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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 $217,000. More Lafayette information.

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Local news for Lafayette, LA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

56 min ago | Star-Telegram.com

Texas lawmaker's wisecrack stirs a fiery Louisiana response

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, joked in a hearing that it was easier for Texas schools to teach a Hurricane Katrina refugee than a Central American child, because teachers would only have to speak to the "Katrina child" in "coon-a--."

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5 hrs ago | The Advocate

Acadiana briefs for Aug. 2, 2014

Willow Charter Academy opens its doors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for a community open house at the school, 1818 Evangeline Thruway.

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9 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Waffle House Robbed at Gunpoint

On August 1, 2014, at approximately 12:25 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 2100 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway regarding an armed robbery.

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11 hrs ago | The Advocate

Acadiana crime blotter for Aug. 1, 2014

An Opelousas man was killed early Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Interstate 49 service road near Kennerson Road, State Police said.

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15 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

Local universities go smoke-free on campus starting August 1

NEW ORLEANS Earlier this year, Louisiana State University , the University of Louisiana at Lafayette , Xavier University and Dillard University began banning the use of tobacco products on their campuses, and Friday, more schools including the University of New Orleans, are joining in on the effort to make school campuses statewide smoke-free ... (more)

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19 hrs ago | Daily World

Editorial: New OWI laws are big step in right direction

Sometimes less. In Lafayette Parish, a 2013 Daily Advertiser investigation showed that charges are often reduced or dropped altogether; judges often suspend sentences or sentence OWI offenders to in-home-incarceration, even when the law mandates jail time.

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23 hrs ago | The Advocate

Lafayette diocese says it does not have report exonerating priest

Diocese of Lafayette officials said Thursday they do not have the investigative report they say exonerated the Rev.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Advocate

Lafayette SB makes progress on budget, but Cooper still in battle mode

The Lafayette Parish School Board finally made major progress on its budget, whittling the shortfall down to $1.3 million Thursday and agreeing to make up the difference from its rainy day account.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

New LPSS Teachers Inducted

Over 150 educators gathered at South Louisiana Community College for Lafayette Parish School System's teacher induction program.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Abandoned Kittens Rescued From Dumpster

A horrible case of animal cruelty has a happy ending, thanks to some dedicated volunteers in Lafayette.

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The Daily Advertiser

Bites: Treat yourself, it's FridayBites: Treat yourself, it's...

Bites: Treat yourself, it's Friday It's the end of a long week. Need a treat? A substantial treat? Check out this story on theadvertiser.com: http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/life/food/2014/07/31/bites-treat-friday/13424381/ Joey's Lafayette is one of several restaurants participating in the EatLafayette campaign and will be offering specials ... (more)

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KATC-TV Lafayette

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On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, residents throughout Lafayette Parish are invited to join forces with the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Sheriff's Office, The Lafayette Fire Department and thousands of communities nationwide for the "Annual National Night Out."

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Advocate

Acadiana crime blotter for July 31, 2014

A motorcyclist was in critical condition after he crashed into a truck on Johnston Street before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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The Advocate

Budgets approved for two Lafayette charter schools

The Lafayette Charter Foundation 's board approved $15 million in operating costs for its two charter schools, which open to students in two weeks.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

What Makes Lafayette so Happy?

A recent report revealed the happiest and unhappy cities in America and Lafayette ranks number one out of more than 19,000 cities in the United States.

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The Daily Advertiser

Young actors showcase skills in - Annie, Jr.'Young actors showcase...

The Roman poet Horace said of personal initiative "He who has begun has half done.

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The Times

Alleged abusive priest serving in Lafayette

Here in the heart of Cajun country, where the first priest sex abuse scandal rocked the Roman Catholic Church faithful in the 1980s, allegations have surfaced that a priest who sexually abused a boy in the 1970s continues to minister in Lafayette.

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The Advocate

Photos: Cajun Field

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Workers install the bleacher seating in the south end zone of Cajun Field Tuesday in Lafayette.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Venom Strikes

Checking in on Stryker Trahan

Stryker Trahan was the #1 pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2012 Draft. He was taken as a catcher from Acadiana High School in Lafayette, LA.

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The Advocate

Lafayette police chief seeks funds for crime cameras, police pay

The Police Department wants to install crime cameras in troubled neighborhoods throughout the city, allowing officers to monitor activity from headquarters and on their laptop computers.

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