Local News

Man robs store at gunpoint

On August 16, 2010, at approximately 1:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to 1803 Eraste Landry Road regarding an armed robbery.

Authorities need your help catching tractor thieves

Opelousas authorities are looking into a possible theft ring in the area. Three business burglaries have been reported over the past week, including two tractors stolen at Progressive Tractor off Interstate 49.

Fisherman hold off on oyster season

Shrimp season opens this month in Louisiana. Officials say it's safe, but for those looking for oysters may be delayed.

3 die in Pierre Part fire

Authorities say a grandfather and his two grandchildren died in an early morning house fire in Pierre Part. Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says the cause of the fire is under investigation.  

Ragin Cajun football nearing kickoff

The 2010 college football season is rapidly approaching and the UL Ragin Cajun team is getting ready for the opener. The Cajun's first game is September 4 on the road against the Georgia Bulldogs.

Tip leads to arrest in robbery

On August 5, 2010, at approximately 8:30 am, the Lafayette Police Department received information that the suspect involved in the August 4th robbery was in the area of the 1600 block of North University Avenue.

Blown well in Gulf close to being sealed

Officials say mud has plugged the blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico.

3 found dead in apparent murder-suicide

A family of 3 was found shot to death in Rayne. Police are calling it a murder-suicide. Authorities say a husband, wife and their 9-year-old daughter were found in their house Sunday afternoon.

Authorities invite Lafayette to 'National Night Out'

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, residents throughout Lafayette Parish are invited to join forces with the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Sheriffs Office and thousands of communities nationwide for the “Annual National Night Out.&r

Back to school sale around the corner

The annual sales tax holiday is set for the first weekend in August. The holiday will take place August 6th and 7th. The sale helps parents save some money on back to school shopping.