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UL needs people in the community to help out in new football commercial

UL is going to shoot a football commercial and needs your help.  They are looking for anyone and everyone in the community to be an extra in the commercial promoting UL's football season that starts late next month.  They need peo

Better Block to take over 1100 block of Cameron Street

New areas of Lafayette continue to be developed all around the city, but some Lafayette residents are looking to bring life back to some areas that once were the hot spot of this community years ago.

Vermilion takes steps to combat trash problems

With new projects seeming to pop-up all around Lafayette road-ways, finally the water-ways are getting some attention too.

Free Slurpees! 7-Eleven celebrates 7/11

7-Eleven is celebrating its namesake corporate holiday on July 11, otherwise known as 7/11, with a raft of free food.

Forgotten vials of smallpox virus found

You never know what you're going to find in an unused storage room. Employees at the National Institutes of Health, for example, recently discovered some old vials of variola.

Authorities: Man kills his 4 children and 2 adults in Texas shooting

A man shot and killed his four children and the two adults who were looking after them, Texas authorities said late Wednesday. A seventh person, a 15-year-old girl, was critically wounded and taken to a local hospital.

Boy Scouts Target Atchafalaya as Adventure Camp

When you think about Louisiana it's hard not to think about the images of moss, cypress trees, and wild life, and well the Boy Scouts of America are thinking about the same thing.

Sheriff Mike Couvilon warns about family emergency scam

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon (KOO-VEE-ON) residents should be aware of family emergency scams which have surfaced in Vermilion Parish.

Lafayette Fire Department still looking for those responsible for last month's rash of arson fires

Last month the Lafayette Fire Department combated eight fires within about a week span, and they are still describing the investigation as "open and active." Although the fire department has yet to charge anyone, they are hopeful that

Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper says last night's proposed budget will severely hurt the school system

The Lafayette Parish School Board recommended some of the biggest cuts yet to the district's next school year budget last night, reducing it's deficit by about $13 million.  The cuts resulted in the loss of dozens of positions incl