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  • State: Shopping online doesn't mean tax-free

    November 29, 2013 4:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials are reminding shoppers on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and throughout the year that "online" does not mean "tax-free." Louisiana's Consumer Use Tax applies to purchases from out-of-state vendors who do not charge sales tax. When out-of-state vendors do not charge sales tax, the... more »
  • Nationwide Food Stamp Issue Hits Acadiana Residents

    October 12, 2013 10:01 PM

    Many residents across the country found themselves unable to use their food stamp cards due to a system failure. Seventeen states are affected including Louisiana. A spokesperson for XEROX says some electronic benefits transfer systems are experiencing temporary connectivity issues. Technicians are addressing the issue, but they say the... more »
  • Jennings High School BasketBall Shopping Extravaganza

    June 25, 2013 7:09 AM

    The Jennings High School Basketball Shopping Extravaganza takes place on Saturday, June 29,2013. The extravaganza begins at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. There will be a lot of vendors with specialized arts and crafts, along with food available on site. This fundraiser will benefit the JHS basketball program... more »
  • Sacre` Coeur 20th Annual Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

    November 29, 2012 9:40 AM

    Sacre` Coeur Kaycee Auxiliary hosts the 20th Annual Christmas Shopping Extravaganza! It will take place at the Knights of Columbus Home in Crowley. This event takes place on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9am until 3pm. Admission is $1.00, those 12 and younger are free. There will be door prizes... more »
  • Hollister Set to Close Mall of Acadiana Location

    November 29, 2012 6:46 AM

    With the holiday shopping season upon us, most retailers are seeing a boom in business, but a popular store at the Mall of Acadiana is getting ready to close its doors. By the end of the year Hollister will no longer be doing business in the Mall of Acadiana according... more »
  • Eyewitness: Shopping center collapses in Ghana

    November 7, 2012 7:39 AM

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Eyewitnesses say that the top three floors of a six-story shopping center collapsed in Accra, Ghana, trapping people. Kojo Boadi, an eyewitness, told The Associated Press that search and rescue teams were working Wednesday to free those caught in the shopping center belonging to the Melcom... more »
  • Major Deals the Day After Christmas

    December 26, 2011 7:11 PM

    Christmas is over, but holiday shopping is still going on. In fact, analysts are predicting today will be the third busiest shopping day of the year. Shopper, Tosha Richard, said "it was raining today and there was really nothing else to do, so we figured why not come and... more »
  • Car Burglaries Spike During Holidays

    December 9, 2011 11:14 PM

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said car burglaries have spike recently, but most have been crimes of opportunity. And with the holidays in full swing, deputies warn shoppers should be extra careful. Captain Kip Judice took KATC around a parking lot Friday afternoon and found many people left their... more »
  • Layaway Makes Big Comeback for Holidays

    December 8, 2011 11:30 PM

    Layaway used to be something your parents or maybe your grandparents used, but thanks to the economic downturn this shopping trend is back and taking hold in Acadiana. It might seem old fashioned, in fact many stores haven't even offered the layaway for over 20 years. But as families... more »
  • Festival of Light Kicks Off Holiday, Boosts Business

    December 2, 2011 11:33 PM

    Friday night was the 18th annual Festival of Light in Lafayette's Oil Center. While it's always a good way to get in the holiday spirit, it's also a much needed boost for small businesses, looking to jump start holiday shopping. This year's Festival of Light was complete with a... more »
  • State Tax Free Weekend August 5-6

    August 3, 2011 7:47 PM

    Wouldn't it be nice to save money on the giant list of school supplies your kids need? You can this weekend, it's tax free weekend and you won't have to pay any sales tax. Many children are ready to go back to school, one reason is back to school shopping.... more »
  • Cajun Coupon Diva Gives Practical Advice

    June 21, 2011 11:40 PM

    She calls herself The Cajun Coupon Diva, and one group at a time, Madelene Boudreaux helps people learn how to get extreme savings without going to extreme measures. "But two hours for $200 worth of savings is not that big of a deal, it's not that hard to do,"... more »
  • Why TIF works for one development area, but not another

    March 25, 2011 11:03 PM

    Two areas of Lafayette are both seeing growth and development, but the funding isn't an equal match. At the shopping center in upper Lafayette, crews are making way on a new Academy sports store. At the same time across town, construction of the Parc Lafayette hotel development is also... more »
  • Retailers Gearing Up for Black Friday

    November 24, 2010 7:32 PM

    It's the super bowl of shopping for most retailers...Black Friday. Now some stores are taking it up a notch and starting a new holiday tradition by opening up doors on Thanksgiving Day. Sears Electronic and Appliance Manager, Robert Elliot, said "it was actually based on customer feedback, customers were wanting... more »
  • Tax-Free Hurricane Items this Weekend

    May 25, 2010 2:10 PM

    Hurricane season starts June 1st, so prepare by saving money on supplies this weekend. Items like batteries, generators and carbon monoxide detectors are tax free: "It's the first 1500 dollars of each eligible item and you save 4% on each item," says sot: Susan Malcombe from the Department... more »
  • Plastic bags in US - to pay or not to pay?

