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  • Abbeville Police Asking for the FBI's Assistance in the Rita Jordan Murder Case

    September 12, 2012 6:13 PM

    The Abbeville Police Department is asking for the FBI's assistance in investigating the murder of an elderly woman. Four months ago, 71-year-old Rita Jordan was found stabbed to death inside her Abbeville home. She had been babysitting her one-year-old great grandchild. Police believe she tried to fight off her attacker.... more »
  • Acadiana Remembers 9/11

    September 11, 2012 8:04 PM

    Eleven years ago the nation was stunned, as visions of planes crashed into the twin towers. Nearly 3,000 people were killed. The tragic event was remembered, more quietly than in years past, but with no less passion. Here in Acadiana, dozens stopped by the memorial in downtown Lafayette to pay... more »
  • The Yambilee Festival is Cancelled

    September 10, 2012 6:49 PM

    The Yambilee Festival has been a tradition for 66 years, but for the first time ever, there will be no festival this year. Yambilee board president Yvonne Normand says the decision to cancel the festival was not easy, but she felt she had no choice. Normand says at the last... more »
  • Keiosha Felix's Family "Upset" Asst. Police Chief was Removed from the Case

    August 31, 2012 7:16 PM

    Duson Police Chief Frank Andrew says Lieutenant Gerald Credeur was removed from the case because of "substandard performance." Fifteen-year-old Keiosha Felix went missing four months ago. Four people have been arrested in connection with the case, two being family members. But only one man, Leon wilkerson, remains in the Lafayette... more »
  • Former "Cellblock-Mate" of Brandon Scott Lavergne Speaks Out

    August 9, 2012 11:20 PM

    A former "cellblock-mate" of Brandon Scott Lavergne is speaking out, saying he's not surprised Lavergne is charged first degree murder. Here's some background: in 1999, Lavergne was arrested in Evangeline Parish for aggravated oral sexual battery .He pled guilty to those charges in 2000. After serving eight years, he was... more »
  • Cameras Being Installed on School Buses in Lafayette Parish

    August 7, 2012 7:17 PM

    When students walk into their school buses on Friday, they may notice something a little different: cameras.The Lafayette Parish School System is testing out new surveillance systems on some buses. You may remember the video of a school bus monitor in New York being taunted by students. One student... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School Board Members Get a Look at Recently Renovated Schools

    August 6, 2012 7:15 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School System took school board members on a tour to see renovations and improvements made to schools. It was the first day back for Northside High Principal Melinda Voorhies. She and faculty are getting the school ready for students on their first day back Friday. "I... more »
  • LSU Hospitals Facing Cuts, UMC Fared Better Than Expected

    July 30, 2012 7:02 PM

    Cuts to LSU hospitals around the state starting today. LSU health officials laid out a plan friday to cut $50 million from public hospitals and clinics. Cutting back in areas like faculty recruitment for training, doctors taking less money, and delaying equipment purchases. This after state lawmakers stripped $329 million... more »
  • Keiosha Felix's Aunt "Shocked" Family Members are Accused of Being Involved in Keiosha's Disappearance

    July 26, 2012 7:18 PM

    No sign of missing 15-year-old Keiosha Felix, even after three arrests. Two of those relatives, a mother and daughter, have already bonded out. Felix's cousin Portia Felix is charged with obstruction of justice. Portia's mother, who's Keiosha's aunt Patricia Andrus, is charged with improper supervision and accessory to rape. They... more »
  • Animal advocates in New Iberia are Rallying to Make Changes to the Parish Shelter

    July 24, 2012 7:12 PM

    Julie Comeaux adopted one-month-old "Jim Bob" at the Iberia parish animal shelter two weeks ago. She says he was suffering from parvo, a deadly intestinal infection. "The animals at the shelter are under a lot of stress and it is present at the shelter. We can't say if they... more »
  • Duson Police Now Calling a Runaway Teen A Missing Person

