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No fatal crashes to report throughout Christmas and New Year holidays

Good news to start the new year.  Louisiana State Police Troop I says there were no fatal car accidents this new year.  What's more, 2012 saw a decrease in the total number of accidents.  Five fewer accidents than 2011, and s

Lafayette paying extra at parking meters giving the city $42,000 more this year alone

If you have parked downtown recently, you may have noticed that the fee on parking meters has gone up.

Woman attacked boyfriend, hid from police underneath house

A 22-year-old woman was found hiding under her house after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend.

Man arrested for threatening to blow up St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

An Opelousas man was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

20 mile high speed chase ends with suspect confession, ‘I’ll be honest, I’m intoxicated’

A man allegedly told officers “I’ll be honest, I’m intoxicated” after he was arrested for taking police on a high speed chase.

Man arrested for possession of child pornography on his cell phone

The Opelousas Police Department investigated a complaint of child pornography which led to the arrest of Brian Fontenot, 31, of Arnaudville, La.

Busy year for American Red Cross in Louisiana, nationwide

The American Red Cross spent much of 2012 helping people in Louisiana and across the country whose lives were impacted by disasters.

Lafayette Animal Aid seeking help to fund surgery for puppy

A young puppy named Archie was brought into the Lafayette Animal Aid shelter a couple of weeks ago.  He had two broken femurs and a shattered patella. 

City-Parish President Joey Durel optimistic about the new year

The beginning of the year is always full of resolutions and anticipation, so we asked City-Parish President Joey Durel what he is anticipating for Lafayette in this new year.  Mayor Durel is extremely positive about these next few years ah

New Years Eve plans varying this year

New Year's Eve is upon us and many have made plans to do something special to celebrate the beginning of 2013.  We asked a couple of Lafayette residents what their plans were for this holiday.