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1 hr ago | The Advocate
The City Council voted unanimously to pay a pile of bills that Mayor Wilson Viator had decided not to pay because Police Chief Earl Menard did not use local vendors.
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5 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette
The Food for Families Food Drive wrapped up on Wednesday in Acadiana. The food drive helps those who can't afford to have a nutritious meal on the table.
10 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette
Lafayette police are investigating a robbery that took place around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Valero located at the intersection of Dulles and Ambassador Caffery.
12 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette
Extra money from Louisiana's budget could be the key to paying for a major road project through the southern part of the state.
16 hrs ago | Seattle Times
In this undated image from video provided but KTRK TV, Tom Wagner is interviewed in Houston.
19 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
The group that plans to open two charter schools here next year will hold its board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the offices of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, 1035 Camellia Blvd. The Lafayette Charter Foundation received approval from the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October to open three charter schools in ... (more)
U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, on Wednesday announced $1.7 million to the Lafayette Consolidated Government Fire Department The grant is awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program.
A masked gunman held up a credit union on West Willow Street just before lunch Tuesday, then fled north on foot into a wooded area, Lafayette police said.
A man driving east on Kaliste Saloom Road with a child in his car Tuesday night was shot at by another driver at the intersection of South Beadle Road, Lafayette police said.
School district affairs in Lafayette Parish have no doubt been contentious. The source of much of that contention is a state education bureaucracy that appears set on pitting elected local boards against a more powerful central office at both local and state levels.
The Hub City has seen an uptick in armed robberies, which Lafayette Police say began on November 8. Lafayette police spokesman, Cpl.
Lafayette police have issued an arrest warrant for armed robbery for the arrest of 30-year-old Damien Jackson of Lafayette.
Governor Bobby Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announced on Tuesday the company will produce its new SLS helicopter at Lafayette Regional Airport, leading to the first modern-era aircraft assembly facility in Louisiana.
Lafayette police are looking for the man who robbed a credit union in the 1400 block of West Willow Street.
A masked man brandishing a handgun entered a Surrey Street bar late Saturday, fired a shot into the ceiling and then robbed the register of its cash before striking a patron in the head and taking his money, too, Lafayette police said.
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce says every other parish in the state offers businesses a tax rebate that the Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with.