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  • Spirit of Acadiana: LARC Mardi Gras Bead Drive 2014 Play Video

    March 11, 2014 7:47 AM

    In this "Spirit of Acadiana" Scott Brazda shows how one bead recycling program give some special people a sense of purpose. This project is an ongoing enterprise for LARC's Vocational Services Program. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are employed by LARC's Mardi Gras Beads-N-More Store all through the... more »
  • Local Veterans Care Package Drive Play Video

    October 2, 2013 6:16 AM

    The Patriot Guard Riders are sponsoring a Local Veterans Care Package Drive. The members are in need of donations to send to Veterans nursing homes from Acadiana to Lake Charles. The drive begins Saturday October, 26 and ends Saturday, November 23. Donations needed are soap, razors, tooth paste, tooth brush,... more »
  • 300 Block of Melody Drive House Fire

    March 6, 2013 5:17 AM

    A house fire at 303 Melody Drive was fortunate to leave only minor damage and no injuries. The Lafayette Fire Department responded to the fire at 9:19 p.m. When the firefighters arrived at the home, smoke was coming from the rear of the dwelling. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire... more »
  • Cinderella Project Dress Collection Drive

    February 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    UL AmeriCorps & Rasing Canes sponsoring the Cinderella Project Dress Collection Drive!! They are collecting gently used dresses from any formal event to pass along. The dresses should be clean and preferably on a hanger, all sizes are accepted. Collection locations are at any Raising Canes location or the UL... more »
  • Rig Riders Registration Drive

    December 6, 2012 9:13 AM

    The Rig Riders of Acadiana are hosting a Rig Riders registration drive. The drive takes place at the Cajun Harley-Davidson in Scott, LA, on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 8am until 2pm. They are seeking oilfield motorcycle club members. For more info: 337-303-6418 or visit: www.rigridersacadiana.com
  • Brossett spearheads Sandy aid drive

    December 5, 2012 6:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana lawmaker and a hurricane recovery center are seeking to bring a bit of holiday cheer to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. State Rep. Jared Brossett and St. Paul's Homecoming Center are asking the public's help in filling a tractor-trailer... more »
  • Thanksgiving Can Food Drive softball game

    November 9, 2012 9:11 AM

    Thanksgiving Can Food Drive softball game is at Lamson Park this Saturday, November 10, 2012. Ragin'Cajuns softball vs. Galveston - bring canned goods to help others for Thanksgiving. For more info call: 337 482-6842 or visit: www.RaginCajuns.com
  • Tools for Schools Drive is Well Underway

    July 31, 2012 9:13 AM

    Many Acadiana children could use your help getting basic school supplies. With school just weeks away parents are gearing up and hitting the ground running looking for the best deals to make sure their child has the right tools for school. "It's a pretty long list and I... more »
  • Suit drive being held for people leaving prison

    July 3, 2012 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No longer using that suit and tie? Louisiana's corrections department says you can donate it to men and women leaving prison who need something to wear for job interviews. The department is seeking donations of dress clothing as part of the fifth annual National Suit... more »
  • Nicholls faculty, staff, organize food drive

    March 8, 2012 9:57 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Faculty and staff at Nicholls State University are donating their time to help the Thibodaux Food Bank and other area food banks. A Nicholls news release says there's a growing need for such aid: The number of people who used the Thibodaux Food Bank's services in... more »
  • Drive-by Bead Sale

    January 20, 2011 6:42 AM

    Event Name: Drive-by Bead Sale Organization: LARC Event Place: LARC Campus Event Date: Saturday, January 22 Event Time: 9am-Noon Event Phone Number: 337-988-9885 Event Website: www.lafayettelarc.org Event Information: Packaged beads will be available for sale for only $5.00 per bag.(approximately 2 gross per... more »
  • Bone marrow registry drive today

    December 15, 2010 6:52 AM

    The faculty and staff at Iberia Middle School are hosting a bone marrow registry drive today from 10am - 1pm. The process is a simple cheek swab and information packet. All registrants must be 18 years or older and anyone wishing to participate can report to the Iberia Middle front... more »
  • Food and Toy Drive for the Needy

    November 29, 2010 9:02 AM

    Food and Toy Drive for the Needy is throughout the months of November and December. You can drop food and toys off at the Acadiana Outreach Center and Pippin McGee. For more information on this food and toy drive call, 337. 237. 7618 or visit, www.acadianaoutreach.org
  • STM - Who Can? You Can, Two-Can, We All Can!

