April 4, 2010 7:03 PM
It's been eight years and counting and the alleged killer of Tom Latiolais's son has yet to pay time for the crime. It happened in March of 2002, Scott Latiolais was shot once in the back and left to die. Meanwhile, his alleged murderer, Thomas Jamar Roberts is out on... more »
February 22, 2010 12:31 PM
On February 20, 2010, at approximately 1:45 am, officers responded to the intersection of Helen and Madeline regarding an armed robbery. The victim, a 39 year old male of Lafayette, informed investigators that he was walking on Madeline Avenue when three suspects approached him. One of the suspects produced a... more »
February 10, 2010 10:51 PM
Much of north eastern United States is covered in snow. Weather officials are calling this the blizzard of 2010. As a result many flights and travel plans were canceled. The storm is so bad its crippled travel both in the air and on the ground. As of noon Wednesday, more... more »
February 7, 2010 4:16 PM
Super bowl Sunday is a big day for businesses selling pizza and wings. Those throwing super bowl parties say they want "no mess" and "no stress" during the big game. There's enough anxiety with Saints playing in their first Super bowl. The stress of having to cater to people and... more »
February 4, 2010 7:17 PM
There's been an unexpected increase in business for an industry that's always booming this time of year. With Mardi Gras less than two weeks away, its no surprise that king cakes are selling like hot cakes. This year, the purple, green and gold are taking a backseat to the black... more »
January 25, 2010 7:49 PM
A St. Mary Parish 20 month old girl is dead after being run over by an ice cream truck. It happened Saturday afternoon on Village Lane in Amelia. Family members say the ice cream truck comes through that neighborhood often. The victim's grandmother was watching four of her grandchildren who... more »
January 10, 2010 8:03 PM
A mother, a toddler and another child died in an Opelousas house fire Saturday night. It happened at 710 S. Academy St around 5:45.
Officials say 24 year old Brittney Sion and her two year old daughter, Analya were found in bed. The three year old Timirron was found... more »
January 4, 2010 4:42 PM
When the temperature drops, taking precautions at home can be life saving. Five nights this week are forecasted to drop below the freezing marks. The low temps can be harmful not only to you but to your pets, your plants and your pipes.
Fire officials say the most important... more »
January 3, 2010 6:42 PM
It's that time of year when people start heading back to the gym. Lafayette gym owners are calling Monday, the busiest work out day of the year. With increased staff, fitness centers are getting ready for the crowds.
Whether you call it losing weight, getting fit or staying toned,... more »
December 28, 2009 7:19 PM
One person is dead and another is in the hospital after an early morning domestic situation in Iberia parish. Officials tell us a teenager was taken hostage by her boyfriend, Ashton Lopez, at 5:30 Monday morning. Monday night, Rolanda Brown was recovering from a gunshot wound. It's an event that... more »
December 23, 2009 8:20 PM
Part of rice mill in downtown Eunice is burned to pieces after a fire last night. It happened around 10pm at the corner of C.C. Duson Drive and East Vine Ave. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The building is called the Eunice rice mill but it's... more »
December 23, 2009 7:58 PM
Eunice police are on the hunt for two black males alleged as rapist. Two young girls ages 11 and 12 reported being raped by the men Monday night around 7pm. The girls were walking down East Magnolia avenue whey they say the men jumped out of the car and forced... more »
December 22, 2009 6:29 PM
After 10 Years as the leader of Acadiana Outreach Valeria Keller is handing over the reins to a Little Rock Native.
Keller said she's seen a huge transformation to the center since she first began. "I've worked over the last decade to transform this once blighted campus downtown into... more »
December 21, 2009 11:32 PM
For people who travel they're calling this the "Christmas Miracle." A new federal law for airlines will make sure passengers get from point A to point B without getting too mad. Monday, the Obama administration imposed a three hour time limit for tarmac strandings. So waiting in a hot airplane... more »
December 17, 2009 1:10 PM
A wanted drug dealer is on the run tonight. 30 year old Courtland Lamar Malbrough told police he would turn himself in today but did not. Malbrough is one of 13 who were federally indicted Tuesday. They are all now facing charges for drug trafficking and felony firearm charges related... more »
December 16, 2009 6:30 PM
An elderly man in New Iberia died after in a house fire Tuesday night. Officials said it's because of an accidental kitchen fire. It happened around 8pm.
His name is Francis Meaux. He was born and raised in New Iberia and has lived at 1525 Iberia Rd his whole... more »
December 10, 2009 11:34 AM
Elementary students at St Leo Seten catholic school learned about the body in a unique way today. The gym was transformed into a human body and the students got the opportunity to walk through it.
It's called a body walk. All the parts of the body are divided into... more »
December 2, 2009 6:26 PM
It's with great pride that University Medical Center opens at a new location. The new facility is located on St. Julien Avenue. It's a huge upgrade from what they had before. Hospital Administrator Larry Dorsey said, "It's something we've needed for several years now and we've been able to achieve... more »
November 30, 2009 7:31 PM
State police are stressing the importance of seatbelts after a series of deadly accidents on I-10 this weekend. A total of eight people died in two crashes.
