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East Bound I-10 to be shut down Wednesday

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Lafayette Police will be closing I-10 East bound at North University Avenue.

Cajun fans flock to Big Easy for bowl game

Ragin’ Cajun fans flocked to New Orleans Friday for Saturday’s New Orleans bowl matchup with East Carolina. Both teams are 8-3 on the year. Both teams are riding a three-game win streak.

5th grade class makes special gifts for Acadian Ambulance patients

Each year around the holidays Ms. Brandi Lee's 5th grade class at Avoyelles Public Charter School takes on a service project to honor those that serve others in the community. This year her class chose Acadian Ambulance.

Student with history of violence arrested for bringing guns on campus

A student of Basile High School who has a prior arrest record was locked up again for allegedly bringing several firearms on school grounds.

Calcasieu Parish man sentenced in waste tire burning case

A Sulphur man pled guilty Monday to one felony count of illegally disposing a substance that could endanger human health.

Louisiana to observe moment of silence for Sandy Hook victims

Governor Jindal has called for a statewide moment of silence for the 26 victims who died in the Sandy Hook tragedy. It is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.

Elf on the Shelf helping brighten the spirits of premature baby

Tucker Richard came into this world on October 19, three months earlier than expected.  He came out a whopping one pound and four ounces, leaving his parents spending Christmas in a different setting than they had planned.

Lafayette and Greenville, NC mayors in friendly challenge

UL students and alumni are not the only ones partaking in the bowl game event.  Both teams' governments have decided to spice up the competition.  The mayor and City-Parish President Joey Durel along with the mayor of Greenville,

Results of underage alcohol buy operation in Lafayette

On December 19, 2012, the Lafayette Police Department’s Youth Services Section conducted an underage alcohol buy operation.

Texas woman dies in single-vehicle crash on I-10 in Lafayette

On December 18, 2012, at approximately 4:10 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on the eastbound lane of the I-10 overpass.