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Lafayette, Louisiana is located in Lafayette Parish. Zip codes in Lafayette, LA include 70508, 70507, and 70501. The median home price in Lafayette is $219,500. More Lafayette information.

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1 hr ago | The Daily Advertiser

St. Edmond Catholic Church celebrates Easter vigil

The Easter Candle burns at bottom left as congregants participate in a call-and-response during the Easter Vigil at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Lafayette Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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3 hrs ago | Daily World

Sunset embraces musical instrument as its trademark

Call it a washboard, a scrubboard, rubboard or a frottoir. It may not have been invented here, but this sure is where it became popular.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Advocate

Lafayette School Board to consider stand against legislation

The Lafayette Parish School Board plans to meet Wednesday to consider taking a formal and unified stand against proposed legislation that singles out the Lafayette board.

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The Daily Advertiser

New plays may putpressure on pipelines

More drilling and fracking for oil and gas in other states will mean a boon for Louisiana.

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The Daily Advertiser

Acadiana People: Ice plant photos fill blanks in history collection

Have pictures showing recent Lafayette history?: The clerk of court hopes more Lafayette people will turn in pictures that show the recent history of the parish, from the 1980s forward.

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The Advocate

Acadiana deacon to perform Easter Vigil with pope

Broussard, 29, said his name was drawn out of a hat for the honor of serving as one of three principle deacons to the pope during the Mass, which will be broadcast worldwide.

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The Advocate

Lafayette police briefs for April 20, 2014

Lafayette police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old man accused of stealing a man's cellphone and money in the 5700 block of Johnston Street, then trying to force the victim to go to an ATM and withdraw money, a police spokesman said.

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The Advocate

Devastated family wants answers in Alexandria Sheltona s death

Alexandria Shelton's extended family planned to travel to Louisiana to celebrate her graduation from Grambling State University in May. Now they're coming in from all over the country to help bury the 21-year-old who was found dead in a Girard Park drainage ditch last weekend.

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The Daily Advertiser

Matt Cruse: Clearing the air about airport noise

As the chairman of the Lafayette Airport Commission, I feel compelled to address several recent articles which have appeared in the Daily Advertiser over the past week.

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The Advocate

New charter schools hold lottery drawings

Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy, a new charter school planned for Youngsville, held a lottery earlier this week to select students for the 591 seats available in grades kindergarten through sixth.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Advocate

Legislation takes Lafayette Parish water battle to new level

Decades later, Scott Mayor Purvis Morrison couldn't tell you which private water system supplied the water at his starter home in Lafayette Parish.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

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Lafayette Dcn. Patrick Broussard was standing in St. Peter's Square when Pope Francis was elected.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

ATC Shuts Down "The Keg"

Lafayette, LA : Last night around midnight, Alcohol & Tobacco Control agents went into "The Keg" to conduct a compliance inspection.

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KBMT

Beaumont Basilica home to second sacred saint relic

A reception was held at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica to welcome the zucchetto, or skull cap, that belonged to Pope John Paul XXIII.

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The Daily Advertiser

Grand jury to decide whether shooting was justified in Arceneaux case

The case involving a man who shot and killed a man who held an ex-girlfriend captive and stabbed her in Duson will go before a grand jury next week.

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The Daily Advertiser

New Tex-Mex restaurant opens Monday

The second Bullritos restaurant will open in Lafayette on Monday at 2918 Johnston Street in the Winnwood shopping center.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Displays at UL show environmental impact of waste

Fete de la Terre, a UL Earth Day celebration: University of Louisiana at Lafayette students and faculty took part in Fete de la Terre, a UL Earth Day celebration, Thursday.

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The Advocate

Cooper defends - Common Core' in meeting with Lafayette parents

New education standards that have come under fire this legislative session took center stage Thursday during the first in a series of parent-organized talks being held by Lafayette Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper.

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The Daily Advertiser

Traffic camera lawsuits should move forward

Traffic cameras monitor the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Dulles Drive for potential red light and speeding violations.

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The Advocate

Lafayette crime blotter for April 18, 2014

Atlas J. White, 22, of 1352 Oil Tank Alley, is wanted on a warrant for aggravated rape and unauthorized entry of a home, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said in a release.

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