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  • New exhibit sheds light on Japanese after WWII

    March 29, 2014 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After Japan's naval and air forces attacked Pearl Harbor and the Philippines in December 1941, life for 7-year-old Lily Imahara and her family changed forever. They were among hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans who were forcibly moved from their homes on the West Coast to internment... more »
  • City-Parish Council to Discuss Red Light Cams Tonight

    July 17, 2012 9:16 AM

    You could face stiffer penalties if you don't pay your Safe-Light Safe-Speed ticket. The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote tonight on several aspects of the program. The City-Parish Government is owed millions and they want to crack down and make people pay. Everyday traffic cameras capture drivers either... more »
  • Festival of Light Kicks Off Holiday, Boosts Business

    December 2, 2011 11:33 PM

    Friday night was the 18th annual Festival of Light in Lafayette's Oil Center. While it's always a good way to get in the holiday spirit, it's also a much needed boost for small businesses, looking to jump start holiday shopping. This year's Festival of Light was complete with a... more »
  • Red Light Cameras: Are They Working in Lafayette?

    June 30, 2011 10:14 PM

    By now, most drivers in Lafayette are probably familiar with the SafeLight and SafeSpeed cameras posted up around the city. While data shows crashes are down here in Lafayette, other U.S. Cities have found they could actually be causing accidents. Now nine states have banned the cameras for that reason.... more »
  • Lighting of the official City Christmas tree - Thanksgiving Eve

    November 22, 2010 10:19 AM

    Lafayette, La. -- Downtown Alive! Fall 2010 comes to a close on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 with a special Thanksgiving Eve event with High Performance featuring the Lighting of the Official City Christmas Tree by City-Parish President, Joey Durel. Toys for Tots will also be on site accepting donations. Horse... more »
  • NO traffic cameras remain on for now

    October 14, 2010 12:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has extended a stay allowing New Orleans to continue issuing tickets based upon traffic cameras while it considers an appeal on their legality. The cameras were successfully challenged in a lawsuit brought by Edward Washington, a former deputy city attorney, who argued... more »
  • Light Turnout Expected in Party Primaries

    August 28, 2010 4:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some of the cS Iaigns were heated but voter interest appeared light for congressional party primaries in Louisiana. Saturday's only statewide races were for the Senate. Incumbent David Vitter was considered the front-runner in the Republican primary; his likely challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, was the leader... more »
  • Gulf Driller to Light Up Cigar After Job is Done

    August 15, 2010 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man with pinpoint accuracy who is drilling the relief well meant to plug BP's runaway well is looking forward to finishing his mission and celebrating with a cigar, a dinner party with his crew and a trip somewhere quiet to unwind with his wife. John... more »
  • Tour Sheds Light on Louisiana's High HIV-AIDS Rate

    July 3, 2010 5:11 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - It's not something people like to talk about, but Louisiana has one of the highest HIV-AIDS rates in the country, and the problem particularly plagues the black community. "This is something that needs to be discussed at every dinner table, every school, every church," Dr. David... more »
  • Ban On Red Light Cameras Failed

    April 12, 2010 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A ban on the cameras that take photos of speeders and drivers who run red lights failed to win support Monday in a House committee that stalled the proposal for a second year. Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-New Orleans, said the cameras in Baton Rouge, Lafayette,... more »
  • Red Light Cameras Make Money

    December 29, 2009 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Illegal parkers and red light runners have become a much-needed source of revenue in New Orleans. With a budget so tight it has caused Mayor Ray Nagin to threaten to reduce City Hall to a four-day work week and allow police cars to go without repairs,... more »
  • Shelter info for tonight:

    December 4, 2009 2:03 PM

    Acadiana Outreach is accepting woman and children at the Light House but they need to call first, either 289-9141 or 237-7618. Men can go to Saint Joseph's Shelter or Salvation Army
  • Festival Of Lights rescheduled for Dec. 5, 2009

    December 4, 2009 9:49 AM

    Due to weather, The Festival of Light has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 5 pm to 10 pm in the Oil Center of Lafayette. The following streets will be closed: Coolidge Blvd. between Oil Center and St. Mary Blvd. from Friday, December 4 to Saturday, December 5... more »
  • SafeSpeed Numbers

    October 27, 2009 11:41 PM

    More than 12,000 drivers have been flashed here Since June at the intersection of Camellia and Settlers Trace. Fifteen intersections currently have cameras up but in the past four months that intersection has caught more drivers than any other. In June, the cameras first month in operation, over 4,500 fines... more »
  • Safelight penalty to be reduced

    October 21, 2009 11:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $25 SafeLight Lafayette penalty will be imposed when drivers turn right at a red light without coming to a complete stop. The City-Parish Council on Tuesday agreed to lower the penalty, which is $125 for drivers who run through a red light at intersections equipped... more »
  • Red Light Penalty Reduced

    October 21, 2009 9:06 AM

    Council members worked well into the night deciding whether or not to pass or override items that Parish-President Joey Durel vetoed. Earlier this month the Lafayette Consolidated Council approved 420- thousand-dollars for pay increases at the fire department. Durel vetoed the pay raise and last night, the council went along... more »

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