Local News

New schedule for Butte Larose Pontoon Bridge closure

Beginning Saturday, December 21, 2013, the Butte Larose Pontoon Bridge off of the Henderson Levee Road, will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. daily until further notice.

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday night in Lafayette parish

We can't tell you where, but we can tell you when.  Louisiana State Police Troop I and the Lafayette Police Department are conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lafayette parish on Friday night, Dec. 20, from 10 pm until 3 am.

1 liver saves 2 lives; Lafayette baby, 70-year-old woman

Two patients, a woman from California and a 1-year-old boy from Lafayette, were both saved with one liver. How’s that possible?

Local health food store helping community keep healthy during the holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays isn't easy.  From cookies to candy, rich food and cocktails temptation is everywhere, but dieticians say don't give in!  There are healthy options for all those traditional holiday treats.

HS student arrested with gun at Shreveport school

A high school student was arrested Thursday morning after it was discovered he had a gun in his possession.

Good Times with Herman Fuselier

A BLUES GUITARIST HOLDS HIS CHRISTMAS CONCERT. NOEL ACADIEN WRAPS UP FOR THE 2013 SEASON. AND RAGIN’ CAJUN FANS INVADE NEW ORLEANS. THESE ARE THIS WEEKEND’S GOOD TIMES. 

OPD seeks identity theft suspect

The Opelousas Police Department has asked the public to help identify the suspect pictured in the above photo, who is wanted for identity theft.

Birthday-Suit-Bandit arrested by Thibodaux Police

Thibodaux Police arrested Toby Tabor, 40, after he was found in a parking lot “wearing nothing more than his epidermis while yelling at a toddler.”

OPD teams with Santa, Gives toys to over 100 children

Chief Gallow of the Opelousas Police Department is teaming up with Santa Clause to give away toys on Thursday, Dec.19, at 6:00 p.m. Nearly 150 Opelousas children will receive gifts for the holiday season.

Nearly $113M allotted for I-49 expansion

Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced on Wednesday that nearly $113M will be used to finance the I-49 North and South extensions.