BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State crews will make a last pass to pick up Hurricane Isaac debris in southeast Louisiana starting Monday. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says this will be the third and final pass for debris removal in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, St. Charles, and Terrebonne... more »
Everyone has it and everyone pays to get rid of it -- your trash. But is Lafayette getting what it's paying for? Some council members think garbage pickup should change from once a week to twice a week, without raising rates.
"Once a week's fine with me," said Lafayette... more »
DEVILLE, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal crash involving an ATV and a pickup. Troopers say a 39-year-old Scott Kelley, driver of the ATV and a 7-year-old boy were killed. The accident happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near Deville in Rapides Parish. Troopers say the Kelly steered... more »
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to increase monthly garbage pickup rates in a move intended to help defray the costs of cleaning up after future storms. Parish Administrator Jim Bello tells The Advocate the rate increase, from $14.50 to $18 per month,... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 54-year-old man was killed when he tried to cross Airline Highway in Baton Rouge and was hit by a truck. Baton Rouge police say the accident occurred around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the driver of the pickup, 35-year-old Shawn Sterling of Baton Rouge,... more »
On Thursday March 25, 2010 at approximately 10:50am Lafayette Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 9400 Block of West Congress Street in reference to a traffic accident. Upon arrival deputies discovered that a 2006 Chevy pickup truck traveling north on West Congress failed to negotiate a left hand curve. The... more »
One man is dead after his pickup truck ran into a mobile home in Duson this morning. According to Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the truck missed a curve and ran off of the road and into the mobile home. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and there are... more »
Louisiana State Police Troop I are investigating a single vehicle crash on US 167 south of Ville Platte that claimed the life of an Opelousas man.
According to investigating troopers, on March 24, 2010, shortly after 5:30 p.m., a 2004 Nissan pick up was traveling southbound on US... more »
An early morning accident leaves two fighting for their lives tonight. The crash happened just before 2:30 this morning on Highway 182 just east of Broussard. The driver of the vehicle lost control, hit a ditch and flipped ejecting all 4 occupants from the vehicle. Police are searching for the... more »