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Shrimpers Still Up In Arms

It's a one billion dollar industry in the Pelican State, and it provides a popular ingredient in local cuisine. But now fishermen say, Louisiana shrimp could go away if something is not done.

Casting Update For New Movie "Secretariat"

Filming is about to begin for the much anticipated Disney movie, "Secretariat". Last week, over 5,000 hopefuls showed up at the Cajundome, hoping to land a part as an extra in the movie. And casting officials say it was the largest turn out the

Governor Jindal Makes A Stop In Lafayette

Governor Bobby Jindal is on a mission to fight the flu. And yesterday, he came to Lafayette to do it. The Governor launched the statewide flu awareness campaign. He even got his vaccine while he was there.

Hornets Start Training Camp in Lafayette

The New Orleans Hornets basketball team has the Acadiana area buzzing. The team is holding a week worth of training camp in Lafayette using the Ragin' Cajun indoor courts to practice. UL's head basketball coach Robert Lee says, having a profess

Coach Ricky Bustle Glad For A Week Off

After a disappointing loss to Nebraska this past weekend, the Ragin' Cajuns are headed back to the practice field. The Cajuns fell apart early on, heading into the half down by 34. And things didn't get much better in the second half. The Ca

City Councilman Speaks Out Against Proposed Rate Hike

it's been talked about for some time now. Both Lafayette Utilities System directors and City Parish President Joey Durel want to increase electrical, water, and sewage rates, saying it's necessary to cover increasing costs. But some Lafayette C

State Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting


Tinsels And Treasures Hits Lafayette

Christmas comes early every year for residents of the Acadiana area. Every September, the Junior League puts on the annual Tinsel and Treasures event, to benefit community projects. The event has hundreds of gifts, and Junior League members say

Louisiana Shrimpers to Meet Monday

The next meeting of the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will be held Monday, September 28, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at LDWF Headquarters located at 2000 Quail Drive in the Louisiana Room. The agenda for Monday’s meeting is as follows: I. Call to order II.

Historic Lafayette Building to be Torn Down

A downtown Lafayette landmark will be gone before the end of the year. The old Federal Courthouse sits at the corner of East Main Street and Fefferson. The building used to be Lafayette's main post office, but has been vacant for some time.