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  • Independence plans new police station

    June 22, 2014 2:05 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Officials in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Independence plan to start construction of a new police station in the coming year. Mayor Michael Ragusa told The Daily Star the city might abolish its historic district and use about $150,000 set aside for the district's operations to... more »
  • La. towns plan compressed natural gas station

    March 29, 2014 4:57 PM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - Two west-central Louisiana towns are preparing for a future in which vehicles are routinely fueled with compressed natural gas. Plans were announced Friday for the town of Hornbeck to construct and operate a compressed natural gas station in nearby Leesville. The Town Talk of Alexandria reports... more »
  • Brusly to dip into reserves for police station

    July 8, 2013 8:53 AM

    BRUSLY, La. (AP) - The Brusly Town Council is ready to charge ahead with the construction of a $2.3 million state-of-the-art administration building for its police department. It's an endeavor Mayor Joey Normand said will take a sizeable chunk out of the town's $1.5 million savings fund to complete. Normand... more »
  • AOC's Internet Radio Station Offers Platform for Public

    October 15, 2012 8:21 PM

    Do you have a story to tell, a non-profit to promote or music to share? There might be a place to broadcast yourself, through AOC Community Media's new internet radio station. It's called Cypress Street Radio and will soon be available to listeners for free on AOC's website through SHOUTcast.... more »
  • Long Lines and Gas Shortages in Advance of Isaac

    August 27, 2012 10:40 PM

    Across Acadiana people are tanking up their vehicles in advance of Isaac. As of Monday afternoon, many gas stations were running out of fuel and long lines looked more like traffic jams at several gas stations. "I was shocked, the parking lot was jam packed over here," said Randy... more »
  • Greyhound Settlement Pending Council Approval

    September 22, 2011 12:28 AM

    Pending approval by the Lafayette City-Parish council, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) has tentatively reached a settlement with Greyhound Lines. Greyhound filed suit against LCG back in June of 2008, after the newly-seated council rescinded a zoning change approved by the outgoing council the previous fall. The new council took... more »
  • Gonzales seeks Grant for New Police Station

    October 12, 2010 7:44 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Gonzales City Council has approved a resolution to work with the Ascension Parish government on a $1 million Community Development Block Grant that will help fund a new police station. The city has also set aside $3 million in its capital outlay budget to fund... more »
  • 1 Injured in Gas Compressor Station Explosion

    August 25, 2010 8:43 PM

    SHONGALOO, La. (AP) - An explosion at a natural gas compressor station near Shongaloo has left an employee critically injured. The explosion at the DCP compressor station happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say an employee was conducting a site inspectiediwhen the accident occurred. The employee, identified as Heath... more »
  • A Natural Gas Compressor Station Exploded Near Shongaloo

    August 25, 2010 5:40 PM

    SHONGALOO, La. (AP) - An explosion at a natural gas compressor station near Shongaloo has left an employee critically injured. The explosion at the DCP compressor station happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say an employee was conducting a site inspection when the accident occurred. The employee, identified as... more »
  • BP Gas Station Owners Divided Over Whether to Change Name

    July 30, 2010 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation. Some who have... more »
  • UPDATE: Simmesport Gas Station Fire is Out

    April 27, 2010 6:23 PM

    A large fire at Maddie's Truck Sop in Simmesport is forcing the closure of Highway One. It started at 10:30 this morning. a Preliminary investigation suggest it started as an electrical fire. Several businesses were evacuated, including a nursing home and two daycares. In addition all nearby... more »
  • Animal Welfare Advocate Wants Gas Station Tiger Removed

    April 21, 2010 12:09 PM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - A Florida animal welfare advocate fired off a scathing e-mail complaining to Iberville Parish authorities about what she called inhumane conditions a tiger is forced to endure while on public display at an Interstate 10 truck stop. Her criticism brought a volley of denials Tuesday... more »
  • Radio reading coming to Lafayette

    February 24, 2010 7:05 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Within weeks, a new radio reading service in Lafayette will broadcast local news, grocery deals and other reading materials of regional interest to the visually impaired. It's been put together by the nonprofit organization Louisiana Audio Information Reading Service - LA-AIRS for short. It now broadcasts... more »
  • Lafayette Police search for robbery suspect

    February 22, 2010 12:05 PM

    On February 21, 2010, at approximately 9:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at 2428 West Pinhook Road. The suspect entered the business, produced a small black semi-automatic pistol and demanded money and Kool's cigarettes. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash... more »
  • Police identify body found on Congress Street

    February 17, 2010 12:32 PM

    Lafayette Police Department investigators have identified the male victim found behind a convenience store on Monday evening as Richard Ronald Fuller (51), originally from Echo, Louisiana. On February 15, 2010, at approximately 8:20 pm, patrons walking behind a convenience store at 2400 West Congress Street discovered the body of a... more »
  • UPDATE: Body Found Cause Of Death And Identity To Be Released

    February 16, 2010 6:43 AM

    UPDATE: Police say a cause of death and identity for the body found will be released on Wednesday. The body of a middle-aged man was found Monday (February 15) evening behind the Chevron gas station at the corner of Congress and Bertrand. Investigators tell KATC, three girls went into... more »
  • Jeanerette: Mobil gas station robbed

    December 18, 2009 5:21 PM

    Tuesday night (December 18) 2 men ran into the Mobil gas station on Main Street and held up cashier gunpoint. The two got away with 540 dollars. If you have any information please call the Jeanerette Police Dept (337) 276-6323.
  • Girl Scouts In Lafayette Host "Soles 4 Souls"

    November 18, 2009 4:48 PM

    The Lafayette Parish Girl Scouts have collected at total of 1, 285 pairs of shoes which, according to Brent Barkin, Vice-President of Shoe Station, is more than all 17 combined stores across the nation. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In Lafayette Parish, Girl Scouts took part in the "Soles 4 Souls" project.... more »

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