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New golf cart ordinance for Youngsville
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:40:43 -0700

No more zooming down the streets' of Youngsville especially if you're in a golf cart. Youngsville is about to implement a Golf Cart Ordinance.

Wedding: Lenzi Desormeaux & Damian Babineaux
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:59:35 -0700

Lenzi Kaye Desormeaux and Damian Todd Babineaux, II were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at seven o'clock in the evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, Louisiana. The ceremony was officiated and blessed by Father Samuel Fontana.

Grand jury indicts 14 for alleged meth ring
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:47:24 -0800

(AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people in what prosecutors allege was a major methamphetamine ring that funneled drugs from Texas to south Louisiana. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/11DX8OK) the 20-count indictment, unsealed Wednesday, is the result of a more than yearlong investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Acadiana. Drug Enforcement Administration ...

Dr. Philip J. Culotta
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:00:10 -0800

Dr. Philip J. Culotta

Cajuns Softball Ink Six To 2016 Class
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:58:58 -0800

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball program and head coach Michael Lotief announced Wednesday that six players have signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program for the 2016 season. Signing National Letter of Intents today were Louisiana natives Summer Ellyson (Lafayette, La./Teurlings Catholic HS), Kara Gremillion (Gonzales, La./St. Amant HS), Chelsea Lotief ...

Federal grand jury indicts 14 in meth trafficking and distribution ring
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:14:52 -0800

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Wednesday the indictments of 14 people in an alleged meth trafficking and distribution ring from Houston to Lafayette and New Iberia. Finley said 12 people have been arrested so far and they are still searching for the last two.Those named in the 20-count indictment are: Gary Hunt, 58, of Spendora, Texas; Elliot Jolet, 34, of New Iberia, La.; Anita ...

Lafayette Parish election results
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:44:16 -0800

The Louisiana Secretary of State's website reports the following election results for Lafayette Parish:  City Judge, City Court Division A: Incumbent Judge "Francie" Bouillion defeats Joseph H. Riley II with 59 percent of the vote.  City Marshal: Brian Pope and Kip Judice are heading to a run-off with 37 percent and 29 percent of the vote, respectively. Longtime incumbent Marshall Earl "Nickey ...

Charter school to open in Broussard in 2015
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:28:47 -0800

The fourth charter school in Lafayette Parish is scheduled to open next fall. Broussard Charter Academy will be operated by National Heritage Academies, the same Michigan-based company that runs Willow Charter Academy in Lafayette. NHA spokeswoman Jennifer Hoff said in an email to The Advertiser the school will open in time for the 2015-16 school year, with an enrollment capacity of 508 students ...

Acadiana Arrest Reports
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:25:44 -0800

This report contains daily arrest records from various agencies in Acadiana.

Update: Police release identity of victim discovered in commercial fire
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:02:15 -0800

The identity of the body that was found in a car inside a burning building today has been released by Louisana State Police. 27-year-old Sarah Leblanc of Duson was killed in a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 342 near Brooklyn Street in Lafayette Parish. According to Master Trooper Brooks David, a preliminary investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Leblanc was traveling east on LA ...