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  • Amy Schumer weighs in on Lafayette theater shooting

    April 25, 2016 3:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Actress and comedian Amy Schumer has opened up about her reactions to the Lafayette theater shooting in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair . Schumer, who appears on the magazine’s cover, provides an extensive interview about her work and life. She talks explicitly about the night... more »
  • Oil company to pay fines over 3 Atchafalaya oil spills

    April 23, 2016 3:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Lafayette-based oil company has agreed to pay more than $700,000 in fines in connection with three crude oil spills in the Atchafalaya River basin. The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday it had entered a consent decree with ORB Exploration LLC. The company is... more »
  • Memorial performance for theater shooting victim, musician at weekend festival

    April 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Theater shooting victim Jillian Johnson will be memorialized during a special performance at the city's annual music festival this weekend. Johnson was a member of the Figs , an all-female alternative country band. The Figs will perform with a similar band, Ginger Lee, on Sunday at the... more »
  • Lafayette used car dealer arrested for tax fraud

    April 18, 2016 2:38 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette used car dealer has been charged with a tax fraud scheme that caused the state to lose thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue, the Louisiana Department of Revenue reported Monday. Larry Dwayne Brown, owner of LA Auto Sales in Lafayette, underreported the sale price of... more »
  • Unusual wreck closes I-10 in Lafayette

    April 12, 2016 4:27 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An unusual mishap closed lanes of I-10 here Tuesday. A mobile home being towed by a truck overturned. Pictures shared with WBRZ showed the home had tipped onto its side. Lafayette-area news outlets said the interstate was going to shutdown westbound near I-49 while crews put... more »
  • Lafayette man dies in accidental shooting

    April 7, 2016 1:07 PM

    LAFAYETTE- A 21-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in an overnight shooting in Lafayette. The victim is identified as Colin Norwood, 21, of Baton Rouge. Lafayette police said they were called to an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Bertrand Drive for reports of an accidental... more »
  • Lafayette deputy strikes, kills pedestrian with vehicle

    April 3, 2016 9:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE - State police are investigating a fatal crash in which a Lafayette Parish sheriff's patrol car hit and killed a man who was standing in a road late at night. Master Trooper Brooks David said Saturday that the crash killed 34-year-old Grant Hamilton of Lafayette. He says Hamilton was... more »
  • 'American Idol' MacKenzie Bourg to be feted in Lafayette

    March 24, 2016 11:49 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette native and "American Idol" contestant MacKenzie Bourg will lead a parade in downtown Lafayette Saturday afternoon and perform a concert in Parc International after the parade. KATC-TV reports Bourg, a Top 5 "American Idol" contestant who's also known for making the Top 20 a few seasons ago... more »
  • Lafayette Boys & Girls Club shooting wounds 1 teen; 1 arrested

    March 23, 2016 9:09 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police in Lafayette say a 17-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting outside a Boys & Girls Club. A 15-year-old has been arrested. Police say the violence broke out Tuesday afternoon as the two boys were playing basketball. They got into an argument and one pulled a... more »
  • Former LSU tennis star dies at 38

    March 3, 2016 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former LSU tennis star died unexpectedly at his home at the age of 38 late last month. Ed Rubin, a key member of two of LSU’s men’s tennis teams that advanced to the NCAA semifinals, passed away at his Lafayette residence on Feb. 27. The... more »
  • Buddhist monk faces March trial in embezzlement case

    February 11, 2016 3:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Buddhist monk faces trial in March on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Lafayette temple to feed a casino gambling habit. Khang Nguyen Le was scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday to wire fraud charges. However, the plea agreement fell apart when Le told... more »
  • Chevron expected to cut hundreds of jobs in Covington and Lafayette

    February 5, 2016 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Chevron North America issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Friday, announcing possible layouts at five of their offices in Covington and Lafayette. In a news release sent out today, the company said it's refocusing its efforts on increasing its efficiency and cutting costs due to the... more »
  • La. AG touts arrests in 'pay-for-plea' corruption case

