An off-duty Duson police officer was shot at while driving in his personal vehicle with a family member early Tuesday morning.
Taxpayers are not footing the bill for a Lafayette mayor-president candidate to use the publicly-owned Cajundome Convention Center for an event as suggested by a conservative group on its Facebook page Monday.
A rapidly growing local company that helps at-home patients with respiratory diseases has bought the former Talos Petroleum building for $5.6 million, court records show.
Dallas-based AT&T sent job cut notifications for 1,800 positions to unionized workers with the Communications Workers of America — including 117 jobs across Louisiana — according to the union.
Holden Matthews photographed the three recent St. Landry Parish church arsons he is accused of committing as they occurred, then used the images to create album covers for his one-man black metal band, federal prosecutors said Monday in a pre-tria…
The executive director of the Louisiana State Troopers Association was arrested on Father's Day, accused of firing one shot toward his daughter's boyfriend in the parking lot of his office on Jefferson Highway.
A proclamation on a Lafayette City-Parish Council meeting agenda Tuesday to declare June "Pride Month" has drawn heated opposition from dozens of people on social media
Louisiana leaders on Monday issued a call for the public’s help in completing a census of the state’s bat population. The goal is to avert a plague that has killed more than six million of the flying mammals in other parts of the country, but has …
The federal government is being asked to declare a fisheries disaster for Louisiana by the governor, who says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood.
More than 1.4 million customers of major automobile insurers across Louisiana are seeing lower rates as the insurers compete for new business and to retain market share, but the state remains among the most expensive nationally for auto insurance.
WASHINGTON — Prescription drug prices are too high. That's something Republicans and Democrats agree on in a climate defined by partisan division.
Brandon Scott Lavergne, who is serving two life sentences in the Louisiana State Penitentiary for the murders of Mickey Shunick of Lafayette and Lisa Pate, cannot appeal his conviction and sentence, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Hundreds of family, friends, fans and fellow musicians congregated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette Monday to pay their respects for blues and zydeco legend Paul "Li'l Buck" Sinegal Sr. who died last week at 75.
About two dozen people experienced the challenges and opportunities that exist in the local food economy while touring Acadiana farms Monday as part of the inaugural South Louisiana Food Summit.
Louisiana Democrats cheered Gov. John Bel Edwards as he made the case for why he deserves re-election this year, at the party’s annual fundraising dinner in New Orleans on Saturday night.
At Acadian Companies’ annual company meeting on May 8, 2019, HSE consultant Grant Guidry was recognized as the 2019 Safety Management Systems Employee of the Year. A division of Acadian, Safety Management Systems is one of the largest health, safe…
A Lafayette family and their friends and neighbors were left shaken and struggling to understand after a dispute between a father and son in a quiet residential community turned deadly on the eve of Father’s Day weekend.
The Advocate Saturday won three awards in the annual Green Eyeshade competition, which honors the best journalism in the South.
Virtual reality workforce training is the latest trend for numerous industries, and Lafayette is the home of two businesses and an educational institute that is on the forefront.
A suspect is on the run after reportedly shooting his father during a domestic disturbance on Alice Drive Friday evening.
An appeals court is scheduled Wednesday to hear arguments on a lawsuit challenging whether errors in new city of Lafayette council district boundary descriptions can be corrected without another home rule charter vote.
A Louisiana Public Service Commission audit confirms what a former director reported in 2018: Lafayette Utilities System paid LUS communications (fiber) division for services it never used.
WASHINGTON — A major hurdle has been cleared toward fixing the duplication-of-benefits trap that has kept thousands of Louisiana residents affected by catastrophic floods from tapping into federal recovery dollars.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday following his convictions on four charges that include perjury and malfeasance in office.
South Louisiana Community College will begin offering an LPN to RN transition program at its T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas this fall. The school received approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing at the board’s June 13 meeting.
At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.
An Opelousas deputy city marshal is in jail after sheriff’s deputies say he punched his wife during an argument.
You may have noticed a bit of construction at the Golden Corral as you were traveling down Ambassador Caffery Parkway on Friday morning, but fans of the restaurant will not be missing out during the process.
May 2018 was the high water mark for that record-breaking year. The 565 home sales reported to the Realtor Association of Acadiana’s Multiple Listing Service and the over $114 million in dollar volume those sales represented was not only a record …
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise got into an awkward exchange over Louisiana's coastal erosion during an appearance on CBS This Morning on Friday — the second anniversary of a mass shooting that the Louisiana Republican barely s…
The former Field of Dreams Sports Bar, 1036 Baker Hughes Road in Broussard, will soon become a Dream Castle where charity events, weddings and all manner of special occasions can become a reality.
Acadiana’s small farmers and restaurants aren’t speaking the same language. That was the conclusion of a 2016 survey by the Acadiana Food Alliance, an organization tasked with building a sustainable food economy across a nine-parish region. The di…
Today in The Rundown: Rideshare apps could be coming to more rural areas of Louisiana; a Baton Rouge businessman renews calls for new leadership at LSU; a bake sale for abortion rights; a proposed special designation for the WWII Museum in New Orl…