Local News

Pedestrian killed while attempting to cross Hwy 85

On Monday, Jan. 7, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA Highway 85 north of Dozie Guillotte Road which claimed the life of a Lydia man.

NCAA looks at new plan to pay stipends for its athletes

The NCAA says playing college sports is a full time job and is proposing a stipend that would allow colleges to pay more for those who participate.

Bayou Corne residents file petition with White House

People living in Bayou Corne want the White House to step in and help save their community. They've started a petition online asking for the President to declare the area a federal disaster zone and send in federal aid.

Update on UL's Student Union Renovations

We are now months into UL's new Student Union project.  The project is now in it's demolition stages.  UL's Director of Facility Management says tearing down is not as affected by weather as new construction would be, so t

Lafayette Parish 14th lowest unemployment rate in the United States

Lafayette Parish's unemployment rate is now down to three percent, which is  the fourteenth lowest unemployment rate in the United States, and is the lowest in the state.

Calcasieu Parish school bus driver arrested for DWI, theft

A school bus driver was arrested this morning after he endangered the lives of roughly 49 children. At the time of his arrest, the 26-year-old man had a blood alcohol level that was more than two-times the legal limit.

Krotz Springs man dies from crash in Pointe Coupee Parish

On Saturday, Jan. 5 shortly before 6:30 am, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 10 east of LA Hwy 77 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

‘Antiques Roadshow’ set to make stop in Louisiana this summer

“Antiques Roadshow” is headed to the Bayou State to seek out unique treasures during its summer tour. PBS announced today that its highest-rated show will set up shop in Baton Rouge during its summer 2013 tour.

Special election at tomorrow's Lafayette Government Council meeting

The first item to be discussed and voted on at tomorrow night's council meeting is the election of a new Council Chair.  The new leadership for the council and new leadership for the Lafayette Public Utilities Authority, which is the g

Acadia Parish teen arrested on attempted murder charges

A 17-year-old Jennings man has been charged with four counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder following a disturbance and shooting that took place in the 1000 block of Old Evangeline Hwy on Wednesday evening shortly before midnight.