    July 23, 2012 7:06 PM

    Fifteen-year-old Keiosha Felix has been missing for three months. She was last seen at her aunt's house in Duson. Duson police say they thought she was a runaway because one side of the family said they had been in contact with her, but after talking to other members of her... more »
  • Man Dies in Morning Boating Accident in St. Landry Parish

    July 20, 2012 7:36 PM

    A morning boating accident leaves one man dead. Another uninjured man rescued. It happened just before 10 on Lake Fordoche in St. Landry Parish. Allen Fontenot Junior, 66, from Central died. The driver of the boat, 47-year-old John Dupuy of Livonia survived. John Dupuy and Allen Fontenot headed out from... more »
  • Mickey's Family and Friends Relieved Nothing was Found in St. Landry Search

    July 12, 2012 7:20 PM

    Emotions ran high when Mickey's family and friends found out authorities were digging up possible graves near Brandon Lavergne's home. "I'd like to find out how he was involved in this, did he take my daughter is she still alive, if not where's the body?" wondered Tom Shunick, Mickey's... more »
  • Horse Trainers Speak Out After Their Horses Tested Positive for Dermorphin

    July 11, 2012 7:21 PM

    After a full-scale investigation, the Louisiana Racing Commission suspended nine Louisiana trainers for six months, after 11 racehorses tested positive for dermorphin. Dermorphin is 40 times more powerful than morphine, causing horses to run faster without feeling any pain. Horse trainer Anthony Agilar says his veterinarian told him the... more »
  • Racehorses in Louisiana Testing Positive for a Performance-Enhancing Drug

    July 10, 2012 7:16 PM

    Almost a dozen racehorses in Louisiana tested positive for a powerful performance-enhancing drug.Three of those horses raced at Evangeline Downs as recently as two months ago. Two of those horses belong to trainer Anthony Agilar and the other owned by Kyi Lormand. Both have been suspended for six months. The... more »
  • Mickey Shunick Volunteers Seeking Advice from Elizabeth Smart's Family

    July 9, 2012 7:36 PM

    The volunteers here work nonstop, and they say they won't stop until Mickey is home. Now, they want to give back to the community with an idea that comes from Elizabeth Smart's family. Margaret Bearb is hoping to turn this negative into a positive. She wants to make sure... more »
  • A Blood Shortage Across Acadiana

    July 5, 2012 7:25 PM

    A blood shortage across Acadiana, with donations helping to save a man's life.The victim of a home invasion shooting is now in stable, but critical condition. Zeus manager, Yousef Balbeisi was shot after confronting the person who broke into his home in Lafayette. Police are investigating the case. The family... more »
  • More Alligators Than Usual in the Basin

    July 4, 2012 6:01 PM

    It's not unusual to see alligators out in the basin. Henderson's mayor Sherbin Collette sees about 4 to 6 on a normal fishing day, but lately, he's seeing a lot more. "You can count hundreds. They're very skittish. I know what to look for, you see the eyes, but... more »
  • Mayor of Kaplan Pushing an Ordinance to Change Bar Times in the Parish

    July 3, 2012 6:31 PM

    Kaplan's Mayor is pushing an ordinance that would force Vermilion Parish bars to close at 2 a.m. He says he's compelled to do this after his close friend, 23-year-old Pete Johnson, died in a car accident over the weekend. Twenty-three-year-old Kade Abshire was driving that car, traveling north on... more »
  • Teacher at Risk of Being Deported Because of an Attorney's Mistake

    June 28, 2012 6:15 PM

    A French Immersion teacher at Prairie Elementary is at risk of having to leave the country because of a mistake her immigration lawyer made. French Immersion teacher Florence Klein has taught at Prairie Elementary for three years. Her work visa is set to expire this year. Klein filed for... more »
  • DOTD Closing Three Railroad Crossings in New Iberia

