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  • Carencro club's co-owner admits prostitution

    February 1, 2014 4:40 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - The co-owner of a closed strip club in Carencro has pleaded guilty to illegally making at least $500,000 from prostitution at Desperado's Cabaret. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says 70-year-old Dipvak Vora, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty Friday to a one-count bill of information. The charge was engaging... more »
  • Pipe bombs allegedly were for fishing

    October 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    CARENCRO - A suspect charged with possessing explosives told police that the homemade pipe bombs that caused the evacuation of eight homes in Carencro were intended for fishing. The Advertiser reports that police found two homemade explosives in a truck stopped on Wednesday. The pipe bombs caused the evacuation of... more »
  • Explosives found during traffic stop

    October 16, 2013 3:31 PM

    CARENCRO - Sheriff's deputies evacuated a half-dozen homes in Lafayette Parish after they said a deputy found explosive devices in a vehicle during a traffic stop. Capt. Kip Judice from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said the deputy found the two devices after stopping the car near Carencro this... more »
  • Child dies in grandparents' pool

    June 17, 2013 11:50 AM

    CARENCRO - Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy found in his grandparents' swimming pool. Sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Kip Judice tells The Advertiser mere minutes had passed from the time Cullen Guilbeaux was last alive to when he was found unresponsive in the pool.... more »
  • Owners picking up after furniture warehouse fire

    November 23, 2012 1:07 PM

    CARENCRO - A Thanksgiving Day fire leveled a furniture warehouse in Carencro. The fire was reported around 8 a.m. at the warehouse for "All Wood Furniture." Carencro Fire Chief Oren Haydel said it took about 45 minutes for area firefighters to get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported.... more »
  • Carencro chief seeks ruling on private duty

    July 23, 2012 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Carencro Police Chief Carlos Stout wants to know if he and other chiefs can be hired to do private security, just like off-duty police officers. The Louisiana Board of Ethics postponed a decision Friday, opting to continue its analysis until next month's meeting. Board staff... more »
  • Carencro residents cleaning up after heavy storms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2012 5:58 PM

    CARENCRO - Parts of Carencro, La. are cleaning up after thunderstorms dumped a foot of rain in some areas. But flood waters continue to rise along Bayou Vermilion. Up to three feet of water has flooded parts of Wilderness Trial Road as neighbors play the waiting game to see... more »
  • Fire destroys town homes in Carencro

    November 25, 2010 11:01 AM

    CARENCRO – Ten units in Lafayette Parish were destroyed in an apartment fire overnight. Several departments were called to the town homes on Desoto Road around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to assist with extinguishing the fire. An estimated 70 firefighters were working the scene at one point, but the fire still... more »
  • Lafayette man dies in 1 vehicle crash

    July 21, 2010 7:41 AM

    State police say a 49-year-old Lafayette man died in a traffic accident on La. Highway 1252 near Carencro. Troopers say Joseph F. Benoit was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night. Investigators say a Jeep ran off the road, struck a tree and overturned several times. The Jeep's driver, 63-year-old... more »
  • Man accused of threatening La. lawmaker

    June 30, 2010 7:13 AM

    Carencro police arrested a Breaux Bridge man after he allegedly threatened a state representative who he claimed was having an affair with his girlfriend. Police say John Wesley Snelling allegedly demanded $20,000 from state Rep. Bobby Badon of Carencro in exchange for his promise not to go public with e-mails... more »
  • Pet monkey put to death after biting child

    February 18, 2010 4:57 AM

    State wildlife officials say they had to put a Lafayette Parish woman's pet monkey to death after it bit a child. It happened last week in Lafayette. The 3-year-old girl was at a friend's house when the 35 pound Japanese Snow Macaque bit her hand. Officials say the animal had... more »
  • State representative arrested for OWI

    January 20, 2010 9:17 AM

    According to Louisiana State Police, State Representative Bobby Badon was arrested in Carencro on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. He was subject to a field sobriety test and it was determined that his blood alcohol level was .125. Badon was taken into custody and then released because of a... more »

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