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University of Louisiana at Lafayette welcomes new provost

There's a new provost at Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette, Dr. James Henderson. The provost was previously the dean of the college of Natural and Social Sciences at California State University.

City-Parish President delivers annual State of the Parish

Today Mayor Joey Durel joined many people throughout the community for the annual State of the Parish address, where the mayor highlights Lafayette's growing economy as well as the issues of consolidation, the rededication of taxes to help

Police arrest known Opelousas drug dealer following high-speed chase

Opelousas police arrested a known drug dealer from the area after a high-speed chase on I-49.

Lafayette City-Parish Council to vote on ordinance fixing Lafayette and Vermilion parish line tonight

Tonight Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote on an ordinance that will let experts examine and determine where the actual parish line is between Lafayette and Vermilion parish.  Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux feels this is an opportunity

Jeanerette names Kenneth Kern outstanding citizen

Jeanerette’s outstanding citizens will be honored at the 58th annual Outstanding Achievers Awards Banquet on February 7.

Escaped St. Mary Parish inmates have been captured

Escaped inmates Christopher Horton and Joshua Folks are now in custody.  St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies tell KADN they're continuing their investigation.

UL Lafayette to host CajunCodeFest 3.0 in April, registration required

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking innovative thinkers and programmers to take part in CajunCodeFest 3.0.

Local American Idol contestant Ben Boone performs for patients at Women's and Children's Hospital

Local American Idol contestant Ben Boone is taking time to give back to the community here at home.  Today the UL student took time out of his day to perform for patients and their families at Women's and Childrens hospital.

Flooding in Acadiana: What is being done about it? How YOU can help

"I literally just started crying.  It was just such a shame to see that much water I mean it looked like we had lake front property.  We had two feet of water in the house," says Susan Whaley, a victim of flooding two years