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  • Lafayette Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    September 28, 2014 4:52 PM

    A Lafayette man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a victim with a broken bottle. Officers report, a 38-year-old Scott man was allegedly approached by a black male with a broken bottle in the 100 block of Grant Street. After the victim fell to the ground the suspect stole... more »
  • Lafayette costume designer makes it big in movies

    September 6, 2014 2:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette native Claire Breaux, 33, has always dressed with flair. "When Claire went to preschool, I told them, 'I am not responsible for her clothing choices,'" said her mother, Flossie Turner. "Even then she was very opinionated. I haven't bought her an article of clothing since... more »
  • Director named at tech center in Lafayette

    August 24, 2014 12:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The chairwoman of the commission that oversees the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Center has taken over as the research center's chief executive officer. The Advocate reports Paula Carson replaces Kam Ng, who resigned July 31 to move to Boston where he was offered a job as... more »
  • Arrest made in Lafayette road rage case

    August 17, 2014 5:55 PM

    On Sunday, August 17, the suspect in the E. Martial Avenue shooting turned himself in to authorities at the Lafayette Police Department. The suspect, Charles Guidry, Jr. (57) of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault by Drive by Shooting and Criminal Damage to... more »
  • Road rage shooting in Lafayette

    August 16, 2014 4:53 PM

    Lafayette police are investigating a road rage incident that took place Friday, August 15, at approximately 4:00 pm in the 100 block of E. Martial Avenue. According to the victim, while operating his vehicle on Martial Avenue, the driver of a different vehicle became enraged with him, and fired... 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 »
  • Hot sauce festival continues in Lafayette

    July 18, 2014 7:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Specialty hot sauce makers from around the globe are making their way to Lafayette this weekend for the inaugural Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival, where they hope to introduce hot sauce aficionados to new blends and spicy flavors. Festival director Dana Romero tells The Advocate more than... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report

    July 13, 2014 11:43 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jul 13, 2014. Name: Arceneaux, Ja'Kavon Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Batiste ROA Lafayette, La Name: Bob, Matressa Charge: Disturbing The Peace Intoxica Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk W Foch STR... more »
  • Lafayette Man Allegedly Strangles and Assaults Ex-Girlfriend

    July 5, 2014 6:25 PM

    On Thursday, July 3, Lafayette Police were dispatched to an apartment complex near South College Road around 8 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, the victim told police that she was followed to her apartment by her ex-boyfriend, who then forced his way into her apartment. The ex-boyfriend... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department Daily Arrest Report

    July 5, 2014 8:41 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jul 05, 2014 Name: Bellamy, Jassee Charge: Hold For Extradition Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk E Lancaster BLV California, La Name: Boudreaux, Craig Charge: Flight From An Officer; Aggra Arresting Agency: Rayne Pd Address: 100 Blk Collins DRV... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report

    June 29, 2014 11:57 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jun 29, 2014. Name: Anderson, Adam Charge: Theft Of Goods Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Louisa STR Grand Coteau, La Name: Angelle, Monika Charge: Leased Movable Arresting Agency: Obtain By Fals Address: 600 Blk Delord STR... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report

    June 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jun 28, 2014. Name: Berthelot, Charlotte Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 3800 Blk N University AVE Carencro, La Name: Dejean, Courage Charge: Prohibited Acts -Schedule Iii Arresting Agency: Youngsville Pd Address: 100 Blk Longpoint ROA Youngsville, La... more »
  • 2015 regional soccer tourney comes to Lafayette

    June 14, 2014 1:43 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of teens and their families will come to Lafayette next June for the Region III Presidents Cup, a competitive soccer tournament drawing the best players from 11 Southern states. Lafayette Youth Soccer Association says next year's tournament will be held at Moore Park on June... more »
  • Two Arrested in Shooting Near 8th Street

    June 14, 2014 12:06 PM

    On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Lafayette Police arrested Elijah Jones (23) of Lafayette and Miles Boudreaux (22) of Lafayette in connection with a shooting. Around 3:15 a.m., a Lafayette Police Officer heard gun shots near the intersection of 8th Street and East Simcoe Street. While observing the area, the... more »
  • Accidental Dryer Fire in Lafayette

