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.

Well continues to spill oil in Assumption Parish

An exploratory oil and gas well continues to spew on Monday.

Senate candidate campaigns in Lafayette

Charlie Melancon is campaigning across the state as a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Mr. Melancon was in Lafayette Wednesday morning at Quality Equipment Company on I-49 to discuss his job creation plan.

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.