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56 min ago | Star-Telegram.com
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--."
5 hrs ago | The Advocate
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.
9 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette
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.
11 hrs ago | The Advocate
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.
15 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans
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)
19 hrs ago | Daily World
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.
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.
Over 150 educators gathered at South Louisiana Community College for Lafayette Parish School System's teacher induction program.
A horrible case of animal cruelty has a happy ending, thanks to some dedicated volunteers in Lafayette.
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)
A motorcyclist was in critical condition after he crashed into a truck on Johnston Street before 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The Lafayette Charter Foundation 's board approved $15 million in operating costs for its two charter schools, which open to students in two weeks.
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.
The Roman poet Horace said of personal initiative "He who has begun has half done.
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.
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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Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:21 pm
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