    June 1, 2014 1:35 PM

    Lafayette fire officials responded to a house fire just before 2 a.m. Sunday, in the 100 block of Radcliffe Drive. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a laundry room with the washer and dryer on fire. The house sustained heavy fire damage to the laundry room and kitchen. The rest... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    June 1, 2014 7:00 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jun 01, 2014. Name: Averitt, Victoria Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Clark Court Lafayette, La Name: Celestine, Clarence Charge: Possession Of Firearm/Carry.Co Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Radcliffe DRV Lafayette, La ... more »
  • Arrest Made in Lafayette for Iberia Parish rape

    May 19, 2014 12:08 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office set a bond at 1.5 million dollars for James Neil White, Sr., 47 of New Iberia, stemming from a case involving the aggravated rape and battery of a 37 year old female. On Saturday, May 17 just after 3 p.m. detectives with the Bureau... more »
  • Fatal 4 Wheeler Crash on Wagon Trail Rd near Cankton

    May 17, 2014 1:34 PM

    Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, Lafayette Parish emergency personnel received a call concerning an ATV crash in the 500 block of Wagon Trail Road. When deputies arrived, it was determined that for unknown reasons a four-wheeler traveling on a roadway exited the roadway to the right... more »
  • Lafayette Vehicle Crash on S.E. Evangeline Thwy

    May 11, 2014 1:42 PM

    Lafayette emergency officials are on the scene of a major vehicle crash at the intersection of 14th Street and the South East Evangeline Thruway. Initial reports say there are 3 ambulances on scene to attend to the injured motorist. There are 2 vehicles involved in the crash; one of... more »
  • Lafayette School Board Discusses Charter Schools Play Video

    May 10, 2014 11:57 PM

    Today Lafayette Parish School Board Members met for a round table retreat to discuss controversial topics concerning the school system. One of these topics being: New Charter Schools arriving to Lafayette Parish. These charter schools were denied by the school board at first, but then appealed by filing type two... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report

    May 10, 2014 11:55 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for May 10, 2014 Name: Alexander, Lakenya Charge: Disturbing The Peace Charge Arresting Agency: Broussard Pd Address: 200 Blk Village Sqaure DRV Broussard, La Name: Alfred, Robert Charge: Unaut Use Of Movable Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Helen STR... more »
  • Armed Robbery in Lafayette Caught on Tape

    May 3, 2014 10:13 PM

    Lafayette police are searching for an armed robbery suspect. Lafayette Parish Sheriff's officials say the suspect was last seen headed west on Gloria Switch Road from Max's Grocery just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Deputies report the suspect may be a white male in his 40's or 50's,... more »
  • Early Morning Car Burglaries in Lafayette

    May 3, 2014 10:12 PM

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department is investigating a string of car burglaries that happened early this morning. Residents in Lafayette claim the incidents took place between 12 midnight and 6 a.m., Saturday morning. Lafayette Sheriff's deputies report the area around Lebesque Road is an area of interest for the... more »
  • Canonization and Sainthood with St. Mary Mother Catholic Church Play Video

    April 28, 2014 12:01 AM

    On account of the historical significance of today's canonization, one Acadiana Catholic church opened it's doors to teach the process of sainthood. As the doors opened for the exhibit, we discovered not only a Pope can become a saint. At St. Mary Mother Catholic Church in Lafayette, the saints... more »
  • Elderly Upper Lafayette Man Missing

    April 20, 2014 10:36 PM

    A Lafayette family is asking for help with finding their missing relative. 73 year old Werlyn Simon has been missing since 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Family of Simon say he was headed from his residence in Upper Lafayette, of off Gloria Switch Road, to meet them in Maurice. ... more »
  • State cites Lafayette with cultural award

