Local News

UL headed to New Orleans Bowl for second year in a row

Hype around all of Acadiana is the official announcement that the University of Lafayette has made it to the New Orleans Bowl for the second year in a row.

$11,000 reward: Several cats shot to death at close range in Ethel

An $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading the arrest of the person(s) responsible for shooting several cats earlier this month in the Ethel area.

Search for Keiosha Felix directly results in locating runaway teen from Texas

The search for a missing teen from Louisiana inadvertently resulted in the return of a runaway from Fort Worth, Texas to her family, just in time for Thanksgiving.

6 out of 14 fatalities on state roads happened in Lafayette over Thanksgiving holiday

During the Thanksgiving holiday week, Louisiana State Police investigated thirteen fatal crashes that resulted in fourteen deaths across the state.

Inmate locked up for arson starts fire in Lafayette jail

An inmate locked up for arson is accused of setting a fire in the Lafayette parish jail this morning.

Amazing Christmas light display brings in thousands of gifts for Toys for Tots

Ray Daigle turned on his Christmas lights Friday night for the first time this season, 1.3 million lights dancing to more than 20 songs.

Two Lafayette teens arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping

Two teens are behind bars for allegedly robbing a man while he was washing his car.

Thanksgiving fun facts

We know the traditions, but what we don’t know is when the first Thanksgiving was held in America. Historians note markers that suggest celebrations could have happened long before the Pilgrims in 1621.

Homeless struggle to survive during the holidays

Shorty and his six year old son just became homeless. This is after they were thrown out onto the street by his parents on Friday. "No family, no nothing," says Shorty.

Second vent well at sinkhole site shut down after encounter with hydrogen sulfide

The following is a release provided by the Office of Conservation related to the ongoing issues in Bayou Corne related to the sinkhole: