proactive step in case they ever have an issue such as Lafayette school board had earlier this school year. Employees are now expected to... more »
  • LUS Moves Forward With Rate Hikes

    December 1, 2009 6:05 PM

    LUS Director Terry Huval makes another pitch for utility rate hikes before the city-parish council at the meeting on Tuesday night. Huval told the council increases would be used to fund improvements for water, electric and sewer systems. He's says it's an opportune time to raise rates, because fuel prices... more »
  • LTA Thanksgiving Schedule

    November 25, 2009 2:54 PM

    Buses with the Lafayette Transit System will not be operating Thursday for Thanksgiving. The Saturday bus schedule 6:15 am until 10:30 pm will be utilized on Friday and Saturday. Call the Lafayette Transit System at 291-8570 for details or CLICK HERE to view the website.
  • LUS Rate Hike Hearing

    November 17, 2009 11:39 PM

    LUS Director Terry Huval made his pitch to increase utility rates at a public hearing Tuesday. With low fuel prices, Huval says it's an opportune time to raise rates. "No one, including myself wants these rates to go up, but we have to do what we have to do," Huval... more »
  • LUS Moves Forward With Rate Hike Discussions

    November 16, 2009 6:21 PM

    LUS officials say it's an opportune time to raise rates for their customers. The hike may actually have a limited impact on consumers, while at the same time allowing the company to make some improvements. Under the proposal, LUS is hoping to raise an additional $13 million in revenue... more »
  • "Reading in Red" Bus Tour

    November 16, 2009 9:02 AM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting the "Reading in Red" Bus Tour on November 16-17, 2009. "Reading in Red" is a bus tour to promote literacy and give back to student-athletes' former elementary schools. Student-athletes will be visiting elementary schools in the Acadiana area, and... more »
  • LUS Poised to Present Case for Rate Hike

    November 10, 2009 7:30 PM

    LUS customers could soon see a rate hike to pay for improvements to service. The proposed increases come at a time when fuel prices are low, which LUS officials say is actually a good thing. The rate hikes are expected to generate $13-million in revenue, a cost LUS Director Terry... more »
  • Gov. Jindal Announces a $30 Million Commitment for LSU's New Business Education Complex

    November 5, 2009 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference today to make two announcements: a commitment of $30 million in capital outlay funds for LSU's new business education complex and $303.7 million in collections for the 2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program, surpassing initial estimates for collections. $30 Million... more »
  • Carencro HS students lead fiber optic work

    October 29, 2009 8:11 AM

    CARENCRO, La. (AP) - High-speed fiber optic technology offers a new frontier in computing. Among the explorers: students at Carencro High School's Academy of Information Technology. "The increase in speed and quality will revolutionize everything we do in the classroom," said Elijah Parker, 17, a junior at Carencro. Parker is... more »
  • Carencro Bus Accident : UPDATE

    October 23, 2009 9:28 AM

    On October 23, 2009, at approximately 7:40am, officers with the Carencro Police Department responded to the 300 block of Veterans Drive in reference to a vehicle crash involving a school bus. Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered that a Lafayette Parish School bus, which was traveling east on Veterans... more »
  • LUS Fiber offers service to businesses

    October 21, 2009 1:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - "LUS Fiber is now providing Internet service to business customers," Terry Huval, Director of Lafayette Utilities System, announced today at a press conference held at the Lafayette Conventions & Visitors Center (LCVC). LCVC was the first business in Lafayette to receive service over the newly constructed Fiber-To-The-Home... more »
  • Bus Accident with Injuries

    October 8, 2009 9:24 AM

    8:34am: At this time State Police have confirmed that the two vehicle accident happened near US 90 and 318 in St. Mary Parish. The accident involves a school bus and a passenger vehicle. The 34 children on board the bus were not harmed, however, the driver in the passenger... more »
  • BBB 17th Annual Awards Program Finalist

    October 7, 2009 2:53 PM

    The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana celebrating 35 years of local service has announced their 17th Annual Awards Program Awards to be held on October 29, 2009. At this year's event Mr. Joey Durel, Lafayette City/ Parish President, will be our guest speaker. Mr. Durel is certainly no stranger to... more »
  • Lafayette School Bus Driver Suspended

    October 6, 2009 11:24 PM

    UPDATE: Kenny Mire has been suspended for three days without pay. The decision was made at the regular meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board. ************************* Lafayette Parish school bus driver Kenny Mire will learn his fate in less than 24 hours. Mire was recently arrested for driving... more »
  • LUS expected to increase utility rates

    October 5, 2009 9:27 AM

    LAFAYTTE, La. (AP) - A rate increase has been proposed for the Lafayette Utilities System but so far, city-parish council members aren't on board with the idea. Lafayette Utilities System Director Terry Huval said he expected the proposed increase to meet some resistance from some council members. But, he says,... more »
  • Vehicle vs. School Bus on Johnston Street

    October 2, 2009 2:26 PM

    On October 2, 2009, at approximately 7:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Johnston Street regarding a crash involving a school bus. Traffic investigators indicated that a vehicle was attempting to turn left from Johnston Street onto a private lot, when the vehicle... more »
  • Watch Out for Flashing Lights!

    September 22, 2009 7:50 PM

    We see school buses every day. But how familiar are you with the laws requiring you to stop? It's that time of day, kids at Woodvale Elementary are lining up on this rainy afternoon, ready to board the bus. A common route that each rider is familiar with. ... more »

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