Local News

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.

LHA investigation still unwinding

The troubles of the Lafayette Housing Authority continue over the potential misappropriation of over $240,000. The money was discovered after a recent audit.

Tabasco teams up with ULL

University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Tabasco are teaming up for a marketing campaign. The campaign has produced two new logos, merging the two organizations. Merchandise is now on sale with the co-branded logos.