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Lafayette Ranks in Top Third in New Urban Sprawl Study

A recent study by Smart Growth America, an advocacy group for community growth solutions, measured urban sprawl or low-densitiy, auto-oriented development in over 220 U.S. metro areas.

Work Zone Awareness Week in Louisiana

It is Work Zone Safety Week in Louisiana.  To stress the importance of work zone safety law enforcement as well as community leaders attended a press conference today at the Department of Transportation and Development's headquarters.&

Lafayette Police looking for suspect in weekend robbery that ended in exchange in gunfire

Lafayette police are still looking for a suspect that robbed a convenient store over the weekend.  Saturday night the suspect walked into the store armed with a black revolver and demanded money.  After a verbal confrontation with the

OPD makes drug arrest during traffic stop

Sunday evening an Opelousas Patrol Sargent conducted a traffic stop on Railroad Avenue at Church Street. The suspicious behavior of the driver prompted officers to call a k-9 officer to the scene.

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal crash

Bonnie L. Shipley, 57, of Lafayette was killed on Sunday afternoon after being hit by a car in the 100 block of Broadmoor Boulevard.

2 arrested in homicide of 10-month-old baby

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators have arrested two adults in the death of a 10-month-old child.

2nd Annual Scott Boudin Festival Kicks Off Tonight

The Second Annual Scott Boudin Festival kicks off this evening with live music, carnival rides, and of course the cajun delicacy, boudin. The festival runs through the weekend and is a great family friendly event with live musical performa

Dinosaur Exhibit Opens Saturday at Laf. Science Museum

The Lafayette Science Museum unveils their latest exhibit this Saturday, "Fossil Giants: Dinosaurs & Mammals".

Abbeville Fire Death under Investigation by State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal investigators were called upon overnight to investigate a residential fire in Abbeville were a 48-year-old man lost his life. The circumstances and cause of the fire remain under investigation at this time.

UL Lafayette hosts dedication ceremony for bike lanes

UL President Dr. Savoie and City-Parish President Joey Durel led a ribbon cutting ceremony today dedicating the new bike lanes along St.