    June 20, 2012 6:36 PM

    Railroad crossings in New Iberia will be upgraded soon, but not before the Department of Transportation and Development closes a few. The plan is to add gates at crossings to improve safety. There are 23 railroad crossings throughout the city in need of an upgrade. DOTD officials say three of... more »
  • Governor Jindal Cuts $100,000 From CODOFIL's Budget

    June 19, 2012 6:24 PM

    Using his veto power, Governor Jindal has cut $100,000 from the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, also known as CODOFIL. This 40 percent slash to the budget could affect French Immersion. Heba Elseginy's three kids are in French Immersiona at Praire Elementary. Since they started, she's noticed... more »
  • Family and Friends of Mickey Shunick are Keeping Search Efforts Alive

    June 18, 2012 6:26 PM

    New flyers are going up all over Lafayette as Mickey Shunick's family and friends refuse to let her face be forgotten. It's been a month since Mickey Shunick was last seen and three weeks since police found any evidence leading to her whereabouts. Since then, there have been no new... more »
  • Clairon Inn Sold for $2.6 Million at Weekly Sheriff's Sale

    June 13, 2012 6:20 PM

    When someone falls behind on their mortgage payments, their property can end up going to the highest bidder. "It's the cycle of life in terms of mortgage someone has to pay that bill," said Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office. Judice says when a lender files a... more »
  • Stephensville Residents Debate Over St. Martin Parish's "Flood Proof" Plan

    June 12, 2012 7:21 PM

    Plans are underway to flood-proof the Stephensville area in lower St. Martin Parish. It's practically the lowest point in St. Martin Parish and residents say a hard rain floods them out. The plan is now to build a sheet pile, floodgates, and pumps to keep water from seeping out onto... more »
  • Louisiana Federation of Teachers Filing Lawsuits Against the State and BESE

    June 7, 2012 7:14 PM

    The Louisiana Federation of Teachers files two lawsuits against the state and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The agency says the way the legislature handled Governor Jindal's education package was unconstitutional. Governor Jindal signed a series of bills changing public education, which include allowing the state to pay... more »
  • Tool Shop in Lafayette Burglarized and Burned

    June 6, 2012 6:42 PM

    Three fires broke out in Lafayette after three this morning. One in the 2400 block of Cameron Street, another in the 300 block of Mecca Drive, and the 700 block of University Avenue. There were no injuries and fire investigators say the fires aren't related, but police are considering the... more »
  • John Paul the Great Academy Trying to Secure Funding to Buy Property

    June 5, 2012 6:23 PM

    The clock is ticking for John Paul the Great Academy in Lafayette to find the money to buy the property they call home. The deadline is just three weeks away. When the academy moved to the 40-acre campus on Carmel Drive, it was understood between the property owner and the... more »
  • Legislative Session Comes to an End

    June 4, 2012 8:08 PM

    Legislative session wrapping up today, ending three months of disputes over budgets, retirement, and education. Governor Jindal lost on his push to change the state's pension plans, instead a new retirement plan will be on the table for those hired in 2013 and beyond.The governor, however, did win support on... more »
  • St. Landry School Board Finance Committee Proposing More Cuts

    May 31, 2012 7:21 PM

    The finance committee of the St. Landry Parish school board is proposing more cuts. Since last year, the St. Landry School Board has been struggling financially. The board avoided state takeover when it presented cost-cutting plans to the state two months ago. Part of those plans were layoffs, but that... more »
  • Family Loses Everything in House Fire

    December 12, 2011 6:27 PM

    A family loses everything after their two grandsons accidentally set the house on fire. The two boys, Jonathan and Thomas are just 3 and 5 years old. They were playing with a lighter and that's when the bed caught fire. "We heard them screaming down the hallway and ran... more »
  • Erath Residents Preparing for Lee

    September 2, 2011 6:48 PM

    "It's coming. You can't stop it, it's coming." Jordan Gautreaux is preparing for the worst. "We're most likely going to find higher ground. It gets really bad here and quite frankly i'm terrified," said Gautreaux. Gautreaux and some of his neighbors at Acadiana Estates in Erath are worried... more »
  • State Launches "Eat Safe" Website

