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Construction going well on new jail facility

New Lafayette jail construction is under way with a facility holding inmates, housing, and a training center.  This new facility is a function of the parish growing.  When the current jail was originally built it was to hold 338 inmat

Lafayette General hosts press conference to announce merger with UMC

Lafayette General help a press conference today to announce that the Louisiana Department of Helath and Hospital (DHH), LSU, and Lafayette General Medical Center have formed a memorandum of understanding that they have reached allowing Lafayett

Festival of Lights kicks off Acadiana's Christmas

Acadiana's annual Festival of Light at the Oil Center on Coolidge Road Friday night kicked off this year's Christmas season in Lafayette. 

Dr. Charles Boustany takes time to celebrate victory at election party Saturday night

The newly elected US Representative Charles Boustany is returning to congress for a 5th term after defeating fellow republican running mate Jeff Landry.  Excitement was in the air at Congressman Boustany's election party Saturday night

Convicted felon with stolen handgun arrested for attempted murder

A 20-year-old convicted felon from Mamou is locked up again for allegedly shooting a man in the leg over the weekend.

Serious damage due to storms reported across south Louisiana

Serious damage due to storms is being reported across south Louisiana. The National Weather Service is currently investigating multiple tornado reports.

Man found murdered inside his home, police investigating

The Abbeville Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that happened on Friday. We’re told they are currently working to identify a suspect.

SWAT team locates murder suspect hiding in attic of New Iberia home

A SWAT team was called out this weekend to locate a murder suspect who barricaded himself in the attic of a home.

Louisiana International Film Festival announces call for entries

The Louisiana International Film Festival and Mentorship Program (LIFF), a brand-new film festival celebrating indigenous and international films with an ambitious Mentorship Program is announcing a call

State Superintendent awards Lafayette Parish School System

State Superintendent of Education John White paid a visit to Acadiana High School today delivering encouraging news about the school system in this parish.  John White went to Acadiana High School to recognize the Lafayette Paris