"There's a daiquiri shop drive-thru. You can go get your groceries drive-thru, so why can't we get a drive-thru prayer," says Reverend Robert Johnson of The New Church on Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette. Rev. Johnson says this day and age people aren't always willing to sit through a church service. The reverend admits it can be lengthy at times. So,
One of the most anticipated festivals of the year is just one week away. Lafayette is expecting big crowds at "Festival International" again. And it's also a very busy time for law enforcement. As News 10's Caroline Balchunas found police will be out in full force.
For Laotian's, Friday marked a very special day, the start of the Laos New Year. Events take place throughout the world including right here in Acadiana. A three day celebration happens yearly in Coteau. It's there you'll find traditional food, clothing, music and rituals. On Friday morning, the celebration's first action was an offering to the monks in a Buddhist
Lafayette Dcn. Patrick Broussard was standing in St. Peter's Square when Pope Francis was elected. His seat got a major upgrade this year and he'll be standing within feet of Pope Francis, while he's delivering Easter mass on Saturday. "His name was drawn out of a hat and he found out about the selection on his birthday. He [found out
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette's downtown area has been selected to receive the state's Cultural District Award for 2014. The Advocate reports the selection was made by the Office of Cultural Development. In a statement, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says the award recognizes top efforts to highlight and cultivate Louisiana's cultural resources. This year marks the first time downtown Lafayette
In Saint Mary Parish, authorities are looking for this man, Atlas White, for aggravated rape and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Deputies say a 16 year old female girl told deputies that she was beaten and raped Wednesday night at a residence in Amelia. Detectives say the victim confirmed that she knew the suspect. Anyone with information on Atlas
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Early voting for the May 3 general election begins Saturday and continues through April 26, excluding Sunday. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections on May 3rd. Those parishes include: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, Desoto, East Baton Rouge, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison,
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns. He also has
Lafayette, LA : Last night around midnight, Alcohol & Tobacco Control agents went into "The Keg" to conduct a compliance inspection. After receiving information that the establishment was allowing kids under the age of eighteen on the premise, as well as selling alcohol to them, ATC sent in undercover operatives to verify these complaints. "The Keg" was officially cited for
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) A security breach at Michael's Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday. The news comes three months after the nation's largest crafts chain told customers it learned of a possible hack. It's been investigating since then. Some customers' credit and debit card numbers as well as expiration dates were compromised,
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP ) - A 15-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the February killing of a flea market employee told a judge that he had changed his mind about the defense lawyers he wants to represent him. The teen told state District Judge Patrick Michot Thursday he wished to be defended by two attorneys hired by his parents,
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A state district judge has denied a defendant's motion for a new trial and acquittal on a sexual battery charge involving children. The American Press reports 31-year-old Jared Pontiff, of Youngsville, was unanimously convicted by a jury on the sexual battery charge in February. He filed a motion for a new trial, alleging that the actions
JEFF AMY Associated Press More than 2 million Louisianans say they have a job, an all-time high. That number hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent. That's the eighth-lowest rate in the nation. A separate survey shows payrolls were grew slightly from
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report This report contains the daily arrests for Apr 18, 2014 Name: Alexander, Raven Charge: Theft By Shoplifting/Value To Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk Orchid DRV Lafayette, La Name: Bearb, Joseph Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 2500 Blk SE Evangeline #103 Lafayette, La Name: Biba, Trevor Charge:
Wednesday the board president opened the floor for each board member to weigh-in on what they want to talk about during a to be scheduled Board/Superintendent Meeting. Dr. Pat Cooper's topic of choice is whatever brings everyone together on a common vision using the 100% In Plan. Dr. Cooper hopes the upcoming board superintendent meeting will be free flowing.
