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  • Suspect arrested in bomb scare that closed campus

    July 22, 2014 10:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. At a news conference Tuesday, Lafayette police and FBI agents identified the suspect as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. Police Sgt. Randal Leger says Haywood also was... more »
  • Bomb hoax shuts down UL Lafayette campus

    July 16, 2014 9:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police in Lafayette said a bomb threat that caused the closure of one of Louisiana's largest universities was a hoax. Louisiana state police said a suspicious package found near campus was not an explosive device, but was made to look like one. Earlier reports indicated that... more »
  • Silicon Valley startup expanding into Louisiana

    July 7, 2014 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A business software outsourcing startup based in Milpitas, California, plans to open a tech center in Louisiana by the end of September. Gov. Bobby Jindal says salaries will average $64,300 a year at the first offices outside Silicon Valley for Enquero Inc. Co-founder Hemant Asher says he... more »
  • Woman found dead Monday night near Lafayette road

    July 1, 2014 11:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Sheriff's deputies say the body of a 19-year-old woman was found Monday night lying near Gazette Road in Lafayette. Capt. Craig Stansbury of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. He says the victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of... more »
  • Steven Myers held for extradition in Lafayette

    June 24, 2014 4:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Florida man arrested last week in Lafayette for stabbing himself and a missing teen is being held for extradition to Hillsborough County in Florida. Steven Myers made an appearance in court in Lafayette on Tuesday, and now faces attempted first-degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to... more »
  • Teen 'serious but stable' after high-speed chase Play Video

    June 19, 2014 3:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A dramatic high-speed chase late Wednesday started near Baton Rouge and ended nearly 40 miles later with the arrest of a registered sex offender travelling with a 16-year-old girl who is now hospitalized for stab wounds, according to authorities. Witnesses reported seeing Steven Myers, 41, and Ashley... more »
  • Troopers arrest Lafayette Parish deputies

    June 17, 2014 7:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police arrested four former Lafayette Parish deputies Tuesday after investigators said the four admitted to beating up an inmate in his cell. Troopers said two of the deputies at Lafayette Parish Correctional Center beat up a disruptive inmate while two other deputies watched. Investigators... more »
  • UL-Lafayette banning tobacco from campus

    June 11, 2014 3:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - With a few exceptions, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campus. The university says in a Tuesday news release that its tobacco-free policy takes effect Aug. 1. Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL-Lafayette, says the policy is designed to eliminate... more »
  • Ole Miss blows game open 10-4 (9th inning)

    June 9, 2014 6:31 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns haven't been to the College World Series since 2000 - the Rebels haven't visited since 1972. One of the teams, however, will punch their ticket in the showdown Monday night for the right to go to Omaha. After falling behind 3-1 in the... more »
  • Bats come alive in late innings, as Ole Miss forces Game 3

    June 8, 2014 9:27 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns, for the second straight game, fell behind in the early part of the ball game, and for the second straight game the ULL squad fought back to tie the game. The Rebels put up a run in the first inning with a Will Allen... more »
  • ULL rides big bats to 9-5 win over Ole Miss

    June 7, 2014 7:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns fell behind 3-0 before answering the Rebels with a scores in the second, third, and fifth innings to outlast Ole Miss 9-5 Saturday night. Tyler Girouard scored on a fielding erros by Austin Bousfield in center field to start a big inning in the... more »
  • Lafayette hospital privatization runs over budget

    May 9, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deal for the LSU hospital in Lafayette was running $6 million over budget by April's end, with two months remaining in the fiscal year. The overspending was detailed in an update to lawmakers about payments made for the outsourcing contracts involving nine state-owned,... more »
  • La shuts down bar after underage sales raid

    April 20, 2014 10:53 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says it has closed a Lafayette bar for allegedly selling alcohol to people less than 21 years old. Commissioner Troy Hebert says in a news release that undercover agents raided The Keg after getting tips about underage alcohol sales. He... more »
  • Police identify woman found in park Play Video

    April 14, 2014 6:58 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park. Cpl. Paul Mouton says the death is suspicious, but detectives have not ruled out foul play in the death of the Alexandria Shelton.... more »
  • Bribery scandal an issue in Lafayette election

