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City-Parish President Joey Durel optimistic about the new year

The beginning of the year is always full of resolutions and anticipation, so we asked City-Parish President Joey Durel what he is anticipating for Lafayette in this new year.  Mayor Durel is extremely positive about these next few years ah

New Years Eve plans varying this year

New Year's Eve is upon us and many have made plans to do something special to celebrate the beginning of 2013.  We asked a couple of Lafayette residents what their plans were for this holiday.

Lafayette Fire Department stresses holiday safety

As many already know, with fireworks comes safety hazards.  The Lafayette Fire Department has issued out precautionary measures to take as you celebrate this holiday.  Fire Chief Robert Benoit says the number one way to be completely

Most firework sales going the kid-friendly, safe route

When most think of this iconic holiday, it is often associated with one thing--fireworks.  Many firework stands have been open since before Christmas gearing up for this major holiday.  So we went to see which fireworks people have be

Designated Drivers of Lafayette offers extreme convenience for those going out on the town

Taylor Noel and Joshua Thibeaux have started a business named Designated Drivers of Lafayette.  Unlike the hassel of leaving your car at the bar and riding home in a taxi, Designated Drivers takes you and your car home after a night at the

Holiday race benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana

If you're looking for something fun to do on the last weekend of 2012 join in on the fun with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana.  Starting at 8:30 am tomorrow morning, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana for the first time has team

Inmate overpowers guard, drives out of prison

An inmate working a night cleaning detail reportedly overpowered a correctional officer, then disguised himself to escape the prison facility.

Police seeking suspects for 2 robberies at same business within 24-hours

Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Deputies are investigating two incidents that occurred within 24 hours of each other at the same business.

Sam's, Wal-Mart salmon recall cites possible listeria contamination

Multiexport Foods, Inc of Miami, FL expanded a voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon, 12 oz Twin Pack and the 1.25 lb Pack under the "Paramount Reserve", because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

Eunice teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

A former Eunice High School teacher is facing criminal charges tonight. Eunice Police say Jacqueline Fruge had sexual contact with a student at the school.