Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory continues to target the mother of a comedian the city is suing over fake antifa events that prompted a real police response.
District Attorney Keith Stutes concluded there is insufficient evidence of a crime to pursue charges against former Lafayette Utilities System Director Terry Huval.
John Merrifield, the comedian who's being sued over fake "antifa" events that prompted a real police response, is asking the court to strike the lawsuit.
A temporary restraining order blocking the release of information concerning the Lafayette Police killing of 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin was dismissed Tuesday, clearing the way for Pellerin's family to see body camera footage of the Aug. 21 shooting.
After narrowly losing an appeal last month, the St. Martin Parish Council unanimously voted Sept. 1 to take its lawsuit against a Lake Martin business to the state's highest court.
The Acadiana Advocate, along with KATC-TV and The Daily Advertiser filed a petition Friday asking the court to dismiss an order blocking access to the information related to the Aug. 21 shooting of Trayford Pellerin and sealing the court record.
Attorneys for Trayford Pellerin’s family filed a petition Friday challenging a temporary restraining order that would bar the release of body camera footage, the names of officers involved and other evidence in the police shooting death of their son.
An Opelousas police officer charged with malfeasance in connection with the alleged beating of a teenager in a hospital last year appeared before a judge for his arraignment Thursday, KATC reports.
A judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that would prohibit the family of Trayford Pellerin from viewing body camera footage of his Aug. 21 fatal shooting by Lafayette police officers.
An appellate court on Tuesday reversed a Lafayette Parish judge's contempt of court conviction against the executive director of Louisiana’s primary indigent capital defense organization. The court also found that Judge Jules Edwards erred in orde…
The driver who pleaded guilty in August to a 2017 crash that resulted in the death of a University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate student has been released after three years in jail, according to court documents filed Thursday.
The Lafayette city-parish government is suing the person behind satirical antifa Facebook events that authorities responded to this summer in River Ranch and at the Acadiana Mall.
A federal judge in Lafayette late Friday afternoon ruled against several Acadiana bar owners challenging a closure order by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
A Lafayette district judge has temporarily blocked the two-week suspension of a Lafayette Police corporal accused of violating three policies for posting items on the Lafayette police union's Facebook page while he was the union president.
A Louisiana appeals court issued an opinion Wednesday in favor of a business operating at Lake Martin that has sparked controversy and contributed to public access problems at the state-owned body of water.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards testified Monday afternoon in a federal court in Lafayette in favor of keeping intact his mandate to close bars to on-premise consumption.
A Rayne man has been sentenced to five years of probation for killing and transporting a federally protected, endangered whooping crane.
Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Josh Guillory's legal team has filed a motion in court arguing the United Daughters of the Confederacy have no legal standing in the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from city property.
A federal judge Friday denied a temporary restraining order sought by a group of Acadiana bar owners against Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions. The order would have allowed the bars to reopen.
Lafayette Parish District Attorney Keith Stutes has requested an expedited hearing to object to the candidacy of suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope, who has filed the paperwork to run for re-election to the office in the Nov. 3 election.
Eleven Louisiana bar owners filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Gov. John Bel Edwards, arguing his coronavirus rules limiting bars to takeout and delivery unlawfully target one business sector and impose overly harsh restrictions.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope has been ordered to appear in court for possibly having violated his probation stemming from a public records lawsuit he lost to a local newspaper.
The U.S. Senate confirmed current Western District U.S. Attorney David Joseph to a lifelong post as a federal district judge on Tuesday.
As he indicated he would, suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope filed paperwork Friday morning to qualify for re-election despite a felony conviction and pending malfeasance charges against him.
Congressman Clay Higgins of Lafayette picked up a second challenger Thursday in his bid for re-election to the 3rd Congressional District and a fourth candidate qualified to run for Lafayette City Marshal.
Recently retired 16th Judicial District Court Judge Lori Landry on Thursday qualified to challenge sitting District Attorney Bo Duhé for his seat this fall, months after a contentious legal face off between the two when Duhé’s office attempted to …
A Ville Platte man was being held Thursday on $350,000 bond at the Rapides Parish Detention Center, charged by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office on sex-related cases.
Drug and weapons charges against Cajun Cannabis owner Travis DeYoung stemming from an April 2019 sweep of his CBD business have been dismissed.
Qualifying began Wednesday for candidates who want to be on the Nov. 3 ballot, from U.S. Congress to judges, from district attorney to justice of the peace. Qualifying continues through Friday.
Paperwork filed with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office shows Judge Lori Landry has resigned from the 16th Judicial District Court covering Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.
A bitter feud among defense lawyers and a judge’s refusal to let them separate has stalled the prosecution of Ian Howard, who is accused of murdering a Lafayette police officer and wounding three others at a convenience store three years ago.
A Lafayette City Court judge and other courthouse employees in the area are in quarantine recovering from coronavirus.
The survivors and family members of passengers killed in a December plane crash have filed lawsuits in federal court, challenging the insurance company that insured the aircraft after arguing the company acted with “unclean hands” in an attempt to…
Impetus to create a doctorate in Justice Studies at the University of New Orleans was first found not in any ivory tower but more on some of the mean urban streets where that city’s homeless and underserved people gather. That’s what Kim Martin Lo…
Most Rev. Douglas Deshotel, bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, issued a statement supporting Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory's position to move the statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton to another location.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory announced Wednesday evening he will ask city-parish attorneys to take action to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from city property where it was erected at an entrance to downtown in 1922.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory and the president of the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy have been subpoenaed to appear at an Aug. 17 hearing on a lawsuit aimed at freeing city officials from a 1980 injunction tha…
Catholic schools — including Lafayette’s — that bar lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teachers may be protected from lawsuits under federal law, despite a Supreme Court ruling issued last week that shields their unemployment under civil rights law.
A 30-year-old Lafayette man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for a series of carjackings in February 2019.
A hospital surveillance camera filmed as Opelousas Police Sgt. Tyron Andrepont repeatedly struck and applied a chokehold to a restrained Black man in October 2019, court documents said.
A Lafayette Parish judge on Wednesday ordered the state’s primary indigent capital defense organization to continue working with a lawyer that it recently fired.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope of three October 2018 felony convictions against him.
A veteran Opelousas Police Department officer accused of battering a young Black man at a hospital in October 2019 has a pending civil lawsuit accusing him of excessive force against a local pastor in 2010.
A 24-year-old Lafayette man was sentenced to over six years in federal prison for downloading child pornography involving children as young as 3.
Roy Verret’s arrest in the murder of an elderly Jeanerette man in late 2016 hinged on a damning piece of DNA evidence: the victim’s blood was found on a washing machine lid under a carport in Verret’s home.