October 5, 2012 6:29 PM
Before deer or dove season, there's squirrel season. And in Evangeline Parish, the heart of squirrel hunting, many people will tell you it's the best time of year. Many hunters and their families packed up and headed out Friday for opening day on Saturday, and there's one place in town... more »
June 10, 2012 8:15 PM
Circus animals and space beasts have lifted Hollywood to a huge weekend. The cuddly critters of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" led the weekend with a $60.4 million debut domestically, followed by a big opening for Ridley Scott's alien saga "Prometheus" at No. 2 with $50 million, according to studio... more »
May 3, 2012 10:29 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After missing last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival because she was roughly eight months pregnant, singer-songwriter Theresa Andersson is thrilled to be back this year - and just in time to perform songs from her new album, "Street Parade." The Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist has two... more »
April 18, 2012 6:00 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Weekend cruising along the streets of Shreveport this time of the year has been a tradition for teens and young adults for decades, but police are cracking down. Starting recently, a task force of two dozen additional officers began saturating area parks and targeted areas between... more »
March 26, 2012 5:51 AM
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Sunday expressed his sorrow at the shooting deaths of two college students in the state over the weekend. Late Saturday, 21-year-old John Sanderson of Madison, Miss., was shot to death in a Mississippi State University dormitory, though the killing appears to... more »
January 12, 2012 10:41 AM
LULING, La. (AP) - The Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling will be closed this weekend. The bridge on Interstate 310 will be completely closed to move equipment to the west bank side of the bridge, for the continuation of a cable replacement project. Construction crews will be moving heavy equipment.... more »
July 15, 2011 9:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A weekend of faith-based support for one of the New Orleans area's major employers is being planned for September. The AFL-CIO says student interns taking part in its "Union Summer" program are organizing the "Pray for Avondale Weekend" Sept. 9-11. The union says the event will... more »
February 5, 2011 11:45 PM
Friday a frigid reminder that we are in the dead of winter. Ice coated much of everything in Acadiana, and in some places the weight of that ice too much to handle for tree limbs and even power lines.
Cleco and Entergy both had scattered outages Friday and now... more »
October 12, 2010 9:03 AM
Saturday, October 16th is the 9th Annual UL Lafayette Triathlon. This fun-oriented even includes a 200yd swim, an 8.5mile bike course, and a 2.5mile run. The triathlon takes place at Bourgeios Hall on Cajundome Blvd. at 7:30am. There is still time to register!
For more information call, Dave Suter... more »
October 1, 2010 10:12 AM
FRIDAY Downtown Alive
FRIDAY/ SATURDAY Louisiana Cajun Food Festival in Kaplan
SATURDAY Latin Music Festival @ Parc International
2nd Annual Walking Away From SIDS Walk A Thon in New Iberia City Park
Youngsville Middle School Walk for Literacy from 9-11 at Sugarmill Pond
SATURDAY/ SUNDAY... more »
September 30, 2010 9:13 AM
The 8th annual Latin Music Festival will be this weekend October 2nd, at Park International, from Noon - 11pm. There will be 3 musical bands, 6 Latin restaurants, arts and crafts, and kids entertainment. The festival is free!
For more information call, 337-298-5486 or visit, aclalaf.org
September 28, 2010 6:55 PM
The sound of a touch the screen voting machine after a ballot is cast is kind of like Ms. Pacman the video game, but a lot of people won't be hearing it this weekend and some have never heard it. A random sample of "on the street" interviews produced these... more »
September 1, 2010 6:31 AM
PLAISANCE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's oldest zydeco festival gears up this week with a parade and a free jam session at what organizers say is one of the oldest zydeco clubs still standing. The 28th Annual Original Southwest "La-La" Zydeco Music Festival on Saturday in Plaisance will culminate three days... more »
August 31, 2010 5:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hunters and campers can save money this weekend on a wide range of supplies including firearms, ammunition, hunting knives and certain clothing items. The 2010 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, September 3, through Sunday, September 5.