    February 1, 2016 7:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Six people, including two defense attorneys and a deputy city marshal, have been arrested on state criminal charges related to a bribery investigation of a south Louisiana district attorney's office. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Monday's arrests outside a Lafayette courthouse. Landry, who was elected in... more »
  • Lafayette authorities investigate father, son shooting

    January 26, 2016 11:11 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Sheriff's deputies in Lafayette Parish said they're investigating a shooting involving a father and son Tuesday morning. According to KATC , deputies said a father and son shot at each other on Wyman Road near Highway 93. No injuries were reported. Investigators said the shooting... more »
  • Ex-Mamou Police Chief sentenced to prison for using stun gun on inmate

    January 14, 2016 5:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Justice Department says a former Mamou police chief has been sentenced to a prison term for using a stun gun on a jail inmate who didn't pose a threat. The former chief, 44-year-old Robert McGee, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik Sr.... more »
  • No clear motive seen in Louisiana theater shooter's journal

    January 14, 2016 4:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A journal left by the gunman who opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater last summer doesn't provide a clear motive for the deadly shooting. But the drifter's own words portray him as a mentally unstable man filled with hatred for his country and for people who didn't... more »
  • Report details strange encounter with Lafayette theater shooter

    January 13, 2016 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A report released by police in Louisiana into a theater shooting last summer that killed two people describes the various encounters people had with the shooter. Some parts of the 589 pages of documents released Wednesday were redacted but they still provide a revealing look at... more »
  • Shooting deaths in Lafayette doubled in 2015

    January 11, 2016 11:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE - In 2015, 17 people lost their lives in Lafayette in shootings. Shootings made up the bulk of the 20 homicides investigated by Lafayette Police in 2015. Not included in that number is a death ruled justifiable homicide. It occurred Nov. 27 when a woman shot and killed Mauricio... more »
  • Police: 1 dead, 1 critical after shooting in Lafayette

    December 27, 2015 10:04 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police say a 21-year-old Alexandria man is accused of shooting two men in his ex-girlfriend's Lafayette apartment, killing one man and critically wounding the other. Cpl. Paul Mouton, a police spokesman, says in a news release that arrest warrants accuse Tavis Jenkins of first-degree murder and two... more »
  • A look at the top stories in Louisiana during 2015

    December 27, 2015 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Democratic Party's reclaiming of the Louisiana governor's mansion for the first time in eight years is the top state news story of 2015. Democrat John Bel Edwards, a little known state lawmaker, beat Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who at one time was the race's front-runner.... more »
  • Boy dies at BR hospital after Lafayette-area train crash

    December 25, 2015 9:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old boy died Christmas Day following a train crash earlier in the week. Chase Day died at the hospital. He was transferred to Baton Rouge from the Lafayette area after the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a train. Day was the fourth... more »
  • Priest who knew Mother Teresa: No one more deserving

    December 19, 2015 12:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mother Teresa has a clear pathway to sainthood after Pope Francis approved a second miracle. A priest from the Lafayette-area who know her says there's no one more deserving. "It's an eerie feeling to know someone that was your friend is now a saint in heaven," Fr.... more »
  • Lafayette theater sign displays eerie showtimes after lightning strike

    December 17, 2015 3:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An eerie mishap is haunting people who are looking for showtimes of movies playing at the Grand 16. The theater was the scene of a mass shooting in July. Two people died and eleven were injured when John Houser opened fire during the premiere of "Train Wreck."... more »
  • Lafayette sheriff's deputy arrested, placed on leave

    December 7, 2015 4:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for an alleged home invasion and placed on administrative leave without pay. Capt. John Babin, in a news release, says 28-year-old Deputy Johnathon Lavoi was arrested Dec. 5 and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. KLFY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1TwtzTO )... more »
  • Lafayette man accused of not reporting $468K for state taxes

    December 3, 2015 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Revenue says a Lafayette man is accused of failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from his home improvement business. Department spokeswoman Kizzy Payton says in a news release that Alan Bernard filed state tax returns reporting no income from the... more »
  • Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue boundary battle

