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Lafayette, Louisiana is located in Lafayette Parish. Zip codes in Lafayette, LA include 70508, 70507, and 70501. The median home price in Lafayette is $209,000. More Lafayette information.

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1 hr ago | The Advocate

Acadiana crime blotter for July 10, 2014

An Iowa man was sentenced to three years in federal prison Wednesday in the theft of more than $900,000 in aircraft parts from his employer, a Lake Charles business that repairs airplanes.

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5 hrs ago | The Advocate

Former Lafayette airport director won't be charged with crime

The former aviation director at Lafayette Regional Airport will not be charged with a crime for pointing a fake gun at an engineer after a disagreement in June, Lafayette Parish District Attorney Mike Harson said Wednesday.

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9 hrs ago | The Advocate

Masked bandit holds up Lafayette convenience store

Police are searching for an armed robber who was wearing a black bandana over part of his face as he held up a convenience store on Eraste Landry Road early Wednesday, then fled in a late model Chevrolet.

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13 hrs ago | Oil and Gas Investor

Pioneer Natural Resources Makes Board Appointments

Gobe also was a director at Energy Partners from 2005 to 2007, Pioneer said. Gobe also worked at He holds a degree in history from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the company said.

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17 hrs ago | National Public Radio

States Push For Prison Sentence Reform, And Prosecutors Push Back

By most counts, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country, but sentencing reformers have loosened some of the state's mandatory minimum sentences and made parole slightly easier to get.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Advocate

Lafayette School Board makes headway on cuts

The Lafayette Parish School Board continued chipping away at what was a $23.5 million shortfall to approve nearly $13 million more in cuts within the first three hours of its meeting Tuesday.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Teachers preparing students for the workforce

About 300 career and technical education teachers from across the state are attending training courses in Lafayette this week as part of the state's push to prepare high school students to take full advantage of Louisiana's growing jobs market.

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The Advocate

Cameron Street to be transformed in Lafayette Better Block project

A project later this month will offer a vision of Cameron Street transformed into an attractive and vibrant business district with plenty of room for pedestrians and bicycles.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Incoming freshman prepare for college life

As the University of Louisiana at Lafayette approaches a new fall semester, incoming freshman are getting prepared to begin the college life at UL's new student orientation.

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The Advocate

Lafayette crime blotter for July 9, 2014

A bank fund has been set up for the nine siblings orphaned last week in an act of domestic violence.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Items stolen from new downtown parklet

Over the 4th of July weekend, some furniture items were stolen from a newly constructed parklet off Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Armed Robbery on Oak Crest Drive

Lafayette police responded to the 200 block of Oak Crest Drive on Tuesday regarding an armed robbery.

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The Daily Advertiser

Lafayette's "Absolut Best Martini" Contest underwayLafayette's...

Lafayette's "Absolut Best Martini" Contest underway The competition to find the Absolut Best Martini takes folks on a delicious quest for a good cause.

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The Advocate

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A Youngsville man riding a bicycle east of Milton on Monday morning was struck and killed by an unknown driver who left the scene, State Police said.

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The Town Talk

Jindal announces new technology center will come to Lafayette

Gov. Bobby Jindal returned Monday to the Louisiana Economic Development Authority to announce that another information technology company is moving to Lafayette.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

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On June 28, I attended Gambit 's FestiveALES in the Warehouse District. This was the third event Gambit organized, and the experience has improved significantly which each iteration.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Landrieu, "We want America focused on its energy coast."

A little over a month after U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., conducted an energy tour of three major ports in Louisiana, the Senate Committee Energy and Natural Resources Chair held her first-ever field meeting in the heart of Acadiana.

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NOLA.com

Lafayette school system is subject of federal discrimination investigation, newspaper reports

Federal officials are investigating a complaint against the Lafayette Parish School System for alleged racial discrimination, according to a Monday report in The Daily Advertiser.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Single vehicle crash claims life of a Lafayette man

At 10:00 a.m., Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on LA 1252 near Arnaudville Road.

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The Advocate

Renewing U.S. Export-Import Bank divides House GOP

Associated Press photo by J. Scott Applewhite -- Secretary of State John Kerry addresses an April 24 gathering of the Export-Import Bank at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington.

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