Louisiana Republican Julia Letlow was sworn into the House on Wednesday, claiming the seat her late husband was elected to but never filled after dying of COVID-19 in late December, days before taking office.
Louisiana, and the United States as a whole, is engaged in an unprecedented vaccination program to combat the coronavirus pandemic. But vaccination rates vary widely between parishes and even by neighborhood.
Julia Letlow won a special election outright Saturday to represent the 5th Congressional District and will succeed her husband Luke, who captured the seat in December only to die of COVID three weeks later.
Calcasieu Parish and neighboring areas are ready to receive additional reimbursements for debris removal in the wake of Hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2021.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says Louisiana, which suffered though a pandemic-influenced downturn in tourism commerce, jobs and taxes collected in 2020, needs to “up its game” quickly to lure visitors — and their dollars — back to the state.
Early voting begins Saturday for Louisiana’s two special congressional elections, along with a handful of state and local races, although none are in Lafayette Parish.
The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center has reached annual no-kill status for the first time after years of labor to revamp the shelter’s operations.
LAKE CHARLES — New misery visited upon southwest Louisiana last week — low water pressure that forced public building closures and bedeviled families, as well as widespread loss of power during record, bitter cold — will stay front-of-mind for loc…
Lafayette’s mayor-president on Saturday responded bitterly to Gov. John Bel Edwards’s criticism of City Council’s rejection of a local mask mandate.
LAKE CHARLES — The latest challenge to daily life in Lake Charles and vicinity is water pressure, several sources in that beleaguered Southwest Louisiana city suggested this week. Well, one of many challenges.
With reelection still about three years away, Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Josh Guillory has amassed a substantial amount of campaign money to take on any challengers.
A Lafayette man is behind an ad that hit YouTube and cable TV this week painting 3rd Congressional District Congressman Clay Higgins as an Oath Keepers supporter whose rhetoric helped to incite the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Theodore Foster’s early introduction to Acadiana has included teaching at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during a global health crisis; experiencing a community that suffered a racially charged, fatal police shooting of a local black man…
University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Joseph Savoie confirmed Thursday that the campus library has secured funding for a community discussion about voting rights history that the local library's board rejected last week. Details will be r…
Youngsville Council Member Jamey Abshire has resigned from his elected position to accept a leadership role in the parks and recreation department of Lafayette Consolidated Government.
President Joe Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Donald Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health.
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret has sworn in an estimated 2,000 people over his career, but no year of ceremonies has been quite like this one.
Area Trump supporters cheered and waved signs in support of the outgoing president Saturday morning in Lafayette, protesting an election they say without firm evidence was stolen, even as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take the oath of offi…
Local supporters of President Donald Trump are moving forward with a rally Saturday in Lafayette to show support for the president despite tensions over the disputed presidential election that led to a deadly riot Jan. 6 by Trump supporters at the…
One month after becoming the first Black citywide elected official in Lafayette history, Reggie Thomas was sworn in as Lafayette City Marshal, beginning the newest phase of a law enforcement career in Lafayette that spans more than three decades.
On Thursday, French teacher Djibril Coulibaly, 50, walked quietly out of the Pine Prairie Correctional Center and into an SUV driven by his cousin, Bissy Coumare.
If 2020 taught Simone Champagne one lesson, it's that life is short. That's why at the end of the year, she retired from her position as chief administrative officer for the city of Youngsville.
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter tested positive for COVID-19 last week, according to an announcement he made Monday on his Facebook page.
The year 2020 was bound to be different for Lafayette. For the first time since consolidation in 1996, separate city and parish councils were sworn in Jan. 6, along with a new mayor-president, Josh Guillory, a Republican and an attorney who had ne…
Carencro Mayor Glenn Brasseaux is back home after spending 26 days in the hospital for COVID-19 treatment.
After more than three weeks in the hospital, Carencro Mayor Glenn Brasseaux may soon be discharged so he can continue recovering from COVID-19 at home.
The Village of Estherwood is beginning the process to fill the leadership hole left by the death of Mayor Donald “Don” Popp, Sr. last week.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Thistlethwaite family heirs have agreed to continue an agreement for the state to operate11,100 acres in St. Landry Parish as a wildlife management area. The announcement was made this week.
A retired 30-year veteran of the Lafayette Police Department, Reggie Thomas made history Saturday winning the runoff for City Marshal.
Louisiana voters will head to the polls once again this weekend to vote on a statewide constitutional amendment, judges, a Lafayette City marshal and more.
Election Day is here again, and voters in Lafayette on Saturday will select a new city marshal along with three judges in the 15th Judicial District.
The runoff election to replace Jules Edwards on the 15th Judicial District Court pits two candidates from different generations who nevertheless share some things in common. Travis Broussard and Valerie Garrett were both raised in working-class fa…
Lafayette's next city marshal will be a veteran law enforcement officer who dedicated most of his adult life to police work in Lafayette Parish.
In prepared statements, five of Louisiana's Republican members of Congress avoided criticizing President Donald Trump's unsupported claims of widespread voter fraud and a "stolen" election, instead mostly expressing tepid sentiments condemning fra…
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.
Lafayette voters will choose between a veteran of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and a veteran of the Lafayette Police Department to serve the next six years as city marshal.
Voters in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes handed District Attorney Bofill “Bo” Duhé reelection by a wide margin Tuesday.
There will be two new judges donning robes in the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette. However, in three of the races, the winner will have to be determined in a runoff election Dec. 5.