Roads closed this weekend due to parade

Some roads will be closed for Sunday's Heritage Parade. The parade will be rolling down Willow Street from the Evangeline Thruway to Reading Street.

A Lafayette Parish Corrections deputy is behind bars

He is accused of having sexual relations with an inmate. Authorities have charged Dwight Lewis, 26, with malfeasance in office for having consensual sexual contact with a prisoner back in January.

New board named for the Lafayette Housing Authority

This is on the heels of several resignations which included the former executive director, Walter Guillory.

Clean up underway after storms cut across Louisiana

In Slidell, strong winds early yesterday morning blew roofs off homes and toppled trees. The national weather service said at least three tornadoes touched down across southeastern Louisiana.

Red Cross is ready to help Rayne residents

UPDATED -- The American Red Cross said seven people are still in shelters. The organization has handed out 13,000 meals since Saturday. A dozens of homes are still in shambles.

Lent begins

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and Catholics everywhere took time to get a special blessing. It is tradition for Catholics to get a cross marked on their forehead in ashes

The beginning of lent signals the begining of seafood season

Customers are already scooping crawfish up! Crawfish is still the season's biggest catch but other gulf coast delicicies are also being brought to dinner plates!

BP gives first payment to help revitalize Louisiana's tourism industry

Lieutenant Governor, Jay Dardenne said the first of six payments is in the bank. BP is giving the state 30 million dollars to help promote the beaches, and other vacation hot spots.

Reverend Jesse Jackson will be in Baton Rouge

Jesse Jackson is holding a rally to support the students fighting against Governor Jindal's Board of Regents. He will speak on Sunday at The Living Faith Christian Center on Winbourn.

Major cities in Louisiana have less traffic

According to the 2010 INRIX Traffic Congestion Report, both Baton Rogue and New Orleans have shown traffic improvements over the last year. Baton Rouge moved from 32nd to 42nd, while New Orleans moved from 35th to 40th.