    April 4, 2014 10:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE - In a letter mailed to residents, the District Attorney for Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes apologizes for the involvement of three of his employees in a bribery scheme. The Lafayette Advertiser reports that the scheme was exposed in 2012. It centered on a process called "immediate 894." The... more »
  • McDermott grows from 'nice' to dominant

    March 20, 2014 5:42 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Four years ago, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin walked off the floor after a close loss at Creighton and reviewed the box score. There in black and white was Doug McDermott's stat line: 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with six rebounds in the freshman's third career... more »
  • Lafayette High holds fundraiser after fatal crash

    February 22, 2014 6:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A fund raising effort at Lafayette High School has brought in more than $9,000 to help the family of four people killed in a traffic accident. The fatal crash a week ago involved a sport utility vehicle and a Lafayette High School bus carrying the school's baseball team.... more »
  • 4 dead in bus crash involving high school baseball team

    February 15, 2014 1:14 PM

    CENTERVILLE - A school bus carrying the Lafayette High School baseball team crashed with a passenger car while on the way to a game Saturday afternoon. According to State Police all four deaths were in the passenger vehicle. There were minor injuries reported on the school bus, with one... more »
  • UL aims to spoil Tulane's postseason return

    December 20, 2013 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nick Montana has a chance to play his first bowl game in the same stadium where his famous father, Joe, won a Super Bowl. That is, if he's healthy enough to take the field for Tulane in Saturday night's New Orleans Bowl. If Montana can't go, the... more »
  • Tulane to play in New Orleans Bowl

    December 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane will play in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. Tulane accepted the bowl bid today to represent Conference USA. The game will take place December 21 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 8:00 p.m. It will be televised by... more »
  • Louisiana-Monroe beats Louisiana-Lafayette, 31-28

    November 30, 2013 10:46 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Kolton Browning threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Monroe held on to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 31-28 Saturday night. Browning hit Rashon Ceaser with a 16-yard touchdown pass, then connected with Ajalen Holley for a two-point conversion to give Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) a 28-21 lead. Justin Maton kicked... more »
  • No indictment for radical political display

    November 21, 2013 4:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE- A grand jury here refused to indict a man on criminal trespassing charges after he was arrested for allegedly defacing a monument to the September 11th attacks in the city's downtown area. Twelve years to the day, as much of the nation were honoring the heroes of that... more »
  • Lafayette airport sets passenger record

    November 21, 2013 7:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Regional Airport enjoyed the best October in its history for record-breaking numbers of passengers boarding and departing. Airport Deputy Director Michael Burrows says October is usually a slow month but the airport reported 22,459 passengers boarding and departing. Burrows says that's up from 19,494... more »
  • Lafayette bank robbery suspect arrested in Texas

    November 20, 2013 11:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A man wanted for a bank robbery in Lafayette has been arrested in Texas. 20-year-old Tre Lamar Bookard was arrested during a traffic stop near El Paso. Police say Bookard entered a bank on November 8 and gave the teller a note demanding cash. The suspect then... more »
  • Grand jury could see weekend shooting

    November 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The district attorney in Lafayette will decide if the case of a shooter of a kidnapping suspect will go to a grand jury. Twenty-nine-year-old Scott Thomas of Leonville was shot Friday at a vacant house where kidnap victim Bethany Arceneaux was rescued. Arceneaux had been stabbed multiple... more »
  • Lafayette police search for alleged kidnapper

    November 7, 2013 11:26 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police are looking for a suspected kidnapper and his alleged victim. Police say the man confronted the mother of his child at a day care center Wednesday afternoon. They say 29-year-old Scott Thomas forced the woman into his car, leaving the 2-year-old child behind in her... more »
  • Name game: fight for "Louisiana"

    October 25, 2013 10:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The state university here is standing behind its brand after it was called into question for how it is used. People are taking issue to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette dropping 'Lafayette' on some references and using Louisiana or UL. Some believe that insinuates it is branding... more »
  • Arrest made in 9/11 memorial vandalism

    September 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police arrested a Lafayette man today after they said he vandalized the city's 9/11 memorial. Police charged Salvador Perez, 35, with criminal damage to an historic building and criminal trespassing. Police said graffiti and two cardboard cutouts of crashing planes were placed on the monument early... more »
  • 9/11 memorial in Lafayette vandalized