Last November, Lafayette woman Bethany Arceneaux was kidnapped by her estranged boyfriend, Scott Thomas. After a harrowing three days she was rescued, but not by authorities by her family members. During that rescue, Thomas was shot and killed by Bethany's cousin, 23-year-old Marcus Arceneaux. No charges were ever filed against Arceneaux but now the case is going to a grand
A councilman in Vermilion Parish speaks out about his decision in keeping his position as an elected official, even though he now lives hundreds of miles away. Herb Gaspard was a resident of Kaplan up until he was transferred to Katy, Texas for his job. Even though he no longer lives in the city, he does maintain a house there
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget has received the backing of the State Bond Commission. The plan is a budget sleight of hand, using dollars that are limited in how they can be spent, to pay off debt early. The maneuver frees
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Teche Holding Co. shareholders will decide whether to approve IberiaBank Corp.'s acquisition of the smaller company during a special shareholders meeting on May 28 in New Iberia. Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank, of Lafayette, for each share of Teche stock. Teche shareholders would receive about $161 million worth of
The Louisiana Energy and Power Authority held its ground breaking Thursday for its $120 million new natural gas fired electrical power plant to be built in Morgan City. The new plant is the first power plant to be built in the southern region of Louisiana in some 40 years. The combined cycle gas turbine generating plant is superior to conventional
A vigil was held Thursday for Lafayette High gifted teacher Ms. Alicia Gauthier. Gauthier suddenly died Monday in her classroom after feeling ill. She was loved and respected by all of her students and faculty. And Thursday everyone gathered to celebrate her life and remember her dedication and love she had for teaching.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's office will participate in the National Take-Back Initiative coordinated through the Drug Enforcement Administration. The initiative gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills. The public may bring pills or patches only for disposal to one of two sites
The Lao New Year will take place April 18-20 in Broussard. Lanexang Village celebrates the Lao New Year every Easter weekend with a three-day festival that includes live music, a beauty pageant, parades, sand castle building, kids activities, and several vendors selling clothes, jewelry, music and food from Southeast Asia. The event will be held at What Thammarattanaram
LCG helped UL Lafayette celebrate "Fete de la Terre"—the University's Earth Week celebration. Students were encouraged to explore alternative commuting options to the University, including the hybrid option of biking to bus stops. Cyclists were able to transport their bicycles aboard Lafayette Transit buses in quality, heavy-duty racks attached to the front of each bus. "UL approached us about being
One man's death while attacking an Opelousas woman in her home early Thursday morning has left Opelousas police with many questions. According to police, the victim was awakened at 1:30 a.m. by a man on top of her with a machete. The victim attempted to fight off her attacker sustaining wounds from the weapon. That's when the victim says her
The Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association, an organization whose main goal is to provide education and resources to the community regarding the conservation, protection and enjoyment of the Bayou Vermilion, will hold "Bayou Vermilion Treasures-A Water Weekend" on May 8-10. The schedule includes educational and recreational events for the entire family. For more information on all events listed below go to
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" when Stephen Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year. Landrieu on Thursday released a letter he wrote to the president of CBS, touting New
Breaux Bridge police arrested two men in connection to an armed robbery at a casino. Police responded to 2247 Rees St. at the business of Silver's Casino. Authorities say Samuel Gordon and Damion Morgan were taken into custody without incident on Thursday. Both are charged with armed robbery.
Norville Shelton, the father of 21-year-old Alexandria Shelton whose body was found in a drainage ditch in Girard Park is mourning the loss of the daughter he says had such a promising future. "We were very proud of Alexandria and this is totally devastating to have someone who's life had so much promise die," said Shelton. Alexandria was the youngest
In the next five years, downtown Lafayette will be a completely different place than it is right now. At least that's the idea for developers of the Downtown Action Plan, who want to create more of a city vibe. "Right now, we only offer high quality rural options, we offer suburban," said Nathan Norris, the CEO of Downtown Lafayette. "But, for
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel presented a check to Cajun Harley Davidson on Wednesday. The money was to purchase a motorcycle for the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raffle off to raise money for those afflicted with the disease. The bike raffle will be held on September 20 at the Cypress Bayou Casino.
The Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools says it's going to take more than $3,000 to fight back. In fact, Dr. Pat Cooper called on the school board Wednesday to take up the charge. School board member, Mark Babineaux wanted to know why there's no public relations campaign to offset commercials he says the charter schools are running. "We're paying
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 1:00am this morning Sheriff's deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Claude Road just south of Maurice. Sheriff Couvillon says that upon the fire being extinguished by Maurice Fire Department it was discovered that two bodies were inside the vehicle. The cause of death has not yet been determined and the
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish Judge Durwood Conque says he will retire when his six-year term ends in December. Conque was first elected to the 15th Judicial District bench in 1987. During his tenure, he served as chief judge for the three-parish judicial district composed of Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes, and was a member of the Board of
Lafayette Police need help identifying a suspect who allegedly burglarized a home in the 100 block of Beth Drive. The suspect and his vehicle were captured on a neighbor's video surveillance system as he was fleeing from the residence. If you recognize the man in the photo or if you have any information regarding the burglary, call the Lafayette Police
An unusually cold winter has put a damper on the crawfish industry this spring. Consumers are finding that crawfish are smaller and more expensive than normal. Tuesday's chilly weather is an example of why the crawfish season has taken a hit. It's been tricky for businesses to make due, especially this week-one of the busiest crawfish weeks of the year.
Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper says there is a push to keep highly skilled graduates in Acadiana. He says it starts in the classroom and with these robots four parish schools have created. "Now they're transferring all that robotics information they are doing in their high schools to what actually happens in the industry and they can get well-paying jobs, if
A frightening scene in a Lafayette High School classroom Monday as students rushed to the aid of a beloved teacher who suddenly collapsed and died during class. Veteran educator Alicia Gauthier was teaching her eighth hour gifted American History class when she told students she didn't feel well, then collapsed on her desk. Although students quickly scrambled to help, Gauthier
From Meteorologist Chris Cozart in the Live Doppler 10 Weather Center: SYNOPSIS - Pleasant tonight with overnight lows ranging in the mid 50s across Acadiana with a few patchy areas of fog developing by tomorrow morning . Easter Sunday will remain warm and slightly humid as temperatures climb back into the lower 80s under a partly cloudy sky. 80s stick