Local News

Body found in river

The body of Bobby Lindsey was found around noon Wednesday in the Vermilion River. A resident reportedly saw the body along Seafood Lane in Lafayette while he was cutting grass.  

Rape reported near I-10 and North University Avenue

On September 8, 2010, at approximately 11:00 am, a 49 year old female victim from Colorado reported that she was attacked and raped near the intersection of North University Avenue and I-10.

Flags fly at half-staff to honor soldiers

Governor Bobby Jindal is ordering flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff this week.

Man dies in Labor Day weekend fire

Officials say a fire killed a Lafayette man over Labor Day weekend.

Lafayette officials recommend 2 new laws

Lafayette officials are recommending two new city laws to decrease congestion and public intoxication.

Durel holds on appointing commisioners for LHA

City-Parish President Joey Durel will not yet appoint a new board of commissioners for the troubled Lafayette Housing Authority. Three appeals against the LHA are currently pending.  

Woman awarded 65K for wrongful committment

Leslie Schilling, who was involuntarily committed to a hospital on the day of her son's funeral 15 years ago, says she has gotten closure.

Nightclub permit undecided by council

The downtown nightclub Karma has had its alcohol permit suspended for 3 days. The city-parish council delayed a decision Tuesday on whether that permit should be revoked for 2 years.

Festival organizers team up with ULL

Lafayette and the Acadiana area is well known for it's many festivals. One of the bigger festival's, Festivals Acadians, will take place on the second weekend of October in Girard Park.

Firefighter resigns amid allegations

A third-generation firefighter has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a fire station on August 5. Dayne Leger resigned from his position with the Lafayette Parish Fire Department on Monday.