    September 11, 2013 11:51 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police are investigating after a 9/11 memorial in downtown Lafayette was vandalized. Police say graffiti and two cardboard cutout images of crashing planes were placed at the monument early Wednesday morning. KATC TV reports that the 9/11 monument is a 1-by-100 scale of both the World Trade... more »
  • Some nonprofits don't comply with records request

    September 4, 2013 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As many as 27 nonprofit organizations have failed to report financial documents to the treasurer, weeks after the documents were requested. Auditors have requested the information so they can see how non-governmental organizations are spending tax-payer money, given to them by state lawmakers during legislative sessions. ... more »
  • 2 dead in Lafayette shooting

    August 30, 2013 8:05 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police continue to investigate the deaths of a woman found shot to death in her apartment and a man found dead in a house a mile away. KATC reports family members of the woman said she'd recently moved into an apartment after spending time in a... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Final notices sent to nonprofits tied to state senator Play Video

    August 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, connected to State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb have until Wednesday to report how they spent hundreds of thousands of state tax dollars. State Treasurer John Kennedy compiled a list of 34 nonprofits. Fifteen of those are not in compliance with the treasurer's... more »
  • Indiana sued over abortion pill

    August 22, 2013 8:23 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS- Planned parenthood sued the state of Indiana because of a new restriction on reproductive rights involving the abortion pill. The Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette must either stop handing out the abortion pill or make internal changes, like adding surgical capabilities. Planned Parenthood calls it unconstitutional since the legislator... more »
  • Cajuns, Hudspeth confident after pair of bowl wins

    August 15, 2013 12:53 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana-Lafayette hardly resembles the downtrodden program that coach Mark Hudspeth took over in 2011. The Ragin' Cajuns have won the last two New Orleans Bowls, marking the first consecutive bowl wins in school history. Hudspeth also has posted ULL's first back-to-back nine-win seasons. But one thing has been... more »
  • School panel returns to examine funding options

    August 13, 2013 10:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Officials say the Lafayette Parish School System will need millions of dollars over the next few years if schools are to improve. Besides using reserve funds, the only option is for the district to ask for more money from taxpayers, either in the form of higher sales taxes,... more »
  • Hudspeth hopes to build upon past UL success

    July 23, 2013 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University of Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth gave a seminar at the LHSAA Coaches Clinic about "building a program." The third year Ragin' Cajun head whistle has certainly done that, going 18-8 in his first two years in Lafayette. Sports 2's Brian Holland caught up with... more »
  • Red light camera suit coming soon

    July 3, 2013 7:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE - City leaders may soon file suit against some of the 5,800 people who owe at least $125 in traffic camera citations. Lafayette City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert told the council Tuesday that attorneys could start filing lawsuits in the next 30-60 days against motorists cited within the past three... more »
  • Driver killed after not moving from tracks as train approached

    June 26, 2013 3:18 PM

    CADE- One person died in a fiery crash with an Amtrak train near Lafayette Wednesday afternoon. The van and train collided at the corner of La. Hwy. 182 and 92 as the locomotive was pulling the Sunset Limited from New Iberia toward Lafayette, with a final destination of Los... 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 »
  • Lafayette authorities investigate infant death

    June 11, 2013 4:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 5-month old baby. Deputies responded early Tuesday afternoon to a call about a non-responsive infant. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. The Lafayette Parish Coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Authorities said... more »
  • 0-0 after 1st inning

    June 2, 2013 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both teams touted high-powered offenses coming in, however the pitchers kept the first frame short and sweet. LSU got two base runners but couldn't score, and Tiger pitcher Brent Bonvillain retired the Cajuns 1-2-3. For more updates throughout the game, keep it on WBRZ.com. more »
  • UL-Lafayette hangs on to beat Sam Houston St., 7-5

    June 2, 2013 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns needed a circus catch to close out a 7-5 win in an elimination game vs Sam Houston St. The Cajuns have two hours and ten minutes before the first pitch of their game vs LSU. A loss would end ULL's season, a... more »
  • Angola warden looking into if killer's letter broke the rules Play Video

