Officials need your help finding alleged rapist

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect alleged to have committed a forcible rape on Friday.

FBI on the hunt for 'Bayou Bandit'

The FBI is looking for a serial bank robber wanted in connection with robberies in five states.

Football season has arrived!

It's football season in the Acadiana area! The High School Football Jamboree is next week, the Saints play an exhibition game Saturady night and the Ragin' Cajun's hit the field Saturday morning.

Lafayette man shot dead in dispute

A Lafayette man was shot dead Thursday in an apparent domestic dispute. It happened in the 900 block of Webb Street around 10 p.m..

Man stabbed in neck

On early Friday morning officers responded to a welfare concern in the 2200 block of N. Palace.

LHA employees up in the air

Five contract case managers working for the Federal Disaster Housing Assistance Program were dismissed last Friday after money allegedly went missing.

Detectives investigate 2 robberies near McKinley strip

The Lafayette Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred 30 minutes apart near McKinley Street during the early morning hours of August 19, 2010.

Katrina bridge shooting deadline extended

The deadline to decide which punishment to seek in the Katrina bridge shootings has been extended.

Shrimpers worried about after-effects of oil

Shrimpers returned to Louisiana waters Monday for the first season since the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. They are uncertain of how much crude may still be in the water and what prices they will get for their catch.

Lafayette taking steps to challenge drilling moratorium

The Lafayette Consolidated Government took steps Monday to join a challenge of the offshore drilling moratorium in the Gulf.