Local News

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday

On Friday between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., the Lafayette Police Department and the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette.

Police urge safety during Halloween

Halloween will be celebrated on Sunday, October 31, 2010, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, within the City of Lafayette. The Lafayette Police Department has the following recommendations to assure a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

Lafayette soldier killed in Afghanistan

20-year-old Specialist Steven L. Dupont from Lafayette was killed in Afghanistan during an explosion.

Early voting almost over

Early voters have less than 24 hours to vote before the period closes, and then they have to wait in those long lines.

Melancon calls for more debates

The U.S. Senate seat race is heating up. U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon continues to try to get incumbent Republican David Vitter to meet in a series of television debates.

LHA controversy continues with bad report

An official meeting was held for the Lafayette Housing Authority board Wednesday.

Lafayette to make another budget cut in funds

The University of Lafayette administration is facing budget cuts once again. Officials say this will be the universities fifth budget cut in the last three years. 

Officials continue search for escaped inmate

Inmate Vincent Nicole Green escaped Saturday morning and is still on the loose.

Political ad creating controversy

The Louisiana Senate race between David Vitter and Charlie Melancon continues to heat up. A political ad approved by Vitter states Melancon is for illegal immigration in Louisiana.

Police warn of scam

Lafayette Police have received at least three complaints from citizens receiving phone calls believed to be scams. The scam artists are contacting the victims and advising that a relative has been incarcerated and money is needed for bail.