    December 2, 2015 11:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue fighting a border dispute with Vermilion Parish. Multiple media outlets report the Lafayette City-Parish Council killed a proposal Tuesday by Councilman Jared Bellard to end a long-running legal feud with Vermilion Parish over the location of the parish line. The council's vote... more »
  • I-10E closure caps day of delays, previews more to come

    December 1, 2015 7:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police closed I-10 East entirely between Lafayette and Baton Rouge after a wreck involving multiple vehicles Tuesday evening. The closure capped a day filled with wrecks, congestion, and delays for drivers trying to travel between the two cities. At one point traffic was backed... more »
  • Lafayette theater reopens after mass shooting Play Video

    November 19, 2015 11:31 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A small crowd gathered to pay their respects to those who died or were injured in a theater shooting here as the theater reopened Thursday night. "I'm happy to see the doors of this theater reopen. It proves that we didn't just surrender to these types of... more »
  • Trip to France cancelled for Lafayette high school students

    November 14, 2015 2:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A group of Lafayette High School French immersion students and two faculty members scheduled to depart for Paris Saturday have cancelled their trip in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. The Advertiser reports that the group was returning to Lafayette. Eleven students were planning to go... more »
  • Lafayette's Grand Theatre scheduled to reopen following shooting

    November 9, 2015 12:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Grand Theatre 16 in Lafayette where John Houser opened fire , killing two and injuring nine, is set to reopen on November 19. The theatre closed on July 23 after Jillian Johnson and Maycie Breaux were killed. Lafayette Parish-President Joey Durel purchased the first ticket,... more »
  • Lafayette man killed in crash with 18-wheeler on I-10

    November 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    RAMAH - State police say a 50-year-old Lafayette man died when his small SUV crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish. Trooper Bryan Lee says the accident happened early Friday morning just west of the Ramah exit. Lee says Alton Ortega died... more »
  • Lafayette couple booked with tax fraud

    October 15, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State revenue officials say the married owners of a Lafayette tax preparation business face dozens of felony charges for a fraud scheme that cost Louisiana taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. James Terry Chester and Constance Brown-Chester are accused of filing fraudulent state income tax returns... more »
  • Report: Louisiana docs, nurses 'pay it forward' to medics in Oregon

    October 3, 2015 12:06 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Staff of a hospital here sent pizza to a hospital in Oregon where the injured were treated after a campus shooting earlier this week. The pizza was a "pay it forward" from Lafayette General Medical Center after the hospital was sent pizza from one in Texas as... more »
  • District Attorney: Domestic attack could have been prevented Play Video

    September 28, 2015 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- District Attorney Hillar Moore believes a man's checkered past could have kept him locked up if Baton Rouge had what's called a risk assessment tool. That would have prevented his death and prevented a woman from getting life threatening stab wounds, according to Moore. Currently, the City... more »
  • Lafayette company tests drone for fighting mosquitoes

    August 14, 2015 12:42 PM

    L AFAYETTE - A Lafayette company is trying to fight the bite with flight. They're flying a drone over areas that could be potentially infested with mosquitoes to map out the stagnant water that provides a breeding ground for the pest. Mosquito Control Contractors Inc. invited news media and... more »
  • Construction delays expected on I-10 East this weekend

    August 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials again warned drivers of expected delays on I-10 due to an ongoing construction project near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of August. The Department of Transportation and Development reminded drivers to expect heavy delays this weekend on I-10 East near Grosse... more »
  • Lafayette gets over $279K payout in BP oil spill settlement

    August 5, 2015 12:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Consolidated Government has announced that its payout in a settlement with BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has been finalized. The Advertiser reports officials announced Tuesday that Lafayette was awarded $279,769. The city-parish filed a claim in 2013. Several public... more »
  • Lafayette releases chilling 911 recordings, officer dashcam video from shooting Play Video

