Local News

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.

Government pressures BP to deploy sensors

The government is now pressuring British Petroleum to deploy undersea sensors designed to better measure the amount of oil leaking in the gulf.

Lafayette police increase number downtown

Lafayette police will have a stronger presence in the downtown area. The move comes as an effort to clean up crime involving public intoxication and disturbing the peace.

BP meets with White House

British Petroleum executives are heading to the White House as more bad news emerges. New estimates have more than 100 million gallons of oil polluting the ocean, 42 million more than originally predicted.

Transparency bill voted down

A bill that would have allowed access to secret records in the governor's office is dead. The Transparency bill was voted down 59-36 in the house.

BP station owners fealing the heat

BP gas stations say they are paying the price as anger over the crisis in the Gulf continues.

Divers take to the oily Gulf

As scientists begin to predict higher amounts of crude in the water, diver's take to the seas to catch an underwater glimpse.