    November 19, 2010 10:50 AM

    Student Council members are bringing back an STM tradition from the '90s to help stock St. Joseph's Diner for the Thanksgiving holidays. The food will be picked up at 10:00am this morning. There will also be a Two-Can Volleyball Tournament: · When: 12:10 p.m., Friday, November 19 ... more »
  • Blood Drive Today "Be A Team Player - Join The Team of Life"

    October 22, 2010 6:52 AM

    The United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive. Residents of Lafayette can donate blood to become a part of a winning team in the game of life. The drive is from 1:30 -5:00pm at Sam's Club on Amassador Caffery. All participants will receive a "Be a Saint, Play... more »
  • Pothole Killer

    October 18, 2010 7:27 PM

    Louisiana is known to top the list of "Worst Roads in the Nation." But, some Lafayette drivers could be in for a smoother ride. New technology to fill potholes is being taken for a test drive in the Hub City. A Philadelphia company has one of it's "Pothole Killer" trucks... more »
  • Two Families Displaced by Abbeville Fires

    October 8, 2010 4:54 PM

    The Abbeville Fire Department is unable to determine the cause a fire that left two homes destroyed. Fire broke out at 308 Whitney Drive on Thursday afternoon. It spread to 310 Whitney Drive, next door. Fire Officials were unable to determine what room the fire started or why, because... more »
  • Standoff Suspect Surrenders

    September 27, 2010 3:30 PM

    A standoff is now over, more than six hours after a man barricaded himself inside a house at 225 Lormand Road near Scott. Tommy Bourque, 26, surrendered peacefully. He is charged with possession of stolen property. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office arrived at the home around 9 o'clock... more »
  • Suit Drive for Men Released from Prison

    September 13, 2010 12:17 PM

    From now until September 30, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) and Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) are partnering with Men's Wearhouse to help men seeking employment get a boost of self-confidence during the third annual National Suit Drive, the country's largest collection of gently used business attire.... more »
  • Third Annual National Suit Drive

    September 6, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state corrections department is looking for donations of suits, dress shirts, shoes and sportswear to help men leaving prison have something to wear for their job searches. The department and Refined by Fire Ministries are partnering with Men's Wearhouse to collect clothes during... more »
  • Maureen Drive in Youngsville Closed

    August 30, 2010 10:44 AM

    The Eastern end of Maureen Drive in Youngsville will be closed to all traffic beginning on Monday August 30, 2010 at 8:00 AM and continuing until Tuesday at 8:00 AM. This closure is needed for subsurface repairs.
  • Maine firm, Boeing, team up on self-drive kits

    August 26, 2010 9:36 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A small Maine company and defense giant Boeing Co. announced Thursday they're teaming up to develop technology that will enable military ground vehicles to operate unmanned in hostile situations, sparing soldiers of the dangers they now face. Bolduc Technology Group, which is headquartered in Augusta, and... more »
  • Foreman Drive Striping

    July 22, 2010 6:44 PM

    New tar and stripes now cover Foreman Dr. in Lafayette. But businesses and residents along the new road are not exactly thrilled with the results. Those we spoke with say they feel that the yellow striping is a botched job. "Our tax dollars pay this to improve the road,... more »
  • Street Repairs Will Begin on Admiral Doyle Drive

    July 22, 2010 2:47 PM

    Concrete street repairs will begin on Admiral Doyle Drive at Weeks Street on Monday, July 26th with completion expected by August 13th, weather permitting. The southbound lane will be closed to traffic during this time and flagmen will be there to assist. Drivers are asked to avoid this road, take... more »
  • Four men wanted for impersonating police

    February 23, 2010 12:48 PM

    On February 18, 2010, at approximately 9:00 am, the victim reported that four men identifying themselves as police officers came to his apartment at 1400 North Bertrand Drive. The first male was white and approximately 6'3" and 200 lbs. He told the victim they had a report of drugs activity... more »
  • Franklin murder victim laid to rest

    February 21, 2010 7:14 PM

    A Franklin murder victim was laid to rest this weekend. Audrey Picard was one of two people discovered dead over two weeks ago at a home on Darce Drive. Investigators have determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma. At this time no suspects have been named.... more »
  • Martin Luther King Drive shooting suspect caught

