Two veteran Lafayette lawyers will vie for the seat of judge in the 15th Judicial District Court, Division D, on Saturday.
The boat launch at Lake Martin quietly reopened over the weekend to recreational fishers, hunters and photographers for the first time in nearly nine months.
A St. Landry Parish grand jury Tuesday indicted Phillip DeWoody on a murder charge in the death of 72-year-old Joyce Thomas, whose body was found in a wooded area off Interstate 49 days after the deaf woman was reported missing by her family.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries took the first step this week in restoring public access at Lake Martin.
A Lafayette Parish man said this week it was his anonymous voice that was heard speaking out Thursday during a court hearing in Baton Rouge, handled on a Zoom call, over Louisiana’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Lawsuits filed by the survivors and families of victims of a December plane crash in Lafayette will be heard only in federal court.
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would not hear a case between the St. Martin Parish government and a business that's highlighted public access problems at Lake Martin.
Members of historically Black Baptist churches in St. Landry Parish expressed disappointment Monday morning upon learning Holden Matthews, the 23-year-old confessed arsonist who set fire to their churches in 2019, would serve no additional prison …
Don Landry, the newly-elected district attorney for the 15th Judicial District, said Wednesday one of his top priorities is taking to trial a backlog of pending felony cases.
Two years after he was convicted of felony malfeasance in office, former Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope reported to jail at noon Wednesday to begin serving his sentence.
Veteran Lafayette law enforcement officers Kip Judice and Reggie Thomas will face each other in a Dec. 5 runoff for Lafayette city marshal.
Donald Landry, 73, will be the next district attorney for Louisiana's 15th Judicial District, which includes Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion parishes.
Confessed church arsonist Holden Matthews was sentenced in federal court on Monday, a year and a half after he destroyed three historically Black churches in Port Barre and Opelousas in a 10-day arson spree in spring 2019.
A district judge ruled Monday morning that a city-parish lawsuit can proceed against a comedian responsible for fake antifa events that prompted a real police response.
Federal sentencing for confessed St. Landry church arsonist Holden Matthews was abruptly cut short Friday afternoon after Judge Robert Summerhays said new evidence had come to light that needed to be considered.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope was officially removed from office Thursday, minutes after the convicted official forwarded an email to prosecutors announcing his resignation.
A highly anticipated federal lawsuit filed Monday morning claims that Lafayette Police officers violated 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin’s constitutional rights when they shot him to death on Aug. 21.
The Lafayette Consolidated Government, with Mayor-President Josh Guillory at the lead, continues to move forward with its lawsuit against a comedian who created fake antifa events over the summer that prompted a real police response.
The District Attorney's Office on Friday filed a petition to remove from office suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope.
The day after the Lafayette City Council threatened to report City-Parish Attorney Greg Logan to the Bar Association for a conflict of interest, he amended a lawsuit he filed seeking to remove a special attorney the council hired to represent itse…
The power struggle between the Lafayette City Council and City-Parish Attorney Greg Logan over the hiring of a Baton Rouge lawyer to represent the City Council in disputes with the mayor-president notched up Tuesday with the council threatening to…
Voters in the 15th Judicial District Court, Division D, have three experienced and distinctive candidates – Royale Colbert, Amanda Martin and Dwazendra “Dwa” Smith — from which to choose in the Nov. 3 General Election.
Three candidates are seeking to fill the position of Division C judge in the 15th Judicial District in Vermilion Parish on Nov. 3.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal was escorted in handcuffs and leg chains from the parish courthouse to the parish jail Thursday afternoon after a judge resentenced him on a 2018 conviction for three felony counts of malfeasance in office.
A Youngsville man who pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old pregnant woman and her 1-year-old child has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
The four men vying to be the next Lafayette City Marshal come with decades of law enforcement experience and include a former interim Lafayette Police chief, the Duson Police chief, a former Louisiana State Police trooper and a former Lafayette De…
Two years after a jury found Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope guilty on three felony counts of malfeasance in office, his sentencing date is set.
The Lafayette Parish courthouse is closed Monday, forcing another delay in a hearing to remove the Confederal Gen. Alfred Mouton statue from city property.
Attorneys for City-Parish Attorney Greg Logan filed a petition Wednesday asking the court to require the special attorney hired by the Lafayette City Council to show by what authority she was hired.
The Louisiana Supreme Court, in a decision announced Tuesday, declined to hear suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope's appeal of three 2018 felony convictions.
Months after a new law was passed that some advocates believed would effectively abolish the sentence of life without parole for juveniles in Louisiana, lawmakers are taking steps to narrow its scope.
Both men vying to be the next district attorney for the 15th Judicial District that includes Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion parishes have decades of experience as assistant district attorneys in that office, but they have different ideas for impr…
Three men accused in connected January 2018 killings were indicted Wednesday on obstruction of justice related to the murder cases.
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.