    August 9, 2011 6:02 AM

    The health conscious might worry about fat content and counting calories, but what about that food making you sick? The state launched a new website that allows you to see the sanitary conditions of nearly 34,000 Louisiana restaurants. "We try to be as prepared as we can and as... more »
  • Residents in Pine Prairie React to Recent Bank Robbery

    August 5, 2011 7:21 PM

    Terri Hunley manages the video store in Pine Prairie and says Brian and Anna Solieau were regular customers and always seemed friendly. She says no one thought they would be accused of robbing a bank at gun point. "It shattered a little piece of paradise here. Where people would... more »
  • Students at Leblanc Elementary Have a New Home

    August 3, 2011 6:36 PM

    Ten-year-old Morgan Trahan says modular buildings don't feel like a real school. "I didn't like that you had to walk over to the playground it would take up more of your recess or you had to walk all the way to the cafeteria for something," said Morgan. No... more »
  • "Swamp People" Casting in Lafayette

    August 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    The producers of History Channel's hit show "Swamp People" were in town looking for their newest cast members for season three. Dozens were at Prejeans hoping to get their chance in the spotlight. "It's just a rush. We've been doing it for so long and it's a way of... more »
  • State Intercepting BP Disaster Claims from Parents Owing Child Support

    August 1, 2011 6:32 PM

    The state is intercepting BP disaster payments from parents who owe child support. The largest BP claim yet to be intercepted for child support: more than 33-thousand dollars from a father who's only made 8 support payments in the last nine years. "I think they know they owe it... more »
  • Details on an Inmate's Escape from a Transportation Van

    July 19, 2011 6:12 AM

    You may remember Matthew Keye, the suspect who jumped out of a transportation van while being transported to Lafayette Correctional Center. But just how did he do it? Keyes was sitting in the backseat when at a red light between Mudd Avenue and Highway 90, he managed to get... more »
  • New Bill Will Remove Taxes on Breastfeeding Items

    June 21, 2011 5:52 AM

    Sharon and Patrick Dayton just welcomed their second child, Owen, on Father's Day. As cute as this little bundle of joy is, children are heavy on the pocket book. "It's expensive having a child, anywhere you can cut costs that's just more money for you and your family," said... more »
  • Our Lady of Lourdes New Facility is More Patient-Friendly

    June 8, 2011 6:51 AM

    If you don't like hospitals, you won't feel you're at one at the new Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. "No body wants to be in the hospital. Just sitting here waiting for things to be done so we're trying to make the experience as pleasant as possible,"... more »
  • Seniors Trying to Stay Cool in Scorching Temperatures

    June 7, 2011 6:23 AM

    For Julia Simon-- finding ways to stay cool in scorching temperatures is challenging. "My husband can't take the central air because he has diabetes and gets the chills. I got arthritis and when I get cold my bones hurt more," said Simon. To help Simon and her husband, Cajun... more »
  • State Police Helping to Install Car Seats

    June 1, 2011 5:54 AM

    According to the Center for Disease Control, the leading cause of death for children in the US is motor vehicle injuries. State Police are trying to change that and make sure all car seats are installed the right way. "A lot of people think installing a car seat is... more »
  • Morgan City Residents React to Flood

    May 16, 2011 6:31 PM

    People were looking at the rising waters in the Atchafalaya on top of the seawall on Front Street , each worried about what the flood could do. "I'm kind of worried about the places around here. I don't want them to get ruined," said Patrick Lemoine. "There's going... more »
  • Couple Leaving Krotz Springs

    May 13, 2011 6:43 PM

    "In case the water gets too high, I don't want to wait until the last minute and find out I can't get out," said Dale Ellis. Dale and Kathy Ellis live just feet away from 3-mile lake in Krotz Springs worried about flood damage, they're packing up everything and... more »
  • High Noon Royal Wedding Tea Party

