Firefighters stationed at Lafayette Fire Station #3 on Cooper Drive bid farewell to the longstanding station recently as demolition crews knocked down the aging, 5,000-square-foot structure to make way for a larger, modern station.
A 45-year-old New Iberia man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle into a ditch off Lake Peigneur Road around 10 p.m. Friday, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rise statewide, officials across the Acadiana criminal justice system are working to reduce the number of people in jail. They are also taking steps to protect the remaining inmates during the pandemic.
A suspicious death investigation is underway after a human body was found in a wooded area of Heymann Park, the Lafayette Police Department said.
A Jennings man was killed and an Erath woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Jefferson Davis Parish Friday night.
To stem the possible spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Lafayette Police Department on Tuesday began restricting some one-on-one interactions between police and the public.
A family’s apartment was heavily smoke damaged Saturday after a 5-year-old child accidentally caught a bed on fire while playing with a lighter, fire officials said.
A 51-year-old Opelousas man was arrested on theft and other charges Friday after accusations he stole thousands from a 90-year-old military veteran.
A 17-year-old was shot and injured outside a banquet hall on South St. Antoine Street on Friday night, the same banquet hall where six people were injured during a shooting in late February.
A man was arrested on vehicular homicide charges Thursday after losing control of his truck on La. 93 in St. Landry Parish and killing a passing motorcyclist.
Judge John Trahan ruled against suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope on Wednesday as his attorney argued state law allows the city marshal to supplement his income with court fees.
The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a body that was found Tuesday afternoon is believed to be that of James Gunnels, the man who went missing from Alexandria on Feb. 13.
The warden of Louisiana's Angola prison has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation into payroll issues, the Department of Corrections announced Tuesday.
A man has been booked on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend over the weekend, according to a statement from the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.
The attorney for a Scott man accused of causing a fiery 2017 Congress Street crash that took the life of a UL graduate student will argue a police officer improperly performed evaluations that led to charges of driving while impaired and vehicular…
A Lafayette High School teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student at her residence in Crowley, according to multiple media reports.
A Lafayette man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to three counts of carjacking, according to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Lafayette firefighters have created a perimeter around a ravaged home at the edge of downtown that's in danger of collapsing following a major fire Thursday morning.
A Breaux Bridge man was arrested on six counts of attempted first-degree murder Wednesday after reportedly opening fire in a banquet hall on South St. Antoine Street Feb. 25.
Phillip DeWoody, the Opelousas man accused in the kidnapping of 72-year-old Joyce Thomas, has a juvenile criminal history that includes involvement in a homicide at age 12, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Tuesday.
The body of Joyce Thomas, a mute and deaf Ville Platte woman missing since Wednesday, was found at a property along a stretch of Interstate 49 between Sunset and Opelousas Monday morning, according to Louisiana State Police.
Life is less bright for the friends and family members of 72-year-old Joyce Thomas, who are praying for the day they’ll see the Ville Platte woman’s warm smile again.
Phillip Wayne DeWoody, the 53-year-old Opelousas man accused of kidnapping a deaf and mute woman from Ville Platte, has been in and out of prison after convictions including two armed robberies and escaping prison at knifepoint, court documents show.
Louisiana State Police troopers have arrested one man in connection with the disappearance of Joyce Thomas, a deaf woman who doesn't speak who was last seen in Ville Platte Wednesday.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles is scheduled to hear appeals by Brian Pope and the district attorney's office in the felony case of the suspended Lafayette City Marshal.