    July 30, 2015 3:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Chilling 911 calls for help from people inside a movie theater when a gunman opened fire last week were released Thursday afternoon. "He shot right at people," a caller gasping for breath told an emergency operator. The operator asked how many shots the caller heard, who responded "six... more »
  • Thousands attend memorial service for theater shooting victims Play Video

    July 29, 2015 11:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Call it a mega-vigil, two-thousand people attended a community event to remember the victims of the deadly mass shooting at a movie theater here last week. RIGHT NOW: community prayer service underway in #Lafayette two thousand seat sanctuary is full @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/J1NDF0OWVc — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington)... more »
  • Police release pictures of theater gunman's car

    July 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police released images of John Russell Houser's car, hoping to build a larger case against the movie theater gunman. The images were taken after police took the car from the movie theater, where Houser appeared to have staged his getaway but shot and killed himself instead. In... more »
  • Jindal back on campaign trail

    July 28, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal is back on the campaign trail, taking jabs at Hillary Clinton on Twitter Tuesday. Jindal, who suspended his presidential campaign after the deadly theater shooting in Lafayette last week, criticized Clinton's refusal to take a stance on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.... more »
  • Ret. Lt. General Russel Honore on gun violence Play Video

    July 28, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The recent tragedy in Lafayette has added some fire to the national gun debate. This morning, retired Lt. General Russel Honore joined News 2’s John Pastorek about the gun situation in America. As new details emerge about Lafayette gunman John Houser, more and more people are wondering... more »
  • Watch our Monday theater shooting coverage

    July 28, 2015 12:21 AM

    Our coverage Monday contained various angles as dispatch recordings from first responders were released and mourners buried the two victims who were killed in the Lafayette movie theater shooting. Mayci Breaux funeral Breaux remembered for serving the community at service in Franklin. Jillian Johnson service was standing... more »
  • Gabby Giffords wants to meet with Jindal over theater shooting

    July 27, 2015 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, have asked to meet with Governor Bobby Jindal to discuss the movie theater shooting in Lafayette. "Gabby and I agree that states can and must do more to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands.... more »
  • Houser never involuntarily committed or blocked from buying gun

    July 27, 2015 10:15 PM

    ATLANTA - Monday night, it became clear why Lafayette movie theater shooter John Houser was able to buy the gun used to kill two people and wound nine others: he was never involuntarily committed to a mental institution, thus making him eligible to purchase a firearm. Yahoo! posted through... more »
  • With Monday evening release, only 2 shooting victims remain in hospital

    July 27, 2015 8:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Another person injured in a movie theater shooting here was released from the hospital Monday evening. The patient was released from Lafayette General, police said. Earlier, doctors had listed the patient in "good condition." Their name was not released. As of this post, only two people... more »
  • Memorial grows outside theater Play Video

    July 27, 2015 3:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Slowly, things are starting to settle into normalcy almost four days after John Russell Houser opened fire in a movie theater here. Monday afternoon, the police command center drove away. The large, RV-type vehicle had been parked in the usually crowded parking lot of The Grand movie... more »
  • Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack

    July 27, 2015 11:55 AM

    CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them. Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether... more »
  • Funerals begin for Lafayette shooting victims Play Video

    July 27, 2015 9:38 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral services for the two women killed in the Lafayette movie theater shooting will be held on Monday. A night at the movies turned tragic when 59-year-old John Houser opened fire inside the theater, killing two people and injuring nine others before killing himself. Jillian Johnson, 33,... more »
  • Public safety concerns after Lafayette shooting Play Video

    July 27, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge are beefing up security in the wake of the tragedy in Lafayette. Officials are encouraging the public to let this tragedy open their eyes to possible dangers around them. Two people were killed and nine others were injured when a gunman... more »
  • AG warns of donation scams after shooting

    July 26, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials warned people in Louisiana to be careful when making donations in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. The Attorney General's Office said whenever tragedies like Thursday night's shooting occur, scams to take advantage of people who want to... more »
  • Wakes Sunday for theater shooting victims

