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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Witch doctor gets federal prison for drug protection scheme

    May 1, 2015 5:08 PM

    BEAUMONT, TX - A Nigerian man who federal prosecutors say portrayed himself as a "witch doctor" has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from cocaine traffickers looking to get his supernatural protection from authorities. Christopher Omigie, a naturalized U.S. citizen who had... more »
  • Snapping turtle gives ULL students an up-close education

    April 16, 2015 4:52 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Biology students had a close encounter with a massive alligator snapping turtle which wandered onto the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus this week. Dr. Brad Moon, an associated professor of biology, said students spotted the turtle ambling along a brick wall around Cypress Lake after heavy... more »
  • Former tool CEO Knight surrenders on racketeering charge

    April 14, 2015 4:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The former CEO of Knight Oil Tools, Mark Knight, surrendered to a racketeering warrant in Lafayette Tuesday. According to KATC.com , Knight and his attorneys went to the jail so he could turn himself in. He was given a $100,000 bond. Knight is accused of being... more »
  • EBR associate superintendent to run for Lafayette position

    April 11, 2015 11:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Donald Aguillard, Carlos Sam and Francis Touchet are the candidates to be the next Lafayette Parish school superintendent. Aguillard is the current superintendent in St. Mary Parish. Sam is the associate superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Touchet is a network leader for the Louisiana... more »
  • Bill Cosby takes the stage in Lafayette Play Video

    February 27, 2015 9:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE - After multiple shows were canceled amid dozens of sexual assault allegations, Bill Cosby stepped on stage at the Heymann Center in Lafayette Friday night. Media was not allowed to film his show, but plenty of fans were there for his support. "I've always been a fan;... more »
  • Man sentenced for driving over former girlfriend

    February 22, 2015 6:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette man who drove over his former girlfriend in a college parking lot has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Brian Anthony Woods, 27, was sentenced Friday. Judge David Ritchie also ordered Woods to pay the woman's medical expenses and to not have contact with her.... more »
  • Ex-Ragin' Cajun Lucroy to miss start of spring training

    February 11, 2015 9:38 AM

    MILWAUKEE, WI - All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks of spring training for the Milwaukee Brewers because of a mild strain of his right hamstring. The team said that Lucroy was diagnosed with the injury by a team doctor on Monday. Another examination on Tuesday confirmed... more »
  • Free mammograms being offered in Lafayette

    February 5, 2015 3:25 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program is offering free mammograms. Low-income women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have no health insurance are eligible for the screenings. They are available at the Clifton Chenier Center on West Willow in Lafayette on Wednesday, Feb. 11. For... more »
  • Lafayette may consider smoking ban in bars

    January 23, 2015 10:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette City-Parish Council may soon consider a ban on smoking in bars, similar to a measure approved in New Orleans. New Orleans joined a short list of cities in Louisiana Thursday to ban smoking in bars, and City-Parish Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux said he wants to add... more »
  • Report: It takes more than $55k to live securely in BR

    January 13, 2015 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city has the second-highest cost of living in the state and, according to a new study by Loyola University, it is contributing to peoples' struggle to make ends meet. A family with two adults and two children must take home at least about $63,648 each year... more »
  • Driver killed in single vehicle crash in Lafayette

    December 8, 2014 11:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police are investigating a fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Ambassador Caffery. Police say the driver of a pickup was traveling on the westbound I-10 on-ramp early Monday morning when the vehicle left the roadway, ejecting the drive. Investigators say the driver,... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette drops Oral Roberts 76-52

    November 26, 2014 1:59 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Kasey Shepherd, who missed just one shot all night, scored 22 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the MGM Grand Main Event on Tuesday night. Shepherd, who made 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, was almost perfect as he made... more »
  • Oil group hosting job fair Wed. in Lafayette

    October 27, 2014 6:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition is hosting a job fair Wednesday at the Cajundome & Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for oil and gas industry companies looking for qualified employees. Military veterans will get special attention in the form of access to career experts... more »
  • Teen in Ninja Turtle mask accused of robbery

    October 16, 2014 12:09 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police said an 18-year-old anti-hero on a half-shell used "turtle power" and a makeshift weapon to rob an Acadiana convenience store. KATC-TV in Lafayette reports the incident happened around 6 a.m. on Thursday morning at a convenience store located on East University Avenue. Police said Detron... more »
  • Landrieu courts female voters in Senate race

    October 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    LAFAYETTE - With her political future in jeopardy, Sen. Mary Landrieu is turning to a natural constituent base in her re-election bid: Louisiana's women. The Democratic incumbent spoke Wednesday to 400 women in Lafayette -and a few men who came with them - in one of a series of events... more »
  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 7, 2014 10:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other attendees.... more »
  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 4, 2014 7:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other... more »
  • Jury convicts ex-Lafayette postal worker on theft

    October 4, 2014 10:14 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - A federal jury has found a Lafayette woman guilty of taking gift cards from the U.S. mail. Jurors this week found 41-year-old Crystal Boutte guilty of two counts of theft of mail. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley's office says Boutte stole four Wal-Mart gift cards from the... more »
  • State AG appeals gay marriage ruling to La. Supreme Court

    September 27, 2014 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision to ban same-sex marriage in Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office filed the appeal Friday after the ruling Monday by Lafayette Parish Judge, Edward Rubin. The ruling was made in the same-sex... more »
  • Lafayette officer stable following shooting

    September 12, 2014 5:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette police officer is in stable condition following an overnight shooting. The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Willow Apartments. Police say the officer was searching an apartment for a suspect in another shooting that took place Thursday morning when the suspect and the... more »
  • Man wanted for contractor fraud charges

    September 3, 2014 4:41 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Police are on the search for a man accused of fraud with contractor fraud this summer. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for Neal Joseph Laperouse, 51, for taking money from two clients without performing the work. Investigators say Laperouse also has warrants for... more »
  • Southern, ULL prepare for in-state clash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2014 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars and UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are set to square off Saturday at Cajun Field. Both teams won their conference last year, but ULL returns their three-year starting quarterback while SU will break in redshirt freshman Deonte Shorts with his first collegiate start. "I... more »
  • Could Southern lose players before the first game? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars could be down a few starters when the team takes to Cajun Field in Lafayette for their first game. Head coach Dawson Odums said academics and injuries could sideline several players when they travel I-10 to take on the ULL Ragin' Cajuns Saturday.... more »
  • Southern preps for game week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are ready to start hitting someone in an opponent's jersey. Head coach Dawson Odums announced his starting quarterback against that first opponent will be former Southern Lab star Deonte Shorts. Also, redshirt freshman quarterback Francis Kanneh has made it known he will... more »
  • School bus joyride

    August 5, 2014 7:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE, INDIANA- A 12-year-old faces charges for stealing a school bus, taking a joyride and crashing it through a yard and into the garage of a house. Witnesses called authorities after seeing the bus swerving all over the road. Deputies say the boy ignored their sirens and stop... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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