    April 28, 2011 6:15 PM

    Women from the Heirloom Sewing School in Lafayette are celebrating their own version of the royal wedding. For best friends Joyce Leblanc and Edna Guilbeau, celebrating the royal wedding makes them feel right at home. "We got here in 1946. We're the original English war brides so we go... more »
  • The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Kicks Off Tomorrow

    March 18, 2011 2:01 PM

    "It was tough, but she did extremely well and has so much support from all her friends." Rachel Dugas can't help but get emotional when she talks about her sister Jessica. Jessica is a breast cancer survivor and has been in remission for four years. That's why Dugas created a... more »
  • Seven Parish Superintendents Meet with Legislators

    March 15, 2011 3:19 PM

    Superintendents and school board members from Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Landry, and Vermillion met with legislators today to voice their frustrations with the lack of public education funding. It's the first time superintendents and school board members from seven parishes met under one roof. All of them... more »
  • Habitat for Humanity Warehouse Sale this Saturday

    March 3, 2011 12:50 PM

    "Our loss can be your gain,"said ReStore Manager Michael Urness. Everything must go, that's what the Lafayette Habitat for Humanity says. Their ReStore is full and there's no space to store anymore items. "We're going to have to move everything out so we're eager to get things out the door,"said... more »
  • Local Musicians Get Free Dental Exams

    March 1, 2011 4:24 PM

    "I haven't been to the dentist since I was 18,"said musician James Hutchinson. That was nearly 17 years ago. He's been playing music for 20 years and like most musicians, he is self-employed and has no dental insurance. "It's usually about the money. We're not taken care of so you... more »
  • Ville Platte and Opelousas Deputy Marshals Team Up for Warrant Service Round-up

    February 24, 2011 2:11 PM

    Ville Platte and Opelousas Deputy City Marshals teamed up this morning to serve 40 warrants. There were sixteen Deputy Marshalls knocking on doors and searching for people who haven't shown up to court for things like traffic tickets, theft, speeding, disturbing peace, fighting, and simple battery "We make sure they... more »
  • Export-Import Bank Hosts Global Access Forum

    February 23, 2011 4:42 PM

    Export-Import Bank hosted a forum to help small and medium businesses expand their global reach. "We're a small business and we strive for steady long term growth,"said Bonnie Blue Maillet. Maillet's company Boysenblue/Celtec manufactures and sells drilling additives to oil and gas companies. She's proud of her reputation with... more »
  • Help Feed People in Southern Louisiana

    February 22, 2011 1:33 PM

    "The face of hunger isn't typically what we thought it to be,"said Amy Fusilier of Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest Food Bank of Acadiana is asking you to help feed people in Southern Louisiana in the national Pound for Pound Challenge presented by General Mills, " Biggest Loser",... more »
  • Study Shows Hand-Clapping and Singing Help Stimulate the Mind

    February 21, 2011 3:18 PM

    If you're learning and you know it, clap your hands. Students at Opelousas Catholic School learned about nurtition and the human body by playing hand-clapping games and singing songs. "Any subject can be taught through music,"said Johnette Downing, a musician and author who was at Opelousas Catholic School teaching songs... more »
  • Weekend Rundown February 18-20

    February 18, 2011 1:55 PM

    Here's a look at what's going on around Acadiana this weekend. Let's see if the Ragin' Cajuns can continue their winning streak with their ninth win! The Cajuns will be hosting Western Kentucky Saturday at 7 pm. This Saturday night is also "fear the beard" night! If you... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Deputies Round-Up Dead Beat Parents

    February 16, 2011 2:11 PM

    St. Martin Parish rounded up parents not paying child support. "I ain't working right now. I've got a hurt back i've been disabled since 1990,"said Cody Begnaud. Sherriff's deputies say Begnaud owes at least ten-thousand dollars in child support. "From time to time we do these sweeps as an effort... more »
  • Gas Station Reviving Business Due to Construction

