Many parishes and cities have set curfews for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Iberia Parish: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Gueydan: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Abbeville: 10pm Tuesday and 8pm Wednesday Erath: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Delcambre: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday
Abbeville Police said they put... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sara and Dejohn Benson made a lot of noise as they jumped up and down waiting for the next float to roll down St. Charles Avenue. The bead-laden 10- and 7-year old brother and sister were making up for lost time after missing out on their... more »
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) - Golf carts will not be allowed to putter around Lake Arthur. The town council took a stance Wednesday to uphold existing local and state laws banning golf carts from public streets. Mayor Robbie Bertrand said the town had been advised by legal representation and its... more »
For months, vacant or abandoned homes across Kaplan have been going up in flames. Police said the frequent house fires started in February 2010, since then nine homes have burned.
Police believe at least five of those are arson, many of them set within the last few months.
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Across Acadiana, heavy rains caused several busy streets to flood. Firefighters were called early Wednesday morning to rescue a woman who said she was trapped in her car on Broadmoor Boulevard. Fortunately she was able to get out before they arrived. On Johnston Street in Lafayette a drive was stuck... more »
Iberia Parish's roads have been a big problem for years, and the Parish Council is on its way to fixing them.
The Council started planning 2 years ago, but it has been a long process.
They met Wednesday to discuss plans and went out Friday morning through the... more »
According to Abbeville Police Chief Rick Coleman the Vermilion / Metro Narcotics Task Force began serving numerous felony warrants on Thursday afternoon, by hitting the streets and looking to arrest suspected drug dealers in the Parish. The warrants ranged from Possession of Marijuana, Distribution of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, Distribution... more »
Tony Tramel announced today (October 12)the following streets will be closed on October 12, 2009 from 4am until 11pm.
St. Landry St. between Coliseum Rd. and Dean St.
Johnston St. between Cajundome Blvd. and Coliseum Rd.(4min. intermittent traffic control)
Cajundome Blvd. from Johnston St. 500 yards north... more »
New Iberia has always had flooding, water buildup, and drainage problems after it rains, and locals are doubtful that anything will change.
"We've always been promised that something's going to be done and we've yet to see anything done about it," said one resident.
A big railroad reconstruction... more »