Local News

Local schools accepted to IB Program

J.W. Faulk Elementary and N.P. Moss Middle School were both recently accepted as candidates for the International Baccalaureate Program.

10-year-old submits fix to spill

Thousands of ideas on how to fix the spill have flooded into British Petroleum's office. However, one has caught the attention of many.

Police looking for alleged credit card thieves

On June 4, 2010, the two white male suspects captured in the surveillance video used a stolen credit card at several businesses within the City of Lafayette.

50 teachers reassigned, 20 waiting

More than 70 Lafayette Parish school teachers' jobs have been changed. The alterations were made to help the $15dollar deficit the school system faces.

Judge blocks ban on deepwater drilling

a new orleans judge, today, blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the gulf oil spill.... saying the interior department had failed to provide adequate reasons for it.  

Judge denies convict reduced sentence

A judge denied an accused serial killer's attempt to have his sentence reduced on Monday . Jeffery Lee Guillory is serving 50 years hard labor for an attempted murder in Lafayette.

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.