    May 31, 2013 10:56 PM

    ANGOLA- Prison authorities are investigating if convicted killer Brandon Scott Lavergne broke the State Penitentiary rules by sending a letter addressed to the "Acadiana community." Lavergne's two-page doctrine asks for mercy for killing Mickey Shunick last year and another woman more than ten years ago. Shunick was last seen... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • Seniors accused in Comeaux High vandalism

    May 21, 2013 8:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Police say 19 Comeaux High seniors face misdemeanor charges after they allegedly vandalized the school over the weekend. Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton says the students received misdemeanor summonses for criminal mischief and criminal trespassing for vandalizing the school grounds. Comeaux High Principal Joe Craig tells The Advocate the... more »
  • Off-duty Lafayette police officer killed in Iberville crash

    May 18, 2013 6:45 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - An off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on LA Highway 3000, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Stephen Hammons. Around 2:00 p.m. 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson north on LA 3000. Rees was entering a sharp right... more »
  • Cleveland story sparks hope for missing La. teen

    May 9, 2013 8:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A volunteer who has helped in the search for a missing Lafayette Parish teenager says she has drawn hope from the sight of three young kidnap victims being reunited with their families in Cleveland. The Lafayette girl, Keiosha Felix, has been missing since April of 2012. Volunteer organizer Tammy... more »
  • Mother pleads not guilty in death of 3-year-old

    April 30, 2013 11:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette mother has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the death of her 3-year-old son. The Advertiser reports 22-year-old Laura Smith waived formal arraignment and entered her plea last week at the Lafayette Parish Courthouse. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Smith on a charge... more »
  • U.S. Marshals join hunt for Lafayette fugitive

    April 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE - U.S. Marshals are joining the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in the hunt for a man who walked away from his vehicular homicide trial last week. Wade Lohse, 43, is charged with vehicular homicide, felon in possession of a firearm and burglary. His trial was underway March... more »
  • ULL, Southern to face off in 2014 season opener

    March 27, 2013 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Officials at ULL have released the Ragin Cajuns' football schedules through 2016. The team is set to face off against the Southern Jaguars this August in their season opener at home. The Cajuns also secured home-and-home series against Boise State and Louisiana Tech. Athletic director Scott... more »
  • Lafayette school board to revamp attendance policy

    March 25, 2013 8:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Parish School Board members would be able to miss up to five meetings in a calendar year before facing penalties under a revised attendance policy recommended by the board's executive committee. The revisions, which come after some board members have faced criticism for their absences, would clarify some... more »
  • Master plan for UL Lafayette athletics facilities unveiled

    March 22, 2013 10:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette could start work on $115 million in new construction and improvements of its athletic facilities as early as this summer. Athletics Director Scott Farmer said Thursday the projects to improve facilities for student-athletes and fans are outlined in a master plan for... more »
  • Co-ed's killer unhappy with prison

    March 6, 2013 11:03 PM

    ANGOLA- Convicted killer Brandon Scott Lavergne is not happy with his situation at the state penitentiary. Lavergne is in prison for killing two women: Mickey Shunick in Lafayette in 2012, and another woman a decade earlier. KATC TV reported Lavergne is on a hunger strike. He also said... more »
  • LSU ULL Baseball square up on diamond in Lafayette Play Video

    February 25, 2013 11:21 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The LSU Tigers say they will conduct themselves with nothing but professionalism when they hit the road to the ULL Ragin Cajuns for their first away game of the season. Although there has been bad blood in the past, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri says he doesn't... more »
  • Maryland man sentenced in child porn case

    February 21, 2013 8:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A 30-year-old Maryland man was sentenced in Lafayette, La., to eight years in prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley tells The Advertiser Phillip Sessa Jr., of Essex, Md., was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik. Prosecutors say an acquaintance of Sessa alerted... more »

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    August 1, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - The westbound, outside land of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed this weekend for a routine bridge inspection. The... more »
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    GONZALES- The Edwards are celebrating the birthday of Eli, born a year ago Friday. "Hard to believe it's been an entire year since we... more »
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    WASHINGTON - The House approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom have sought... more »
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