Local News

Mardi Gras Ball schedule released

A schedule has been released for Mardi Gras Balls that are being held in the Lafayette area. Most Mardi Gras balls are private affairs, for members and their guests only.

Police: Missing woman found dead from self-inflicted wound

The body of a woman who went missing last week was located this morning. Officials believe she committed suicide.

Report: State Fire Marshal withheld information about carnival ride

The State Inspector General's Office said Fire Marshal Butch Browning withheld information about a carnival ride that hurt two teens.

LUS workers returning home from Hurricane Sandy recovery effort

After spending the last two weeks working in the snow and in difficult living situations, Mayor Joey Durel says the employees of Lafayette Utility System could not be happier to be coming home.

Extensive search for missing woman continues in Broussard

An extensive search began over the weekend for a 45-year-old woman from Eunice who has been missing for several days.

Mother and son arrested on drug charges

The Eunice Police Department Narcotics Division recently completed an ongoing investigation of drug activity between a mother and her son.

Several Car Break-Ins in Safe Neighborhoods

  Around seven different car break-ins have been reported just this past week.  All of these reports have been in the side-by-side Martin Park and Belle Chase neighborhoods.  A common denominator--the car doors were left unlocked

Community Invited to Public Forum on Lafayette Police Department

  A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will begin to examine the Lafayette Police Department's policy and procedures, management, operations, and support.

25i banned in Louisiana after being linked to death at music festival

 An emergency ban has been placed on a new synthetic chemical that is said to be responsible for the death of a young man.

A look inside Louisiana's High Tech Crime unit

Parents across the US worry about many things when it comes to their children's safety. But many, like Josie Sewell say even though they police their children's online activities heavily, internet safety is always a huge concern.