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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 $219,500. More Lafayette information.

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3 hrs ago | The Advocate

Judge Conque said Tuesday he will retire at end of year

Lafayette Parish Judge Durwood Conque on Tuesday announced that he would retire when his current six-year term ends in December.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

NOLA.com

Festival International 2014 begins April 23: Here's everything you need to know

Visitors from around the world head to Lafayette for Festival International 's 28th year on Wednesday, April 23. The five-day festival offers attendees a chance to experience up-and-coming bands from around the world alongside local Cajun musicians and international stars -- all steeped in Francophone history.

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The Daily Advertiser

Lafayette schools to add thousands of computers for testing

District officials have also proposed a 25-cent meal price increase. Guidry said there has not been a price increase since 2008.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Bill would let drivers choose if they want Real Id

Louisiana driver's licenses could move in line with a federal identification law, under a proposal that won the backing of the House Transportation Committee.

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The Daily Advertiser

Frank's International shares industry tips with high school students

Lafayette Parish robotics students prepare for a tour of the facilities at Frank's International, Lafayette, LA, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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KATC-TV Lafayette

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An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery.

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The Daily Advertiser

Jefferson Street Pub gets jump on Festival celebrations

Server Kylin Jordan pours a drink in the bar at Jefferson Street Pub in Lafayette.

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The Daily Advertiser

First known reproduction in 75 years of whooping cranes in Louisiana discovered

I was sorry to see the story in a recent edition of The Daily Advertiser about a proposal by the... What kind of rules should govern our lives? I'd argue that the best rules are those that we'd be... Secretary Robert Barham of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces the discovery of a new whooping crane nest containing two eggs ... (more)

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The Navajo Times

Hardin jail eyed for regional inmate facility

No contracts for inmates are in place, and both sides said details on the proposal still need to be resolved.

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Daily World

Sunset City Council considers joining Lafayette MPO

A grant opportunity could give Sunset the parish's first roundabout intersection.

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The Daily Advertiser

Temperatures to plunge Tuesday, Wednesday

Acadiana residents will awake to a hint of winter weather Tuesday morning, as temperatures drop into the mid-40s and the 'real feel' will approximate the upper 30s.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

NewsOne

Alexandria Shelton: Grambling State Student Found Dead In Park

Alexandria Shelton , a 21-year-old senior at Grambling State University, was found dead in a drainage ditch in Girard Park near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's campus, reports KNOE.com .

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The Daily Advertiser

Acadian history should be unearthed before it is too late to find it

Blackpot has become one of my favorite music and culture events in Acadiana, and coming back this year to cover the festival and its variety of sights and sounds was great.

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The Daily Advertiser

Dimly lit Girard Park a concern for UL students

Bailey Theriot, right, with fellow UL student Nicole Boudreaux, said she felt security could be better around Girard Park.

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Washington Examiner

BancorpSouth buying Louisiana-based insurance firm

BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, has agreed to acquire the assets of Lafayette, La.-based Knox Insurance Group LLC. BancorpSouth officials say in a news release with the acquisition the company will expand its market share in Southwest Louisiana.

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The Advocate

Lafayette crime blotter for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Patterson man is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning and faces arrest for third offense DWI and vehicular homicide because his passenger died, said Louisiana State Police Trooper Stephen Hammons.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Bill gives prison time for pointing lasers at planes

Intentionally projecting a laser at a plane or in its flight path in Louisiana could land a person in jail, under a bill that won the unanimous support Monday of the House.

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The Daily Advertiser

Man sentenced for robbing postal worker

A security officer patrols the grounds of the Federal Courthouse Sunday Sept. 9, 2007 in downtown Lafayette, La.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Houston, Lafayette men sentenced in drug distribution ring case

Two men were sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote on charges of conspiracy with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine from August 2008 to April 2011.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

One suspect identified in bank robbery

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have identified one of the suspects in Tuesday's bank robbery.

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