    February 15, 2011 2:23 PM

    "I know the outcome will be good, but since the road closure it has hurt us quite a bit,"said Tony Naysur. Naysur says his convenience store on Eraste Landry and Bertrand used to have three to four hundred customers a day.Construction has cut that number in half. "I cannot keep... more »
  • Florists Deliver Hundreds of Flowers on Valentine's Day

    February 14, 2011 3:39 PM

    "Everyone is happy to get flowers it's like a surprise at the door,"said Jana Ahneman, owner of Flowerland of Lafayette. Some say there's no better way to say I love you than with a bouquet of roses. It's one of the busiest days of the year for florists-- Flowerland of... more »
  • Midland High School Crowns Valentine Queen

    February 11, 2011 5:58 PM

    Sonia Duclion has all the makings of a queen. She's always smiling, athletic, and loves jewelry. But Midland High School has never had a Valentine Queen like her. Sonia has spine bifida and has been in a wheelchair her whole life. "It brought tears to my eyes to think that... more »
  • Lafayette Science Museum's Newest Exhibit "Giant Worlds"

    February 10, 2011 1:19 PM

    Get ready for an out-of-this world experience! The Lafayette Science Museum is debuting its newest exhibit this weekend called "Giant Worlds." "This fascinating exhibit answers questions like how did our solar system form and what are giant planets made of?"said Kevin Krantz, the exhibit's curator. It's 3,500 square feet and... more »
  • Picard Center Opening in the Summer

    February 8, 2011 2:57 PM

    The Picard Center's new home will be next door to its partner LITE. Currently, 40 employees are scattered across UL's campus. "Having our staff members under one roof, will definitely enhance our research that we're doing currently,"said Lana Fontenot, Picard Center's marketing and public relations director. Researchers focus on early... more »
  • Families Across Acadia Parish Try to Stay Warm

    February 4, 2011 1:27 PM

    Hundreds across Acadia Parish were without power for hours. Overnight, dealing with the power out, Angel and her daughters bundled to stay warm. "I woke up at three this morning with no power and find that everything is frozen," said Angel Browning. "I had two blankets on last night,"said Angel's... more »
  • Tips on Driving Safe on Icy Roads

    February 3, 2011 9:34 AM

    "People in Acadiana don't drive on ice often so we're really unprepared for it,"said Dayne Huval of Southwest Safety and Driving School. We took a ride with Huval and along the way, he gave us tips on how to drive safe on icy roads. "If your vehicle begins to go... more »
  • Cajun Groundhog Day

    February 2, 2011 1:22 PM

    New Iberia celebrated the 14th annual "Cajun Groundhog Day." "He is the only nutria that can accurately forecast the weather for our town,"said mayor of New Iberia Hilda Curry. Pierre C. Shaddeaux may look like an ordinary nutria rat, but that furry guy has an important job. While most people... more »
  • Ricky Meche Celebrates Anniversary of Heart Transplant

    January 28, 2011 4:07 PM

    Lafayette's donut king, Ricky Meche, celebrates the anniversary of his second chance at life. He received a heart transplant 24 years ago. "I kept getting weaker and weaker until I was 32 and that was it, I needed a new one," said Meche. Meche was diagnosed with hereditary cardiomyopathy. His... more »
  • Help Milton Elementary-Middle Win $50,000

    January 27, 2011 2:50 PM

    Milton Elementary-Middle School is just two spots away from winning a $50,000 dollar grant. By simply voting, you can help them win the Pepsi Challenge. If they do win, they'll use the money for new computers, active boards, printers, and a new copy machine. "It's very expensive to replace technology... more »
  • How to Protect your Baby from SIDS

    January 25, 2011 6:19 AM

    Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is one the the leading causes of infant deaths in the U.S. Although doctors don't really know the cause of SIDS, there are a few ways to protect your baby. Dr. Rebecca Doise from Women's and Children's Hospital says the first thing parents should... more »
  • Murder on Mckinley

