Local News

Zoo of Acadiana has a New Resident

The Zoo of Acadiana has a new resident thanks to funds raised at multiple events.

Louisiana troopers return from assisting with Hurricane Sandy recovery

Roughly two dozen troopers with the Louisiana State Police are back in Bayou Country after spending the past two weeks assisting residents in New Jersey.

Roughly $100 million devoted to widen segment of I-49

Governor Bobby Jindal announced plans today to widen and construct a roughly two mile segment of I-49 South from North of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Albertsons Parkway in Lafayette Parish.

Man pulls bag of crack from near his rectum at traffic stop, arrested

 The Eunice Police Department received information that Fredrick Stevens, 28, was selling crack cocaine from his vehicle.

Litterbug locked up after hitting DOTD worker in the face with soda cup

 Littering isn’t just an eyesore, it can land you behind bars. That’s what one man from Eunice learned after allegedly tossed his drink from the window of his car and hit a DOTD worker.

Four robbery suspects hit victim with a stick in New Iberia

 A man was brutally robbed by four suspects and police need your help tracking down his attackers.

Police check businesses for alcohol sales compliance

On November 15, the Lafayette Police Department’s Youth Services Section conducted an underage alcohol buy operation.

Three arrests made at Eunice drug stashing house, five 'cookies' of crack found

Three arrests have been made in Eunice following an investigation of a crack cocaine “stash house”.

Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico at oil, gas platform

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, an oil gas platform owned by Black Elk Energy exploded and caught fire around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16. The Coast Guard confirms the fire was extinguished roughly one hour after the explosion.

Second offense DWI driver rips out bench bolted to the wall during booking

A second offense DWI driver allegedly took police on a high speed chase through the streets of Eunice. As he was being booked for a handful of offense, he allegedly ripped a bench from the wall to which it was bolted.