    April 19, 2014 1:50 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette's downtown area has been selected to receive the state's Cultural District Award for 2014. The Advocate reports the selection was made by the Office of Cultural Development. In a statement, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says the award recognizes top efforts to highlight and cultivate Louisiana's... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    April 13, 2014 1:40 PM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Apr 13, 2014 Name: Andrews, Madelyn Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk With STR Lafayette, La Name: Arceneaux, Damein Charge: Simple Criminal Damage To Prop Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk Mango DR... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    April 6, 2014 12:12 PM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Apr 06, 2014 Name: Allen, John Charge: Attp-Unauthorized Entry Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700 Blk Napolian AVE Sunset, La Name: Benjamin, Charles Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Amy ST Lafayette, La Name:... more »
  • Precinct 4 opened for police business

    March 29, 2014 10:09 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Northeast Lafayette welcomed its new Police Department substation Friday, where a new 3,600-square-foot Precinct 4 was built to be manned by 28 police officers whose presence already has stemmed crime. The substation, which sits at the corner of Moss and Mathieu streets, was an $840,000 endeavor that... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    March 22, 2014 11:14 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Mar 22, 2014 Name: Alexander, Irving Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Nottingham CL Lafayette, La Name: Andrus, Thaddeus Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Delores STR Lafayette, La Name:... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    March 20, 2014 6:40 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Mar 20, 2014. Name: Akridge, Reginald Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Charles Read AVE Lafayette, La Name: Alexander, Kenrell Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1000 Blk Knight STR Lafayetteq, La... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    March 18, 2014 6:35 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Mar 18, 2014 Name: Assendrop, Gordon Charge: Vagrancy Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700 Blk E Plymouth AVE Tampa, Fl Name: Babineaux, Pauline Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 100 Blk Rue Royale Lafayette, La Name:... more »
  • Chez Gisele - Celebration of a Lafayette Legend Play Video

    March 11, 2014 6:41 AM

    "Chez Gisele" - Celebration of a Lafayette Legend will premier at Cite' des Arts Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6 p.m. "Chez Gisele" is a 'comedy noir', and will run through April 11, 2014. This special theatrical event will lead the Inaugural Acadiana PRIDE Festival, which takes place March 27... more »
  • Lafayette board reviewing auditor's questions

    March 10, 2014 7:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board's executive committee is considering how to respond to an external auditor's questions about discrepancies in the school district's salary schedule relative to the pay of some principals. The Advocate reports the audit found that some employees were hired at a rate... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    March 6, 2014 7:08 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Mar 06, 2014 Name: Adams, Chad Charge: Hold For Doc Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk St. Bede Apt. A Youngsville, La Name: Alex, Runite Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Westbend AVE... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    March 3, 2014 6:39 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Mar 03, 2014 Name: Arceneaux, Ronald Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Broussard Pd Address: 200 Blk Allen ST Lafayette, La Name: Boullion, Ben Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 900 Blk N Ave J Crowley, La ... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 28, 2014 7:03 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 28, 2014. Name: Aguilar, Mauricio Charge: Hold For Extradition Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 7300 Blk Beddoes AVE Ollmito, Tx Name: Aragon, David Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 2100 Blk Naturin ROA Maurice, La... more »
  • 11th Annual Ride for Autism Lafayette to Galveston Play Video

    February 27, 2014 8:03 AM

    Project Independence is having there 11th Annual Ride for Autism. The ride starts off at Cajun Harley Davidson Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. with a kick off party. Then on March 21 at 8 a.m. the ride from Lafayette to Galveston, TX begins. The Overnight Motorcycle Poker Run includes... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 26, 2014 6:38 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 26, 2014 Name: Albert, Anthony Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 9400 Blk Amos AVE Zachary, La Name: Atwood, Donny Charge: Enter/Remain In Places/On Land Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 000 Blk Homeless... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 25, 2014 8:34 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 25, 2014. Name: Albery, Devan Charge: Hold For St. Landry Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Lagrande Carencro, La Name: Arceneaux, Imani Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 600 Blk W Gilman RD... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 24, 2014 6:45 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 24, 2014 Name: Arceneaux, Allen Charge: Disturbing The Peace Charge Arresting Agency: Duson Pd Address: 100 Blk Jw Lot 7 LAN Rayne, La Name: Berthelot, Casey Charge: St. Martin Parish Arresting Agency: St Martin Parish So Address: 1000 Blk Jack... more »
  • UL Lafayette Bike Lanes Play Video