    January 21, 2011 9:03 AM

    New developments in the brutal beating last October that left UL student Kenny Donnelly dead. Police say three men are responsible for the attack. Wayland Guillory, 23, and Ian Trahan, 20, are both charged with 1st degree murder and attempted first degree murder. Cody Moore, 21, is charge with accessory... more »
  • Road to Recovery

    January 21, 2011 6:20 AM

    At age 41, Denise Richard discovered she had second stage breast cancer. Richard went through six cycles of chemotherapy. With her husband at work and chemo so intense, Richard needed help. "We were in a bind, financially and emotionally. My mom actually stepped up and took me to every single... more »
  • Three Gun-Related Incidents Around Acadiana

    January 20, 2011 7:50 AM

    Acadiana law officials in Iberia, Lafayette, and St. Landry were busy Wednesday trying to solve three gun-related incidents. The first happened around 7:30 last night in the 600 Block of Myrtis Street in New Iberia. A 51-year-old man is in the hospital this morning after being shot in what officials... more »
  • Acadiana's First Corneal Transplant Surgeon

    January 18, 2011 7:56 AM

    Siser Judith Herbert was hopeful cataract surgery would help her see clearer. "I was upset because I really couldn't see,"said Sister Herbert. Her doctor said she needed a corneal transplant, something that patients in Acadiana used to travel long distance for, either to Houston or Baton Rouge. "If I had... more »
  • Has your Zodiac Sign Changed?

    January 14, 2011 8:43 AM

    A lot of buzz on Facebook and Twitter yesterday over an article that suggested the calendar has been switched meaning your zodiac sign may have changed. The apparent new changes started in Minneapolis, when the Minneapolis Star Tribute published an article stating our horoscopes are all wrong. According to... more »
  • Website Offers Free Financial Advice for Women

    January 13, 2011 5:59 AM

    "People don't understand money, they don't understand budgets, they don't understand accounting, they don't understand insurance. They don't understand a lot of things," said UL professor of Finance Dr. William Ferguson. No more excuses says Learnvest.com. The website is offering a financial boot camp to help women understand and... more »
  • One Sheriff's Trash Becomes Another Sheriff's Treasure

    January 12, 2011 7:12 AM

    Since Eddie Soileau became the Evangeline Parish Sheriff two years ago, he's been working to build up the department. "We've been pinching pennies and getting whatever we can from whoever is willing to donate and we try to utilize it and make a better department," said Soileau. But with the... more »
  • Winter Storms Causing Travel Problems

    January 11, 2011 9:30 AM

    Just like a few weeks ago, another snow storm is wreacking havoc for travelers. Lafayette Regional Airport is experiencing plenty of delays and cancellations. Flights to Houston, Memphis, Dallas, and Atlanta are all being affected. "My co-worker had to fly to Lake Charles because of the storms. Now, I... more »
  • Trash Burning Causing Severe Injuries

    January 5, 2011 6:38 AM

    It's something you don't really think about, but burning trash the wrong way could lead to serious injuries. "It's very scary and very dangerous," said Alton Trahan, Lafayette Fire Department Investigator. This past year, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center saw an increase in the number of patients who... more »
  • New Year's Resolutions

    December 31, 2010 8:16 AM

    Every year, millions make a new year's resolution... and don't stick to it. There's no surprise that losing weight or staying healthy are the number one resolutions. "It's a life style change you have to make every day,"said registered Dietitian Dorian Driscoll. One of the biggest mistakes people make is... more »
  • House Catches on Fire in River Ranch

    December 30, 2010 8:12 AM

    A house on the 400 block of Worth Avenue was engulfed in flames last night. Firefighters rushed to the scene just after 9 p.m., after receiving reports of a burning smell in the attic. Upon entering the home, firefigthers discovered the entire attic was in flames. It took one hour... more »
  • Snowstorms in the North Cause Delays at Lafayette Regional Airport