    February 22, 2010 7:58 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades the standard question at U.S. grocery store check-out counters has been "Paper or Plastic?" But since January, consumers in the U.S. capital have faced a different question: "Will you pay 5 cents for a bag?" Europeans have long accepted the idea of providing their own... more »
  • Holiday Shopping: Parking Lot Safety

    December 20, 2009 7:02 PM

    Getting wrapped up in holiday shopping becomes a problem when you forget to keep safe in parking lots and garages. Many do not realize how important this is until it is too late. One local shopper learned the hard way: a few years back Elaine Darby was robbed at... more »
  • Safe Holiday Campaign: Safe Shopping Tips

    December 16, 2009 11:57 AM

    Safe Holiday Campaign 12/16/2009 Be alert this holiday season! Crime prevention and public safety is everyone's business and they improve the quality of life for every community. How well prevention and safety measures are exercised have a direct effect on the well being of everyone in the community.... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 30, 2009

    November 30, 2009 8:41 AM

    Date: November 30, 2009: According to Sheriff David Naquin during the Weekend period the Sheriff's Office responded to 107 complaints over the past period and reports the following arrests: Crystal Stansbury, age 30 of Bellview Drive Franklin, La was arrested on 11-27-09 at 105am and charged with... more »
  • Social Networking and Shopping

    November 26, 2009 6:38 PM

    At Lafayette's Best Buy shoppers lined up starting at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, hoping to be the first to take advantage of Black Friday deals. "There are really good deals on T.V.'s, laptops too, it wasn't [anything] like this last year," said Ben Leblanc, who pitched a tent in front... more »
  • Black Friday Preparations

    November 25, 2009 7:45 PM

    It's the day most retailers and consumers dream of, Black Friday. Jamie Delaughter is not one of those consumers, he was out getting his shopping done Wednesday afternoon, hoping to avoid the crowds. "I mean getting up early to try and get any kind of deal that you actually want,... more »
  • Thanksgiving Shopping Rush

    November 25, 2009 6:33 PM

    There's not much time left to prepare the feast for Thanksgiving gatherings. The stores were packed on Wednesday. "We've been working all week to get ready for today," said Greg Nick, owner of Logan Farms. At least 2-thousand people filtered into the shop to get their hams and turkeys. It's... more »
  • Holiday Festivities in Lafayette

    November 24, 2009 11:31 AM

    Celebrate the Holidays Downtown 'Twas the Light Before Christmas: The holidays in Downtown Lafayette are always festive as attractions, retailers and restaurants open their doors to the Christmas shopper and to those celebrating the season. This year, the Downtown area focuses on the many events that make the season... more »
  • Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

    November 23, 2009 12:36 PM

    Shoppers asked to be Vigilant The Lafayette Police Department would like to wish all of its citizens a "Happy and Safe Holiday Season". The Police Department offers the following safety tips while shopping and at home: Holiday Crime Prevention Tips While Shopping: • Stay alert to your surroundings and the... more »
  • Wal-Mart focused on bringing families tremendous savings this holiday season

    November 18, 2009 9:34 AM

    Walmart Serves Up a Week of Early Savings with Prices Like The Day-After-Thanksgiving Retailer Offers Deep Price Reductions Starting This Weekend on Select Toys, Vizio HDTV and a $40 Gift Card with Select "Hero" Gaming Packages BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Nov. 17, 2009) - Focused on bringing families tremendous savings this... more »
  • Ville Platte deputy arrested on drug charges

    October 30, 2009 9:20 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested on drug charges. Deputy Chris LeJeune of Ville Platte was arrested this week as part of a joint operation between the St. Landry and Evangeline Parish sheriff's offices. Jimmy Darbonne with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: October 23, 2009

    October 23, 2009 7:55 AM

    The 4th Annual Jeep Jaunt gets rolling Sunday morning at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard. The 35-mile, police escorted ride takes off at 9:30. For a unique wine tasting experience with cuisine from local chefs, head to Hilliard University Museum this weekend. The Acadiana Wine and Food Festival will offer elegant... more »
  • Charming Charlie

    October 5, 2009 2:44 PM

    Mall of Acadiana is pleased to announce the arrival of Charming Charlie. The 6,795 square-foot store is visually appealing with color-coordinating product displays and a broad selection of accessories and fashion items. Charming Charlie is located next to Finish Line in the Macy's wing. Be the first to experience Charming... more »

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