    July 26, 2015 2:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Services for the two people killed Thursday in the Grand Theatre Lafayette shooting were scheduled for Sunday. The viewing for Jillian Johnson started Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers in Lafayette and will continue until 6 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at... more »
  • Jindal calls for more mental illness gun laws after shooting

    July 26, 2015 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said Sunday more states should have laws which would stop people with a history of mental illness from purchasing guns. The governor made the comments on a national Sunday morning talk show in the wake of a deadly movie theater shooting in Lafayette... more »
  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Jindal issues executive order for Lafayette shooting victim funerals

    July 25, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order protecting the funerals of the victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting. The executive order instructs law enforcement to enforce Louisiana law that protects against disturbing the peace at funeral services. This order expires 48 hours after... more »
  • Funeral arrangements scheduled for Mayci Breaux

    July 25, 2015 4:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for a 21-year old woman who was killed in the movie theater massacre in Lafayette Thursday night. According to Mayci Breaux's first cousin, her wake will be Sunday at Ibert's Mortuary. The funeral will be at Church of the Assumption on Monday. Both... more »
  • Theater gunman built reputation as an angry provocateur

    July 25, 2015 4:30 PM

    In 2014, facing eviction from his Alabama home, John Russell Houser set out to make sure no one else could ever live in that house. The new owners found Houser had it booby-trapped: the gas starter tube in the fireplace was twisted out and ignited, the logs removed. Houser had... more »
  • Movie theater victims remembered for zeal to change the world Play Video

    July 24, 2015 6:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The pain in the air in the City of Lafayette was palpable Friday. Across the city, state and nation people mourned for the victims in Thursday's movie massacre. The shooting claimed the lives of 21-year old Mayci Breaux and 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Tears of sadness moistened... more »
  • Police increase security at Slidell Grand Theatre

    July 24, 2015 3:03 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell announced they will increase security at their city's Grand Theatre after a deadly shooting at another Grand in Lafayette. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John Houser shot and killed two women and injured nine other moviegoers Thursday night at the Lafayette Grand Theatre. ... more »
  • Westboro BC to picket funerals for Lafayette victims

    July 24, 2015 1:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The controversial Westboro Baptist Church has announced via its Twitter account that the group will protest outside of the funerals of Lafayette theater shooting victims Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson. The church is known for picketing funerals of American service members and victims of mass shootings. ... more »
  • Jindal suspends presidential campaign after shooting

    July 24, 2015 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he is suspending his presidential campaign activities in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Jindal made the announcement while appearing on Fox and Friends. He did not say how long he would remain off the campaign trail.... more »
  • Artist, student killed in Lafayette theater shooting

    July 24, 2015 10:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police released the names of two women killed in a shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette overnight. LSP said 21-year-old Mayci Breaux of Franklin died at the scene, while 33-year-old Jillian Johnson of Lafayette died from her injuries at a local hospital. According... more »
  • Gunman had ties to white supremacists

    July 24, 2015 8:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE - As the pieces of his past come together, investigators are getting a clearer picture of the man who police said opened fire on a Lafayette theater crowd Thursday night and killed two people. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John Russell Houser shot and killed two women and... more »
  • Investigators probe deadly Lafayette theater shooting Play Video

    July 23, 2015 11:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Law enforcement and local officials said Friday they've begun the "marathon" investigation into a gunman who killed two people and wounded many more overnight at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John R. Houser of Alabama fired randomly into the crowd at the... more »
  • Lafayette considering common grading system for high schools

    July 10, 2015 7:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Parish School System educators are working out a common grading system for high schools as part of a review of the parish's pupil progression plan. The school system's new chief academic officer, Annette Samec, informed school board members of the potential common grading system during Wednesday's board meeting.... more »
  • Mutliple Lane closures for I-10, I-110, between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this weekend

    July 9, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling between Baton Rouge and Lafayette using Interstate 10 should expect delays this weekend, according to a Louisiana State Police advisory sent Friday. The west bound right lane of I-10 near exit 139 will be closed from 8: p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. ... more »
  • Lafayette looking for teachers in key areas