    December 27, 2010 7:46 PM

    Although Lafayette hasn't experienced any severe snowstorms, the snowstorms in the Northeast have caused a ripple effect for flights coming in and out of Lafayette Regional Airport. Thousands were stuck at airports all across the U.S., trying to find a flight that would get them back home. For Dan Tetnowski,... more »
  • Streetscape Hurting Several Businesses

    December 22, 2010 7:55 PM

    Streetscape project continues Downtown and is hurting several local businesses. "Frustration is the least of my worries, I have to worry about paying bills," said Gil Guillory, owner of Rivals Sports Grill in Downtown Lafayette. Rivals Sports Grill has only been open for two months. Business was thriving, but now... more »
  • More of the 256th Brigade Return Home

    December 21, 2010 7:35 PM

    More of Acadiana's heroes from the 256th Brigade returned home today. About 30 members of the Brigade arrived at the National Guard Headquarters in Abbeville. The goal is to get everyone home in time for Christmas. Monica Morris waited anxiously for a year for her boyfriend, Sergeant Major Troy Barron,... more »
  • Rayne Family Gets a Christmas Surprise

    December 20, 2010 7:40 PM

    It was about a week ago that the Dugas family thought they lost everything. All of their Christmas presents were stolen with no hope of getting them back. It was a nightmare for the family, similar to the Dr. Suess story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," but just like the... more »
  • Weekend Rundown for December 18-19

    December 17, 2010 8:03 PM

    Here's what's happening around Acadiana this weekend. Anyone looking for some thrills should check out the USASFMC Motorcycle Run and Parachute Jump, presented by the U.S. Army Special Forces.The event is happening at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Breaux Bridge. Following the event, everyone is invited to lunch at Buck... more »
  • Dog and Puppies Survive Fire

    December 16, 2010 9:12 PM

    A community is rallying together to help a dog and her puppies. The dog, nicknamed Sugar Girl, was caught in a sugar cane fire with her puppies. She was taken to All Creatures Animal Hospital in New Iberia and had extense surgeries. Sugar Girl suffered first, second, and third degree... more »
  • Drop-side Cribs Banned by the Government

    December 15, 2010 7:14 PM

    A traditional crib that has cradled millions of babies for generations has been out-lawed. The Consumer Product Safety Commission unanimously voted to ban the manufacture, sale, and resale of drop-side cribs. During the past decade, more than 30 infants and toddlers died because of the malfunction of drop-side cribs. This... more »
  • 23 Members of the 256th Brigade Return Home

    December 14, 2010 7:11 PM

    Families were cheering, hugging, and kissing today. All of them excited to see their loved ones from the 256th Brigade return home. About 23 members of the Brigade arrived at the Infantry Armory in Breaux Bridge. Some soldiers had no specific plans, others had one thing in mind. "I've had... more »
  • UL and Cleco Partner to Create an Alternative Energy Center

    December 13, 2010 7:29 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Cleco are gearing up to build an alternative energy center at the Industrial Park in Crowley. The project has been in the works for about three years, but with the help of a $1 million research grant from the state, the project is... more »
  • Four-year-old girl gives back

    December 10, 2010 7:22 PM

    Bailey Guillotte may only be four years old, but she has already made a difference in someone's life. A couple of months ago, she heard a Food for the Poor speaker talk about little girls in Honduras who have to climb rocky hillsides barefoot just to get clean water. Bailey... more »
  • Home for the Holidays Winner

    December 9, 2010 7:31 PM

    The winner of this year's "Home for the Holidays" drawing got to see her 400-thousand dollar prize in person Thursday. Marcelia Bourque toured her new 26-hundred square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. It is a step up from the cramped place Bourque calls home today. Every year, she'd enter... more »
  • NASA at Beau Chene High School

    December 8, 2010 7:57 PM

    Students at Beau Chene High School are going to experience the challenge of a lifetime that could help shape their futures. The students are participating in NASA's "HUNCH" program-- a program that allows aspiring engineers to get real-work experience. NASA representatives were at the school today giving instructions to the... more »

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