    February 21, 2014 7:27 AM

    New bike lanes have been opened along a boulevard that runs through the University of Louisiana's Lafayette campus. The new lanes occupy the outer two lanes of St. Mary Boulevard. Officials from UL Lafayette say the bike lanes are in place to increase cyclist safety and manage traffic... more »
  • Lafayette charter schools ready to open in August

    February 19, 2014 8:34 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Renovations of the shuttered Albertson's will begin sometime this spring to transform the former grocery store into Willow Charter Academy. It's one of three new charter schools in Lafayette set to open in August. Jay Miller, a member of the charter school's board, Louisiana Achievement Charter... more »
  • 6th Annual International Petanque Tournament

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM

    The Sixth International Petanque Tournament of Lafayette, Louisiana scheduled in Girard Park, Lafayette, Louisiana. Petanque is a French outdoor game played with hand-sized chrome balls rolled on a crushed stone court. March 28: Friday Night 5:00 PM- Welcome to Visiting Players at the French Table at Johnston Street Java,... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 17, 2014 6:39 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 17, 2014. Name: Adams, Dalton Charge: Criminal Trespass Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 000 Blk Homeless STR Lafayette, La Name: Andrus, John Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Staten Lafayette, La Name: Cleary, Justin... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 14, 2014 6:46 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 14, 2014 Name: Bergeron, Kirk Charge: Simple Battery Charge And Pena Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 1000 Blk Dupuis RD Henderson, La Name: Bernard, Taylor Charge: Theft Of Goods Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 13, 2014 6:58 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 13, 2014 Name: Ardoin, Trivinskiey Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk N Dossman STR Ville Paltte, La Name: Benoit, Wilson Charge: St. Martin Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Eddison STR... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 12, 2014 6:44 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 12, 2014 Name: Alexander, Shantel Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 300 Blk E Alexander STR Lafayette, La Name: Allen, Iranesha Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 400 Blk Carver ST Lafayette, La ... more »
  • 2014-2015 Pre-K Parade Play Video

    February 10, 2014 8:20 AM

    The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Dr. Pat Cooper visits GMA. Today the topic of discussion was the Pre-K Parade for the 2014-2015 school year. February 15 there will be two opportunities to receive information and shop the early learning programs in Lafayette Parish. The... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    February 10, 2014 6:43 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 10, 2014 Name: Allen, Forrest Charge: Criminal Trespass Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1100 Blk St. Charles STR Lafayette, La Name: Arceneaux, Tyron Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Huron ST Carencro,... more »
  • Lafayette Animal Aid Guardian Angel Program Play Video

    February 10, 2014 6:40 AM

    The Lafayette Animal Aid would like the community to contribute to an ongoing fundraiser for our animals. The Guardian Angel Program allows individuals and businesses to make a monthly commitment to Lafayette Animal Aid. This contribution provides Lafayette Animal Aid with funds to help the increased needs of homeless and... more »
  • Lafayette boundary ordinance up for adoption

    February 3, 2014 8:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is expected Tuesday to consider adopting an ordinance that would start the process of resetting the boundary line between Lafayette and Vermilion parishes. City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert said during a Jan. 21 meeting that state law requires that Lafayette Consolidated Government fix... more »
  • 2014 Lafayette Go Red Luncheon Play Video

    January 31, 2014 8:10 AM

    " Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke ..." is the mission that drives the Go Red for Women campaign. The American Heart Association is having its annual Go Red for Women luncheon at the Lafayette Hilton. On Thursday, February 20th the educational luncheon will celebrate heart disease... more »
  • Lafayette chamber to make education a priority

    January 30, 2014 8:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has created a substantial list of goals for 2014 aimed at improving the community and sustaining a thriving atmosphere for businesses. Public education is near the top. Chamber Chief Executive Officer Jason El Koubi tells The Advertiser the chamber, its... more »
  • DWI bribery suit may affect Lafayette DWI cases

    January 30, 2014 8:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit filed this week will likely dig into the details of a scheme at the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office where bribes were paid for favorable treatment in DWI cases. Three former employees of the District Attorney's Office have already pleaded guilty in a federal... more »
  • Carencro Mardi Gras and Lafayette Lundi Gras Runs Play Video