    January 9, 2010 11:21 PM

    An attempted murder suspect is behind bars tonight, and it turns out he didn't get far. Andre Menard is in jail tonight for a monday shooting on Martin Luther King Drive in Lafayette. A tactical force found him at a Lafayette motel. He was arrested without incident.
  • LA 182 single vehicle accident update: 1 death

    January 9, 2010 4:35 PM

    An early morning accident leaves two fighting for their lives tonight. The crash happened just before 2:30 this morning on Highway 182 just east of Broussard. The driver of the vehicle lost control, hit a ditch and flipped ejecting all 4 occupants from the vehicle. Police are searching for the... more »
  • Jean-Paul Marceaux Blood Drive

    January 7, 2010 9:52 AM

    A blood drive is scheduled for January 16th and 17th, 2010 for two year old Jean'-Paul Marceaux, son of Candace Armstrong and Floyd Marceaux. Jean' became critically ill from a viral infection on Sunday, December 27th. He was transferred on January 2, 2010 from Tulane Medical Center to Arkansas Children's... more »
  • KTDY DJ Helps Kick Off 2010 With A Blood Drive

    December 28, 2009 9:38 AM

    Lafayette, LA- It's a bird! It's a plane! No, It's a deejay! United Blood Services is starting 2010 off with a bang. "JayCee" Falcon, KTDY 99.9 deejay, will sit on the billboard in front of United Blood Services and will not come down until 99.9 pints of blood are drawn!... more »
  • Jennings drive by shooting

    December 27, 2009 10:48 PM

    The Jennings Police Department received a report of a drive by shooting at West Wood st and S Main St at approximately 7:35 PM. Subject Brandon Wilridge was shot by an unknown Black Male who then fled in an unknown vehicle. Mr. Wilridge was transported to the Jennings American Legion... more »
  • 2 men plead guilty in drive-thru killing

    December 1, 2009 8:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles as accessories in the 2008 shooting death of a Burger King manager. Meanwhile, the trial of the accused shooter was reset Monday for March 29. Trent Isiah Mitchel and Davientray Lee Breaux pleaded guilty on Monday to accessory... more »
  • Food banks go high-tech to help

    November 30, 2009 9:14 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: November 27, 2009

    November 27, 2009 1:48 PM

    United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »
  • Lafayette Christmas Food Drive

    November 27, 2009 12:01 PM

    Nov. 27, 2009 - With just a few weeks remaining in the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, more donations are needed to help the 16,000 families targeted to receive assistance this year. The food drive ends Dec. 22 in most areas. "Donations have been coming in steadily, but we... more »
  • Police search for credit card thiefs

    November 25, 2009 3:24 PM

    Identity Sought in Unauthorized Credit Card Use Between the dates of November 8, 2009 and November 9, 2009, there were 2 vehicle burglaries and 1 residential burglary inside of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Horseshoe Drive. The suspect(s) stole several credit cards from the victims. It... more »
  • Woman attacks boyfriend with hammer

    November 20, 2009 10:59 AM

    Relationship Violence Ends in Arrest On November 19, 2009, at approximately 7:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of Lafayette Street regarding a disturbance. The victim, a 52 year old male of Lafayette, advised officers that the suspect, his current girlfriend, followed him... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 20, 2009

    November 20, 2009 8:46 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for November 20, 2009 Name: Bickham, Barry Charge: Vehicle License Required Arresting Agency: Broussard Pd Address: 3000 Blk Tulane New Orleans, La Name: Breaux, Tracie Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Pamela ST Carencro, La Name:... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 18, 2009

    November 18, 2009 9:16 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for November 18, 2009 Name: Alshehabi, Jabriel Charge: Required Position And Method O Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 100 Blk Merida DRV Lafayette, La Name: Arceneaux, Tycoby Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 17, 2009

    November 17, 2009 8:16 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release Date: November 17, 2009 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the 24 hour period the Sheriff's Office responded to 32 complaints over the past period and reports the following arrests: Nannette Landry, age 50 of 3765 5th street Berwick, La was... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 17, 2009

    November 17, 2009 7:44 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Nov 17, 2009 Name: Andrew, Jacky Charge: Acadia Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 500 Blk Holt STR Rayne, La Name: Angelle, Peter Charge: Contempt Of Court Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Terry DRV Lafayette,... more »
  • Shoe Box Gifts Needed by Thanksgiving

    November 13, 2009 2:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 13, 2009-Today the Lafayette community is a picture of compassion in action-as families are working hard to collect thousands of gift-filled shoe boxes. Their efforts are part of Operation Christmas Child, a kids-helping-kids project that uses these simple gifts to let hurting children know that they are... more »
  • Twilight Blood Drive

