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  • Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

    September 21, 2014 10:40 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds to questions about a program... more »
  • Residential Fire Closes Local Roads

    June 7, 2014 10:30 PM

    Lafayette fire, police and medical officials responded to a residential fire in the 2800 block of South Fieldspan Road just after 4:30 p.m. June 7. The blaze caused Louisiana State Police to block of South Fieldspan Road from Golden Grain Road to Duhon Road. The cause of the... more »
  • City of Leesville Local Government Offices Open

    January 28, 2014 8:18 AM

    Leesville, LA. - Please be advised that the City of Leesville will be operating with essential personnel only on January 28, 2014 due to hazardous weather conditions. The City of Leesville's local government offices will open at 9:00 a.m. today, January 28, 2014. Please be advised that, weather permitting,... more »
  • Local Veterans Care Package Drive

    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 »
  • Local VA sergeant named Lead Police Officer of the Year

    March 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - A Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System police sergeant in Baton Rouge has been named the Department of Veterans Affairs Lead Police Officer of the Year for a large-sized facility. This award is given for development of unique or innovative approaches to resolving problems, principled performance... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Presenting Billboards to Local High Schools

    August 24, 2010 12:02 PM

    St. Landry Crime Stoppers is presenting the high schools in St. Landry Parish with a large 4ft by 8ft billboard to be placed at the schools. This is being done in hopes the students take part in the crime stoppers program, making schools in St Landry parish a safe... more »
  • Jeanerette Man on Local Most Wanted Lists Arrested

    August 18, 2010 4:07 PM

    JEANERETTE - A convicted sex offender appearing on local most wanted lists for almost nine months was arrested Tuesday morning after a team of deputies with the Jeanerette Marshal's Office and the Jeanerette Police Department found the suspect hiding under a house on Trappey Street, Jeanerette City Marshal Fernest Martin... more »
  • Local Governments: We Want More Say in Oil Cleanup

    July 29, 2010 9:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The presidents of seven coastal parishes and other local officials say the Coast Guard and BP have banded together and ignored them, and they want a change. Even though the well is capped, there's still a great need to protect wildlife, waters and fisheries, restore the... more »
  • LARC Individual Celebrates 20 Years with Local Restaurant

    May 26, 2010 6:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - Bryan Broussard of Breaux Bridge recently was recognized for 20 years of service by Pizza Hut, upper Lafayette. "This is the first and only job I've ever had - and I don't plan on retiring soon," smiled Broussard in an on-site interview. He added that he really... more »
  • Local Health Care Rally

    March 23, 2010 4:49 PM

    Flag waving, sign bearing protesters of the government against the health care plan gathered at Putnam Park to pray for their country and to voice concern about the direction the government is taking. They argue "If you are frustrated, angry and tired of the corruption and games taking place in... more »
  • Local Schools Collect Beads To Benefit LARC

    March 11, 2010 3:26 PM

    Local schools have taken part in the annual bead drive to benefit LARC of Acadiana. Fourth and fifth grade 4-H students of Live Oak Elementary recently held a Mardi Gras Bead drive for LARC. Coordinator of the club, Ms. Allison Canter, said the students were excited to recycle... more »
  • Local Doctors Need Help To Open Haitian Hospital After Earthquake

    January 19, 2010 6:26 PM

    As she sees the need for medical attention in her native country, Dr. Nicole Michael's frustration grows. She, her husband Dr. Arsh Michael and sixteen other doctors have the supplies they need and a hospital where they can help heal the wounded. It's located in a small village just... more »
  • Local Boy Scout Council To Plant Trees In Atchafalaya Basin

    January 19, 2010 12:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts will leave their mark on the Atchafalaya Basin this year by planting cypress tree as part of a yearlong celebration of scouting's 100th anniversary. On Feb. 20, 800 Scouts will gather in the Basin to create what will... more »
  • Local Man Donates Life-Saving Token Of Love

    January 6, 2010 4:18 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The traditional wedding vow line "in sickness and in health" has never been as true as it was for a New Iberia man who showed there are no boundaries when it comes to love. Brodie Dressel, 27, donated one of his kidneys in November to... more »
  • Local doctors react to new breast screening guidlines

    November 23, 2009 10:09 AM

    Local doctors are speaking out against new recommendations for breast cancer screenings. Dr. Lewis Hill and Dr. Gary Mathews say the U.S. Preventative service task force is wrong. The new guidelines say women can wait to take breast examinations starting at the age of 50; before it was 40. Dr.... more »
  • March of Dimes: Signature Chef's Phantom GALA

    September 23, 2009 12:29 PM

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:00pm The Petroleum Club The March of Dimes will be hosting the Signature Chef's Phantom GALA. This benifit will feature a signature dish from 14 chef's from around Acadiana. Tickets are needed to attend and new sponsers are welcomed; call 233-8476 or... more »

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