    January 30, 2014 7:27 AM

    TRAIL is hosting two festival runs this year. The Carencro Mardi Gras Run takes place on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. This is a 4-mile pre-parade run and the path is along the parade route. The Lafayette Lundi Gras Run is a 3.2 mile event along the parade... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    January 29, 2014 8:35 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jan 29, 2014 Name: Alexander, Lashelle Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 800 Blk Cameron STR Lafayette, La Name: Balbeisi, Ismail Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Antigua DRV Lafayette, La ... more »
  • Lafayette Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop

    January 22, 2014 7:22 AM

    Lafayette, LA -- Wild Birds Unlimited, 137 Arnould Boulevard, On The Boulevard, will be hosting the following FREE upcoming events. Saturday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. PURPLE MARTIN SEMINAR. Learn when to put up your house, placement, what to expect, how to maintain, clean, predators, etc. Saturday, February 1,... more »
  • Lafayette-Vermilion dispute continues to smolder

    January 17, 2014 9:26 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is scheduled to consider a measure next month that would push the parish line a little farther into Vermilion Parish. The Advocate reports Vermilion Parish sees things a bit differently, and the issue seems unlikely to be resolved outside of a courtroom.... more »
  • Lafayette's teacher exodus is slowing

    January 13, 2014 10:04 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The rate at which teachers are leaving the Lafayette Parish School System is showing signs of slowing, but Superintendent Pat Cooper still isn't happy with the trend. Since the beginning of this school year, approximately 130 teachers have left the Lafayette Parish School System. District records... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    December 31, 2013 6:54 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Dec 31, 2013 Name: Arnaud, Heather Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Mimosa 116 B PLC Lafayette, La Name: Bartlett, Justin Charge: Aggravated Arson Chg/Penalty: Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Elias G ROA... more »
  • Son accused of setting house ablaze after fight with father

    December 30, 2013 8:19 AM

    A Lafayette man is behind bars on aggravated arson charges after he allegedly set his family's house on fire. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Elias G. Road shortly after midnight. Investigators say 24-year-old Justin Bartlett was involved in a domestic dispute with his father before... more »
  • Lafayette Sonic Christmas Parade Play Video

    December 5, 2013 8:17 AM

    The Lafayette Sonic Christmas parade is the largest and oldest Christmas parade in Acadiana. This classic event signals the official arrival of Santa Claus to Lafayette. The parade will be march through downtown Lafayette on Sunday, December 8 at 1 p.m. For more info call: 337-988-5301 ext. 239 ... more »
  • Lafayette moves forward to ditch tax rebate

    December 4, 2013 9:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with a rebate that helps retailers cover the cost of collecting sales tax - a move widely panned by the business community. The Advocate reports the council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to move the proposal forward, which is... more »
  • Suspicious Death on West Congress

    November 28, 2013 8:37 AM

    On November 28, 2013, at approximately 2:30 am, Lafayette Police responded to a suspicious death in the 3600 block of West Congress Street. Responding officers discovered a deceased male inside of an apartment at that location. Investigators are currently on scene and more information will be released as it becomes... more »
  • Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing Play Video

    November 15, 2013 8:11 AM

    "Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing" will be in the CAJUNDOME November 15 - 17, 2013. This live event will feature Elmo, Abby, Grover, Telly, Baby Bear, Bert and Ernie and many other Sesame Street characters. Sesame Street will become an all-singing, all-dancing non-stop musical montage! Sesame Street Live:... more »
  • Chminey Fire in Carencro

    November 13, 2013 8:29 AM

    An early morning blaze in Lafayette parish should be a warning to all Acadiana residents. Just after 4 Wednesday morning Lafayette parish fire officials arrived to a house fire in the 1500 block of North Wilderness Trail in Carencro. Once on the scene, officials extinguished the blaze in a timely... more »
  • Kidnapping Victim's Family Speaks Play Video

    November 10, 2013 11:53 PM

    The Lafayette woman kidnapped by her ex boyfriend just days ago is now recovering at home with family in Carencro tonight and her uncle is speaking out. Police say Bethany Arceneaux was abducted near her son's daycare on Madeline Avenue when her ex-boyfriend, Scott Thomas, forced her into a... more »
  • Motorcyclist Killed In Lafayette Crash

