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Parish increases performance score

LAFAYETTE — Laffayette Parish schools are showing gains this year, according to school performances released by the state on Tuesday. The Parish district performance score jumped from 91.5 to 96.1 points in one school year.

Couple arrested after standoff with police

LAFAYETTE — Lafayette police arrested two suspects Monday night after a standoff. Police say Lindsay Strait and Larry Bargeman have had a warrant for their arrest since August.

Body found under house

Eunice— Police found the body of Duan Andrus Sunday afternoon rotting underneath a house on East Vine Street. The body was found under Cory Hannon's house when a foul smell became noticeable Friday and very strong Sunday. Police do not su

Vaccine offered soon at UL

LAFAYETTE— The H1N1 vaccine will be offered at the University of Louisana at Lafayette Health Services Center. The Advertiser reports the vaccine will be first given to high priority recipients including children living in Cajun Village on c

Government vehicle's tracked soon?

LAFAYETTE— Officials say city owned vehicles might become GPS tracked soon.

Drunken bus driver leads to policy change

LAFAYETT— Lafayette school bus drivers will now be suspended with pay or arrested if they are involved in drug or alcohol related driving incidents. The procedures involving drivers with drug or alcohol incidents had not been set when Joseph

Parish President vetoes budget

City Parish President Joey Durel eliminated 740 thousand dollars from the proposed city budget. Officials say the cut eliminated a new pay plan for the city fire department, funds for more traffic relief projects, and park improvements. Mr

Shrimpers Still Up In Arms

It's a one billion dollar industry in the Pelican State, and it provides a popular ingredient in local cuisine. But now fishermen say, Louisiana shrimp could go away if something is not done.

Casting Update For New Movie "Secretariat"

Filming is about to begin for the much anticipated Disney movie, "Secretariat". Last week, over 5,000 hopefuls showed up at the Cajundome, hoping to land a part as an extra in the movie. And casting officials say it was the largest turn out the

Governor Jindal Makes A Stop In Lafayette

Governor Bobby Jindal is on a mission to fight the flu. And yesterday, he came to Lafayette to do it. The Governor launched the statewide flu awareness campaign. He even got his vaccine while he was there.