    November 12, 2009 11:51 AM

    Lafayette, LA- Attention all Twilighters....A New Moon will rise Thursday, November 19th, at The Grand Theatre 16 on Johnston Street and United Blood Services will be joining in on the vampirisms by collecting life saving blood donations from 8:30pm until Midnight. The first 10 donors will receive a general admission... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 12, 2009

    November 12, 2009 10:52 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for November 12, 2009. Nicholas S. Fontenot, age 47, 1067 Belaire Cove Rd., Ville Platte, La., arrested by Louisiana State Police, hold for outside agencies. Nathan Warren Guidry, age 43, 1434 Jackson St., Opelousas, La., arrested on a... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 12, 2009

    November 12, 2009 9:12 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Nov 12, 2009: Name: Alfred, Brandon Charge: Resisting An Officer Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Clayton ST Carencro, La Name: Allen, Gerald Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency: Penalties Address: 300 Blk Bloomfield DRV Carencro, La Name: Antoine,... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 10, 2009

    November 10, 2009 11:50 AM

    This the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for November 10, 2009. Lester Richard, Jr., age 43, Ashton St., Port Barre, La., arrested on a bench warrant and hold for outside agencies. Kathleen Duke Zelaya, age 26, Moran St., Krotz Springs, La., charged with possession of stolen... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 9, 2009

    November 9, 2009 11:11 AM

    This Lafayette Sheriff's report contains the daily arrests for November 09, 2009: Name: Austin, William Charge: St. Martin Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 400 Blk Laurie DR Scott, La Name: Daniels, Quentin Charge: Pwitd Sch.I Substance Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk Pecan STR... more »
  • LARC Benefits from School Food Drive

    November 5, 2009 2:58 PM

    The Acadiana High's National Honor Society club held its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and chose to donate all that was collected to LARC's cafeteria, The St. Anne's Knights of Columbus Cafeteria. Pictured left to right: LARC Development Director Susan Nini, Club Treasurer Alex Bacque, Club President Jenna... more »
  • Louisiana State Troopers: Stay safe on the roads

    November 3, 2009 12:05 PM

    Press Release from State Troop I: With the fast approaching holiday season, troopers want to remind you to stay safe on the roads. Troopers will set out to make this holiday season the safest in years. In order to keep you and your family safe during this busy travel... more »
  • Cafferytown Coming To Lafayette

    November 2, 2009 7:40 PM

    Coming soon to Lafayette is a new development called "Cafferytown." Its south of Dulles Drive and North of Gilbeau Rd. The 54 acres of land is called a traditional neighborhood new urbanist development. Zoning Coordinator Jim Parker said, "It has smaller lots, the urban part of the name refers more... more »
  • Food collection for the needy in Lafayette

    October 30, 2009 2:02 PM

    Delhomme Funeral Home and Sts. Leo Seton Catholic School will be joining forces for the month of November to collect food for the needy in Lafayette. Throughout November, people can drop of non-perishable food items at either Lafayette location. Please call Daniel at 235-9449 for more details.
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Daily Arrest Report : October 29, 2009

    October 29, 2009 9:06 AM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report:October 29, 2009 Name: Auguillard, Kevin Charge: Non Support Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Dear STR Lafayette, La Name: Blanchard, Chad Charge: Hold For St. Landry Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 600 Blk Superior RD Church... more »
  • The Veronica Challenge: Driving Stick Shift

    October 28, 2009 12:17 PM

    After learning to drive, you might think it's easy... but what if you tried driving a different type of car? We put KATC's Veronica White to the test to see if she could drive a manual car. She went to Let's Drive in Crowley to learn from driving instructor... more »
  • Carencro Bus Accident : UPDATE

    October 23, 2009 9:28 AM

    On October 23, 2009, at approximately 7:40am, officers with the Carencro Police Department responded to the 300 block of Veterans Drive in reference to a vehicle crash involving a school bus. Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered that a Lafayette Parish School bus, which was traveling east on Veterans... more »
  • Rayne Frog Festival Parade

    October 19, 2009 2:19 PM

    The Rayne Frog Festival Committee is preparing for the 37th annual Rayne Frog Festival which will be held November 12-15, 2009. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 3:00pm. The parade will line up on American Legion Drive, travel up North Adams and the Boulevard and end at... more »

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