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Two months into renovating public library downtown

The public library downtown is now two months into the renovations with the building a complete shell, and construction taking place on all three floors simultaneously.  A big change you can expect is the front entrance, which will now be

Reality star claims victim of sexual battery ‘should be thankful’ he reached up her skirt

A former television cast member learned a new lesson about reality behind bars in prison over the weekend. He’s accused of sexual battery and resisting arrest after an incident at a popular nightclub in Lafayette.

Farinola earns ATP World Ranking after good showing at Turkey F25 Futures

Ragin’ Cajuns men’s tennis junior Damian Farinola became the first Louisiana player to earn a world ranking this summer after his strong showing in the doubles main draw at the Turkey F25 Futures in June.  

84-year-old struck in head multiple times in her home, arrest made

A man has been charged with attempted murder after bludgeoning an 84-year-old victim in the head. On July 14, at around 9:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 400 block of Cleveland Street regarding a welfare concern.

Lafayette man arrested for making a meth lab in his motel room

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office agents were called to assist the Lafayette Police Department with a meth Lab at a local motel on July 10.

Family friend arrested for rape of 4-year-old; admitted to sexual acts

A 20-year-old man was arrested for the rape of a 4-year-old child.

Authorities investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Lafayette

State officials are investigating an officer-invovled shooting that took place during the early evening hours of June 14.

Autopsy set in 'Glee' star Cory Monteith's death

Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy Monday on "Glee" actor Cory Monteith.

Art at risk on the bayou; culture of a community sinking away

One woman in Bayou Corne is fighting to keep her community's culture alive. She is doing it by using material from the bayou to make pieces of artwork, but a massive sinkhole might mean she could have to change her entire business.

Woman arrested for abuse of 12-year-old girl

On June 26, 2013 an investigation was initiated in reference to an alleged abuse of a child that occurred regarding a 12-year-old female in the St. Martinville area.