During these three days, eligible items... more »
August 6, 2010 11:09 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hot air balloons are heading to Baton Rouge's skies this weekend, with 40 balloon pilots scheduled to compete in the Pennington Balloon Championship. Cash prizes are on the line for competitors over three days of events. The first competition begins Friday. The free event is... more »
July 29, 2010 3:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Preparations for step one of a two-step attempt to plug the Gulf oil gusher are going well and it could start by the weekend, the government's point man for the spill response said Thursday. The so-called static kill is intended to make the job of plugging... more »
July 28, 2010 12:23 PM
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 to encourage all Americans to visit our national parks.
"This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to... more »
July 21, 2010 11:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's spill chief said a relief tunnel should finally reach BP's broken Gulf of Mexico well by the weekend, meaning the three-month-old gusher could be snuffed for good within two weeks. After several days of concern about the well's stability and the leaky cap... more »
July 5, 2010 11:49 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has risen to an $82.5 million haul over the long Fourth of July weekend and has lifted its total to $175.3 million after just six days. The vampire romance from Summit Entertainment finished at No. 1 over the four-day weekend, despite a... more »
May 29, 2010 11:30 PM
As we worry about oil in the gulf our fears are increased with the threat of an active hurricane season. Since 2007 the State of Louisiana has waived state sales taxes on Memorial Day Weekend so people can fill their carts with flashlights, gas cans, generators-- the stuff for surviving... more »
May 25, 2010 1:40 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31). DOTD Interim Secretary Sherri LeBas urges drivers to use extra caution... more »
May 24, 2010 11:27 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers expect at least 80,000 people from across the United States and Europe to file into LSU Tiger Stadium Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer-director Quint Davis tells The Advocate that the number of ticket holders far exceeds his initial projections for the... more »
April 5, 2010 4:35 PM
An Easter weekend boating trip ended in tragedy in St. Landry Parish.
Caleb Genin, 19, of Arnaudville was killed while boating on Bayou Courtableau. Late Saturday afternoon Genin hit his head as he went under a Highway 190 bridge near Port Barre.
There were 6 occupants in the... more »
February 16, 2010 8:24 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to... more »
January 12, 2010 6:41 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for 23-year-old Britney Sion and her two young children. The three were killed in an Opelousas house fire on Saturday. Services are set for 1 PM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas.
January 7, 2010 5:25 PM
Administration officials at Iberia Middle School have postponed an event scheduled for this Saturday because of weather.
The school was set to host the District 6 Jr. Beta Fun Day, but has decided to hold the event next Saturday January 16th.
The school is asking that any schools... more »
December 7, 2009 11:33 AM
The Franklin Police Department responded to 38 complaints over the past weekend and made the following arrests:
12/4/2009 @ 8:04 AM, RAY PRESTON VIDOS, 50, of Adams Street - Franklin, LA
was arrested on warrants issued by Thibodaux Police Department, charging him with Identity Theft and Failure To... more »
November 27, 2009 1:48 PM
United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »
October 26, 2009 10:22 AM
October 26, 2009; PRESS RELEASE
The Franklin Police Department responded to 37 complaints over the past weekend and made the following arrests:
10/24/2009 @ 1:18 AM, CHRISTINE BATTAGLIO, 40, of Parish Road - Verdunville, LA
was arrested and charged with Resisting An Officer With Force, Remaining Where... more »
October 23, 2009 7:55 AM
The 4th Annual Jeep Jaunt gets rolling Sunday morning at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard. The 35-mile, police escorted ride takes off at 9:30. For a unique wine tasting experience with cuisine from local chefs, head to Hilliard University Museum this weekend. The Acadiana Wine and Food Festival will offer elegant... more »
October 16, 2009 4:04 PM
After being rained out last week..the weather looks better today for Downtown Alive .
Sonny Landreth performs at Downtown Alive beginning tonight (October 16) at 6 pm and ending at 8:30.
The perfect free event to kick off the weekend.
October 16, 2009 8:37 AM
The International Rice Festival runs through Sunday, October 18th. GMA's Tom Voinche is the Grand Marshall for Saturday's Parade.
The 2nd Annual Boudin Cook-off will be held this Saturday at Parc Sans Souci from 10am-4pm. 20 different meat markets will have samples for 50cents each. Downtown St. Martinville is... more »