Local News

First case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus reported this year

A two-year-old horse located in Maurepas in Livingston Parish reportedly tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV) and was humanely euthanized by a local veterinarian.

Teen fitted with electronic ankle bracelet arrested again for equipment theft

A 16-year-old who was already forced to wear an electronic ankle bracelet for prior burglary charges was arrested in connection to the theft of some heavy duty machinery.

Upper Lafayette hears from Nathan Norris about new downtown developments

The director of the Downtown Development Authority, Nathan Norris, spoke to Upper Lafayette today about exciting new developments in the downtown area.  Also there to speak was owner of Tsunami Michele Ezell and E.J.

Today's local bank robbery connected with carjacking incident from yesterday

At noon today a white male suspect entered Whitney Bank on the corner of Johnston Street and Arnould Street armed with a hand gun.  He demanded money at gunpoint then fled the bank, dropping money sprayed with red ink and his gun in the pa

Lafayette man arrested for soliciting runaway teen into prostitution

A 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly housing a runaway teen and enticing her into prostitution.

WANTED: Police believe armed bank robber may be connected to carjacking

Police are searching for a bank robber who is also believed to be connected to a carjacking.

WANTED: $100,000 reward for arrest of man who raped, killed woman in Lake Charles

An accused murderer from Lake Charles has been on the run since 2008. He remains on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List and a reward for $100,000 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

Police searching for carjacking suspect who pulled gun on woman in daylight

Police are searching for a carjacking suspect who pulled a gun on a woman earlier this afternoon.

Tests show 3 indicators that West Nile virus is in Lafayette parish

"It's a very serious disease that can progress to the point of a comma," says Glenn Stokes, owner and manager of Mosquito Control Contractors.

Matthew Flugence officially named primary suspect for murder of 6-year-old

Matthew Flugence is officially being charged as the primary suspect for the murder of his 6-year-old family member Ahlittia North, officials said in a press conference Tuesday.