    November 7, 2013 9:43 PM

    A 56 year old motorcyclist was killed after a crash Thursday nigth in Lafayette. It happened on the Evangeline Thruway near Lafayette Regional Airport. Witnesses tell Lafayette Police that two motorcycles were travelling north on the thruway in the outside lane. As as they were passing a car, witnesses... more »
  • KARMA Stabbing Victim Speaks Out Play Video

    October 27, 2013 11:03 PM

    Two people allegedly attacked at a Downtown Lafayette Nightclub are out of the hospital tonight. Police say they received the call about 12:30 Saturday morning that the two were stabbed at Karma Nightclub. The victims drove themselves to University Medical Center in Lafayette where police were called to investigate... more »
  • Overcrowded Lafayette elementary to get expansion

    October 23, 2013 9:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Officials say crowded Green T. Lindon Elementary will be expanded even though the Lafayette Consolidated Council's rejected an ordinance that would have cleared the way for the donation of land adjacent to the school. The school is adjacent to Foster Park, about 26 acres owned by... more »
  • Downtown Lafayette Movies in the Parc Fall 2013 Play Video

    October 10, 2013 7:44 AM

    Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc is a family friendly movie event. The Fall Movies in the Parc series launches Friday, October 12, with Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark showing at Parc International. Admission is $2, and the gates open at 6 pm. The Fall series... more »
  • Woman Credits Neighbor for Saving Her Play Video

    October 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    A Lafayette family says they're lucky to be alive after a trailer fire spread to their home. The fire started just after five o'clock Sunday night on Della Street near the Breaux Bridge Highway. One trailer was a total loss, and two others were damaged. Luckily no one was... more »
  • More than Six Dozen Arrested During Multi-Agency Operation

    September 23, 2013 5:56 PM

    More than six dozen people are behind bars in Lafayette after operation "Fall Time Blues." Lafayette Parish law enforcement agencies, State Police and Federal agents teamed up for the three-day operation last week. More than a dozen law enforcement agencies gathered at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Monday... more »
  • Facebook Page Created to Help Alleged 9-11 Vandal

    September 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    Two days after the 9-11 memorial in Downtown Lafayette was defaced, a group is rallying around the suspect. Salvador Perez remains behind bars tonight and is being held on $11,000 bond. He appeared before Judge Thomas Fredrick via video from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Perez is facing charges... more »
  • 6th Annual Lafayette DPEC Awards Banquet

    September 4, 2013 6:43 AM

    The Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee presents its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Thursday, October 17, 2013. This event will acknowledge outstanding leadership within the party and around the state. There will be two Acadiana individuals for their lifetime achievement, Opelousas Mayor Donald Cravins, Sr. and Ms. Clara Burke who served... more »
  • Police Investigating Rash of Car Burglaries

    September 3, 2013 7:57 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department is investigating more than thirty car burglaries in the last four days. The most recent hit was this morning off West Bayou Parkway and Charles Read where more than 15 cars were broken into. Early Sunday morning, items were stolen from three cars on Acadian... more »
  • Seth Fontenot Pre-trial Begins Tomorrow

    August 28, 2013 7:49 PM

    Seth Fontenot will be back in court tomorrow morning for a pre-trial hearing. Fontenot is accused of killing 15-year-old Austin Rivault and injuring two other teens after shooting at their vehicle. He's facing charges of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder. Tomorrow, both... more »
  • Downtown Unlimited Hottest Night of the Year

    August 8, 2013 7:24 AM

    Lafayette Downtown Unlimited has a host of events coming up this August. They would like to invite the public to "Celebrate the Hottest Night of the Year" August 23. This event will take place at Parc Sans Souci from 7pm-10pm. There will be music from DJ Digital from Hot 107.9,... more »
  • No special Lafayette school board meeting planned

