A Daily Advertiser staff report The Ragin' Cajuns opened their season Saturday with a huge home win over Southern University, 45-6. UL quarterback Terrance Broadway led his team with four touchdowns, including one rushing. He finished 20 for 32 for 237 yards with three passing touchdowns, one rushing TD and two interceptions. UL receiver Jamal Robinson did his job on
Lafayette, LA – On August 30, 2014 , at approximately 5:30 am , Lafayette Police responded to an apartment complex at 655 Marie Antoinette regarding two males looking inside of vehicles with flashlights. When officers arrived on the scene the suspects were not located. Nine trucks were found to have been burglarized. The suspects broke the passenger side windows on
Lafayette, LA – On August 30, 2014 , at approximately 12:30 am , Lafayette Police responded to an ATM located in the 2500 block of Moss Street regarding a suspicious circumstance. The witness reported observing a male suspect exit his truck at the ATM while holding a “sub-machine gun”. When officers arrived they located the truck and the male driver
Violent offender Brad Martin of Lafayette was sleeping when the Opelousas City Marshal's Office threw him out of bed and into handcuffs on Friday. According to City Marshal Paul Mouton, 39-year-old Martin has been on the run since 2008 until his arrest around 7:30 a.m. Martin is facing two charges of vehicular homicide and two charges of aggravated battery to
According to Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Off ice. Brandi Comeaux hosted a party at her residence where she provided alcohol for several juveniles. During the party a juvenile male was attacked and sustained a broken jaw. The juvenile was in severe pain and requested an ambulance. Ms. Comeaux refused to contact an ambulance or bring the juvenile to the
The cleanup of Coulee Ill Des Cannes has been an ongoing battle for parish government. Lafayette Consolidated and surrounding towns have been fighting draining issues for years. Councilman Kevin Naquin, who has labored to bring money into the parish, is finally seeing some results of his efforts. Naquin said the impact on drainage and flooding will be huge. “We're doing
On August 30, 2014, at approximately 3:15 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 1400 block of Johnston Street regarding a male suspect discharging a firearm. When police arrived they located the victim who was not injured. The victim told police he was involved in a verbal altercation with another subject on the parking of Taco Bell, when the
The investigation into Lafayette Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper continues. At a Lafayette Parish School Board meeting Thursday night, the board voted to accept a report compiled by their attorney, which could put Dr. Cooper's job in jeopardy. But to him, it's all politics. "I'm in a position where I'm not scared about my job. I'm just going to do the
The Lafayette Police Department will not seek outside help when it comes to investigating officer involved shootings. Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say at the end of 2013, the department created its own "Shoot Team." It's a unit to investigate shootings by its officers. The unit is made up of five or six "senior officers" who have been
Due to the amount of rain predicted for the Youngsville Friday night and Saturday, Mayor Wilson Viator announced that sand bags are available at the Horse Arena on Iberia Street (LA 92). Residents must be prepared to fill their own sandbags. The elderly and handicapped who are in need of assistance may call City Hall at 337-856-4181.
At approximately 3:30 pm Friday, inmate Jodd Vallier was being transferred from an exercise yard back in to his cell block when he ran off. Vallier is not consider to be arm or dangerous. Vallier was on 8/28/2014, and charged with resisting an officer, obscenity and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Jody Vallier is a black male 5'
Lafayette, LA - At approximately 3:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the intersection of Johnston Street and Vital Street regarding a crash involving two vehicles and a school bus. The driver of a silver Honda Pilot was making a left turn onto Vital Street from Johnston Street, when a silver Jeep Liberty traveling in the opposite direction on Johnston
The Crowley Police Department is seeking the public's assistance to locate wanted fugitives. Charlie Evans, Jr. is described as a black male, 35, 6'2” in height, weighing 210 pounds, with short black hair. His last known address is 9226 Roberts Cove, in Rayne. He is wanted for Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Wilson Marks, III is described as a black male,
Matt Sullivan, UL - Lafayette Sports Information Director ragincajuns.com LAFAYETTE - Due to anticipated crowds for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on or near the UL Lafayette campus. The University also will provide free shuttle runs from several locations. The
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for August 29, 2014 Robert Duff, age 55, 1958 Hwy. 742, Opelousas, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence. Cassie C. Duff, age 25, 1958 Hwy. 742, Opelousas, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence. Colby Durell Tezeno, age 25, 454 Cushman Rd., Opelousas, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence. John R.
