Local News

Police investigate armed robbery

On Monday at approximately 10:14 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to an armed robbery at the Valero, located in the 3800 block of Moss Street.

Holiday shopping safety tips

The Lafayette Police Department would like to wish all of its citizens a “Happy and Safe Holiday Season”. The Police Department offers the following safety tips while shopping and at home:

UL band presents award to university president

Although the University of Louisiana-Lafayette  football team has had a tough time on the field this year, the UL pride of Acadiana marching band has had a great season.

Authorities crack down on underage drinking

On Saturday, November 20, 2010, the Lafayette Police Department’s Youth Services Section conducted an underage alcohol possession operation within the City of Lafayette.

Checkpoint nets 7 drunken drivers

During the course of the operation 895 vehicles passed through the checkpoint located in the 2300 block of Johnston Street. Of those vehicles, 17 drivers were stopped for secondary testing.

New business creating jobs

A new Louisiana business in Zachary is expected to create about 60 new direct jobs within the year and even more than that over time.

Rams ready for round 2

Several area high school football teams are fighting for one more game that will hopefully lead to the New Orleans Superdome and the state finals.

Alleged shooter caught by police

On Wednesday, Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department arrested 23-year-old Jeremy Lee White without incident and charged him with attempted 1st degree murder.

Panel concludes BP missed warning signs

A panel investigating the oil rig explosion in the Gulf concluded that BP ignored or missed warning signs.

Meth lab discovered in apartment

On Wednesday at approximately 2:41 am, Lafayette Police responded to an apartment in the 400 block of Guilbeau Road regarding a suspicious circumstance. Officers were advised that illegal drug activity was taking place inside of an apartment.