    July 9, 2015 8:34 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The Lafayette Parish School System is struggling to find teachers for certain subjects, leading to a critical shortage declaration. However, Superintendent Donald Aguillard says the critical designation is routine and is often done by school districts. The move allows the school system to further advertise the positions and hire... more »
  • Bike loop to be named after cycling murder victim

    July 7, 2015 11:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE - City leaders renamed a bicycle loop for murder victim Mickey Shunick Tuesday night. Shunick, a college student, was hit and killed by Brandon Scott Lavergne in May 2012. In a confession, Lavergne said he had been drinking when he hit Shunick but killed her after the pair... more »
  • Court: No evidence heart attack caused by burglar

    July 2, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled there's no evidence to support prosecutors' arguments that an 86-year-old Lafayette woman's heart attack was caused when she found a man in her home. The Supreme Court upheld this week a lower court's decision to overturn the conviction of Willie James... more »
  • Special bond, special season Play Video

    June 15, 2015 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Andrew and Matthew Stevenson has always shared a bond as brothers, but it's grown in a special way over the past three years as Andrew has become the star centerfielder for the Tigers and Matthew, younger by three years, has been able to follow his brother's career... more »
  • Parole denied for man convicted of injecting woman with HIV

    June 12, 2015 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Lafayette physician who was convicted 17 years ago for injecting his girlfriend with HIV and Hepatitis C has been denied parole. The Advertiser reports a three-person panel on Thursday unanimously denied parole for 66-year-old Richard Schmidt. Schmidt is serving a 50-year sentence for attempted second-degree... more »
  • Bail set for woman charged with storing dead child in storage unit

    June 11, 2015 6:24 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette district court judge set bail Thursday at $125,000 for a woman charged with storing her dead child in a storage unit. Police arrested Rebecca Landry on June 4 on one count of second-degree murder after a man who purchased an old storage unit she used... more »
  • Police say infant found dead in storage unit after 14 years

    June 4, 2015 2:54 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police arrested a Lafayette woman on murder charges after investigators said an infant's body was found in a storage unit this week, 14 years after the child died. According to KATC-TV , Lafayette Police charged 57-year-old Rebecca Landry with second-degree murder Thursday after the gruesome discovery was... more »
  • Police chief arrested in probe into topless bar

    May 25, 2015 2:36 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Jeanerette's police chief has been placed on paid leave following his arrest on charges relating to the investigation of a Lafayette topless bar. Marvin Grogan was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Friday on one count of malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony.... more »
  • Lafayette Police: Jeanerette police chief arrested

    May 23, 2015 2:09 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police in Lafayette say the police chief of a neighboring town has been arrested. A statement from the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force says Jeanerette police chief Marvin Grogan was arrested Friday night by task force members and state police. The warrant lists charges of malfeasance in office... more »
  • More oil industry layoffs

    May 20, 2015 11:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The falling oil prices have taken its toll on more Louisiana oil industry workers. The Associated Press reported Wednesday night, Frank's International is laying off 150 of its employees in Lafayette. The company is trying to trim its workforce by 400 to 600 employees. Workers were told... more »
  • State board awards tax breaks, costing Lafayette millions

    May 12, 2015 1:50 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A state board exempted some Lafayette Parish businesses from paying millions in local taxes in 2013. The Louisiana Economic Development's Board of Commerce and Industry, not local governing bodies, approved the exemptions that waived local property taxes. In 2013 those exemptions amounted to $5.4 million over a 10-year... more »
  • Teen kills friend in accidental shooting

    May 11, 2015 1:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police have identified a teenager killed by his friend in a weekend shooting. Cpl. Paul Mouton says 18-year-old Jo'nathan Delacroix was shot once in the face Saturday afternoon. Delacroix was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Mouton says a friend of Delacroix, 18-year-old Anthony Beloney, was booked... more »

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