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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 $211,000. More Lafayette information.

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1 hr ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Mobile Oilfield learning units visit Arnaudville students

Mobile Oilfield learning units from Texas traveled to Louisiana for the first time allowing all 5th and 8th graders an opportunity to learn more about offshore energy. The unit is a 1.2 million dollar traveling exhibit that features six self-contained learning centers with curriculum-based, hands-on activities about energy, technologies, and sciences involved with the oil and gas industry.

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2 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Teen hospitalized in hit and run

Lafayette Police are looking for the driver of a truck who struck a pedestrian on Sunday around 2 am in the 2700 block of Northeast Frontage Road. According to police a 17 year old boy walked into the roadway of a traveling truck that failed to stop.

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3 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Creole and proud license plates gain support

I'm Creole and proud license plates are gaining support throughout Acadiana. We first brought you a look at the plates as we took you on a virtual tour during the creating process.

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4 hrs ago | The Advocate

Former Lafayette cop on trial in sexual battery case

Former Lafayette police officer Jackie Hagan Jr. , accused of sexually accosting a woman while he was on duty in 2011, faces up to 10 years in prison at hard labor if he's convicted at a trial that started Monday. "Ladies and gentlemen, this case is not complex at all," Pat Magee, a prosecutor with the Lafayette Parish District Attorney, told the jury of five men and two women at the trial's opening.

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8 hrs ago | The News-Star

Child care providers concerned about funding

Child care providers concerned about funding Providers got an update on on the state's plans to implement Act 3 of 2012. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tXk57k While most child care providers in the state support efforts to upgrade care and unify the application process for parents, they're concerned about funding cuts and what it will cost to implement the state's new plans.

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13 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

Rapid growth strains Lafayette schools

New subdivisions are in progress or planned all across Lafayette Parish. Dozens of new businesses have opened or announced their upcoming arrivals.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Advocate

Signs of the times: Collector values signs from the homeless

Willie Baronet is not quite sure why he started buying signs from homeless people in the 1990s, but his growing collection of handmade, mostly cardboard creations has transformed into a project he hopes will bring public attention to a population that is often ignored. The 54-year-old Lafayette native's unusual interest attracted national attention this summer when he took a monthlong, 7,620-mile trip from Seattle to New York, buying 292 signs - averaging $16 apiece - and pushing his collection to more than 800.

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The Advocate

Ask The Advocate: Tourism, no matter how you slice it

"Convention and Visitors Bureaus: These are local tourism bureaus, usually governed by a board but sometimes part of municipal governments or chambers of commerce. They are usually funded by lodging taxes.

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The Advocate

Acadiana briefs: nursing program, education forum

PPEL: Power of Public Education holds a free public forum on the Louisiana Department of Education's school accountability system on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clifton Chenier Auditorium, 220 W. Willow St. "This is a public forum to dig into what it means for a school to 'earn' a letter grade. What is the purpose? What components make up the grade at each grade-level? Is it providing information that parents, teachers and administrators want and need to improve student learning in schools," Ann Burrus, member of PPEL executive board, said in a news release.

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The Daily Advertiser

Who are Lafayette's 20 Under 40?

The705-Young Leaders for a Better Acadiana and The Daily Advertiser have unveiled this year's honorees of the "20 Under 40" Acadiana Leadership Awards.

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The Daily Advertiser

Engagement: Laura MacDiarmid & William Ferrell

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. James Guidry and the late Mrs. Vivian Guidry, of Lafayette, and the late Mr. Douglas MacDiarmid and the late Mrs. Frances MacDiarmid of Lafayette.

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The Daily Advertiser

Wedding: Stephanie Dartez & Michael Simien, Jr.

The bride is the daughter of the late Stephen Dartez and Amelie Dartez of New Iberia.

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The Daily Advertiser

Engagement: Genee Broussard & Britt Richard

The wedding will be held in Pensacola, Florida on October 4, 2014. The bride is employed by Lafayette General Hospital.

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The Daily Advertiser

Wedding: Bridget Lowry & Shawn Kushiyama

Miss Lowry is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lowry. Mrs. Lowry is the former Kathryn Sawvel.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Advocate

Center celebrates Ernest J. Gaines, 50th anniversary of first novel

Literature survives because it teaches us universal lessons. The Ernest J. Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is planning to commemorate exactly that Sept.

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The Advocate

Lafayette District 8 school board candidates outline views

Voters in the District 8 Lafayette Parish School Board race will decide between an incumbent who says he wants to continue his role as an advocate for teachers and students and a newcomer who says he's ready to work toward restoring the public's trust in the school board. Incumbent Hunter Beasley, no party, and Erick Knezek, a Republican, are on the ballot as the District 8 candidates in the Nov. 4 election .

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The Advocate

Lafayette police blotter for Sept. 14, 2014

JOANNA ELIZABETH ANDERSON: 30, of the 200 block of Paradise Street, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace; telephone communications; improper language; and harassment.

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The News-Star

Is La. culture to blame for drunk driving?Is La. culture to blame for ...

Is La. culture to blame for drunk driving? Survey results suggest more than half of respondents drink and drive at least some of the time.

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The Advocate

Lafayette program helping teen moms stay in school

Amber Boudreaux's junior year of high school could have begun a bit differently than the one she started last month at Northside High School. "I probably would have stayed at home and homeschooled because I wouldn't have had a babysitter," said Boudreaux, 17. Instead, the teen mom attends Northside High School - along with her 16-month-old daughter, Kaylee St. Julien.

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The Daily Advertiser

Miranda Lambert at the CajundomeMiranda Lambert at the...

Country musician Miranda Lambert performs on the Platinum Tour at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La., Friday, Sept.

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