    July 30, 2013 8:51 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Board President Shelton Cobb says there are no current plans to have a special Lafayette Parish School Board meeting this week to discuss the pending investigation into Superintendent Pat Cooper. The Advertiser reports the board voted 5-4 at its July 17 meeting to hire a Gretna... more »
  • APEL Lafayette Chapter's Back to School Bash

    July 25, 2013 7:03 AM

    Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana Lafayette Chapter will have its Back to School Bash Friday August 2, 2013. This event will take place at Applebee's in Lafayette from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Teachers/para-professional who are members of APEL and seniors at ULLafayette who are graduating in education are invited.... more »
  • Acadiana Catholic School Enrollment Better Than State Average

    July 23, 2013 6:27 PM

    In a few short weeks, thousands of students across Acadiana will head back to the classroom. New numbers from the National Catholic Educational Association show enrollment in Catholic schools is down 18 percent statewide in the past decade. The decrease in enrollment is even higher nationwide topping 23... more »
  • Lafayette eyes charter schools

    July 22, 2013 8:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A charter school has never been approved in Lafayette Parish, but that may be about to change. Two national groups - Charter Schools USA and National Heritage Academies - have asked for permission to open a total of four charter schools in the district. Charter schools... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    July 18, 2013 7:16 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jul 18, 2013 Name: Alexander, Kenrell Charge: Aggrav. Battery W/Dangerous We Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 900 Blk E Branch DRV Rayne, La Name: Anderson, Nicole Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 2400 Blk Richland` Duson,... more »
  • Search is on for teachers in Lafayette Parish

    July 16, 2013 7:16 PM

    Principals across Lafayette Parish are waiting for the green light to fill open teaching positions. At the end of the past school year, there were over 400 teacher openings. That's now down to 90. Administrators say they have 85 eligible candidates waiting to fill those spots. The school... more »
  • Lafayette prez doubts proposed flag ban would fly

    July 15, 2013 8:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - At least three members of the Lafayette City-Parish Council say they won't support a ban on flying non-government flags on government flagpoles, if one is proposed. City-Parish President Joey Durel says he doubts the measure would pass. The Advertiser reports that three councilmen at an event... more »
  • Lafayette Democratic Parish Executive Committee Awards Banquet

    July 5, 2013 7:42 AM

    Lafayette Democratic Parish Executive Committee Awards Banquet will take place in the Lafayette Downtown Ballroom. The awards ceremony will be on October 17, 2013, the reception begins at 6p while the program starts at 7p. There will be four awards presented; two for Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Educator and the Governor... more »
  • UL Becoming More Bicycle Friendly

    July 3, 2013 7:04 PM

    Yet another construction project is in the works at UL. Next spring, construction will begin on phase two of the bike path extension. Phase one is a bike path along Cajundome Boulevard going from Eraste Landry to Johnston Street. Phase two will connect the existing path with the main... more »
  • Average Hourly Wage Increasing in Lafayette

    June 28, 2013 6:23 PM

    Acadiana families may have more money in their pockets than last year. According to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage in Lafayette has risen nearly sixty cents since May 2011 up to nineteen dollars in May 2012. The average wage for all... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    June 26, 2013 6:45 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jun 26, 2013 Name: Alex, Candice Charge: Insurance Fraud Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 300 Blk Prejean AVE Carencro, La Name: Alexander, Jovon Charge: Pwitd Sch.I Substance Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk Birch Apt... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Office to do own drug testing

    June 25, 2013 8:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - In a few weeks, all drug tests taken by parolees and others under the supervision of the Lafayette Parish correctional system will be done by Sheriff's Office employees. Rob Reardon, director of corrections for the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, tells The Advocate it's a shift away... more »
  • Walter Drive House Fire in Carencro

    June 25, 2013 7:27 AM

    Fire and emergency officials were on the scene of a major house fire in the 100 block of Walter Drive in Carencro. The fire started just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and fully engulfed the structure. The residents in the home were able to escape without harm. The cause of... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    June 21, 2013 7:16 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Jun 21, 2013 Name: Ben, Tony Charge: Man/Dist/Pos Of A Sch.I; Marij Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 100 Blk Berkley AV Lafayette, La Name: Blanden, William Charge: Simple Battery Charge And Pena Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk... more »

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