Morgan City Police are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man who escaped police custody. On August 28, 2014 at 2:57pm, Jamison Dunigan, who was arrested by the Morgan City Police Department for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and NCIC Warrant for Baldwin County, Bay Minette, Alabama, escaped from custody while being treated at Teche Regional Emergency Room.
A special meeting was held at the Lafayette Parish School Board Thursday evening regarding the investigation into Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper. The School Board's investigating attorney, Dennis Blunt, presented a report of possible infractions that could be brought against Dr. Cooper. "The people of Lafayette and the children of Lafayette are worth this fight and this effort," said Cooper. In
Iberia Parish - A single vehicle crash on LA Highway 14 near Jefferson Island Road has claimed the life of a Delcambre woman. The crash occurred shortly before 4:49 p.m. on August 26, 2014. According to investigating Troopers, 41 year old Amy Noel of Delcambre was driving a 2009 Kia Sorrento west on LA 14. For reasons still under investigation, Noel's
Southern University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette fans, alumni and students are encouraged to make donations to support each school's student scholarship program by sending text messages on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. The effort is a mobile fundraising challenge between the two universities' alumni associations, in conjunction with Saturday's football game of the Southern Jaguars
Jefferson Davis Parish – On August 27, 2014, at 9:08 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Louisiana Highway 383 about 2 miles north of Iowa that claimed the life of the motorcyclist. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Mercury Marquis driven by 38-year-old Clayton Jack, Jr. of Ville Platte
According to the Pensacola News Journal,twenty four year old Lafayette Native, Caleb Nathaniel Johnson has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of 21 year old Tyler McCastle in Pensacola Florida. Johnson was also found to be in possession of cocaine at the time of his arrest. He is now being held in the Escambia County Jail on $102,500
Lafayette, La – On August 28, 2014 at 4:55 p.m. police responded to a bank located in the 300 block of Heyman Boulevard in reference to a bank robbery. According to employees a black male entered the establishment, handed a bag to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and left the establishment. The
Hydrocodone combination drugs will be harder to find starting in October. It's a move by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration—or DEA—making it harder for users to abuse. The DEA is moving hydrocodone combination drugs from Schedule III to Schedule II. Carla JeanBatiste is a clinical director at the Acadiana Addiction Center in Lafayette. "It's highly addictive in the sense that
A Texas-based helicopter company is bringing hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to Lafayette. At a press conference Wednesday, Governor Bobby Jindal joined local officials to break ground on a $37 million facility, home to Bell Helicopters. Once complete, it will house 250 permanent jobs. "That means over 250 families will able to pay their bills right here in
Reliable vehicles are a must for police officers rushing to a call or crime scene. Unfortunately, for the Crowley Police Department, their fleet of cars were past their prime. Until recently, officers units were old, would often break down and ran the city hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in repair costs. Chief K.P. Gibson was able to convince
An Opelousas man is now facing murder charges in the death of a 19-year-old man earlier this year. On Wednesday, a St. Landry Parish grand jury indicted 19 year old Traylan Batiste in the murder of Donnie Sam last June, in an open field, in the 900 block of Truman Street. When police arrived, they found sam under a tree,
Lafayette, LA – On August 27, 2014, at approximately 8:30 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 3500 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery. An employee reported to officers that three black males entered the establishment, and one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspects ordered the employee to open the store safe and then the
Lafayette, LA – On August 28, 2014, at approximately 10:44 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 900 block of North University Avenue regarding a robbery. According to a witness a black male suspect entered the establishment and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect took the undisclosed amount of money and left the establishment. There were no injuries
LAFAYETTE, La . – After a three-day trial, a federal jury found a Ville Platte man guilty of taking part in an armed robbery in which more than $11,000 was taken from a truck stop store and casino in St. Landry Parish, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. The trial started on Monday and ended Wednesday for Arinskie Tryvon Orlandeze
Clinton – Shortly after 8:45 pm on August 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 63 north of LA Hwy 37 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash took the life of 50 year old Harry E. Williams, Jr. of Clinton. The initial investigation by State
From Meteorologist Chris Cozart in the Live Doppler 10 Weather Center: SYNOPSIS - The good news is Sunday looks much quieter with rain chances falling to about 40% with plenty of clouds. The cloud coverage should hold temps in the upper 80s for tomorrow afternoon. Typical weather expected for Labor Day with partly sunny skies, isolated showers and storms possible
From the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office The family of Victor White lll was called to meet with me personally on August 14,20L4 and at that time were given a copy of the completed autopsy report and my findings concerning the tragic death of their son. That same day a copy of the report was given to the investigating authorities