The first happened in Baton Rouge on Saturday. Five children and their driver were killed when a tire blew out on their... more »
November 25, 2009 6:19 PM
He's called the "Tiger Man" or the "Tiger Whisperer" whatever you call him, he's now a You Tube sensation. In fact people come to see him as much as they do the tiger.
All we know about this man is his name, Darrel. "He drives a white car and... more »
November 25, 2009 5:59 PM
Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year. AAA predicts more than 33 million will be en route to get to their Thanksgiving destinations. Knowing this, state troopers are manning the roads.
Some holiday travelers say the economy has improved between this Thanksgiving and last, but things are... more »
November 23, 2009 6:48 PM
The Vermilion Parish Police Jury will have to take big swings with an axe to fix their 2010 budget. As of right now they are over a little more than one million dollars, which is a huge improvement from the 2.8 million overage they started with.
The good news... more »
November 23, 2009 10:09 AM
Local doctors are speaking out against new recommendations for breast cancer screenings. Dr. Lewis Hill and Dr. Gary Mathews say the U.S. Preventative service task force is wrong. The new guidelines say women can wait to take breast examinations starting at the age of 50; before it was 40. Dr.... more »
November 22, 2009 6:31 PM
A St. Landry congregation will never be the same after a train accident that happened just outside of church.
Crying, Catherin Kinnerson said, "They came into our life to pull us together and God knows they left here today still to keep us together." 59 year olds Fanley and... more »
November 19, 2009 7:36 PM
The saying it takes a village to raise a child holds true in St. Martin Parish. Their state of the Juvenile detention center is raising the bar for students.
Administrators hosted a summit Thursday to educate everyone about the state of the juvenile justice system and plan to make... more »
November 17, 2009 6:53 PM
Bennie Quinn, III is currently wanted on a drug related warrant by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Narcotics Division. Quinn is a known drug dealer who is suspected to have fled the state, possibly to the area of Atlanta, Georgia. Quinn is described as a black male of medium... more »
November 16, 2009 7:26 PM
Lafayette is going to extreme measures to clean up blighted neighborhoods.
Monday, city department heads took a bus tour to get a first hand look at these neighborhoods. For city officials the idea is if neighborhoods are clean crime will stay away.
Presently Lafayette already cites residents for... more »
November 11, 2009 7:45 PM
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746-thousand dollars is blocked from the Lafayette parish school board by state representative Rickey Hardy. It happened Tuesday in a house-senate education committee... more »
November 11, 2009 12:25 PM
Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Randy Schexnayder is taking his mission to Washington DC. Today, he met with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter to try to get FEMA funds to build a flood wall for E. Broussard Elementary in Forked Island. After four years of no recess equipment for students,... more »
November 3, 2009 7:41 PM
Vermilion sheriff's deputies are looking for Ferdinand Nickles. He is accused of shooting and burning 20 year old Ernest Guidry in September. Since then he's been on the run. Nickels is now wanted state wide. He is described as being 5'7, 140lbs. Nickels is from Abbeville and is wanted on... more »
October 28, 2009 7:10 PM
The Vermilion Parish association of educators is hosting a town hall meeting at Abbeville high school, to hear public opinion about money being taken from parish schools and given to type two charter schools.
The purpose of the town hall meeting is to educate every one of what's going... more »
October 26, 2009 7:21 PM
Family members of a man who police say was killed by a drunk driver are now planning a funeral. 28 year old Durry McZeal is now dead as the result of a hit and run. His fiance Lindsey Myers describes him as "full of life and full of fun. No... more »
October 25, 2009 7:01 PM
A hit and run victim's family is left wondering who would do this and leave him to die. His name is Russell Lewis Sr. He was discovered in a ditch on the side of highway 85, at mile post 5.7. Authorities say he was hit Friday night but was found... more »
October 21, 2009 5:56 PM
A new business, which means new jobs, is coming to Lafayette. They are called ATC and they help keep our world green. LEDA'S CEO Greg Gothreaux said, "These are the guys; this is the company that is the future of keeping our world green and clean,"
New jobs and... more »
October 20, 2009 7:19 PM
New information from Lafayette General Medical Center about what happened the day two bodies were switched up, leaving one wrongfully cremated.
The hospital is now finished with their internal investigation after 58 year old Ruby Joseph and 82 year old Rose Alex were brought to the wrong funeral homes.... more »
October 18, 2009 7:44 PM
A mix up at the morgue leaves the wrong person cremated. The women died at Lafayette General Medical Center but their bodies went to the wrong funeral homes. "I can't explain the feeling," said Chakakhan Joseph, Ruby Joseph's daughter, "It's overwhelming," she said as she started to cry.
Her... more »
October 17, 2009 8:41 PM
A body is discovered today in St. Mary Parish just outside of Baldwin. Sheriff's investigators are working the case. Passers-by stopped off highway 90 and Penn Road Saturday morning, drawn to the site by flashing lights and badges.
Officials say the body was found by someone who was fishing.... more »
October 9, 2009 9:05 PM
The three day "Festivals Acadiens Et Creoles" may be cut short if the weather doesn't hold up. It started this afternoon in downtown Lafayette. Organizers are hoping Mother Nature cooperates through Sunday. At the start of the festival kids from many of Lafayette's public schools were out playing in the... more »