Shots Fired Outside Opelousas School Send It Into Lockdown
The school remained in lockdown for some time after the shooting.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Blasts Lafayette Mayor, City Council Over Vote To Reject Mask Mandate
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment in how Lafayette leadership is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lafayette Woman Being Sought By Sheriff’s Department
No other details have been provided.
Repairs Coming to Ambassador Caffery Road in Lafayette (SCHEDULE)
Construction has begun to repair and improve Ambassador Caffery Parkway on the stretch of the roadway from Johnston Street to Kaliste Saloom Road.
BUILD Grant to Help “Revitalize” University Avenue Corridor in Lafayette
Lafayette City Council Chair Pat Lewis (District 1) explains how this $10 million BUILD grant will fund two components of the University Avenue Corridor Project.
“Debris Drop” Happening in October in Lafayette
Lafayette Parish residents can get rid of old trash and junk that aren’t typically picked up with regular garbage collection during “Debris Drop,” set for Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Temporary Library Cards Issued for Hurricane Laura Evacuees
The Lafayette Public Library is now issuing temporary library cards to Louisiana residents from Jefferson Davis Parish, Calcasieu Parish, and Cameron Parish who have been displaced by Hurricane Laura and who are momentarily living in Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette’s Estimated Taxable Sales in June Highest on Record for 2020
With more than $562 million in estimated taxable sales in June, year-to-date sales in Lafayette Parish reached $2.98 billion—3.7% lower than 2019 and 0.82% higher than 2018. June estimated sales are the highest month on record for 2020.
Lafayette Parish to Get Over $7.1 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds
Lafayette will use the grant funds for normal and extraordinary operating expenses, purchase of rolling stock, and paratransit services.
Ouachita Parish OHSEP Leader Adds to Duplicate COVID-19 Number Claims
Ouachita Parish Director of Homeland Security Neil Brown joins the growing list of parishes who are raising red flags about the way COVID-19 cases are being counted.
DeSoto Sheriff Says COVID-19 Case Numbers In The Parish Are Inflated
Richardson, who also serves as the GOHSEP lead in the parish, says he has personally seen duplicate names on the list of cases in his parish.
Sandbags Available in Lafayette Parish Ahead of Tropical Depression
The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking a tropical system south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
UL Lafayette Announces Fall Semester Calendar Changes
The earlier start date is one of several changes the University has made to its academic calendar as it prepares for the safe resumption of on-campus instruction and housing and residential life in the fall.
UL Lafayette Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases
Two University of Louisiana at Lafayette students have tested positive for COVID-19. The students shared an on-campus apartment.
Latest Survey Results Show Effects of Coronavirus on Acadiana Economy
In mid-April, a second COVID-19 Business Impact Survey was conducted through a joint effort of business resource partners including One Acadiana.
Lafayette General Health to Begin COVID-19 Antibody Testing
The lab-based serology blood test, provided by Abbott, tests for the detection of IgG antibody to identify if a person has had the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Graduation Rescheduled for Lafayette Parish Students
The Lafayette Parish School System is rescheduling all high school graduations.
Guidelines Released to Re-opening Golf Courses in Lafayette Parish
At Friday's press conference, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory released the guidelines to re-opening golf courses in Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette Utilities System Wins National Safety Awards
Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019 and a Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
Additional Sand Bag Locations Announced for Lower St. Martin Parish
In order to minimize interaction among members of the public in securing sandbags, the sites will be open to the public at all times and will be self-service.