Local News

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.

Break-in at Eunice High School

St. Landry Crime Stoppers and Eunice Police Department need your help getting information about a break-in at Eunice High School.

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