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Lafayette Parish Sheriff: Inmate escaped Friday night

LAFAYETTE PARISH - The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's assistance locating an inmate who escaped from custody while returning from a nearby medical facility.The inmate is 33 year old, Ronrika Ben. According to police Ben is 5'08 and 155 lbs.Ronrika Ben escaped at approxi

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-18 11:50:33

Here's what's happening at the Delcambre Shrimp Fest

Each year, the festival brings live music, fair rides for all ages, and dozens of signature shrimp dishes to explore (as well as "festival food" favorites) to celebrate and honor the town's shrimp fleets, an "economic lifeblood" for Delcambre.

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2018-08-16 20:36:00

Woman, pet dog die in Lafayette apartment fire

Photo Credit: MGNLAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - A 70-year-old woman and a pet dog died from a fire at the Bayou Oaks Apartments.Lafayette firefighters say they responded to the apartments at 1:18 p.m and saw smoke billowing out of the downstairs apartment.Firefighters found Sandra Alsbrook unconscious in t

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-17 02:43:39

68th Annual Delcambre Shrimp Festival

The gates open Friday night at 6:30...Saturday morning at 9 am, and Sunday morning at 10 am. The Delcambre shrimp festival featuring live music all weekend, a shrimp cookoff, and a blessing of the fleet Sunday morning.

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-17 13:20:29

Internet station to usher in new era of Jennings football

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JENNINGS DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-19 05:00:00

LPSS working through bus driver shortage, parents upset about overcrowding

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - One week into the new school year, some parents say they're still having issues with the Lafayette Parish School System's Transportation Department.

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-16 23:43:55

Low shrimp prices are hurting local fisherman who blame imports

DELCAMBRE, La (KLFY) - Local shrimpers are seeing some of the lowest shrimp prices in history, and most blame imported shrimp.

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-17 00:27:41

Abbeville Police to enforce daytime curfew in city

Anyone within those ages cannot be alone in any public place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Whether they are in school, at home, or with a parent or guardian, Sgt. Jonathan Castille of the Abbeville Police Department said the objective is safety.


Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office searching for rape suspect

CROWLEY, La. (KLFY)- Detectives with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office need your help in locating Kirklin James Booth. Booth is described as a black male, 21 years of age, being 5’8” in height and weighing 180 pounds.


What's with the missing woman flyers in Lafayette?

According to her Facebook profile, Soileau is originally from Ville Platte. She graduated from high school in Baton Rouge in 2009. Then she spent several years at the University of New Orleans. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, and worked as an assistant in the library and English


Woman has one word for Northgate Mall, North Lafayette: Potential

The Church Point native grew up on a farm with her parents and 14 siblings, and for as long as she can remember, life has been a family affair.


Lafayette deputies find victim chained in a house, suspect arrested on kidnapping charges

A victim, who said he had escaped the house, said he and his brother had been held captive at gunpoint for a week.


Missing U City teen found in Louisiana, relieved but with possible ‘human bites’

DUSON, La. (KSDK) — A 16-year-old boy missing from University City was found safe in Louisiana, police confirmed. Now, an investigation involving potential human trafficking is underway.The teen’s mother reported him missing on July 21 after he didn’t come back home.By using tracking tools, investig


Appeals court knocks out jail sentence for Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope

In February, 15th Judicial District Judge Jules Edwards revoked Pope's probation and ordered him to serve the remaining seven days of a 30-day sentence for contempt of court in the Independent Weekly's suit against him, KATC-TV reported.


Lafayette Parish Crime Stoppers: Public help sought in solving gas station robbery

On July 28, 2018, two males entered a local gas station and forced their way behind the counter. The males proceeded to remove numerous cartons of cigarettes as the store clerk attempted to fight them off.


Hundreds of good paying oil field jobs available

According to the oilfield jobs website, oilfield job shop dot com, Halliburton needs over 500 jobs filled across the United States, posting over 50 new jobs in the last 48 hours.


St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Daily Arrest Report

Terrence Key, Jr., 24, 304 Scure Circle, Abbeville, LA was arrested on August 14, 2018 at 11:14 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the following charges:


Lafayette man sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for drug and firearm charges

Jacob Glen Collett, 35, of Lafayette, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D.Drell on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person.


Teacher, mother, wife from Ville Platte missing since February

(Amanda McElfresh, Lafayette Daily Advertiser) Flyers posted in Lafayette are asking for information to help find Amy Soileau, a woman who has reportedly been missing since February.


Man shot at St. Jude Street residence on Sunday

A man suffered non-life threatening wounds after he exchanged gunfire with a man who broke into his home, according to the New Iberia Police Department.Capt. John Babin with the NIPD said the shooting was at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, when a home on St. Jude Street was broken into by forced entry.The suspect