Local News

Chemicals threaten health of coast residents

The health of people living along the coast may be at risk. EPA tests in Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana have detected chemicals that could pose moderate health risks to vulnerable people.

Acadiana Idol kicks off this weekend

The FOX American Idol has concluded for the season and now it's time for the FOX Acadiana Idol.

Former school counselors hearing begins as scheduled

The hearing for 39-year-old Allison Hargrave is underway. Hargrave is a former school counselor accused of using the internet to force a 14-year-old girl to have sex with her.

4th annual Gulf Brew Beer Festival

The 4th annual Gulf Brew Beer Festival kicks off July 24th at Park International in downtown Lafayette. People around Acadiana will get a chance to hear live music, eat great food and of course sample a variety of beer.

Man finds son dead under carport, foul play suspected

A man in Lafayette found his son, Joseph Dugas, dead under a carport Tuesday morning. His father made the discovery at a vacant house. Police think it could be foul play.

Acadiana suffering from major traffic problems

Acadiana growth is causing traffic problems for the area, but there's good news for travelers who use Foreman driver.

Acadiana cleaning up the streets

A tire drop-off is scheduled for Saturday. Louisiana residents can dispose of up to five tires after showing their driver's license. The move is aimed at cleaning up Acadiana. 

Fireworks on the fourth

July 4th weekend is here and that means it's time to buy fireworks once again.

Candidates for local governmnet commission drops to 33

The pool of candidates for a commission to reshape local government is down to 33 members. Eight applicants either withdrew their name or were disqualified.

Fundraiser Saturday to help victims of drunk driver

A benefit soccer game is scheduled for Saturday in New Orleans to help support the Murphy family from Lafayette. A few weeks ago Nicole Murphy was killed after being hit by a drunk driver in South Africa.