Local News

COSTCO coming to Lafayette

After much deliberation around the community, Lafayette has officially OK'd the the tax break for the development of it's first COSTCO near the intersection of Kaliste Saloom (KAH-LEES SUH-LOOM) and Ambassador.

Speeding remains a major factor in highway crash deaths

Increases in seat belt use and decreases in impaired driving have helped reduce the number of people killed in vehicle crashes in Louisiana as a whole and nationwide, according to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  However, less pro

Three arrested and one charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder after police officer hit by a car at Walmart last night

Nineteen year old Alexis Cimone Pitre of Lafayette has been arrested and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Felony Hit and Run after hitting a police officer with a car in the Walmart parking lot on Ambassador Caffrey Parkway around

Additional Charges Filed on Persons Involved in Shooting Death of Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy

Vermilion Parish- While continuing the investigation into the killing of Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Allen Bares Jr., Detectives obtained additional arrest warrants for Richard and Taylor.

Detectives Make Arrest in Cold Case Homicide from 2002

St. Martin Parish - Following a two year cold case homicide investigation, Louisiana State Police Detectives have arrested a Breaux Bridge man and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder.

Officer injured by suspect's vehicle

UPDATE: Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested Alexis Cimone Pitre (19) of Lafayette and charged her with Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Felony Hit and Run.

Allied Waste changes name to Republic Services

Allied Waste of Acadiana has changed it's name to Republic Services.  This has been a transition for the local company that has now become official.  General Manager, James Richard, says, "by putting our great products, servi

Body of 19-year old woman found in Lafayette

The victim in this case has been identified as 19 year old Valerie West. The victim was residing in the 100 Block of Madame Germaine Street in Duson at the time of the incident. Further information will be distributed as it becomes available.

Shooting in St. Martinville leaves one dead

St. Martinville, La.- Shortly after 2:30 a.m. this morning, St. Martinville Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the Governor Mouton area of St. Martinville. Officers with St.

Fourth of July Safety Tips

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office wants to insure that everyone has a fun Fourth of July celebration as well as a safe summer.