October 18th, 2018According to Duson Police Chief Kip Judice, an operational issue has interrupted natural gas service to homes and businesses in Duson.
Judice said Center Point Energy is aware of the problem and is working on the issue. Once service is reinstated each meter will be manually turned back on.
The Duson Board of Aldermen, Mayor, Fire...
October 17th, 2018Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man serving a life sentence for the murders of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, unsuccessfully attempted to escape from Angola State Penitentiary Monday morning.
A Louisiana Department of Corrections spokesman said Lavergne attempted to escape from one of several prison camps at the facility around 4:30 a.m....
October 16th, 2018Effective immediately, the following road closures are in place due to heavy rains. The roads will be reopened as soon as conditions improve.
LA 338 (N. John Hardy Drive) from LA 14 Bypass to LA 14 (Charity Street)
NOW OPEN - LA 338 (N. Lafitte Road) from LA 14 Bypass to Richard Street (approx. 1 block)
NOW OPEN - LA...
October 16th, 2018The following roads have been reported as having water on them by either law enforcement or the public in Iberia Parish.
Admiral Doyle between St Jude and Hopkins
St Peter St east of Landry Dr by Rose’s
Highway 14 & Leleux Rd (is passable)
Sheila Dr in Coteau – Reports of water getting...
October 16th, 2018The following is a list of streets in Abbeville which have been reported as having standing water and should be considered a potential hazard:
Graceland Avenue @ Putnam Street
North John Hardy Drive
Charity Street @ Lyman Street
Lafayette Street @ S. Louisiana Street
Gertrude Street @ Lafayette Street
October 15th, 2018A substitute teacher at Port Barre High School has been arrested, charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old student.
According to Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux, Constance Robertson, 25, of Washington, was arrested Monday on a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Robertson is a...
October 12th, 2018According to a Lafayette Consolidated Government spokesperson, the Buchanan Street parking garage is closed indefinitely after engineers deemed the structure is unsafe.
The closure comes days ahead of an LCG council vote scheduled for Tuesday on Lafayette Parish selling the structure to the city of Lafayette.
The decision to close the...
October 12th, 2018State and city police are on the scene of two separate wrecks along Interstate 10 near the University Avenue exit in Lafayette.
On I-10 East, a pickup truck is in the median after a crash to the west of the exit.
On the I-10 West side, a sedan slid off the roadway into the median east of the exit.
Take care passing through...
October 10th, 2018A Lafayette man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for making threats through interstate communications to the Lafayette office of U.S. Representative Clay Higgins.
Sohail Rana, 50, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell, who also ordered him to serve two years of supervised release following his prison sentence....