Local News

Pelican officially new mascot of New Orleans NBA team

New Orleans Hornets Owner Tom Benson announced today that at the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, the name of the team will become the New Orleans Pelicans.

Another Compressed Natural Gas bus added to Lafayette's Parking and Transit fleet

Lafayette Consolidated Government unveiled one of it's newest compressed natural gas buses today on UL's campus.  Lafayette Consolidated Government continues to transition it's Transit fleet to compressed natural gas.  It&

Judge holds off on ruling in fued between the City of Broussard and Lafayette

The fued between Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais and City-Parish President Joey Durel has hit a plateau due to a District Judge deciding to take more time reviewing the case to issue a ruling in a lawsuit about the annexation of land. 

Compressed natural gas buses feature University-inspired 'Fueled by Nature' theme

Lafayette Consolidated Government continues to transition its transit fleet to CNG (compressed natural gas).

Breaux Bridge sex offender arrested for non-compliance

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation in reference to a non-compliant Sex Offender.

Traffic standstill causes crash that kills motorcycle rider

A 24-year-old man died this afternoon after he crashed his motorcycle into the back of a pickup truck.

Violent sex offender who fled Houston facility has connections to Lafayette

A man with a family connection to Lafayette, La. has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list. A $3,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

Mardi Gras sales effected by short season

Mardi Gras is coming around so early this year, which is driving sales up for some retailer.

Carencro man arrested on Second-Degree Murder charges

A Carencro man has been arrested for shooting murder in Lafayette.

Local family's story reaching national recognition

Upon the arrival of the Judice's second child, they learned six weeks into the pregnancy that their child would be born with an extreme form of spina bifida.  With statistics like 80% of people aborting children with the disease and 75