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  • Butte La Rose Residents Concerned about Erosion Play Video

    May 27, 2013 6:55 PM

    Several Butte La Rose residents are watching their land wash away. The residents live along the Atchafalya River. Over the past few years, they have seen nearly 30-feet of land erode into the river. Now, residents fear their homes could be next. While life on the water is... more »
  • Baton Rouge homes sales jump 28 percent in April

    May 17, 2013 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The number of homes sold in the Baton Rouge metro area rose 28 percent in April. According to figures released by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, 783 homes were sold in the eight-parish area, compared with 611 in April 2012. The median sales... more »
  • Oil tank explodes in Louisiana; homes evacuated

    May 3, 2013 9:09 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - An oil tank has exploded in Louisiana in an area outside Baton Rouge, prompting the evacuation of 30 to 35 homes. The explosion happened late Thursday night near Denham Springs. No injuries had been reported early Friday. Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency... more »
  • Man is Fighting to Save his Neighborhood Play Video

    April 25, 2013 8:01 PM

    A Lafayette man says his neighborhood is being taken over by "slum lords" and blighted property. Jimmy LeBouef lives on Chester Street in Upper Lafayette off of Moss Street, one block away from Northside High. He wants blighted houses in his neighborhood condemned and is asking the city to... more »
  • Baton Rouge area homes sales increase in April

    May 16, 2012 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge area homes sales rose 21 percent in April, with real estate agents in the eight-parish region selling 616 homes compared with 510 that month a year ago. The dollar volume rose 16 percent to $116.1 million, compared with $100.4 million in April 2011.... more »
  • Drought Creates Major Problems for Foundations

    June 24, 2011 6:47 PM

    Bricks breaking, sheet rock cracking and sticking doors are all signs that your home's foundation is shifting. But this year seems to be worse than normal for foundation repairs. The experts say the weather is mostly to blame, but there are ways to prevent costly foundation repairs. Katherine Liebert... more »
  • TX Youth Group Helps Repair Homes in Acadiana

    June 18, 2011 6:36 PM

    A Texas mission group is dedicating time and services to make a difference in the lives of others here in Acadiana. The Central Conference Youth in Mission group spent last week in Eunice and Mamou repairing homes. Drilling, measuring, and painting, dozens of students from Central Texas traveled... more »
  • Members of Mennonite Churches Help Build New Iberia Homes

    January 24, 2011 7:33 PM

    Five homes are going up in a New Iberia neighborhood, thanks to volunteers from a few Mennonite churches in Ohio. Southern Mutual Help Association is developing the homes. A representative said Southern Mutual has been working with the Mennonite Disaster Service since Hurricane Katrina to help rebuild homes throughout... more »
  • New High-Tech Tool to Help Find Most Festive Homes

    December 5, 2010 11:51 PM

    The holiday spirit can be found throughout Lafayette with Christmas lights and decorations going up in every neighborhood. There's now a new high-tech tool to help you find the most festive homes. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas across Acadiana...Just like most families Jaci Russo hits the... more »
  • Suit Filed Against DHH For Budget Cuts That Could Send Thousands To Nursing Homes

    September 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Historic homes to be moved for VA hospital

    September 9, 2010 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says about 100 historic homes will be moved to make way for a new Veterans Affairs hospital in the city. Landrieu plans to highlight the move on Friday. Under initial hospital plans, the homes were to be demolished, but now they... more »
  • Katrina Victims Homes Destroyed by Fire on 5th Anniversary

    August 30, 2010 11:58 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some displaced Katrina victims from New Orleans lost their homes again in an apartment complex fire in Austin on the fifth anniversary of the hurricane. Authorities say at least half a dozen people were injured during the blaze Sunday. The cause of the fire, which damaged... more »
  • Burglary Boost

    August 26, 2010 6:32 PM

    Burglars are terrorizing an Iberia Pariah town. Jeanerette police and marshals are working with residents to catch the criminals. Thursday, local officials held a town hall meeting to reassure the community that they are working to keep them safe. "We hear your cry we feel your frustration, we're frustrated.... more »
  • Elevation Funds Debate

    August 19, 2010 7:45 PM

    Some Vermilion Parish homeowners are struggling with a huge financial decision. Thursday afternoon, The Office of Community Development held a meeting in Abbeville to try to resolve a debate between 540 people across Louisiana and State officials. It all started in 2008, after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, when residents... more »
  • Reactions to Manhunt

    July 29, 2010 8:39 PM

    Law enforcement agencies have secured a quarter mile area around the intersection of Landry St. and Admiral Doyle in New Iberia. They are searching for Paul Collins, the man wanted for allegedly murdering his ex-wife in St. Martinville. Collins ran into a sugar cane field around 9:30am. From that... more »
  • 42 Families Out of Homes Because of Gas Well

    April 28, 2010 2:00 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - About 42 Caddo Parish families are still out of their houses while work continues at a natural gas well where pressure rose to a dangerous level more than a week ago. Authorities tell The Times of Shreveport that it will be at least another day before... more »
  • Rebuilding Together Acadiana

    April 17, 2010 6:41 PM

    he Nonprofit, Rebuilding Acadiana Together , is hoping to rebuild Lafayette one home at a time. Volunteers spent their day at 731 Arthur St. in Lafayette repairing an ageing home. Jodee Ware, the executive director of Rebuilding Acadiana Together , said the homeowner "was saying that no... more »
  • Storm Damage in Acadia Parish

    March 25, 2010 2:19 PM

    A strong line of storms tore through parts of Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Acadia Parishes early Thursday morning, leaving a trail of damage. Several Iota families had a startling wake up call early. "I told the wife and the baby, y'all get on the floor, it's coming,"... more »
  • Sales Of New Homes Fell Unexpectedly

    March 24, 2010 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to the lowest level on record in February as stormy winter weather kept buyers on the sidelines. The weak results make clear the difficulties facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades. The Commerce... more »
  • Cafferytown Coming To Lafayette

    November 2, 2009 7:40 PM

    Coming soon to Lafayette is a new development called "Cafferytown." Its south of Dulles Drive and North of Gilbeau Rd. The 54 acres of land is called a traditional neighborhood new urbanist development. Zoning Coordinator Jim Parker said, "It has smaller lots, the urban part of the name refers more... more »
  • Vitter to Visit St. Martinville Factory

    September 28, 2009 8:03 AM

    Senator David Vitter will be in Acadiana today. He'll be visiting a factory in St. Martinville that's recognized by the state for building energy efficient homes. Vitter should arrive in St. Martinville at about 8:30 this morning (Monday, September 28).

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