A 78-year-old man in custody in Texas on multiple life sentences and suspected in a number of other homicides has been arrested in a cold case involving the 1996 death of an Opelousas woman, KATC-TV is reporting.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
An argument that started on Facebook resulted in a stabbing Monday in a St. Martinville apartment complex, Police Chief Ricky Martin said.
Monday, November 12, 2018
A 41-year-old Lafayette man was killed Saturday evening after being hit by a pickup car in the 900 block of University Avenue. Santos Delgado was hit after he “entered the roadway for unknown reasons,” according to a Lafayette police news release.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Friday, November 09, 2018
LAFAYETTE - A man was arrested Thursday, accused of pointing a firearm from his vehicle in the direction of at least seven students riding on a school bus, Lafayette Police said.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
A man suffered second-degree burns on both arms and his face Wednesday when a small propane tank exploded in a truck, causing a flash fire, Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier said in a news release.
Monday, November 05, 2018
LAKE CHARLES — State Police say fog may have been a factor in a fatal accident involving a southwestern Louisiana sheriff’s deputy early Monday.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
A 45-year-old Krotz Springs man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on La. 104, north of U.S. 190 in St. Landry Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
A New Iberia bicyclist was killed Saturday night after he was hit by a vehicle on La. 31 in St. Martin Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
A 22-year-old Carencro man was fatally shot early Sunday while traveling on Interstate 10 eastbound, causing his car to crash into another vehicle before he was pronounced dead on the scene, Baton Rouge police said.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Lafayette Police are looking for two men suspected of shooting at a 36-year-old male victim fleeing in his vehicle Tuesday in the 1600 block of West Pinhook Road.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced “one of the largest methamphetamine seizures” in the parish’s history, following execution of two search warrants on Oct. 26 in Scott.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
EGAN — A 52-year-old Oklahoma man was killed shortly before noon Sunday in a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Interstate 10 east near Highway 91, according to Louisiana State Police.
Friday, October 26, 2018
A 46-year-old homeless man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle on South College Road late Thursday, Lafayette police said Friday.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man convicted of killing two Lafayette women and who was placed in lockdown earlier this month after an attempted escape from Angola, has faced a series of disciplinary actions at the state prison.
The 19-year-old Lafayette man shot by a Lafayette Police officer this month was booked Thursday on counts of aggravated assault of a police officer, possession of a stolen firearm, and illegal carrying of a weapon, State Police said in a news release.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
A prison guard was arrested Wednesday and accused of smuggling tobacco and cigarette lighters into Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, according to the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Crowley Police on Tuesday were searching for someone they are describing as "a person of interest" in a non-fatal shooting early Tuesday morning in a residence in the 1700 block of North Avenue I.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Carencro police are investigating a suspected homicide after responding Sunday night to a call of a dead body in a ditch near Breaux Road and Francois Street.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
One person was injured in a shooting at 9:27 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Theatre Street, according to Lafayette Police.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
A Lafayette businessman serving a federal prison sentence for mail fraud faces new charges in a separate alleged scheme.
A man convicted of killing two women in the Lafayette area attempted an escape from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola earlier this week.
Monday, October 15, 2018
BAYOU L’OURSE — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Morgan City man Monday accused of calling in a bomb threat at the business where he worked.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
In a flash, they were airborne. Their car hit a tree, flipping. Jada Jones felt a sharp jab of pain to her face. The driver-side door came off, but Jones’ friend grabbed her from the passenger seat, keeping the 20-year-old from flying out of the car.
Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a local boxer late Saturday night, sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Mowell said in a news release Sunday.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Two men were injured in a shoot-out outside a Lafayette hotel early Saturday morning, Lafayette police spokeswoman Cpl. Bridgette P. Dugas said.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking four people believed responsible for a string of seven "kick-in residential burglaries" in the Abbeville, Kaplan and North Vermilion areas.
An incident that triggered a Lafayette police officer's shooting of a man on Tuesday started with a report of several individuals smoking marijuana on the porch of a house on Hilda Street, according to information released by police on Thursday.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
A Lafayette police officer shot a man Tuesday night while responding to what was described as “criminal activity” on Hilda Street, according to a State Police news release. The man was said to be in stable condition at a local hospital.
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy Brandon Spillman’s professional certification was in revoked status last year at the time he placed Armando Frank in a neck hold that contributed to Frank's death.
Saturday, October 06, 2018
One teen was killed and two others were seriously injured after an allegedly drunken driver crashed into their vehicle Friday in St. Martin Parish, State Police said Saturday.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
The fourth and remaining suspect in the embezzlement from a local business by a Breaux Bridge family surrendered to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday.
A man was stabbed with a box cutter and hospitalized Wednesday night in Lafayette, Lafayette Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Bridgette P. Dugas said.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Four Breaux Bridge family members, two of them attorneys, are facing multiple fraud and conspiracy counts after a lengthy investigation revealed they were involved in a conspiracy to embezzle money, according to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.
Monday, October 01, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
A shooting Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Martin and Arnaud streets in Breaux Bridge has left one man recovering in a local hospital, KATC reports.
Abbeville Police arrested Brandon Lee Johnson, 30, Sunday morning at his home and booked him with attempted first-degree murder in relation to an armed robbery Friday night in which one individual was shot and injured, KATC reports.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
A Ville Platte woman was booked on vehicular homicide and other counts after crashing into two pedestrians early Saturday morning in Evangeline Parish, State Police said.
Friday, September 28, 2018
A Lafayette woman visiting a prisoner at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was arrested Friday after a new body scanner detected an attempt to smuggle contraband in through a body cavity, the state Department of Corrections said.
The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash Sunday on Ambassador Caffery Parkway has been released from a local hospital and booked on vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and other counts, Lafayette police said Friday.
An 81-year-old Lafayette woman was killed and a daughter who attempted to rescue her was hospitalized with burn injuries following an early morning house fire Friday, authorities said.