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Semi-annual book fair starts tomorrow

It's a book lover's and bargain shopper's paradise...

Joey Durel hold first of 10 public meetings

City Parish President Joey Durel held the first of 10 public meetings last night. Durel says, the meetings are to hear public input about improving the city. About forty residents filled the room last night, to voice their opinions on issues th

UL Lafayette edges out Kansas State

Ragin' Cajuns fans had a great weekend. The team is now 2-0, for the first time since 1990. The Cajuns upset Kansas State at home, 17-15, on a 48-yard field goal with 32 seconds left. The team will head to Baton Rouge this weekend, to play

Rice Farmers' yields may see best year ever

Louisiana rice farmers are on track to produce a state record yield this year. That is... if they can make it through hurricane season. In southern Louisana, almost all of the rice has been harvested.

Karma Nightclub will open its doors again

Two bars closed last week in Lafayette: Karma Nighclub and Marley's Sports Bar. But today, one is back open. Karma Nightclub on Jefferson St., will re-open after paying a large sum in overdue state and local taxes. The other bar, Marley's, w

LA shrimpers are getting answers

Governor Bobby Jindal has heard the concerns of Louisiana shrimpers...

Acadiana Center for the Arts is expanding

Construction is moving quickly in the acadiana area, causing parts of downtown to be closed off. The former LBA building, which is now known as the Acadiana Center for the Arts, is expanding. The renovation will include a 300 seat state of the

Two bars close in Lafayette area

Two sports bars in Lafayette have been shut down. Karma's nightclub and Marley's Sports Bar and Grill have closed... at least temporarily.

First week of school a success

Friday marks the end of the first week of school for UL lfayette students. Officials at the university say the first week of the fall semester has run smoothly. No official enrollment count for the year has been released, but officials say the

Swine Flu Concerns Cause Private School Closure

Gov. Bobby Jindal says a private school in Lafayette is closed because five students have the flu, though officials don't know whether it is swine flu.