Local News

Shrimpers worried about after-effects of oil

Shrimpers returned to Louisiana waters Monday for the first season since the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. They are uncertain of how much crude may still be in the water and what prices they will get for their catch.

Lafayette taking steps to challenge drilling moratorium

The Lafayette Consolidated Government took steps Monday to join a challenge of the offshore drilling moratorium in the Gulf.

New text law goes into effect

A new law will go into effect this week, changing the way people communicate on the road.

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.