Local News

Accused rapist's trial delayed

It'll be December before an accused rapist has his day in court. Nelson Chambers is accused of rape, burglary, robbery and other charges.

Second Saturday ArtWalk this weekend

This weekend, thousands will hit Jefferson Street in Lafayette for the Second Saturday ArtWalk. Here's what you need to know if you want to head out.

LUS expenses could rise $175Million

Lafayette Utilities System is looking at making some pricey upgrades. It's because of stricted federal regulations on emissions from power plants.

Some UL students to live at Crowne Plaza Hotel

So many students want to live on campus at UL Lafayette, the school is actually having to rent out a floor and a half of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Pinhook.

Reviving Eunice City Lake

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the City of Eunice plan to launch a project to rehabilitate Eunice City Lake after a Union Pacific Railroad

Excessive Heat Warning Today

An excessive Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire area today. Dangerous heat starting this morning and lasting several hours during peak times. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the upper 90's but will feel like 105 -114 degrees.

Tropical Storm Don

Don has not changed much overnight and remains a Tropical Storm with sustained winds near 40mph. Don continues to move WNW at 9 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Texas coast in response to the latest forecast track.

Tropical Wave Better Organized

This morning the showers and storms along with a Tropical Wave south of Cuba have become more concentrated. The chance for development has been raised to 20% over the next 48 hours for this system to become a Tropical Cyclone.

Tropical Wave Keeps Rain Chance High

Disorganized Tropical Wave, near Cuba, moving west at 20 mph is unlikely to develop. The Tropical Wave is expected to move into the Gulf over the next 48 hours less than 10% chance of development. 

Rockefeller Closes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed a portion of Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge (SWR) due to litter problems created by recreational fishermen.