Local News

BP bill rising quickly

Reports show British Petroleum has spent $2 billion in the past two months alone. BP says more than half of that figure has been paid out to 32,000 people who claim the spill ruined their way of life.

Company challenging oil ban

A company that ferries people and supplies rigs in the Gulf is challenging President Obama's six month drilling ban. They say the president suspended drilling at 33 wells without proof that they pose a threat.

'Eat Lafayette' campaign gets rolling

The 6th Eat Lafayette event is back in town. Opening night was Thursday at the Petroleum Club. People gathered to try the delicious variety of cuisine that is distinct to the Lafayette area.

Carencro prostitute arrested for allegedly spreading HIV

A Carencro prostitute was arrested for intentionally spreading HIV. Police say 23-year-old Heather Roberts knew she had aids and knowingly continued to expose others to the virus.  

Coastal workers angry about 'small people' remark

Thousands of coastal workers are outraged after being called "small people" by a British Petroleum executive.

BP agrees to $20 billion fund

British Petroleum has agreed to set aside $20 billion in compensation money for those affected by the spill in the Gulf.

Getting ready for hurricane season

Hurricane season is underway and experts predict an active season. It's estimated that the states will get hit with 12 named hurricanes with 6 being a category three or higher.

Man barricades himself in house

The SWAT team responded to a man who barricaded himself in a house off Glynndale Avenue on Tuesday. Scott Louviere was taken into custody after a two-and-a-half hour standoff. A shotgun was found in the house.

AG Buddy Caldwell BP investigation moves forward

Louisiana's Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is ready to move forward with his own investigation of the crisis on the coast.

Abortion proposal moving through legislature

An abortion proposal is making its way through the state legislature. If the measure passes, it would increase the power of the state health secretary.